Sitting in New Jersey, engineer catches burglars at Kanpur home on tech web | India News

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KANPUR: Technology saved a home from burglary when a resident of UP’s Kanpur, who was in New Jersey, US, notified local UP police after viewing CCTV footage live of burglars breaking into his residence in Shyamnagar district of Kanpur on Monday night.
Responding to the call, the police rushed to the house and found the burglars still inside. The intruders opened fire and one of them was wounded by police retaliatory fire and apprehended. The others escaped.
Around midnight Monday, Vijay Awasthi, a software engineer based in New Jersey, received an alert on his phone. The signal came from CCTV cameras and sensors he had installed in his ancestral home in Kanpur.
When he checked the footage, Vijay was shocked to find intruders inside his house. “Vijay used the mic option to warn the intruders. But his warning had no impact on them. Instead, they broke the CCTV camera,” police said.
Vijay then immediately called his neighbor in Shyamnagar, who informed the police control room and a police patrol reached the site within five minutes.
Soon Police Commissioner Vijay Singh Meena, DCP (East) Pramod Kumar and police personnel arrived and cordoned off the house. The intruders, who were hiding on the roof, were told to surrender. However, they fired on the police, who returned fire, wounding one of the intruders.
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