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21st Jun '16 2:27:02 PM Chabal2
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* One African expedition claimed to have found and filmed a mokele-mbembe (a sauropod-like cryptid)... too bad they forgot to take the cap off the lens while filming.
15th Jun '16 10:42:26 AM REV6Pilot
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* ''VideoGame/{{PAYDAY}}'': The security cameras draw cops to the heisters that they watch as long as they are active, but are effectively useless at spotting heisters in stealth. ''VideoGame/{{PAYDAY 2}}'' subverts it: security cameras take time to spot heisters and break stealth, during which the targeted heister can just move out of the way. The basic security cameras are easy to destroy, which will be picked up on by guards but also make great guard lures. However, the Titan Camera on Death Wish is invulnerable to damage.

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* ''VideoGame/{{PAYDAY}}'': ''VideoGame/PAYDAYTheHeist'': The security cameras draw cops to the heisters that they watch as long as they are active, but are effectively useless at spotting heisters in stealth. ''VideoGame/{{PAYDAY 2}}'' subverts it: security cameras take time to spot heisters and break stealth, during which the targeted heister can just move out of the way. The basic security cameras are easy to destroy, which will be picked up on by guards but also make great guard lures. However, the Titan Camera on Death Wish is invulnerable to damage.
15th Jun '16 10:41:44 AM REV6Pilot
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* Payday: The security cameras draw cops to the heisters that they watch as long as they are active, but are effectively useless at spotting heisters in stealth.
* Payday2: Subverted. Security cameras take time to spot heisters and break stealth, during which the heister can just move out of the way. The basic security cameras are easy to destroy, which will be picked up by guards but make great guard lures. However, the Titan Camera on Death Wish is invulnerable to damage.

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* Payday: ''VideoGame/{{PAYDAY}}'': The security cameras draw cops to the heisters that they watch as long as they are active, but are effectively useless at spotting heisters in stealth.
* Payday2: Subverted. Security
stealth. ''VideoGame/{{PAYDAY 2}}'' subverts it: security cameras take time to spot heisters and break stealth, during which the targeted heister can just move out of the way. The basic security cameras are easy to destroy, which will be picked up on by guards but also make great guard lures. However, the Titan Camera on Death Wish is invulnerable to damage.
8th May '16 6:17:11 AM Morgenthaler
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* Also happens in ''LawAndOrder'' and its subseries.

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* Also happens in ''LawAndOrder'' ''Series/LawAndOrder'' and its subseries.



* In an episode of ''ATouchOfFrost'', Frost asks Toolan if he managed to get the evidence from the camera for a murder that had happened in an alley, only to be told that it was facing the wrong way.

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* In an episode of ''ATouchOfFrost'', ''Series/ATouchOfFrost'', Frost asks Toolan if he managed to get the evidence from the camera for a murder that had happened in an alley, only to be told that it was facing the wrong way.



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16th Nov '15 4:40:40 PM PaulM
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16th Nov '15 4:40:06 PM PaulM
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* Averted in ''BloodandSmoke''. During the first chapter Carson asks Hardigan to check footage from working security cameras.
11th Nov '15 5:11:43 PM nombretomado
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* In ''RiversOfLondon'', the first murder is caught on CCTV, but a key event in the lead-up to it, vital to figuring out who did it and why, occurred just outside the camera's field of view.

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* In ''RiversOfLondon'', ''Literature/RiversOfLondon'', the first murder is caught on CCTV, but a key event in the lead-up to it, vital to figuring out who did it and why, occurred just outside the camera's field of view.
11th Oct '15 4:37:19 PM nombretomado
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* Subverted in ''PhineasAndFerb'': A traffic cam caught not only the boys' inventions, but Perry's comings and goings for the [=OWCA=].

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* Subverted in ''PhineasAndFerb'': ''WesternAnimation/PhineasAndFerb'': A traffic cam caught not only the boys' inventions, but Perry's comings and goings for the [=OWCA=].
23rd Aug '15 3:22:16 PM Micah
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* In ''ComicStrip/BusStop'', Jason tries to find someone that he knew rode on a specific bus on a specific date, so he gets in touch with the bus company to try to look at their security camera footage. Turns out the bus camera only turns on if the driver activates the emergency switch. No emergencies happened on that particular date, that particular bus, so there was no footage to see.

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* In ''ComicStrip/BusStop'', Jason tries to find someone that he knew rode on a specific bus on a specific date, so he gets in touch with the bus company to try to look at their security camera footage. Turns out the bus camera only turns on if the driver activates the emergency switch. No emergencies happened in that particular bus on that particular date, that particular bus, so there was no footage to see.
23rd Aug '15 10:38:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* In ''BusStop'', Jason tries to find someone that he knew rode on a specific bus on a specific date, so he gets in touch with the bus company to try to look at their security camera footage. Turns out the bus camera only turns on if the driver activates the emergency switch. No emergencies happened on that particular date, that particular bus, so there was no footage to see.

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* In ''BusStop'', ''ComicStrip/BusStop'', Jason tries to find someone that he knew rode on a specific bus on a specific date, so he gets in touch with the bus company to try to look at their security camera footage. Turns out the bus camera only turns on if the driver activates the emergency switch. No emergencies happened on that particular date, that particular bus, so there was no footage to see.
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