By Steve Wall
How did you start the company?
CamLockBox started out as a hobby that got out of control. I bought a laser for cutting steel and wasn’t sure what I was going to do with it. I knew of game cameras and the boxes that were available for locking them up and I knew I could improve greatly on what was available. I started working out of my garage on the boxes with spare time while working full time at Fox Valley Metal Tech. After roughly four years, the boxes got so out of control I decided to work on them full time instead. We now work out of two buildings, stock around 60 different trail cameras, and have security boxes for several hundred camera models (among MANY other items).
How long have you been in business?
We’ve been manufacturing our security boxes for around 10 years, I’m not completely sure since it started out so slow.
Who is your target audience?
We’re after anyone who loves to hunt or fish! We’re best known for our cameras and security boxes but we’re also just getting into stocking common fishing accessories. We also come across a lot of customers calling from government agencies like the DNR and US boarder patrol.
What do you enjoy most about what you do?
I like building relationships with all types of customers. We get a lot of repeat customers and I think that’s because we take the time to talk to them and figure out with them what is the best trail camera for them or the best way to secure the cameras they already have. I also really like to see pictures that customers send to us…we get photos of things they didn’t even know existed!
What are your most popular products?
Our most popular products are definitely our security/bear boxes. All of them are designed by us and 100% made here in Green Bay, Wisconsin. We also sell a ton of Master Lock products (python cables and padlocks) and our top selling cameras are made by Moultrie.
What is your favorite hunting or fishing memory?
I don’t have one specific hunting or fishing memory but I can say I’m proud of the number of quality deer I’ve harvested over the years.
Comments from Wisconsin Outdoor Pursuits:
Having a camera batted around and chewed on a few times by a bear last fall, A CAMLOCKbox would have been very helpful! Along with protecting your camera from unwanted animals, it also provides a great way of locking your camera to the tree. Not all cameras are set up the best for locking them to a tree. Hunting public land here in Wisconsin, the need to lock my camera is evident! The CAMLOCKbox provides a great way to do that! I will definitely be looking at picking up a box myself to be able to better lock and mount my trail camera this year! I encourage you to do the same!
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