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UER Forum > UE Main > Anyone ever use a game camera for surveillance? (Viewed 163 times)
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Anyone ever use a game camera for surveillance?
< on 7/12/2018 4:15 PM >
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So I was busy thinking about surveillance and wondering how I could do it with an old phone and battery packs or something and it suddenly occurred to me DUH there are purpose-built devices for this already.

So, simply; have you ever used one or thought about using one? It's crazy this thought only occurred to me now after like 3 years. I already explored this small place, I'd just like to see how active it is over a few weeks time maybe. Any other ideas? I know I could just prop something on a door or do it more lowtech but it would be nice to actually SEE firsthand site activity




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I looked online, and a cheap game camera is about $30. Seems like an awfully expensive item to leave unattended in an abandoned building for urbex. That said, I've heard that some property owners have started using them to catch trespassers.




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That said, I've heard that some property owners have started using them to catch trespassers.


I've a friend in court for trespassing and vandalizing (she didn't do that part) that can attest to game cameras being used by property owners. And in today's day of google picture searching and FBook is apparently easy to find someone based on a face.




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Sure, it's great fun to see people's faces when they realize they're looking right at a camera.




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< Reply # 4 on 7/12/2018 11:09 PM >
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poor man's security cams I use them on my rural property

Ive run into them twice exploring in town, both times the cards had already been removed


of course I looked..




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< Reply # 5 on 7/16/2018 3:59 PM >
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I happened to know a guy who got the sh*t kicked out of him because he would sneak on some dude's property and steal the weed that he was growing there to resell it. He ended up getting spotted by one of these game cameras, and the dude who owned the property happened to know him.

Pretty much to answer your question, yes, people use these things guard property.




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< Reply # 6 on 7/16/2018 6:30 PM >
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Yes, I actually had an issue with this at a place once. Spotted a trail camera in a tree, we took the SD card and had a lot of fun watching a BUNCH of explorers, scrappers, and others walking right by it. Hilarious. On a campus, where there is one, there is more.




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