Reconyx Cellular Trail Camera

By IPVM Team, Published Aug 12, 2013, 12:00am EDT (Info+)

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.

Product Basics

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Enclosure ***********

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Comments (6)

Is this camera the same as other hunting cameras in that it requires MMS support from the carrier?

Interesting, very interesting.

wish it could be adapted to for other countries i.e. SA

Manfred I have tried a couple of hunting cameras (huntingtrailcamera.com) its a cheap 12Mp with SD and PIR etc and it works fine in SA. It uses MMS to send pic to your mobile phone and email to your account. I am in Zambia and the same camera is not supported by both carriers, MTN and Airtel. Cameras range from about 80 - 165 USD

Gary - I will check on the MMS.

Thank you for this inforemation, much appreciated.

Manfred

Gary - I received the following response from Reconyx:

The cellular enabled cameras do require a text messaging service (both MMS & SMS).

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