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We have some really old rose bushes in the front yard that were growing very well, however someone keeps cutting branches from it everyday.

Since it's winter, we don't even understand why they would cut it since there's not any in bloom. They've cut so much of it that it's barely surviving.

We have setup a security camera but they keep jamming it so whenever they come the camera gets disabled.

What can and should we do? Any tips would be appreciated, thanks!

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    Is the jamming device interfering with the camera image or with the transmission? If it is just the transmission, the "right" solution here would be to use a wired camera. Or to use a "trail camera" or "dashcam" that saves the images locally for later review.
    – IronEagle
    Mar 5, 2022 at 0:21
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    motion activated sprinkler might deter them. Mar 5, 2022 at 0:39
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    Jamming WiFi is an extremely technical undertaking. The group of "people with those capabilities" are not the group as "people who cut rose bushes for no good reason". So I would pause to make sure my beliefs about intentional WiFi interference are reasonable and factual. Keep in mind human bodies can block WiFi, especially when the connection is poor because it's going through outer walls. It's a weak way to connect a camera. Mar 5, 2022 at 2:18
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    @Harper-ReinstateMonica I disagree that jamming wifi is a technical undertaking. There are countless devices for sale on places like AliExpress that will jam the 2.4 G spectrum that most wifi uses. A few years ago, these jamming devices were all the rage in a number of places, like restaurants and movie theatres. Mar 5, 2022 at 2:32
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    I think you just have a bad security system and it's deer eating your roses. Mar 6, 2022 at 5:39

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If the jamming device interferes merely with the transmission of the image, then using a wired camera, or a camera that locally records for later viewing (such as a GoPro, "game/trail" camera, or a dashcam) could help.

If the jamming device is interfering with the camera itself capturing the image, then you can't do much. If it is electrical, then perhaps enclosing the camera in a Faraday Cage could help. If it is optical (such as strong infared light), then a filter of some kind may help.

Best of luck with protecting your roses!

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    Wrapping a wireless camera in a faraday cage would block it from sending & receiving its own signals too...
    – brhans
    Mar 5, 2022 at 5:07
  • @brhans - Correct, that's why it's only recommended for image correction purposes. It's not going to help with (in fact it would hinder) the transmission. But if your locally-recording camera is still getting "jammed", then a faraday cage is about the only thing that would help.
    – IronEagle
    Mar 5, 2022 at 13:03
  • The camera device is wireless so a faraday cage would stop any transmission I agree with @brhans it would stop any transmission.
    – Ed Beal
    Mar 5, 2022 at 15:15
  • Alright @EdBeal - I swapped the two paragraphs so that it is more clear that the image interference is the less likely, second round of defense.
    – IronEagle
    Mar 5, 2022 at 18:15

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