How to Catch a Thief
Using a Security Trail Camera to Catch Vandals
Trespassers, burglars, and vandals seem to be multiplying at an unbelievable rate. Luckily, catching a criminal has never been easier with the help of trail cameras for security surveillance.
Trail cameras for security come in many configurations with a variety of programming options. Most models are capable of taking both still photos and video. Many capture audio to accompany the video. Some stealth security cameras are capable of capturing photos in complete darkness with no visible flash. There are also license plate trail cameras specifically optimized to capture plate numbers of moving vehicles in low light. However, some of the most popular units are trail cameras that send pictures to your phone. These security game cameras will also transmit an image via text or email and can be found under Cellular Security Cameras.
Unfortunately, there isn't a wifi trail camera capable of transmitting a photo automatically after the image is captured. When manufacturers offer a wifi game camera with this capability the security applications will be endless.
3 Steps to Catch a Thief
If you have a trespasser problem, the easiest fix is to use No Flash Infrared Trail Cameras.
With a no glow security camera, the led's in the infrared flash are completely invisible. Trespassers will be unaware of the camera's location or existence.
Also, never mount a game camera for security within easy line of sight if you know you have trespassers on your property. Consider mounting the camera high on a tree or camouflage the camera in a way that it is not easily seen.
For thieves or vandals in a residential, urban or commercial environment; you will need to think outside the box.
Mounting the camera from high on a roof, telephone pole or even something like a bird feeder will keep the camera from being readily spotted.
If you want the camera to take a picture and immediately send that picture to your cell phone or email, then you need a cellular trail camera or cell phone camera.
Unfortunately, there is not a viable wifi trail camera or any that possess "game camera wifi." However, there are some excellent cellular security cameras. What's the difference? A wifi trail camera produces its own wireless network and/or works on wifi networks already available. Cellular cameras work on Verizon & AT&T cellular networks.
We can help with selecting and purchasing the correct model. Search all of our game cameras for sale.
3. Security Camera Setup
After testing the camera at home, place the camera in your selected setup area. Always make sure you have the time stamp option turned to "on." This will let you know exactly when the criminal was there.
Photos from a trail camera can be used as evidence in a criminal investigation. Our top-rated trail camera is the Reconyx SC950. It's covert, fast, durable and easy to use. Slightly less expensive but extremely popular is the Bushnell Aggressor security camera.
If you have additional questions about using a game camera for security, feel free to Contact Us.