This was the scene after dark in a Leixlip estate last weekend.
A number of suspects up to no good can be seen checking whether the front doors of homes are locked.
They can be seen casually wandering in an out of driveways.
Two are wearing gloves and hoodies - and cover their faces at times with scarves when they approach houses.
One man comes right up to a CCTV camera on the front door of one home.
A car sits in the driveway of this property.
You can also see a car linked to the suspects crawling along the kerb.
It stops at one point outside the home where the CCTV camera is located.
Gardaí always give general advice to householders to lock doors of vehicles and doors of homes before going to bed at night.