It was a security alert that popped up on the phone - as an Apopka family enjoyed the holiday away from home.
“An alert went off on our camera system that it detected motion on one of the cameras,” said the Apopka resident who didn’t want to show his face.
The homeowner didn't want to show his face -- but does want you to hear his story of how his smart home - saved the day.
That alert - prompted him to check in with his security cameras, live on his security app -- you can only imagine the shock when he saw what was going on.
“I clicked on my phone and Oh My to my surprise I see this guy peeking into our rear door of the house, I switched devices on my phone I called the Apopka Police Department ,” he said
He's watching a burglary in progress -- live -- on his phone!
Police rush to the scene as they get the homeowner's call -- lights and sirens likely scared off the suspects, but they found this shattered window.
“The technology was unreal because I’m sitting there watching it,” he said.
Soon after Apopka Police tell us they arrested one of the suspects, 40 year old Joshua Arpaia.
“At one point there's some shock then there's some fear and there's a point where you're just mad ,” he said
The Apopka resident is in awe that a simple click on his smartphone, outsmarted the suspected burglars.
“They both took off running and the camera system prevented them for actually getting in the house so we were very fortunate,” he said.
Apopka Police say they’re in the process of trying to track down the other suspect.