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Chandler neighborhood burned by fires turns to surveillance cameras

Posted: 10:39 PM, Sep 13, 2016
Updated: 2016-09-14 08:12:21-04

They have been burned by a series of suspicious fires and some people are taking their security to the next level by installing home surveillance cameras.

"I knew you were coming before you even got on my door," said one homeowner who did not want to be identified.

That homeowner installed several cameras just after the fires.

"Nothing is going to happen on my property, without being picked up by the motion sensors in the cameras, or tripping the motion lights," he added.

Four homes on the same block near Chandler Boulevard and McClintock Road all have cameras now, with more on the way.

"Personally, I would like to go back to where I came home from work and I worried about normal things," said one homeowner.

That way of life is on hold for the moment. 

In the meantime, neighbors are coming together using the social media site Nextdoor.com to share information.

Other people are making it a point to be out in their community to be seen and to watch.

"I've had several neighbors approach me, just saying, 'Hey just want let you know I'm out and about, making rounds just kind of looking out for anything that looks out of place,'" added one homeowner.

Chandler police are still working hard on the case, asking for tips to put this neighborhood back at ease. Police say there have been no reported fires since September 2nd.