These Future Sentry cameras are very interesting, I found a video:
These could actually prevent crime, imho, because they are much more active in the sense of the perpetrator KNOWS they’re being followed via the bright LED lights and movement of the camera to the location of the event, not just programmatic presets. People are less likely to go through with crime because they've been put on notice and the camera is making it known via lights (I wonder how it works during the day).
Sending a passive email, text (or Tweet- sounds so harmless. You've been tweeted, don't do it!) to officer behind scene seems more passive to me.
Btw, this ad was from the new July ASIS Security Management magazine. I am kind of surprised that ASIS would run such an ad claiming that Speco is the 'only' one to do something, especially when it is so fundamental of a claim (deterring crime).
Another company that may take issue would be Videofied. PIR alert, 10 second clip to monitoring station for review and verification, then alert authorities, burg in progress.
There's so many companies with this technology and capabilities. Seems like a very flippant claim in an industry so large that hardly anyone can make a claim of "the only", and if so...not for very long.
Isn't this another example in the same vein as the "20-Second Surveillance Camera Installation" marketing at NRF LP last year? If your technology mastery and R&D efforts aren't causing the targeted industry to take notice of you and generating beneficial buzz - advertise the heck out of it. Works for ADT!
I hope by twitter they mean Direct Message, or one would be the talk of the entire twitersphere! What if the camera took a photo of the burgler and posted it on your facebook timeline! Or better yet, pin his photo on Pinterest, or add a filter and snap him on instagram.