Our trail cameras are more than just tools we use to take great photographs of wildlife, they are an investment in our time and money. Because of their inherent value, they become a hot commodity, that is easily targeted by those who refuse to respect other’s property.
If you have never had a trail camera stolen, I envy you. There is nothing more frustrating than checking your trail cameras, only to find that someone had stumbled across your investment, and took it upon themselves to pocket your hard work. If you run trail cameras long enough, weather it be on private land, or public accessible land, it is not the question of if you have a camera stole, but rather when.
It is important to protect your investment with good quality trail camera locks. While there are no safety measures that is 100% effective, these locking systems have proven to be very effective for me personally, and I confident they will for you as well.
Master Lock Python
If you have ever locked up a bicycle, the Python cable lock is not new to you. Their patented cinch tightened key locking cable however, is also synonymous with locking up trail cameras. Trail camera manufacturers are now placing 5/16″ eyelets on the housing of trail cameras to match up with Master Lock’s traditional 5/16 inch diameter cable.
Simply threading it through the eyelets and then cinching it to the tree, makes your trail camera nearly impossible to steal without a pair of bolt cutters. Even then, the braided steel and vinyl coating make it extremely difficult to cut through.
The key lock system makes is extremely easy to put on and off, making it very convenient for the user. If you have ever used a cable lock before, this is a no brainier.