Locally there’s waves of theft going around from locked cars. It appears someone has a means of opening electronic locks silently and quickly, and is hitting whole streets at a time. There have been several waves of this recently and it’s getting really annoying. I could deter this from happening to me but that’s too easy and not enough fun. Project time!
I want to set up a bait car. Maybe leave a laptop case on the passenger seat or something. Ideally I could stream video inside, and set up a real-time alert if someone goes into the car. All of these thefts are happening overnight.
This is not all that straightforward. For video, power is an issue because my car, like most, doesn’t provide power to the cigarette adapters when the key is out. I was thinking possibly a Neatgear Arlo probably fits the bill. I might have to disguise it somehow, suggestions welcome.
I was also thinking a door open sensor could be useful. Any thoughts on how to set that up, or other sensors that might prove useful for getting a real-time alert of someone in my car?