The presence of an antenna on the camera is a clear signal that this is no ordinary trail camera, or person running them, and that deters thieves. Its like those signs that say “Area under video surveillance.” Yeah, they might know where that camera is, but do they know where all the cameras are? And how soon will someone show up looking? The time and effort necessary to pull off a BuckEye Cam™ heist would be better spent on more valuable booty.
Furthermore, its practically impossible to use a stolen BuckEye Cam™ as a traditional SD-card trail camera. Once a camera is registered to a base station, it must be unregistered by the same base station before it can be used in any other fashion. A thief may try to use a stolen camera, but the camera will only send its images to the base that it was registered with. Good luck to any thief trying to unregister a stolen BuckEye Cam™ and use it.