Yahoo article regarding home security measures, and yes surveillance cameras are listed as a measure. While security cameras can’t always prevent crime and are by no means foolproof, they can serve as a useful deterrent in some cases and provide evidence in the event that a crime does occur. Furthermore, security cameras can provide useful information about suspicious activity around your house and neighborhood which can then be provided to local police departments so that they can beef up patrols in your area. Read more on home security measures in the article:
FBI has released video surveillance of two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing incident. Granted video surveillance isn’t foolproof and both the suspects are wearing baseball caps and one of the suspects is also wearing sunglasses.
However, there are subtle clues that show up on the footage. For example, note the gait of the suspects, in particular suspect #2 wearing the white hat (about 15 seconds into the video) – he has what appears to be a significant bow or curve in his right leg (credit to CNN’s Anderson Cooper who pointed this out). This is a very distinct characteristic, which would be very difficult to conceal in normal daily living:
It is a bit odd that while one of the suspects wears both a cap and sunglasses to obscure his identity, the other only wears a cap without glasses, leaving his face exposed.
The Dept. of Homeland Security U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) is warning users to disable UPnP due to possible security holes that may allow users PCs and network devices such as security cameras etc. to be hijacked remotely. There may be as many as 50 million devices including webcams, security systems etc. that may be vulnerable.
A brutal and seemingly unprovoked attack by a man leaves a woman unconscious on a London sidewalk. Security camera footage shows the man coming up to the woman from behind and unleashing a harsh blow to the side of her head knocking her to the sidewalk and rendering her unconscious.
In Florida a man dubbed “The Neighbor from hell” was caught on security cameras in an act of vandalism. Other acts of vandalism committed by others (who neighbors suspect were hired by the man) were also recorded on security camera systems installed by neighbors during an ongoing dispute. Rest of the story and video at ABC News: