LOCKS ARE FOR HONEST people lets face it ! On the home brews I use EZ web anchors and then use a Python cable lock from master lock .
The best thing to do is hide the cam as best as you can in heavy brush if it is there . Make sure it is not to deep in there so when it shutters a picture the deer is hidden by the brush . Camoflauge it the best you can . Stick a couple sticks around you lock to try and hide the cable as well .
When there is snow on the ground , as I am walking to the place I am going to set my cams up I walk real close to every tree I can . That way someone does not see my tracks walking in the open woods then right up to one tree . When I get to the tree I am going to place the cam I stand in one spot so I do not put alot of foot prints around one tree .
Just a couple things I do .
If you do try a home brew Dragthor do not be affraid to ask me any questions you may have. Anything I can do to help you I'm willing . Maybe even a get togeather if you need help !