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Re: placing a trail cam high in the tree to prevent theft
« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2017, 09:08:40 PM »
Curious, every camera I have, has a security code to turn it on.  Making it useless if someone stole it.  Aren't most cameras made, have the security codes?


I have owned 20ish cameras and never had one that had a code

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Re: placing a trail cam high in the tree to prevent theft
« Reply #16 on: December 02, 2017, 10:37:15 PM »
Reconyx needs a code

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Re: placing a trail cam high in the tree to prevent theft
« Reply #17 on: December 02, 2017, 10:52:16 PM »
Delete this thread. Unfortunately there are thieves among us. We are telling them how we operate to catch them.

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Re: placing a trail cam high in the tree to prevent theft
« Reply #18 on: December 03, 2017, 06:07:27 PM »
I've started carrying a stripped down climbing tree stand on a pack frame. It makes it a little easier to set the camera and get it to the right angle .

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Re: placing a trail cam high in the tree to prevent theft
« Reply #19 on: December 04, 2017, 01:52:15 PM »
Curious, every camera I have, has a security code to turn it on.  Making it useless if someone stole it.  Aren't most cameras made, have the security codes?


I have owned 20ish cameras and never had one that had a code

I have 5 and they all need a security code, won't turn on without the proper code.   Seems like this one thing would virtually eliminate thefts as the thief would not be able to use the cameras after they stole them.
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Re: placing a trail cam high in the tree to prevent theft
« Reply #20 on: December 05, 2017, 07:39:45 AM »
Curious, every camera I have, has a security code to turn it on.  Making it useless if someone stole it.  Aren't most cameras made, have the security codes?


I have owned 20ish cameras and never had one that had a code

I have 5 and they all need a security code, won't turn on without the proper code.   Seems like this one thing would virtually eliminate thefts as the thief would not be able to use the cameras after they stole them.

But is it obvious that you would need a code?  Might be taken and tossed later if not obvious while on the tree.   :dunno:

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Re: placing a trail cam high in the tree to prevent theft
« Reply #21 on: December 05, 2017, 08:58:54 AM »
No it's NOT obvious, but I was under the impression they were all this way (wrong assumption).  If they were then it would become common knowledge and would probably greatly reduce thefts.  Of course maybe the Trail Camera industry knows that and does not want that as a standard feature...how else would they get you to continue buying trail cameras to replace cameras stolen?  I would not buy a trail camera without the security code and I will start putting a little note on the outside of my metal boxes.
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Re: placing a trail cam high in the tree to prevent theft
« Reply #22 on: December 05, 2017, 09:17:27 AM »
What will the note say?

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Re: placing a trail cam high in the tree to prevent theft
« Reply #23 on: December 05, 2017, 11:49:18 AM »
"This camera requires a security code to operate, stealing it is pointless"

Think about it though, if all Trail Cameras made had a security code and most people know that, what would be the point of stealing it, you couldn't use it.  I'm not saying it would prevent all thefts or damage, but it would seem it would certainly curb a lot of it?
Fred Moyer


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