If one of my cameras is stolen, I want to insure that the thief won't bother to steal from me again by forcing him to damage or ruin the camera as he steals it. In this scenario, assume the thief would only have exterior access, and would spend at most five minutes, because perimeter sirens would trigger. Because of the way the camera is installed, he would be forced to cut the camera cables, or pull hard enough to break them. Let's say the camera only costs $100 new. What is the market for a used camera with cut cables? Wouldn't the resale value be ruined? Even if he goes to the effort of obtaining replacement cables, soldering, testing, and wading through any applicable Murphy's Laws, he would be left with a used and (probably) obviously damaged/repaired camera that he could only sell for pennies on the dollar. Is my theory solid, or am I missing something? Is it easier to sell a camera in this condition than it seems? Does anyone else employ tactics to damage a camera if it is stolen?