>>1647385>I'm always paranoid about some random cop showing up, I know I shouldn't be but it's always lingering on the back of my mind.
No, you should be considering that, because it's a real possibility. You just have to decide fuck it, you want to do the explore more than you fear getting caught. If you're smart and limit your lingering you most likely won't.>How does one go about this without getting caught?
There's no foolproof method to 100% guarantee you won't be, especially on a first explore since you don't know what security systems are in place. It also depends on the site, if it's completely derelict and abandoned or if it's partially/fully active, and whether you're going in the day or night. But generally:
-Don't park right next to the site unless you vehicle is well-concealed from the road or any casual passersby
-Wear dark clothing (night)
-Make as little noise as possible (phone on silent)
-Don't wave your flashlight around
-Don't announce your plans online or in a crowded setting
-If there's onsite security, do recon several times beforehand and learn their patrol routes/patterns to avoid getting surprised
-Personally I would fuck off if there's cameras or motion detectors, unless they are obviously broken>Also how would one deescalate a situation where you get caught?
Be respectful, be honest IME. You are only there to take pictures and enjoy the scenery. Leave drugs and breaking & entering tools at home. NEVER break and enter. You will be arrested for that. Otherwise it's just trespassing. 95% of the time cops, property owners, security will all simply tell you to leave and never come back, then let you go (they'll watch to make sure you leave). Good idea to have ID on you. Technically, without the authority of the law property owners and hired security can't detain you, so it'll be up to you and how ballsy you feel if you choose to bounce when they tell you stay.