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Security Cam Flash

Rather than just having a light go on when it senses an intruder, a single, very bright split second flash.
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Since most security cameras like the ones I have around my house can see in the dark, any motion sensing lights (which I also have) are mostly to scare intruders off.

This would do a better job of that. A very bright flash would register to any person that they've just had their picture taken, and in conjunction with security camera, there would be a recorded clear, bright picture of the potential robber.

But to be clear, everybody knows lights can get triggered automatically and if you look at it, you see the sensor and know there's not somebody in the house that saw you and turned the light on. A flash would be unexpected and I think more intimidating.

You also wouldn't be clear on where it came from so you couldn't inspect the source so see if it was just some automatic motion sensing device.

Now if these got popular, the shock effect would wear off, but for now I think a bright flash would do a much better job of deterring would be robbers. Think about it, if you were trying to break into a house what would freak you out more?

doctorremulac3, Mar 18 2022

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[21 Quest, Mar 18 2022]

Strobe light https://en.m.wikipe...g/wiki/Strobe_light
[doctorremulac3, Mar 18 2022]


       Baked. Wyze cams now have a floodlight attachment that comes on when motion is detected by the camera.
21 Quest, Mar 18 2022

       No, not a motion sensing floodlight, all security systems have that, this is a single bright flash like a picture has just been taken.   

       Just thought of another reason this would be a good thing. You could just pull up the flashes taken that night rather than motion sensor triggered videos.   

       Just looking as a sheet with pictures on it would take a second whereas when I look at motion trigger alarm videos I have to sit through... "Okay, mailman... cat... Amazon delivery... gotta move that flag that sets off that cam when the wind blows." etc. All that stuff could be looked at on a single screen.
doctorremulac3, Mar 18 2022

       "Toggle on and off manually using the Wyze app. Automate using Rules in the Wyze app. Switch between low and high brightness levels. Control with 3rd party integrations such as IFTTT."
21 Quest, Mar 18 2022

       So you could program this to just do a single flash? Has anybody ever done that though?   

       If not, that might be a good way to program one of those things no?
doctorremulac3, Mar 18 2022

       Well, the idea in the link is a bright light that stays on. This is a bright single flash that implies that a picture has been taken.   

       They have security strobe lights?   

       But if there really was a suggestion to set up a flash to startle intruders this would be baked. Do you have a link?
doctorremulac3, Mar 18 2022

       I really, really wanna say I've seen that flashbulb booby trap in several movies. I can't think of any off hand, but that sounds really familiar.
21 Quest, Mar 18 2022

       Okay, click on one of those 6,870,000 links to see what a strobe light is. It’s not this. A strobe light is a regularly repeating flash. Strobe is from a Greek word to whirl. This is a flash, not a strobe. (link)   

       But if somebody already suggested a SINGLE flash the concept would be baked, although a single flash setting on a security system would still be useful and as of yet non existent, at least in the few security strobe light Google search results I clicked on.   

       If there’s a single flash setting on an existing security system I’ll mark this baked.
doctorremulac3, Mar 18 2022

       I'm awarding this a croissant on the sole justification that I, too, am immensely frustrated by people finding anything even remotely related to an idea and calling, "baked".
Voice, Mar 18 2022


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