Want to Stop a Burglary? There's an App for That

Tuesday, Aug 24, 2010  |  Updated 9:44 AM CDT
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Want to Stop a Burglary? There's an App for That

Need to stop a burglary? There's an app for that.

An iPhone application helped a Dallas man, while visiting relatives hundreds of miles away in Connecticut, watch as two burglars broke into his home.

Vincent Hunter said that he called 911 at the same time his home security system also contacted authorities. Hunter said, "we could see it unfolding."

Hunter said an iCam ap, which he bought for less than $5, sent him a text message Friday afternoon alerting him that motion detectors sensed movement in his supposedly empty residence.

Hunter, who has webcams in his home, watched as two men are seen trying to break into the place. They eventually throw a brick through a glass door. The webcams, minutes later, show two police officers entering the house.

Both suspects remain at large.

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