Melbourne based Security Company Swann Communications has become big news in the USA after one of their products helped catch a thief who had broken into a US home fitted with a Swann security system.
Fox News reported that Michigan couple Jeremy and Molly Pree experienced every homeowner’s worst nightmare when they got an alert on their phone from their wireless home security system: that someone was breaking into their house.
While the couple admitted, it was unnerving to pull up the Swann Communications home security app and stare directly into the face of the unwelcome visitor, it was that same security system that would so swiftly lead to his arrest.
“Best investment we’ve made,” said Jeremy Pree, one week after the incident. “I don’t know why we didn’t do it sooner.”
Melbourne based Marketing Director Jeremy Stewart contacted the family and offered to upgrade the Prees’ security system in the future, something Jeremy Pree says he is considering using at his business.
“It’s something that anybody has capability of accessing,” he said. “It’s a tool I think everybody should have.”
The Prees family claim that the Swann system focuses on simplicity, so you don’t have to pay an arm and a leg or be a tech wizard to install it.
“We call it plug and play,” said Stewart. “It’s fairly easy to use, and you don’t need to be a technical genius to set a camera up like that.”
As for that suspect, he’s a man with eight previous offenses for either home invasion or armed robbery. He is currently being held on $50,000 bond and is scheduled to be back in court on January 11.