Over the years, we’ve received many customer stories describing how our cameras have helped to solve a mystery. What happened to the package at the front door? Who forgot to close or lock the front door? Why is the cash drawer short today? Which neighbor’s dog is leaving his calling card on my front lawn? The list goes on and on. This latest story is pretty incredible. Without the watchful eye of a Logitech security camera, this customer most likely never would have found out why his backyard umbrella was found in the front street more than a 100 feet away. Here is the story in his words, as well as the amazing video:
My wife and I purchased the WiLife camera system for peace of mind. We do not have any major issues in our neighborhood. We have a bus stop across the street, however, and we want to make sure the kids don’t cause too much of a ruckus. Since we have two cameras, we pointed one facing the front yard and the other one facing the back yard.
Recently, we had a very bad storm. When my wife arrived home from work that day, she noticed a large umbrella lying in the street and thought it looked like our umbrella from the patio in the back yard. Sure enough, when she checked the back yard patio, the umbrella was gone! How did the umbrella end up in the street, about 100 feet from the front of our house? More fascinating: How did the umbrella get over our two-story house and a tall fence?
Did someone jump the fence, steal it, and then dump it in the street? We were befuddled. Then, I remembered that we have the Logitech camera monitoring the back yard. So we went to our computer and started playing back the recorded footage from the day. Finally, we thought we saw something. Did we just see what we thought we saw? Did our umbrella fly over our two-story house? We played it over and again several times, even in slow motion.
High winds and rain are normally not conditions that will launch something into space. But on this day, there was an exception. Unfortunately, we had to buy a new umbrella since this one got dinged up on reentry.