Earlier this year I installed a Ring video doorbell. And thankfully, the majority of its motion captures involve routine comings and goings, with a smattering of false triggers.
But then it captured validation to paranoia. One morning, as I left work, I noticed a plain white van parked in front of the house, with a simple label: “Sewer Inspection”. Now, the sewer line was indeed replaced prior to our purchasing the house, but according to the neighbors it had been done by a certain prominent company, and I know from casual observation that their vans are decorated.
Adding to the suspicion was that the man inside the van never approached the house while I was home, nor did he look up to meet my gaze as I was leaving. And a half hour after I left for work, the doorbell did its job and sent me an alert:
He also wandered around nowhere near the sewer line. Liz thought he might be looking to steal the edging. It does appear that he’s examining it.
Maybe it was a legit inspection, but nothing about it seemed right, and that usually means it isn’t. I think it’s time for more cameras.