TURNING TO TECH: The growing popularity of home security to stay safe
Surveillance camera technology is more accessible and affordable than ever before. The security experts at Fearings have decades of experience.
Rene Mirabal works at Fearings and says he has seen a large increase in people reaching out for home surveillance.
“One of the frequent items we get is my neighbor was just broke into or had some issue with our vehicle and we would like to protect our home and property,” Mirabal said.
Pete Clun can relate.
"I heard about break-ins to cars and people trying to get into homes," Clun said.
The Sun Prairie resident invested in a surveillance system. He says it gives him a sense of relief when he isn't home. Clun has a system that allows him to check the cameras on his smart phone, and whenever someone approaches his front door - he gets a notification.
"It is available to the mass markets now. A high definition camera is available for around the $200 range," Mirabal said.
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> has been connecting with local law enforcement agencies across the country on their app. In the Neighbors section, local law enforcement officials can share updates on crimes happening in the community. People can also share video in this section with the local agencies.
Dane County Sheriff's Office and the Janesville Police Department are partners with Ring.
"It is kind of a new age neighborhood watch it you will," Dane County Sheriff's Office spokesperson, Elise Schaffer said.
Schaffer says any type of video is a huge tool for law enforcement. The move surveillance systems people have at home, the better it protects them.
This story first aired on CW News at 9 with Morgan Wolfe.
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