Welcome back to my blog folks, hope you enjoyed the last articles and thank you again for your sharing. So, today we are gonna see how to properly hide a trail cam to get our home safer. Be it an apartment or a mobile home I think we all agree we would like that feeling of safety when we are outside our place. Trail cameras are up to the task because they are designed to be used even by hunters to record wildlife in parks and forests, and they have accuracy and definition, as well as being portable and easy to handle. It is best for you if you choose a trail cam which triggers quite instantly after detecting motions. I would recommend a less-than-a-second trigger speed if you want to be sure that the burglar is spotted, even if running. In this way, you’ll have accuracy and high definition images in case something happens. Now we’ll see soe tricks on how to hide your cam, let’s get into it!
This is a standard cam which most of the hunter shops have, but sometimes it is cheaper on Amazon or other online websites.
First tip: smaller size, better size
It may be banal, but size matters this time. The smaller it is, the easier you can hide your camera around your house (or inside of it). In my previous house I managed to hide the trailer cam just in a small hole on a tree facing the front door thanks to the small size cam I bought. Of course while you are choosing the right cam for you, remember to remember to choose a small battery powered trail cam with night vision, high resolution, app operation, and Wi-Fi so that you could get full control of the situation.
Second tip: use the environment around you
It goes without saying that you have to hide the camera in particular places, and the environment around you is your best friend. As I said above, I’d hidden mine in a small hole on a tree, so you can start being creative and choose what you think is the best place to hide your camera (and it is also fun to get into, as you may find unusual ways of hiding it). So trees are a good option, but so are bushes and stones. Moreover, choose shady or covered parts to hide your trail camera, by doing this you’ll avoid direct sunlight which may make visible the glass of the cam lens. Or you can even hide it in a bird house! If you think about it it’s quite nice cause it is really casual, low profile and quite above the ground so that it can give you quite a broad range on the camera. I’m talking about the classic enclosed style birdhouse with a small round-shaped door which allows the camera to have a good viewpoint of the house.
This is just one of many ways to hide your trail cam, try to link the colours of your cam to the colours of objects around you or your house.
Third top: in the house
If you live in an apartment, you’ll have to look for alternative places: a good option may be some objects inside you home, such as puppets (kind of 007 style), smoke detectors or bookshelves. The important thing to remember is to cover it up as best as possible, so try to disguise it as the things it is close to. For instance, if you want to hide it in the ceiling or eaves, you can try to paint it with the same colours of the ceiling, so that it would be really hard to see. To make it even more diffcult to see, always choose a small size trailer cam, so that it is even easier to handle. You can put it between two books and paint it as a normal bookcover, or close to the TV or any consol you have (if you have it) and make it look like a random extention.
Another thing you may come up with is to “hide” the camera near the window pane. If you have a trail cam with flashlights you can try to place it near the window. By doing this, you’ll have quite a good spot as a cover and, at the same time, if some burglars spot it, it will be hard for them to neutralize because it is on high ground. You can either put it inside the house, so that possible thiefes might look at it but not touch it, or outside the window to scare away possible unwanted attentions.
If you have some space close to the front door of your home, you can even put the cam just above it or behind the glass of the door in order to see the people which might stop in front of it.
This is a short video which might help you finding other ways of hiding your trail cam inside your house, some just need a bit more of time to prepare but the results are worth the work!
Well I hope that after this little guide you came up with some nice and even funny ideas on how to hide your trail cam, be it outside or inside your home. Just remember to be creative and to use the environment around you to find the best way to hide it.
Thanks again for your support to this little blog of mine and I hope we’ll see next time. Cheers!