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#1 fireblade_rrw

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 06:18 pm

Thought I'd share some hopefully helpful info on trail cams and security.

Just started to wander into the trail cam world and so far very impressed.

Initial outing captured a buck & doe early morning, the latter was in darkness but the cam picked it up in black & white. Images to follow when I have enough.

One major issue I have is security, or rather lack of it! So I set about trying to get a metal security box from the usual outlets. Unfortunately I couldn't find any that suited this cam so I set about manufacturing one.

This is the results:

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Its a modified petty cash box I had lying around. Drilled drain & securing holes and have a cut proof motorbike lock for securing round a tree. It's finished in matt black heavy duty paint. It'll be installed at around 9 feet and camouflaged.

Incidentally eye level cams don't have great success rate...deer are visually aware of them & residual smells spook them.
There's a great video on utube of this.

It isn't foolproof but it will hopefully put an opportunist thief off!

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 06:24 pm

It looks good mate but I would be tempted to put a self tapper through it aswell. Rather than relying on that lock.
But in all honesty if they want it they will take it.
Good idea and a cracking job.
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Posted 23 July 2013 - 08:47 pm

It looks good mate but I would be tempted to put a self tapper through it aswell. Rather than relying on that lock.
But in all honesty if they want it they will take it.
Good idea and a cracking job.
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Agree mate its a crap lock but it will be 9ft up a tree. I'm fortunate as its in the middle of nowhere.

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 08:49 pm

Have you had them stole before?



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 08:51 pm

Lol. That may be ok then. Lol

They would have to be real determined then.
Bolt croppers. Hammer. Screwdriver.....oh!! And a ladder!!

Nice idea.

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Posted 23 July 2013 - 09:18 pm

Thought even if they where stolen you could go on the computer and track it ?.



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Posted 23 July 2013 - 09:27 pm

Thought even if they where stolen you could go on the computer and track it ?.


Unfortunately no. Its a stand alone battery operated with an SD card.


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