There are about 10 times the amount of suspicious activities that happen versus real crimes. People could use the app to come together and keep an eye on those actions, and update the movement of where that activity is taking place. Police can use that information to stop crime before it happens....
People coming together instantly, like Tom foresaw, creates multiple witnesses or confirmations. These confirmations help show police the concern is real.
By then tracking a suspicious person or vehicle as it is moving through a community you are helping ensure no one will suffer from a crime before the police arrive. Crime can be stopped before it happens.
If you see something suspicious create an alert on Lightcatch using the orange button with a white cross in it, like is shown below.
Our Artificial Intelligence technology (AI) blurs every close up of a suspect's face until there is really solid proof of a crime. The Canada based Operations team watches every update 24 hours a day to help keep communication professional and legal.
Privacy Laws in Canada make it illegal to capture images or footage of a person on public property. BUT it is not a breach of privacy to alert the community of an illegal act using photos, videos or descriptions of the crime.
Liability laws protect innocent people’s reputation’s from being ruined by a false accusation.
“One of our first cases was a man walking on a deck looking around nervously, ringing the doorbell, and in about 20 seconds, walking off the property continuing to look around like he was planning to come back for a theft. The homeowner didn’t like it and posted the video. It turned out this was a driveway contractor working down the street. He was naturally nervous as he wasn’t used to sales and knocking on people’s doors. People who knew the contractor posted that information shortly before the post was taken down. This man’s identity should never have been made public. Even for 30 minutes it is too long as the man was 100% innocent and should not have had his image put on a site focused on theft and crime.“
Everyone has a different opinion of suspicious - This is why we rely on 2-3 witnesses to help verify this is truly a suspicious activity that can be confirmed. If an activity crossed the line into illegal -(Checking doors at first is suspicious. But then opening doors and going into a vehicle in someone's driveway is illegal photos of suspects can be unblurred.