FORT MYERS, Fla., - Video captured by a home surveillance camera, showing a white toyota camry take off. Inside the car, Fort mMyers Police say the suspect of an assault that took place earlier this month.
"That's enough for us to go on and make a case," says Lt. Victor Medico of the Fort Myers Police Department.
It's crimes like burglaries, and home invasions that has people on alert. "They're wanting to see whose at the front door, whose coming up the driveway," says Tim Hamilton, the owner of TV Center Electronics in Fort Myers. He says he has sold more cameras in the past 6 months than in the past 3 years combined.
"Most of them are very concerned about all the home invasions," says Hamilton. "No matter what neighborhood you live in, that's a very big concern."
However, it's not just homeowners that are benefitting from the added security.
"There's cases that just go cold because theres very little information for us to go on," says Lt. Medico. Those cameras help prevent that from happening.
Having a camera can also make a criminal think twice before choosing your home, or even the one next door, as their target.
Hamilton says, "You don't want to catch anybody doing something wrong, you want to prevent them from doing something wrong. So don't hide the cameras. Let the world know you got the cameras." Lt. Medico adds, homeowners "want to solve the case just as much as we do, and we appreciate that."