How you can make your community safer

How you can make your community safer

It’s 1929, and Charles Nelson of Hoxton East London taps on a home’s window to wake up the occupants. Before the invention of alarm clocks, this was a real job, and no, there wasn’t a snooze option.
old alarm clock


Thanks to technology the problem of waking up is easier to manage today. This is what most technology does, it makes an existing problem easier to manage. Whether that’s Uber making commuting easier, Ebay making it easier to sell your stuff, or PayPal making it easier to transfer money.

However, the best kind of technology strives to eliminate problems rather than make problems easier to manage. This is what Google is aiming to do with self-driving cars to solve the problem of car accidents. Rather than develop new airbag technology, Google is attempting a much harder challenge of removing human drivers which cause over 90% of car accidents.

This idea of solving problems is what excites us here at Cammy. Our camera based security system already solves the problems of existing security systems such as false alarms, but as we grow there is an opportunity to try and solve the problem of property crime which causes emotional and financial pain to so many.

While we can’t guarantee this is a problem we can totally eliminate, we’re confident we can greatly reduce property crime over time with your help. Here’s how.

Imagine every home in your community has Cammy cameras keeping watch inside and/or outside. With 24/7 recording, alerts for intruders, access to the Police from the Cammy app and the ability to share footage and notify your neighbours, breaking in is not so attractive to would-be thieves.

We already know from existing surveys that burglars are less likely to target a home with traditional, sensor-only security systems. We also know that burglars are less likely to commit a crime if they know someone is watching. With the mass adoption of Cammy, comes greater awareness of camera monitoring and the likelihood of burglars targeting homes is reduced. 

If a crime is committed, cameras allow a community to share footage of the suspect and the criminal could be identified miles away from the original crime scene. You can see how powerful fighting crime becomes with more homes adopting camera monitoring.

This is how Cammy can help tackle the problem of property crime, but we need your help. The more homes and businesses that have Cammy, the safer our communities will become.

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