Larceny: The act of taking another person’s personal property without authorization. In some states, larceny is divided into grand and petit larceny depending on the value of the property stolen. A lesser charge is referred to as misdemeanor larceny. When the amount stolen is greater, it is referred to as grand larceny.
Light activation: A system senor that is connected to indoor and/or outdoor lights. When the sensor is activated, the lights will illuminate when someone enters a detected zone. Some systems can be turned on with a remote control. Often used as an effective deterrent to prevent crime. Sensors are weather-sealed for outdoor use and can be set so the light will shut off after 6 seconds, 3 minutes or 10 minutes after motion has stopped.