Todayâ€™s home security cameras are pretty amazing. They can see hundreds of feet. They can pan and rotate. Theyâ€™re motion activated. They have night vision. They can connect to WiFi, upload to the cloud, and text you with alerts.
And they can capture some pretty amazing video, too.
You guys, we just canâ€™t even. These videos are hilarious, terrifying and awe-inspiring. And whatâ€™s even more incredible is that they were all caught by security cameras. Here are 6 of our favorites:
1. A Thief, Caught in the Act
Just try not to laugh. A manâ€™s home security system catches a woman stealing an Amazon delivery right off his porch. Donâ€™t worry; he gets his revenge.
2. Wind, Rain or Shineâ€¦ or Hurricane
We may huddle inside during a serious storm, but security cameras are always on duty. This incredible footage captured a boat in North Carolina, torn from its moorings â€“ and then flung skyward â€“ during Hurricane Irene.
3. A Cacophonous Lightening Strike
And speaking of storms, CCTV cameras once again prove to be fearless. This time, a camera catches lightening in the act. Turn down your volume, folks â€“ this oneâ€™s going to be loud.
4. Delivery Gone Wrong
Weâ€™ll bet youâ€™ve already seen this classic video, which details a UPS deliveryman stealing an iPad. Makes you think about all those items lost in the mail, doesnâ€™t it?
5. Poor Criminal
This oneâ€™s funny enough to almost make you feel bad for the would-be burglar. Almost. Watch as a man not only fails at robbing a building society, but canâ€™t find his way back out to escape. Oops.
6. Skirting the Law
A peculiarly skilled criminal in Costa Rica casually walks away with a TVâ€¦ up her skirt. Despite her slick moves, this security footage was instrumental in catching the thief and her accomplice.
7. Doing What They Do Best
A North Carolina couple originally installed their cameras to check on their pets, but what they caught on video during a holiday vacation was something else entirely: three thieves, who werenâ€™t aware that their faces had been caught on candid camera.