You really shouldn't try to commit burglaries in your own car

wtimothyholman

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I captured this little incident on my cameras last night. According to the police, the vehicle has not been reported stolen, and the detective I contacted thinks it is being driven by the owner. He has placed a BOLO alert for the guy, so I'm guessing the police have had interactions with him in the past.

We've had a rash of mailbox thefts around the area in the past few weeks, and I'm betting this person may have something to do with them.

 

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What type of camera is the PTZ around ~1:39? I'm blown away by the clarity and lack of grain/motion blur. Maybe your neighborhood has lots more light than mine, or maybe I'm doing something wrong.
 

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What type of camera is the PTZ around ~1:39? I'm blown away by the clarity and lack of grain/motion blur. Maybe your neighborhood has lots more light than mine, or maybe I'm doing something wrong.
"PTZ FRONT" is just a Dahua SD49225T-HN, the same PTZ that many others have recommended and used on ipcamtalk.com. Below is an image of my nighttime settings, with IR Light set to "SmartIR". I deliberately set out to find a shutter setting that would reduce motion blur but provide reasonable brightness and contrast, and this is what I hit upon after some experimentation. It's not perfect, but I can't complain given how dark it is in front of my house at night.

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"PTZ FRONT" is just a Dahua SD49225T-HN, the same PTZ that many others have recommended and used on ipcamtalk.com. Below is an image of my nighttime settings, with IR Light set to "SmartIR". I deliberately set out to find a shutter setting that would reduce motion blur but provide reasonable brightness and contrast, and this is what I hit upon after some experimentation. It's not perfect, but I can't complain given how dark it is in front of my house at night.

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Thanks for this detail. So, about 8 msec exposure, comparable to what I use. That 2MP 1/2.8" Starlight sensor rocks. My neighborhood is much darker, and several of my cameras are higher res affairs more optimized to daytime. I don't come close to that clarity even with a heap of supplemental IR from an emitter array.
 
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