If you're in front of Pastor D.R. Ballew's house, he can see what you're up to. Ballew installed surveillance cameras in his home after thieves stole his tools.
"I lost over $4,000 of equipment," he said. "Stealing it right out of my truck, off that trailer, out of my back yard, even went in the side rooms while I was asleep."
It cost Ballew several hundred dollars to install 8 cameras, motion detectors, and an alarm monitor the outside of his house.
"Since I put it in, I haven't had anymore thefts whatsoever," he said.
Still, his system has proved to be a useful tool, even catching the aftermath of a murder across the street from his home. Authorities say tapes like this can be helpful to police.
"If it's dated and the time is maintained it can give investigators a tool," said Sgt. Vince Higgins, spokesperson for the Memphis Police Department.
Home surveillance is becoming more popular. Jeff Britt, manager of a local hardware store, said cameras are available for as little as $30.
"It runs off telephone line, you run that into your home," Britt said. "It splits off telephone line into which goes into an audio/video cable that runs directly into the back of any television you can buy since 1995."