Safety & Security

Affordable Cabin Security

Use webcams and trail cameras to keep a couple of extra "eyes" on your cabin property
By Emily Hare
Published: January 16, 2014
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Q: I want to install cameras to keep an eye on my cabin when I’m not there, but I don’t want to spend thousands on a high-tech surveillance system. What other options do I have?
– Ron, via email

A: It’s a great idea to install a few extra “eyes” around your cabin – you can never be too careful when it comes to protecting your precious getaway from burglars and vandals. Even remote cabins are at risk, especially those that have few neighbors (aka potential witnesses).

Besides making your property less attractive to sneaky thieves, install cameras around the outside of the cabin to capture any suspicious action while you’re away. The images will provide you with evidence (should you need it) and alert you to potential gaps in your cabin security.

High-tech surveillance systems are nice, but webcams and trail cameras can be less expensive alternatives.
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