You are probably right, but if these things were installed in the last two weeks, it’s understandable why people might be suspicious. Will be interested to see if the power company asks to get them back. If no one files a criminal complaint against these people for theft, or sues to get them back, that would speak volumes.
If they belong to the power company and the feds convinced the power company to provide video access, they’d need a warrant which at some time would have to be produced.
They will be in trouble. Mark my words. Those cameras are not what they think. Wow are they stupid. And an utter embarrassment.
Why would they need a warrant? A simple subpoena would suffice, unless the video feed is statutorily protected.
Or, anti government rebels. Or, just regular vandals.
Electricity is part of the Critical Infrastructure deemed essential for life and safety and to ensure government can continue to operate.
It also helps them find the exact spot a tree took down a line or a truck took out a pole...speeding repair.