Caught on Camera: Home security video shows 2 men running, East Ridge police on their tail
An East Ridge woman records a moment showing two men running through her yard. More video shows East Ridge Police aren't far behind.
Technology is changing the way people secure their homes.
"They ran and they jumped this fence," said Mistina Earman, who caught the moment on her Ring security system.
Earman wasn't watching when two suspects ran through her backyard Friday morning, but in a way, she was.
"I caught it on camera. I've got the policeman leaving, the whole shebang at like 4:18 this morning," said Earman.
East Ridge Police say the video captured on Earman's Ring security camera, shows officers searching for two suspects who ran from police after a traffic stop.
Police say security systems like Earman's can sometimes help law enforcement catch suspects.
"Its a great way to stop porch pirates, its a great way to look for potential burglars and thieves," said Daniel Wroclawski with Consumer Reports.
Consumer Reports says video doorbells are expected to increase in popularity seven times over by 2020.
They say people like the convenience.
Instead of scrolling though hours of surveillance video, systems like this categorize it by time and alert you immediate if it detects movement.
"They really give you that convenience and peace of mind that people want nowadays," said Wroclawski.
East Ridge Police says the suspects are still on the run, but its possible that Earman's video could help them catch the culprits.
"It gives you enough time if you need to call the police, you can call the police and be like I've got it all on video right now," said Earman.
Earman has three security cameras on her house.
Because of Friday's events, she's considering adding another.
While convenient, the doorbell security systems aren't cheap.
Consumer Reports says they usually cost about $100 and up.
East Ridge Police believe one of the suspects has felony warrants.