Whenever a new piece of technology hits the market, we can rarely tell what effect it's going to have on society until it becomes widely adopted.
And we can see one example of this phenomenon in the rise of personal security cameras, as they've brought an interesting double-edged sword with them. One on hand, it's not impossible to hack these cameras, which have allowed mysterious intruders to gaze into people's homes and harass them.
But it's also true that some people can credibly say they've saved their own lives by installing these cameras around their houses and saw subtle signs of house fires or of people lurking outside their windows.
But while these emergencies are likely what these camera's owners had in mind when they bought them, there's no way that one woman could have predicted they'd alert her to the bizarre problem she faced one day.