Thanks to a Connecticut home's hidden video surveillance cameras, a burglar was recently caught breaking into a house and stealing jewelry and cash, according to a report by NBC Connecticut. Michael Spangler, 34, of Milford was arrested and has since been charged with third-degree burglary and second-degree larceny.
When police stopped a car on Interstate 95, Spangler, who was in the passenger seat, allegedly provided authorities with a fake name and was in possession of more than 100 prescription pills. As a result, Spangler was also charged with interfering with police, refusal to be fingerprinted and possession of narcotics, among other crimes, the news source reported.
Local law enforcement said he is also a suspect in other burglaries and was held on a $50,000 bond, NBC Connecticut noted.
According to a separate report by MarketsandMarkets, the global home security system market is forecast to expand at a compound annual growth rate of more than 9 percent through 2017, eventually generating more than $34 billion in revenue.
With the increasing threat of home invasion and burglary, more homeowners are deploying innovative security tools to deter crime and help local law enforcement apprehend thieves.