Who’s watching the watcher

Our new trail cam came in today. I was going to set it up tomorrow morning, but after unboxing it and setting up the date, time, etc., I figured I’d just go ahead and set it up.

Then, because the old camera was already there and actually working again…


I now have a camera on a camera.

The old camera is behind the sign and not really visible from the road, except at specific angles. So if someone tries to steal the new camera, they won’t see the old one unless they happen to look behind the sign, while standing by the new camera.

The only problem is that the old camera is facing the main road. It gets quite a bit of traffic, so the motion sensor is going to be triggered frequently. It is, however, set to stills, not video, so that shouldn’t take as much power.

It should be interesting to see the files on the new camera, tomorrow!

The Re-Farmer

2 thoughts on “Who’s watching the watcher

  1. I had once planned on doing that here, but the neighbors we have now are pretty decent and I don’t want to mess with that. I may end up getting something to keep watch on right round the front of the house and his camper, just because.
    I did get my new dash cam set up and in the Jeep. I now just need to figure out how to watch what I’ve captured. I think this one will plug into the computer and upload what is caught where the other one that died I had to remove the card and using one of those adapters upload from that. Ah the joys of capturing life, the good and bad of it.

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    • I’m glad you have decent neighbours now!

      It’s remarkable what the trail cams catch. For example, I knew we had deer, of course, but I had no idea how much they preferred to use the roads, and how many of them were using our driveway!

      I just finished checking the files and realized I goofed with the time stamp. I set it to a 24 hour clock and that’s how I input the time – and yet it’s behind by 12 hours!


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