On Guard Systems has set up quite a few hunting camp security systems, working with hunters and fishermen across the Gulf Coast to secure their properties and ensure the safety of their loved ones.
We thought we’d share some of the most common applications of security tech for this unique class of properties. Whether you’re heading to the camp for a relaxing retreat or a serious hunting expedition, the right security setup can make the experience all the more fruitful.
Hunting camps are frequently targeted by burglars since they are often unoccupied.
Usually a hunting camp is situated in a small town or outlying area, and the people who live in town are very aware of who owns each camp, when they visit, and how long they stay when they come. Since potential offenders usually know the area very well, they’re able to learn hunters’ schedules and then move quietly and swiftly to burglarize them under the cover of night.
Many hunters and fishermen leave their boats, fishing poles, waders, and other hunting and fishing gear at the camp. Sometimes these items are under lock and key, other times they are sitting under the driveway. Taking extra precautions to secure the gear you leave at the camp can help, but hunting camp security systems afford much greater protection and peace of mind.
Intrusion detection improves the chance of recovering stolen goods.
With intrusion detection systems in place, local authorities can be notified of a break-in or trespassing immediately and move quickly to apprehend the suspects.
It can be beneficial to establish a relationship with law enforcement officers in the community where your camp is situated. They can keep you abreast of happenings in town and changes to rules and regulations, and are generally helpful and friendly people. On top of that, you’re getting the patrolmen personally invested in your safety and the sanctity of your property. The combination of a community-police relationship and professionally installed intrusion detection systems can go a long way toward protecting your investment.
An added benefit of alarm systems is their deterrent effect—a blasting alarm will usually make an offender think twice about an act of burglary and flee the property. That’s where camera systems come into play.
In the Crosshairs
Camera systems can help get a positive ID on offenders.
Surveillance cameras can make surprisingly affordable additions to hunting camp security systems. Hunters are already accustomed to reviewing game cameras to track their next trophy, so extending this mindset to their camp premises is a worthy consideration.
Suspects who are captured on camera are usually identified and apprehended more quickly. Cameras also preserve details about property crimes, such as accomplices and items taken that may have been missed upon first assessment.
Like intrusion detection systems, surveillance systems have added benefits. Live camera monitoring helps hunting camp owners verify that guests have arrived safely. When coupled with home automation technology, a hunting camp security system set up can allow a hunter to unlock the door to the camp for any latecomers without distributing keys or having to leave the blind.
Out of the Darkness
Outdoor lighting enhances safety in unimproved areas surrounded by wildlife.
Motion-activated outdoor lights carry several benefits when added to hunting camp security systems. For one, they make it easier to pack and unpack gear in the hours before dawn and after dusk, but they also enhance safety in a few key ways.
You’re certainly more likely to encounter poisonous spiders and snakes at the camp than at home, and being able to see these critters before they see you can prevent a rush hospital visit. Of course hunters always have their wits about them and are careful to avoid these hazards in the woods, but smaller animals can hide out in boots or bags back at camp. Visibility is paramount in avoiding such threats.
The hunting camp may be situated in an area with larger dangerous animals such as bears, mountain lions, red deer, or elk. While the latter few aren’t really prone to prowling around the camp, bears will definitely sniff out and investigate garbage or thrown-out foodstuffs. A motion activated lighting system can be as effective at deterring wildlife as it is at scaring off burglars, and at very least camp inhabitants will have a lesser chance of being surprised by a hungry 300 lb bear.
Scratching the Surface
While intrusion detection, surveillance systems, home automation, and automatic outdoor lighting together make for a robust hunting camp security system, we’ve only begun to explore the creative applications a competent security professional can design.
Do you have ideas about the best way to protect your hunting or fishing camp? We’d love to hear them!
Drop us a comment or call us at (337) 234-0060 to discuss your hunting camp security system today!
Check out this example of a comprehensive hunting camp security system we set up for a customer in South Louisiana.