This white space below, with the little red line is an example of what a ten minute long crime looks like over any four day period of time.
The length of this white bar is equal to four days divided into ten minute lengths.
The red line represents a single crime that only takes ten minutes, which is a common timeframe for property crimes.
Stopping a crime before it happens, would require acting within the first one to two minutes.
The white bar would need to be ten times longer and the red line the same size to show that scenario.
Desktop computer screens can not show four days of time broken down into one minute lengths, without the red line becoming invisible.
If a computer screen can't show how small that timeframe is over four days, how can a human expect to notice a camera alert sent to their phone?
(A little further below shows ten years of data proving humans haven't been able to stop crimes this way.)
If the average home has one crime every five years there would be two million, six hundred thousand minutes that went by before that crime started.
This white bar would need to be almost one million times longer, and the red line the same size, to represent what noticing a crime within that one minute mark would look like.
The odds come out to be a .000,000,000,38% chance of success.
To increase the effectiveness of your home security from .000,000,000,38% to 50%, is very easy to do and requires just two small changes.
This chart below shows the FBI reported crime rate in orange and what independent studies found was the real crime rate in pink.
It also shows that in 2014 Ring cameras were released.
In 2015 Nest cameras came out.
A flood of cheap cameras followed.
For the first time, the public could quickly setup a camera and then get alerts to their mobile phones.
The sources for the crime rate in pink were independent studies from the NY Times, 529 Garage and Safewise.
All of their studies pointed to the real crime rate being at least twenty eight times higher than the rate officially reported.
What has changed over this time period is that security cameras alerting people's phones started to happen for the first time.
What ended up happening was that as property crimes started occurring the owners of these cameras could not report crimes to the police fast enough.
This caused consequences no one was expecting.
It caused people to be more frustrated with policing than ever before!
Let me explain how this worked using a victim's personal experience.
Peace Officers Personal Experience
I showed this chart to a Peace Officer and he described to me his feelings how one time years ago as a University student his $3,000 bicycle was stolen.
He didn't own much at the time, and he really cared about losing this bike.
This led him to doing all the right things, and he may have even found the location of the bicycle at a local pawn shop.
The police never even visited the pawn shop to investigate.
When the police did nothing to get his bike back, he remembers very vividly how it felt.
It felt one sided to do all that work, spend all that time, to have no one on the other side seemingly lift a finger to help him.
He said that if a second crime had happened to him during that period he would have likely never told the police because the experience he had the first time felt like a waste of time.
Years later, when he became a Peace Offer, he learned the value of reporting crimes to assist with several different levels of crime prevention and his attitude changed.
Frustrated With The Police And Justice System
If you have ever talked to someone who took the time to report a crime, forward their crime footage, and then report every update they got to the police, all to have 'sweet nothing' happen, you know how they feel about this topic.
They usually feel upset and feel that the police don’t do enough.
This leads to a reluctance to report any other crimes unless they really have to.
However, the delays in reporting that take place, set the police up for failure.
The public is never shown any information on how slowly, and how poorly, the victim reports yet this really affects the outcomes the police can deliver.
When I started measuring the crimes and suspicious alerts at Lightcatch I found the single biggest factor in seeing a good outcome was the alert creators speed of reporting.
Instead of the public reporting information quickly, less than 10% of people report anything in less than one hour!
Everyone expects they could report faster than this.
Most believed they would never be the ones who report late.
Most of those who did report quickly relied on other security tools, besides cameras, like the two simple services mentioned earlier.
Home security that doesn't leave you isolated is the key.
If you are skeptical that’s totally understandable.
Below are three ways you can learn more.
We cover how to get the two small changes required to improve crime prevention from .000,000,000,38%, to 50% with either Crime Blocker or the Free Home Safety Training options below.
The Best Security Cameras Chosen For You
Eventually, our team built a service that helped our customers choose what security cameras to own, and helped to get the best price and service for the cameras from suppliers that were local to our customer's location.
We've done this from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia to Vegreville, Alberta and in between.
Many times we helped our customers get fewer cameras than they were expecting to need.
We also oversee the lighting requirements and every other aspect of security needed to help our customer know they have a reliable system. This includes plugging every safety hole that security cameras leave, before and after a possible crime attempt.
The end results was an improvement in the home safety level of 1000% for most people.
Here is a comparison between just using security cameras and this new approach we called Crime Blocker.
Only 20% of the time does the property owner even know about a crime within the hour it happened.
10% or less of crimes have clear video of suspect and crime.
0% of 911 calls receive images or videos
0% of emergency responders get a picture of what to look for and video proof of what was done.
Most 911 calls miss getting key details. Since the 911 operator can't see the crime, they don't even know what to ask, except by listening to a caller who is under stress of a threat or crime.
0% of the public can participate in helping the police in real time with which way suspect went or what suspect looked like.
0% of the public knows about high speed escapes, gunmen, or other dangers nearby putting them and their loved ones at risk to injury and death.
Arrests, usually take days or weeks.
Sentencing, rarely takes place.
Public often frustrated, police are overloaded.
0% of victims have someone to help 24 hours per day with security system access and police updates.
Usually 0% of escalation list members can view cameras or use the technology. They have to drive onsite and risk their safety.
Too few crimes prevented. Camera information is isolated. Owner has to work in an information silo.
Almost 0% of security camera manufacturers and security system vendors lose money when a crime happens to you.
80%+ of alerts are known within ten minutes of the incident.
Almost 100% have clear video of suspect and crime.
100% of responding officers can get visual proof with photos, video, and precise location with no error in directions.
All Emergency responders can get unlimited free access to all visual information. Police service get free analyst access for centralized coordination.
100% of first responders can see pictures, video, location on map, time, and clear professional description, eliminating information gaps and improving results.
100% of the public can safely and anonymously support the police by video updates, pictures, text, and phone calls.
100% of any risks near your home, workplace, or loved ones can be known within seconds. Customizeable for rural or urban needs.
Arrests within minutes.
Sentencing likely, evidence is much stronger. Public accountability empowers suspects family and friends. Results are better than justice system in many cases..
Public sees closure and values police work.
100% of calls to 911 and police can be done on your behalf. Our Operations team can also follow up after your call, to help ensure critical details weren't missed.
100% of escalation list members can view cameras and create 911 call with video and images in under 10 minutes, with no prior experience. All from their mobile phone.
Most crimes are stopped before they even happen.
100% of our next 12 months revenue is at risk if a crime happens on your property. Guaranteed.
Use Crime Blocker for any home, in the city or the country.
Leave your home for a night, the weekend, or even six months at a time, worry free.
Stop crimes before they happen.
Improves home safety over 1000%.
Home Safety Training. Free
For home owners who want their property to be as safe as possible, using methods proven to work.
• Eliminate the single biggest failure point with home safety today.
• How property crime and criminals have changed in the last 10 years and why this is critical to prepare for.
• The most unused and misunderstood aspect of home safety that almost everyone misses.
• Examples of how lasting, permanent changes took place.
• The most important factor in getting the police, the laws, and the courts to work on your behalf.
• Why getting more people involved makes home safety so much easier and how to do it.
For People. Free.
Lightcatch is a free app where everyone nearby can help better, safer, and faster than trying to use isolated social media or chat groups.
A local community of Lightcatch users will improve your home safety beyond the 1000% Crime Blocker delivers!
100% anonymous and safe to use.
Triaged 24x7 by a Canadian based team to ensure it is legally compliant and respectful to everyone.
See the location without any mistakes in directions. Community updates show a route with markers. Let the police know every update that comes in.
Designed to be used less than five minutes per week.
With so little time needed per user, there is no value in capturing or reselling your data.
The app is simply a great way to keep your loved ones, your property and yourself a little safer with no negatives.
Many police officers use Lightcatch in the field, even on their personal phones if their work phone won't allow it.
Parkland County Enforcement Services liked the way their Rural Crime Watch groups and others in the community used the app so much they asked for a Crime Map to help their residents be informed. (desktop version only)