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camera for shop

Have tools disappearing once in a while.  What would be a good camera to help solve the problem?   jps

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Here's a link to a story one of our staff wrote a couple years ago about an "ag camera." Example here is a fellow using a remote camera to monitor a calving barn.

 

http://www.agriculture.com/farm-management/technology/Keeping-an-eye-on-it_322-ar5523

 

More info on the company can be found on the website: http://www.agcam.com

 

They do OEM work for AGCO, Kinze and Trimble, and I found six dealers within a 50-mile radius of my home in central Iowa.

 

-- John  

 

 

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I have a friend who's father thought that he had gas disappearing from a tank, and set up one of these cameras.  (this one is even on sale!)

 

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Moultrie-Game-Spy-M-80-Game-Camera/1205270.uts?Ntk=AllProducts&search...

 

Above is a camera much like what he used.  It takes pictures silently, and in the dark, it uses a special infrared illuminator, so that in the dark, there is no visible 'flash' when the picture is taken.  The pics are usually good enough quality to ID the perp.

 

Here is an example of a game cam picture soemeone e-mailed me, taken at night by one of these cameras.  I would guess the pic would be clear enough to ID a thief.

 

Dramatic moment of a Mountain Lion taking a Whitetail Deer

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  The game cam is a good idea.  You also may want to wire up a motion detector light.  If all else fails sit out there armed to the teeth. 

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Just be sure to 'hide' the game cam, so that the motion light doesn't shine on it.  In case the guy doesn't get scared off right away, you don't want him to be able to see the camera, and steal/smash it.  You want it to get his picture when he doesn't know it.

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Deer cameras work pretty well.  You might be able to borrow one from a hunter if you let him hunt on your ground.  Don't be surprised if you know the perpetrator. 

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  It will be either someone you know or a friend of a friend.  If they are getting away with it they know the layout and what is in there. 

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