Someone stole my bikes out of my basement. It was an inside job inasmuch as they used two keys to get into the two doors leading to the basement. Police think it was the first floor tenant's new maid service.
Anyway, I made a claim with my insurance company who asked if I had some pics of the bikes stolen. I did because a week earlier I had taken some pics with my Pearl, while on two rides. I guess I sounded convincing about taking pics with the Pearl because they did not ask to see them.
Because I had replacement cost insurance, the carrier paid what it would take to replace the two bikes, as equipped and depicted in the Pearl pics. Settlement value was $4000.
IMHO my Pearl camera saved the day. If necessary, the Pearl pics would have proved I did indeed possess the two bikes. Plus I was able to remember all the equipment I had on them. [See below for a pic of one bike].
Guess the Pearl is worth 20 times more than what I paid for it.
Any of you have stories of when the Pearl camera saved your butt in one way or another? If so, would love to hear them.
Bonus Comment: On the news there are stories of victims of the forest fire taking place in South Lake Tahoe, California. Some said all they had time to do was gather their insurance policies, pics of property, etc.
That got me to thinking. One of the most difficult tasks in making an insurance claim is remembering all the stuff one has, so to put it on the claims form.
I am taking pics of all my stuff and making a small video of my place, including the closets. I will then put all this stuff on my Pearl's MicroSD chip.
I figure in a fire I will always be sure to take my cell phone. So at least I will have pics and the movie of my possessions, so when I make a claim I can recall what I have. You would be surprised how hard it is to recall what one owns. It took me about 15 minutes to go through the bikes' items, including when did I buy each accessory, what did I pay, and a description by name of what each item was. I can just imagine how many weeks it would take to go through a whole house.
ONE OF MY STOLEN BIKES