What used to be defined as “scrap metal” is no longer just any piece of discarded metal. Copper theft has especially increased due to the higher price of this metal. Therefore copper wiring from street lights or air conditioning units are being stripped out, copper pipes from vacant homes or office buildings are being ripped out of the walls. These types of damages are very expensive to repair and may even take out power to an entire city, not to mention the dangers associated with extracting live wires.
Metal thieves typically strike at night, when buildings are unoccupied and there are less witnesses. Criminals take advantage of the darkness of the night and prowl as though no one can see them. As soon as the FlashCAM senses motion, the bright flash and customizable audio message are triggered, warning these thieves to “LEAVE THE AREA NOW!” The high resolution images captured of them clearly identifies their faces, with the help of the strobe flash that illuminates the area.