21 February 2016

SRCWA #2016027 - Wildlife Cameras for Security


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.

3 Steps to Catch a Thief

Game Camera Wifi
1. Identify the Problem
     If you have a trespasser problem, the easiest fix is to use No Flash Infrared Trail Cameras.

     With no flash security cameras, the night infrared led's do not glow red and therefore, the trespasser won't see a visible flash at night.
     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.

Wifi Game Camera and Wifi Trail Camera2.  Purchase the Correct Security Camera

     For simplicity sake, let's make two categories of trail cameras that excel in security surveillance.
     Which of the trail cameras for security is best?  Well that simply depends on your application.
     If you can easily go to the camera and do a simple sd card swap, removing the sd card with pictures and replacing with a fresh card, then having a basic no glow camera will do everything you need.

     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 game camera or any that possess "game camera wifi."  However, there are some excellent cellular security cameras.  What is the difference?  A wifi trail camera would produce it's own wireless network or would work on wifi networks already available.  Cellular cameras work on cellular networks.


3.  Security Camera Setup
     By now, the hard work has already been completed.  You simply need to set your plans in motion.

     After testing the camera at home, place the camera in your already selected setup.  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.

This message is made possible by the Sturgeon Rural Crime Watch Association in partnership with the Morinville RCMP.
If you have any information in respect to this incident or know of any crime or criminal activity, please call the Morinville RCMP at 780-939-4550 or Toll Free at 780-459-7689.


Dan Antoniuk
Communications Director
Zone 9 Director