Why You Need a Security Camera Strap

BY Beth Williams

Safe Guarding Your Camera with an Anti-Theft Camera Strap

“Camera snatches,” or “cut and run” camera thefts, usually occur in tourist locations – here are a few tips to make sure your camera and gear stay safe on your trip.

Cut and Run Camera and Gear Bag Thefts 

Cut and Run thefts usually occur on crowded subways or train platforms, buses, or other pedestrian dense locations where people are crowded up against each other. Typically several thieves work together looking for that moment when they can cut your camera strap from behind you and run off with your gear.

Security Solution- Anti-Theft Camera Straps

Camera security straps look and feel like regular camera straps. What makes them different from the rest is that the straps have steel cables woven into the straps to thwart cut ‘n run type theft. Additionally, a good anti-theft camera strap has an anti-snatch security clip so if you set a camera down for even a moment, you can unlatch use the built-in security clip to wrap the strap around a stationary item like a chair rail and then back onto the camera.  Camera security straps come in a number of styles and sizes you’re sure to find one just right for your gear.

Anti-theft Features to Look for in a Camera Security Strap

carrysafe100 anit-theft camera strapThe CarrySafe 100 is a security camera neck strap that combines comfort and two anti-theft security features to provide security for your camera or binoculars. It has a softly cushioned strap with a breathable neck pad and features a slash-proof strap and snatch-proof connectors.

The CarrySafe 150 The discreet, quick action Carrysafe® 150 anti-theft sling camera strap lets you keep your eye on the target, as you grab, point and shoot. Designed to hang upside down and diagonally across the body, finding your camera is as clicking the button.

Additional Security Options to Protect Your Camera Gear

Today you have the option to upgrade your gear to be anti-theft in addition to all the other features you demand in a new gear bag, such as superior comfort and organization. Travel a little more relaxed and worry-free knowing your gear and memories are secure. Look for bags styled as camera security backpacks, duffel bags, cross-body bags, to wire mesh covers that protect your existing bag. Many of these styles actually act as portable safe long after your trip is over!

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