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July 17, 2008, 11:17 am
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I'm being harrassed by antisocial teenagers in my neighbourhood, and
the police can't help me because I don't know their names or where
they live. And there are never any adults around whom I can point
It looks as if the only solution is for me to get either photos or
video of them, and show that to the police.
I don't have a camcorder, but I do have a digital camera that can
video footage. And things have got so bad, I'd even consider buying a
camcorder, if it helps to get these people caught.
But the main problem is this: these teenagers are such a bad lot,
there's every chance that they'd take the camera off me, so I'd be no
So what I'm looking for is a fairly cheap way of taking photos or
video in such a way that it's instantly transmitted to a remote
storage device, such as my PC, so that even if they take my camera,
the evidence will be safe.
All the harassment is taking place less than a quarter of a mile from
my home, so there's no great transmission distance involved here.
Ideally, I'd like a system that can be always ready, because I never
know when I'm going to bump into these yobs.
I should mention also that although I can get onto the Internet via
public computers, my home PC isn't on the Net.
I'd be extremely grateful for any advice I can get on this. These
are glorying in the thought that they can't be traced, and I'd love
prove them wrong!
Re: remote storage of images and video
Gosh I hate people like that. I am sure glad I still live in a place where
we leave our locks unlocked and our keys in our car. Anyway instead of doing
all of that. Why not hire a private investigator? Let them risk their
equipment being taken by them. I mean that is what those people get paid to
If you still want to go with your plan. I would get one of those spy cameras
where those people won't even know you were wearing one. Thus it wouldn't
Another idea is with a few radio control people use wireless cameras with
their aircraft. You can find this equipment on RC websites and stores. Some
higher end models can transmit up to 50 miles away.
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