Cellular Trail Camera

Author: John Grocke, Published on Aug 12, 2013

Often businesses or homeowners want to put remote cameras at a distance from their buildings, to spot intruders or see who is entering. One common product used in this situation is a trail camera, as it is low cost and simple to setup. A major problem, though, is having to go to the camera and retrieve the stored video. However, one trailcam manufacturer, Reconyx offers cellular security trail cameras. In this note, we investigate how well they solve this common problem, comparing to other trailcams, QStar and Videofied.

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