Police in Dudley have dopted a hi-tech way to tackle the rate of burglaries in the area.
It is in anticipation of an increase in break-ins in July and August, when home-owners are away on holiday.
The solution they have organised involves positioning rigged houses around the borough, a term used as 'capture houses'.
Police have rigged numerous houses throughout the borough, with motion activated cameras positioned in each house it means burglars can be seen live by police.
– Dudley Police
"Any burglar breaking into a house rigged like this would have his movements tracked by up to six motion activated cameras, his hands would end up covered in a unique grease detectable for days later, and anything he did steal would be fully locatable by GPS..