Ok this definitely just got more interesting. The utility company has admitted to installing the camera. Here is the statement it gave local media:
"This was a unique situation. In coordination with the city and local law enforcement, we placed the camera to provide an extra level of home security for an APS employee who had legitimate concern for the safety of his family. The camera focused solely on the employee's residence. No other properties were in view."
The camera has since been removed.
Got an email last night that says, "The illuminator is definitely a RayTec unit."
Chesapeake & Midlantic | 03/06/14 07:19pm
Cops or feds, yeah. Someone with real money, a bucket truck, and the ability to shut the street down for long enough to install and set up the equipment installed that. Bucket trucks are easy to get, money is more difficult but still not impossible, but the ability to shut the street down without someone yelling at you says "gubmint" to me.
There's not really much to go on with that photo.
All you can see is, what appears to be, the lens and it's IR and that's about it.
Perhaps they mounted an mini-dome inside that casing to make it look less obvious.
This looks like a pretty expensive setup so whomever put it up has real money to do this. I am guessing police.