Home Surveillance Catches Idiot Deliveryman

Author: John Honovich, Published on Dec 19, 2011

This video is a great example of the value of home surveillance, the power of the Internet and a demonstration of sheer stupidity. Watch the 21 second clip:

The video quality and the frame rate are both quite strong. From the upload options, it appaers that the video was recorded at HD. Additionally, the positioning of the camera is good, capturing the whole front of the house.

The FedEx delivery person is caught pretty perfectly in the act, with both a clear face shot and the act of throwing the computer over the fence.

The only reservations to note are (1) this looks to be a high end home so it is not representative of every day surveillance use and (2) no information can be found yet about what type of system it is.

That said, a couple of important conclusions can be drawn:

  • The ability to use surveillance at home to solve practical problems is clearly increasing.
  • With 200,000 views in the first 24 hours from uploading, the video has gone 'viral' and is causing a huge problem for FedEx. UPDATE: In the following 12 hours, 2 million more views have occured - even more impressive.
  • How the delivery man did not notice the camera right in front of his face is quite surprising.
Comments : PRO Members only. Login. or Join.

Related Reports

Nest Cam Outdoor Tested - Analytics Strong, Installation Weak on Sep 23, 2016
After years of claiming an outdoor model was "coming", addressing their biggest user demand, Nest has finally released their Outdoor Camera, an...
Axis Hosted Video Decade of Failure on Aug 29, 2016
Do you want to 'head up' Axis hosted video offerings? Axis almost never publicly promotes senior positions, but for such an unattractive job they...
Ring Buys Installs For New Customers on Jul 19, 2016
Q: "When is DIY not really DIY?" A: "When Ring offers to buy professional install for you." Yes, it is that simple.  Ring is offering to pay an...
Honeywell 17x More Recognized Than Axis Among Consumers on Jul 12, 2016
Homeowners have almost no idea who Axis is, but associate Honeywell closely with security. A survey sponsored by the Electronic Security...
Top VC Backs Video Analytics Baby Monitor (Nanit) on Jun 21, 2016
One of the most well respected Venture Capitalists has not only invested in a video analytics developer but has given a ringing endorsement to the...
Americans Vastly Underestimate Being Recorded on CCTV on May 24, 2016
Americans vastly underestimate how often they are recorded on CCTV, by a factor of ~10x, based on a Google Consumer Survey study that IPVM recently...
360° Motion Detection Camera Tested (Zmodo Pivot) on May 18, 2016
The Zmodo Pivot trumpets "motion detection in 360 degrees", claiming to detect and capture intruders behind itself, a truly rare camera...
The Standing Security Desk is Here (Winsted) on May 12, 2016
Sitting is the new smoking, so they say. But surveillance operators often need to sit for long periods of time, looking at monitors. Standing...
Vivint Gets $100M from Peter Thiel And Mitt Romney on Apr 27, 2016
One of the most prominent Silicon Valley investors and a former presidential candidate are backing Vivint with a $100 million investment.  In this...
The Brooklyn Access Startup: Kisi on Apr 12, 2016
Straight from the hipster startup hotbed of Brooklyn comes a new IP access control system.  And if the tough streets of NYC do not offer enough...

Most Recent Industry Reports

Dahua USA CEO Tim Wang, Where Is Your Integrity? on Sep 29, 2016
Dahua USA CEO Tim Wang and Dahua Director of Marketing Tim Shen shared their IPVM passwords extensively, resulting in Dahua USA CEO's account...
Allegion NDE Wireless Lock Examined on Sep 29, 2016
While wireless locks are one of the hottest areas of access control, two of its biggest challenges are high cost and limited integration with...
The 'Last Chance to Save' On Hikvision Is Here on Sep 29, 2016
It is over. After at least 8 across the board price cuts in the past 10 months, including an unprecedented back to back 20% off, Hikvision has...
Camera Calculator Class and IPVM Member Orientation October 2016 on Sep 28, 2016
Members, learn how to better design video surveillance systems and get the most out of your IPVM memberships with 2 upcoming live classes. Both...
Axis 4MP Camera Tested (M3046-V) on Sep 28, 2016
Axis has brought 4MP to its camera line in the new M3046-V, the highest resolution model in their revamped M30 series. We bought and tested this...
Hiring Spree At Aimetis 6 Months After Being Acquired on Sep 28, 2016
Aimetis was acquired in April 2016, and is now expanding almost all of their departments, hiring employees from Axis and other industry...
Hikvision Chairman Tours With Chinese Government Boss on Sep 28, 2016
Two China Communist senior officials toured Europe this summer, one was Hikvision's Chairman and the other was his boss, SASAC Director. In this...
Camio Natural Language Processing Tested on Sep 27, 2016
The ex-Googler led team from Camio has advanced its video monitoring offering to include natural language processing. Camio ingests video,...
Access Door Controller Configuration Guide on Sep 27, 2016
Properly configuring access control door controllers is key to a professional system. These devices have fundamental settings that must be...
Hacked Dahua Cameras Drive Massive Cyber Attack on Sep 27, 2016
Cyber attacks are accelerating and IP cameras are behind many of them. Worse, last week, a 'massive' attack was carried out using numerous Dahua...

The world's leading video surveillance information source, IPVM provides the best reporting, testing and training for 10,000+ members globally. Dedicated to independent and objective information, we uniquely refuse any and all advertisements, sponsorship and consulting from manufacturers.

About | FAQ | Contact