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Stolen Trail Cameras!!! WE NEED THIS
There absolutely HAS to be a market for this type of product that would be used in Trail Cameras where theft is an issue.
That's amazing, with a side of awesome!
I'm saying some cheap plastic trail camera shell with no intention of recovering for $9.99 I would buy a few.
Yep, we gotta do something about camera thieves! They steal your $$$ but also your hopes and dreams. I like the aerosol fart idea, why not give them a whiff of what they are?
Would be nice if mini GPS indicators could be hidden in cameras so the owner and the cops would know exactly where to look. This might be a good selling point for a camera company.
Bought a cellular game camera and put it one evening on our lease up high looking down at another game camera. It was set to transmit every 5 or 6 picture. First picture was of a trespasser walking by. 2nd picture, after calling State Police and Game Warden, was of trespasser walking out, hands behind his back in handcuffs being escorted by the Game Warden. Didn't even try to lie his way out of it and actually turned in his trespassing buddy that was also on the property.
You can buy small GPS trackers. Maybe just write on your camera GPS tracker installed? Guess that doesn't keep them from smashing it.
Fart spray isn't bad enough, mink lure would be much better.
crazy how much of the package theft is going on now.
Why not go for it and dispense good ol fashioned skunk essence
I have a few broken cameras that would be fun to rig up to somehow cause a stink hand or some such "harmless" door prize for being a thief.
That contraption is beyond fantastic, but likely cost more if not ALOT more to make than most trail cams cost. And I GAURANTEE YOU if anyone gets any glitter in their eyes or if by pure coincidence they open the package while driving and crash the maker of the bobby-trap package will be open to a major lawsuit. I have access to unlimited amounts and types of FREE 1/4" thick angle and steel plait. So I designed and welded up some mini-Ft/knox lock boxes and I then use three 3.0" long 3/8" hex head wood screws and bolt them to a very substantial tree. No they are not 100% thief proof, but if a scum bag happens upon one they will need a battery powered grinder with a cut off wheel, not something people usually carry with them. Add to the fact I only buy cheap or on sale trail cams worth less than $40 they really aren't worth the level of effort needed to defeat my lock box to get the trail cam. I had not planned on buying any trail cams this year but stumbled across a excellent deal and bought 10, so close to season I had to rush to make my lock boxes. The one and only week point in my lock box is not actually the box but the lock. Unless you have a gas ax handy, my lock boxes are basically impregnable. Once the season is over I will weld on additional 1/4" steel plate so there is no access points to the lock to allow it to be cut with a grinder, or even a bolt cutter. Although one might be thinking such a lock box is complicated and difficult to make, they are actually quite simple and easy to make. There only draw back is they are rather heavy, for their size.
The glitter device is cool, but it also needs a claymore!
Why mess up your area with fart spray, doe pee in the face isn't that pleasing either.
I've not had any of my cameras messed with but then again I don't put them on popular water holes and I don't mount them at ground level. I find a suitable tree with no limbs and get about 12 feet off the ground with screw in steps. Then remove the steps on my way back down once I have the angle right. Most folks wont even bother to look up and when they do pass by my cameras, their nose is on the ground.
We make the Trail Cam Guardian Maxx. Too many cameras are stolen every year. It is one tough theft deterrent device and very affordable. Guardianhunting.com. Discount code available if interested until year end. pM me if interested. Gary
The best device I seen was a company that had a software program you could load up on your SD card that would send you a message/location whenever the thief opened up the SD card in their computer or cell phone. I don't know if the company is still around but that was a great idea.
I just had one stolen in Australia...same feeling you get when you have one stolen in USA...losers everywhere.