Melbourne, August 26 (ANI): A Texas man used an iPhone application to watch crook raid his own home while he was on vacation in Connecticut 2,414km away.
Vince Hunter said the 4.99 dollars iPhone app, called iCam, notified him and his wife via text message that the motion detectors had been activated in his house.
Then, using his mobile phone, he was able to watch a live feed from the webcams he had installed around his home after a previous break-in.
"I check the footage, and see in real time guys in this area, and they're kind of hunched over. They'd just broken the glass. I said 'holy cow, I gotta call 911," News.com.au quoted Hunter as saying.
Hunter's wife also notified the security company.
"You know, it was surreal. It really was. The first thing I couldn't believe is that we could do this on our cell phone. Really? A cell phone?" Hunter said.
Hunter said police were reviewing the footage captured by his iPhone in an attempt to catch the attempted burglars, who are suspected of robbing his neighbor's home moments earlier. (ANI)