How a Sticker / Decal Can Actually Prevent Tree Stand and Trail Camera Theft
"How do I keep thieves from stealing my tree stand and trail camera?"
"What can I do to prevent my tree stand or game camera from being stolen?"
It's a question we have heard often from fellow hunters and wildlife watchers. We came up with an affordable solution to stop your camera and stand from being stolen, TreeStand SHIELD and TrailCam SHIELD. Our SHIELDS are theft prevention decals / stickers that you place on your gear to give the perception that are being tracked by GPS tracker. Thieves won't take the risk that they could be caught and face the consequence and instead move on to another camera or stand that poses no risk.
We then get the inevitable question, "How can a decal actually prevent theft? It's just a sticker." We have the answer for that!
1. A large portion of our customers pair our decals with an actual GPS device.
Thieves would be foolish to assume that there is no tracker paired with our SHIELDs. Because a large portion of our customers do use an actual GPS tracker it makes our SHIELDs even more effective. You can buy our SHIELDs and take advantage of other people using a GPS tracker. You don't necessarily have to buy tracker but because other people do you get to reap the benefits. You get the same amount of protection because thieves won't know which is being tracked and which isn't.
2. Our SHIELDs utilized a scientific theory called Deterrence Theory.
This theory used by phycologists and criminologists says, "If you can increase the perception that the thief will caught you will decrease the likelihood of theft." Put another way, if you make a thief believe that he will get caught he won't steal. Our SHIELDs do just that. We tell them your camera or tree stand is being tracked and that you should respect your fellow outdoorsman and leave the gear alone. We plead with them on both a moral and legal level to urge them not to steal.
Most thieves are impulsive thieves. They don't go into the woods with the intent to steal your gear but instead happen upon your gear and then decide to steal it. Our SHIELDs act as "angel on the shoulder" to discourage bad behavior and encourage good behavior. Our SHIELDs make thieves think twice before committing a crime.
Before just discarding the idea that decals can prevent theft, we urge you to think deeply about what we have described above. There is science and psychology that has gone into developing our product. Our customers have had great success preventing theft with our product. TrailCam SHIELD and TreeStand SHIELD are the most affordable theft prevention systems on the market.
AFFORDABLE. EFFECTIVE. PROVEN.
-Sportsman's SHIELD Team