A neighbour walking by, which he does every day, and realising the cameras were being installed (CCTV van, etc.).
Next day, on his walk by, he stands still, and just looks at the camera. Could understand him looking for a few seconds to see how they were wired, what brand, what they might be able to see, etc. but he stood there, just looking at a single camera, for about 14 minutes
My old apartment had incredibly unprofessional repair staff. I'd call them because my AC would be out, and they'd come over while I was at work (rather than at the agreed-upon time while I was home) and they'd use my bathroom, poke around through my stuff, type on my keyboard, f**k around with my pets, etc.
Needless to say, I was pretty livid.
I setup a camera and caught them, then took the footage to the front office. I got a personal call from the owner of the apartment complex to apologize, and almost the entire repair staff got fired.
At work, the IT guy reviews our restaurant security videos. One day he calls me and tells.me to open his email to me and to close.my office door. The first part of the video shows the restaurant manager opening up the restaurant after hours (1 am) to let a woman in. Next.clip they are the manager's office having sex. Next clip shows them drinking liquor straight out the bottles. Then they start arguing and the manager drags the woman down the stairs and throws her out of the restaurant. OMG. The manager was obviously fired. The woman later claimed the manager raped her. IT turned over unredacted and unedited to the police and I don't recall if the rape charges against manager were upheld
My stepdad woke up one morning and found a bucket of fried chicken in our driveway. For some reason he didn’t think it was odd at all. I did and checked our camera recordings. Ends up being this lady walked up to my car at like 3am with a bucket. She was obviously homeless and probably on drugs. When the camera light turned on she yelled I brought you some chicken and left the bucket on the ground by my car. To this day I wonder what was up with the chicken lady.
Wasn’t a security cam but this one time my roommates set up a web camera in the living room which was motion activated because we had 4 dogs in the house and at least one of them was sh**ting on the carpet. Three of the dogs were pretty average on intelligence but one of them was too smart for her own good. So we all cruise out and do our thing, and upon returning we check the carpet and there is what appears to be a little chocolate smudge on the carpet. Of course we were all out together so we knew no one would have made a poor attempt to clean up any accidents, so naturally we checked the video, and the culprit ended up being the smart dog. She does her business, and right as shes about to walk away she stops, turns her head and looks directly at the camera, and after a moment of realization, she turns her ass around and gobbles up her s**t to remove the evidence.
I was looking for a lost calf out in the woods one night and found a game camera I didn’t recognize on the property. It got a few pictures of me. It was my boss’s friend and she had forgotten to tell me. My boss had a good laugh when her friend checked his camera and nervously told her there was a guy with a shaggy beard and a handgun wandering around the woods in the middle of the night.
Bit of backstory I rent the upper floor of my best friends house so we see each other quite often and i use the kitchen and the washer and stuff like that. One day wile we were at uni someone broke into the place. Nothing was stolen but the house was a disaster.
So I check the footage of the camrea we have out front
See the guy go in.
Dont see him come out.
Called the police.
Checked the entire house.
Nowhere to be seen. I dont have neighbors to add to the strangeness of the situation
Well turns up the guy was ON THE F**KIN ROOF.
He was up there a good week before we realized anything.He is now facing trail.
I'm a Property Manager, and one of the communities I worked at had cameras installed. One night, person in all black clothes with their hood up gets let in by a resident. Black clothes goes to elevator, goes up to a specific floor, then to a specific door, and knocks. Resident opens the door, black clothes produces a pistol, and bang shoots him the face, and walks off. Back on elevator, out the same door, never looked up. Creepy AF.
It started out being slightly creepy, but it ended up being really funny. I have external cameras with night vision all around my house. My family and I were on vacation several time zones west of our house. One night, right before I was about to go to bed, I got an alert and logged in to see what was going on. I saw a car pull into my driveway and 4 people get out, acting all sneaky and stealthy. It was well past midnight at my house, and this didn't look good. I called my wife and kids in to watch it. I was preparing to call the police in my home town. We saw them all sneak away and toilet paper a neighbor's house. They then ran back to their car in my driveway and sped off. My family and I laughed so hard. It was a highlight of that vacation.
I have cameras in my house for my dogs that alert me when they bark and I can send them treats, etc. It basically functions as a security camera. Anyways, we went on a vacation and I warned our dog sitter in advance that we have cameras in common areas of the first floor of our home. One day during my trip (at 3am) I review my dog footage because I get an alert on my phone that my dogs are barking like crazy. I normally wouldn’t creep but I was concerned that maybe there was a fire or break in, or the woman fell, etc. The footage shows the dog sitter (a 70 year old lady) running around the house swearing at my dogs, in underwear only.
Guy living inside of one of the broken down cars out by the barn at my parents house during the winter. We lived about 10 miles out from the closest town that has anything to offer and from there—many miles to any other town.
He was likely a drifter or homeless and we honestly didn’t do anything about it. Just kept mindful that he was there during the nights in case something shady ever went down but nothing ever did. I think he really just needed somewhere to sleep that wasn’t outside. It was surely still freezing cold but better than the alternative.
He left and never returned after winter passed. When it had been a few weeks since we saw him on the cameras at night, we went and looked inside of the car—so many empty cans of Beanie Weanies haha.. I hope he managed to find his way onto another area that didn’t turn him away or was able to get himself into a job and a real home.
Not me, but my mum. We’re renting out this barn house from this couple who are living in Canada for a few years. They have CCTV in the office. One day, she saw a creepy old man who she never met before waving at her through the CCTV. She eventually found out he knew the people we were renting the house from and didn’t realise they moved to Canada... but we were spooked for a while.
Well, today I caught two random adult men in my backyard measuring the fence or something while I was home alone. As a girl, you could imagine all the scary scenarios going through my head. Luckily they left right when I saw them on the security cameras (guess they were done measuring the fence..?) and I told my dad. Turns out it was just the neighborhood gardeners and they called my dad to let him know they were there. But no one thought to let me know they’d be here? Way to give me a heart attack.
I caught some random woman in my backyard. this creep was trying to look into the windows. I felt like my soul left my body when I saw her. She looked mad and she wasn’t alone. Some guy was waiting in a pick up truck for her. She left. Never saw her again.
So we have two cameras at back of my house. 3 people show up with horse masks on and spent probably 15 mins pretending to be horses. Then left a small bag of meat with flowers in it. My wife was so freaked she didn't sleep for a week.
My parents live just outside a town of about 400 people, so fairly remote. One morning they woke up and saw an alert from their motion activated camera that is placed to see the area outside their bedroom. I should mention that their bedroom has a sliding glass door with a screen door that they some times leave open on hot nights. The camera footage shows a cougar walk up and stop about 10 feet from that sliding glass door. And the worst part is the footage cuts off before the cougar leaves... crappy cameras.
I installed some security camera's at my place after my neighbor told me they thought they've been hearing someone walking around my yard at night. I scanned through the footage the very next morning and saw a guy come into frame wearing only boxers and laced up combat boots. He stood by my bedroom window, stared in for about 45 minutes then walked back out of frame. I was able ti get a pretty good look at his face, and thats when I realized that I've been f**king sleepwalking. I have no idea how long it's been going on or where the f**k else Ive been at night, and that f**king terrified me. I honestly think I might've preferred seeing an actual intruder.
Had a Ring doorbell when I lived in South Florida. Kept getting motion notifications one afternoon but couldn’t see anything. Finally saw what it was, a 6 foot gator chilling out in the entrance way. Thankfully he left before I got home.
I put one of those $30 cube cameras in my car after my mentally unhinged coworker put a nail under my tire. Instead I filmed myself driving down the highway for five minutes, having a conversation with myself about grey hair and buying a taser.
My mom called me one afternoon from home and told me to take a look at her security camera. There was an absolutely ginormous bug just sitting on the ledge where the camera was. Didn't move a single inch, it was just sitting there. My mom and I were both losing our shit because we didn't know what it was and we were afraid that it would somehow wreck the camera.
It sat there for a good 15 minutes before it hopped away. We have no idea why the hell it decided to rest there, but f**k that bug.