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Portable Crime & Wildlife Recording Camera's
Game Camera Otters (spring watch, BBC2 5th March 2013)
Game Camera's watching Otters
BBC2 on the 5th March 2013, the Springwatch team are joined by field craft experts Simon King and Charlie Hamilton James for an in-depth view of one of the UK's most charismatic yet enigmatic animals - the otter.
Living not only along our rivers but also at the coast, otters have remarkable adaptations to a life both in and out of water. The team bring you the very latest scientific discoveries, unique video clips taken using the portable 'Game Cameras', as well as a review of the turbulent history of the otter in the UK. It looks like the otter is making a steady comeback around the country but not everybody agrees this is good news.
Portable Recording Camera with built in MMS functions.
Our best selling C60-12 portable recording camera has now got even better with the addition of a MMS model.
Not only will this device record photos and video in remote location, it can now send images to your mobile telephone and email account.
You have to fit a SIM card into the device and you obviously need a mobile phone signal at the location of the camera.
Apart from this new function, this model has all of the same functions and benifits as our popular C60 camera.
Available in March 2012.
Gardners World (Episode 13)
See episode 13 (first aired 15th June 2012) of Gardners World where Trail Cameras are discussed and shown (see text below).
This range of new and innovative wildlife camera traps help you take quality and natural video and images automatically or hand held, all with full night vision. These devices are ideal for wildlife research, and whether you are capturing HD video footage of rare mountain lions, or high res still images of badgers in your garden, a wildlife camera can provide a fascinating insight into the nocturnal movements of wildlife when you are asleep or during the day in a remote location.
The impressive C60-12 NV is being used more and more often to fight against Crime & Anti Social Behaviour by Goverment Departments and Local Authorities.
It has successfully passed magistrates tests to assist County Councils to gain credible evidence against Fly Tippers.
The success is down to the fact that the camera has no visible Camera Flash (or red glow) and is battery powered and fully portable, making it ideal for quick deployment.
Game Camera Used By BBC for Tiger Program
Portable Game Cameras (camera traps) were used by the BBC filming the Lost Land Of The Tiger on Tuesday, 21 September 2010 at 9pm, comments from the cameraman Gordon Buchanan shown below.
When I mention Bhutan it solicits one of two responses. There is the "Oh, wow!" and then there is the "Oh, where?" The mention of filming tigers, however, solicits a combination of the two - "Oh wow, where?" Searching for tigers in a remote Himalayan kingdom is as awesome as it sounds.
By trade I am a wildlife cameraman, and often, when I'm not behind the camera, I jig about and say stuff in front of it.
Presenter is an uncomfortable word for me to call myself, but I suppose that is what I have become. My role was simply to capture images of tigers by any means possible.
I love my job, and almost everything that comes with it, but the opportunity to visit a place that is on many people's top 10 list, to look for arguably the world's most charismatic animal has been a career highlight.
Back at the start of the noughties I was making Tigers Of The Emerald Forest, a film about an isolated tiger population of about 30 individuals (a healthy breeding population) living in a little known national park in north central India.
The film was about the success story of those tigers and how, despite the pressures they faced, they were doing really well.
Within two years of my departure, all of them, every last one had been wiped out by illegal poaching. The news of that tragedy threw into sharp focus the realisation that the very worst was true - that we faced a future where tigers could no longer survive in the wild.
I think that being involved in the Lost Land/Expedition series has helped me feel less guilty about my dream job. Each expedition has targeted vulnerable rainforest areas and raised awareness of the problems and hopefully gone some way to helping.
In Bhutan we decided to highlight a single species: the tiger. At the start I really was resigned to a future without tigers roaming free in the world. To be honest, half way through the expedition, I still thought the same.
I knew almost immediately that the only chance we had of filming tigers was with camera traps. Unmanned and strapped to a tree these clever little cameras click into action the moment anything passes in front.
They never get tired, they never get hungry and they don't suffer from heat exhaustion, frost bite or flatulence. Effectively they put me out of a job.
We slept in tents in the tropical heat of the forest and the minus 15 freezing conditions in the mountains.
Food was basic, sleep was scarce and exhaustion of working in the danger zone at an altitude of 5,000 metres was one of the toughest things I have ever done. Blood, sweat and tears pretty much sums up much of the expedition.
The candle of the tiger flickers vulnerably at the end of a very long dark tunnel, but in Bhutan, in the foothills of the most impressive mountain range on earth, the tiger's future burns most brightly. We found them.
When I saw the first images of the tigers on the camera traps from the mountains (a place and altitude where tigers aren't suppose to live) I was completely overwhelmed. It was very emotional.
In an instant I realised that tigers had hope and that the entire teams efforts were being fully rewarded by this briefest glimpse of an animal that didn't know that its kind has been wiped out elsewhere in the world.
So we found them. OK, not roaming through every mountain pass, or roaring from every patch of forest, but our findings show that there is still hope.
Even (as is quite likely) if every isolated population is wiped out, all is not lost. If we care enough and can create a corridor spanning the Himalayas from Nepal to Thailand, tigers still have a chance. That is what I tell my children.
Gordon Buchanan is the cameraman and presenter on Lost Land Of The Tiger.
If you get the opportunity to watch this fascinating documentary 'Lost Land Of The Tiger' first screened on BBC One, Tuesday, 21 September 2010 at 9pm, you will notice that cameraman Gordon Buchanon had the best results from the Camera Traps when they were carefully positioned in locations that the animals were likely to stay in for a minute or two, rather than locations they were simply passing on through, this gave the cameras time for quality video or photographs.
PORTABLE BATTERY OPERATED CRIME & WILDLIFE RECORDING CAMERA
'CAPTURE THAT MOMENT' using our new extended range of unique battery operated, weatherproof portable Game Camera's (often called Camera Traps or Scouting & Trail Cameras).
It could be recording pictures of a crime' in a remote location, or capturing that 'special moment' with wildlife, perhaps badgers or deer in your grounds at night.
These Game Cameras are designed for outdoor usage and will record images (still or video), even at night, then simply play it back onto your television or computer.
They can be set up absolutely anywhere in the world, and in minutes you can be ready to record, these wildlife camera are becoming an ideal gift for Birthdays, Christmas, Fathers Day.
Also a valuable addition to your security.
Our range of battery operated, totally weatherproof, unique, portable Game Camera (often called Camera Traps) are an ideal method of taking still & video pictures of wild animals or game in any location in the world, regardless of how remote.
These 'Portable Game Cameras (Camera Traps, Scouting & Trail Cameras) are powered by standard batteries, which allow you to place the camera absolutely anywhere.
The Camera's will take colour pictures & video in the daylight or black & white at night, the Camera's are triggered by built in PIR's (passive infrared) and have 10 - 16metre flash.
The images are stored onto either built in hard drives or standard SD Cards (dependant on the chosen model) and then viewed through a computer or television.
Often used to watch badgers, deer, foxes or even more exotic animals in far away locations around the world or as a special gift.
Just to confirm our conversation regarding your 12MP-C60 night vision camera, we have only used it for a few days and are delighted with it, so much so that we have decided not to go ahead with the purchase of a new expensive surveillance system and we will use several C60 instead, which will actually give us better cover and better security against theft of the system itself.
With best wishes
Our portable recording cameras (camera traps) are fully weatherproof, portable, battery powered and suitable for taking video clips and photographs in even the most remote locations.
The images are recorded onto either hard drives or SD Cards (dependant on the chosen model) and can be played back on both the TV or computer.
Please see some frequently asked questions below:
Q: Which camera should I choose ?
A: It depends on what you need; the two most important issues are choosing a white flash camera or infrared, most of our cameras have built in infrared but some do have white flash that would scare off wildlife during night time usage (if you are not sure please ask advice).
Q: Do the cameras have night vision ?
A: Yes, the camera will work in the dark, using either a white flash or infrared lighting.
Q: How do the cameras detect movement ?
A: All of the cameras have built in PIR's (passive infrared detectors) that pick up heat from a body, they vary with different lengths and angle of detections (for example our C60 Camera Trap has dual PIR's to help trigger the camera in time to video or photograph good images of wildlife before they have moved past).
Q: Are the cameras suitable for security applications?
A: This is debatable, we have had some police forces using the camera with success and a lot of these cameras are putchased to aid sucurity, but we are always reminding customers that the camera needs to be firmly attached and out of reach of potential vandals and burglars, our smaller cameras such as the C60 are more suitable as they can be hidden away far easier.
Q: How long do the batteries last for?
A: All of our cameras use different batteries and have different usable life spans, the length of time the batteries will operate for is dependant on how busy the camera is, but most will last for 4 - 12 weeks (please ask for advice).
Q: How do the Camera's store the recorded images ?
A: Some of our Cameras have small built in hard drives which can also be increased using standard SD Cards, other models have no built in memory and rely purely on SD Cards, these SD Cards can be as big as 8GB.
Q: Where can we purchase the SD Cards ?
A: We are happy to supply you the SD Cards with the purchase of a Camera or you can simply go to any camera shop.
Q:What distance can the camera detect movement ?
A: The Cameras do vary, but in most of the models will detect movement from 10 - 16 metres away dependant on the settings and models being used (please contact us for advice).
Q: Are the menu's & camera easy to use?
A: Yes, the camera's are very easy to program, use and navigate, if you can use a standard digital camera you can use these.
Q: Can we select video or still shots?
A: Yes, within the menu you can select all types of settings, including video, single & multiple photographs.
Q: The BBC used some cameras for taking images of wild tigers and described them 'Camera Traps', are these the same products ?
A: Yes our Game Cameras are also called Camera Traps, Scouting Cameras & Trail Cameras, although they may not be exactly the same make or model used in this documentary they are basically the same.
If you have any further questions please contact us through this web site or by telephone.