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My place is about an hour away, and I really only get up there to check on it on the weekends. I have some tools there, locked in a shed I've built, but I'm not terribly worried about theft. The roads to my property, and another gentleman's, sit behind a locked gate, and frankly it just looks like oil/gas company land.

However, I've thought it might be prudent to install a game camera. I thought my strategy might be to install one camera, a low glow model, where it could be found with just a little effort, and back that up with a higher-end no-glow model very carefully concealed, up higher.

Has anyone done this? Can you recommend any particular brands/models?

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When possible I prefer to place at least two trailcams, pointing at each other. That way, if someone discovers one camera and decides to take it, you have them on record from the other camera.
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Cheap wallmart ones for the obvious ones, Bushnells for the ones watching them.

Got em interlocking.
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Do they typically flash when they snap a picture at night(or in the day)? I know it's infrared, but is it something that can be seen, or totally stealthy?
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I gave them all over my place- for the most part I end up with blurry pics of my backside and blurry pics of animals
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Ok so I dove in and started with a less expensive model the moultrie m-888 not the 888i. What happens is that you see the red LEDs (there's like 50 of them) blink once on the front of the unit. It is very obvious to humans. No mistaking it or missing it.

Apparently the algorithm is, when something enters the field of motion detection, an image is captured, then if there is continued movement, subsequent pictures are taken every 10 seconds (or whatever the delay is).
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I just got a Stealth Cam Model STC-SC36NGK2 which is advertised as "no glow" and so far I am very happy with it. I can even get pictures thru a glass window if I put it right up to the glass. I can't detect any light from it at all. These things are definitely getting better all the time. Too bad that the prices are high on the good ones.
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GREAT idea for protecting your place.

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Take DOWN the WELCOME sign..."posted keep out" is worthless!

Place signs on fence and gates..."Cameras on property', Game cameras in use, Smile you are on camera what ever, but have on on ever fence that along a road. Nothing does better to keep people out...
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Look into plot watchers. They take a picture every so many seconds and you can condense the photos down into a short video and watch it.
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I have 3 on our property...
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Suggest solar powered motion lights that come on in dark is someone approaches a night
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GREAT idea for protecting your place.

TIPS:

Take DOWN the WELCOME sign..."posted keep out" is worthless!

Place signs on fence and gates..."Cameras on property', Game cameras in use, Smile you are on camera what ever, but have on on ever fence that along a road. Nothing does better to keep people out...
You are wrong on the signs. You cross a locked gate with a no trespassing sign and how I can deal with you changes. I already can assume criminal intent. Plus the sign beware of dog helps protect me from civil suits when you get mauled if i have not shot you first. Signage, fencing, dogs or geese, surveillance, and other factors are all part of security. Hidden cameras do not stop anyone either. A load of buckshot tends to stop recidivism. A picture does not. i want to be able to hook up surveillance so it is real time and I and the dogs at night can converge on it.
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You are wrong on the signs. You cross a locked gate with a no trespassing sign and how I can deal with you changes. I already can assume criminal intent. Plus the sign beware of dog helps protect me from civil suits when you get mauled if i have not shot you first. Signage, fencing, dogs or geese, surveillance, and other factors are all part of security. Hidden cameras do not stop anyone either. A load of buckshot tends to stop recidivism. A picture does not. i want to be able to hook up surveillance so it is real time and I and the dogs at night can converge on it.
Wish I was...

Posted keep out and no trespassing are meaningless and I can go back to the 50's on that. It just makes it an invite for those who wonder what you got to come over the fence.

Been working fence and look down at the lake and there are people down there fishing, WTH did you not see the signs??? Found them building deer stands, wandering on back pastures, chopping down trees for firewood, some even using a chainsaw thinking they were far enough from the house.

I live in ranch country and all agree, forget the signs of yesteryear, tell'um you got game camera's and they STOP at the fence.

Ohhh and down here in Tex, we have a very strong castle doctrine, I don't need a sign, just a fence, you cross barbed wire and the BEST outcome is when the Sheriff shows up...
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