Spring is officially underway which means your garden can potentially be an all-you-can-eat buffet to all the pesky woodland rodents and critters. Of course, you never actually see anything eating your plants, but you do see the evidence. Missing plants, chewed leaves, droppings, tracks: all signs of a four-legged intruder.
Rather than spending your Saturdays watching your garden, you can set up outdoor wireless cameras to catch the critter in the act. Here’s what you need to do.
Select the Right Security Cameras
The first thing you’ll want to do is find an outdoor wireless camera system that is compatible with your needs. Depending on the area you wish to set up surveillance, you’ll either want a camera or multiple cameras. If your garden is relatively small you could get away with a single camera placed at a distance that lets you see the entire garden. You’ll also want to consider the strength of the mounting surface. If you opt for a camera with a stand or tripod, then you’ll have to factor in wind strength and other components. If your camera will be mounted to a surface, you’ll need to consider the ability of the surface to support the weight of the camera. Most cameras are typically lightweight, but a surface such as a brick wall will provide a stronger hold and better support against possible detachment.
A camera with night vision is also beneficial for low-light settings, and you won’t have to keep a light on (which could deter the animal)
Wait for Your Intruders to Show Themselves
Once you’ve found a system that works for you and you’ve mounted it, the next step is to wait. If your infestation is severe enough you’ll probably catch your culprit shortly after setting up your outdoor security camera system. Now that you know what (or who) is making unwanted appearances in your garden, you can take steps to get rid of them. For instance, if a deer is the one snooping in your garden, you can use a deer repellent spray.
Watch Your Garden Grow!
Once you’ve caught your four-legged culprit and have taken steps to stop them in their tracks, you can watch your garden flourish in peace. Not only that, but you’ll have a security system in place for the next time an unwanted critter threatens your hard work.
Outdoor wireless camera systems are not just beneficial to keeping your garden pest free, but keeping your property burglar-free as well. Sheds and other areas where you keep expensive tools and equipment are often targeted by thieves. A burglary occurs every 15 seconds across the United States, but a home security camera system can help keep your home protected.