Size of a small match box, this wildlife nest box camera system is ideal for bird feeders, stations, and larger nest boxes. Night vision range of up to 5m.
You can buy a digital wireless camera kit for a range of reasons, whether you want to find the perfect solution for watching wildlife without disturbing it, or provide surveillance for your property in a discrete, secure manner. The kit contains all you need to get started, including detailed instructions to assist with first time installation. The camera is paired with a wireless transmitter and the accompanying receiver, meaning the footage that it captures can be viewed remotely without the need for long cables. With all the AV inputs you will need for playback, this is a great starter kit. This is ideal for Owl Boxes, Hedgehogs, Kestrels and many more.
The camera itself uses a Sony CCD chip and comes with an impressive 700TVL resolution, meaning it delivers crisp, clear images even at night. This is helped thanks to the infrared sensor chipset which, in combination with the IR LEDs mounted on the front of the camera, provides excellent night vision capabilities without disturbing animals. An onboard sensor automatically detects the ambient lighting levels and adjusts the intensity of the LEDs automatically, meaning pictures are never over-saturated, and changes in the weather or the time of day are accounted for without the need for manual inputs. Up front, a 2.8/3.6mm lens provides a solid viewing angle, ideal for use in bird boxes. While the focus has been pre-set to suit use in nesting boxes, users can alter it if they have other intentions.
Wireless video transmission
Accompanying the camera is a digital transmitter that allows the audio and video to be sent wirelessly over distances of up to 120 metres. Unlike older analogue systems, this digital setup prevents interference and can alter the wireless band it is using if it is already being monopolised by another device, such as a nearby wi-fi hotspot. The transmitter, like the camera, is weather resistant and will not falter even if it is used outside. You will need to power it via the supplied mains adapter. The kit even features an extension cable to make it easier to run mains power out to your camera setup.
If you need to flesh out this kit with more items, you can buy range-extending antennas to allow wireless video transmission over distances of up to a kilometre, as well as a range of other accessories, including cables to allow for interfacing with home computers, HD TVs and many other modern AV setups you might have.
Power Cable Length
The supplied length is 5m which can be extended to a maxmum of 100m with the standard power supply unit.
Extension cables are available separately which will plug directly to the end of the single exisiting cable.
Powering the Camera
As with all electrical devices power is required and with the majority of nest box cameras this would be external.
This is due to the wireless power consumption being quite high, and small batteries within the camera's body would only last for a few hours.
A 5m power extension cable is supplied to run the power source away from the nesting source (e.g. a nearby shed or to the bottom of a tree) to a 12V battery or to the supplied mains power plug. The power cable can be extended.
The wireless aspect refers to the wireless transmission of video and audio which is relayed back to the receiver. For some users they may refer this to as semi wireless.
Rechargable power banks in different sizes with different usage times are available separately. The option of solar panel systems are also available for a complete autonomous setup. The location of installation of these would be away from the nest box for instance at the base of a tree to prevent any disturbance to the nesting site.
Wireless System Type
This is a digital wildlife wireless system which means it does not suffer from wireless interfence unlike analogue wireless systems, and is ten times more powerful.
At a power transmission of 100mW (restricted by Law) for digital systems a maximum theoretical range of 100m could be acheived. Realistically we have found this to be quite close.
As with all wireless devices range would normally drastically reduce with an obstructions in particular walls. High gain antennae along with receiver extension cables for repositioning are availble separately.
The wireless ranges can be pushed to around 250m, and our bespoke systems can go into kilometers if required.
The system offers the standard connection which plugs directly to the back of a TV/Monitor through the RCA. These are normally round phono type connections found on the back of most of these devices and would look like round sockets normally coloured yellow (video), and white or red (audio).
The cable will directly connect to these with a third lead which is to be connected to the mains power plug.
HDMI and SCART adapters are available separately. These simply plug directly onto the existing cable.
A USB convertor will directly plug onto the cable and the other end to the PC/MAC. This can be added at a later stage if required. The software supplied will allow the user to record, and watch live directly on the device. It is further possible to set motion detection.
-1 x CCD SONY EFFIO Sensor Camera
-1 x Wireless Transmitter & Receiver
-2 x Receiver Antenna
-1 x AV RCA Cable
-1 x 12V Mains Power Plug (Camera)
-1 x 12V Mains Power Plug (Receiver)
-1 x Power Splitter Cable
-1 x 5m Extension Cable
-1 x Instruction Booklet
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