Trail cam help

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Tantalus

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May 10, 2004
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There is such a dazzling array on ebay and amazon that I am quite bamboozled by it all.

I am looking for something that will take decent nighttime pics with sound.

Would prefer it to be completely invisible with nothing flashing when the sensor trips and the IR lights up.

For temporary use outside the house and garden. (having issues with troublesome ex neighbour who has been warned to keep away by police but doesnt quite get it).

I know a few of you good folks use them, would be interested to hear some recommendations.

Should I go cheap ebay no-name or is it worth spending say £100 for something that will not change its company name next week?

Thanks in advance

Tant
 

TeeDee

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Where are you planning to place it? Garden? On Path ? Long way from House etc ??

Without too many details what is the Ex-Neighbour upto? Just wondering if there maybe some similar better options. And how regular are these things happening ?

Lots of things out there now.

For something really decent you'll need to up your top end budget.
 

Tantalus

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May 10, 2004
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Galashiels
Where are you planning to place it? Garden? On Path ? Long way from House etc ??
Outside my house and in the garden... not far from the house at all.

Without too many details what is the Ex-Neighbour upto? Just wondering if there maybe some similar better options. And how regular are these things happening ?
Warned by the police to keep clear of the area, doesnt seem to understand this. Last night there was yelling loud enough to wake the neighbours at almost 1am and running away.

Lots of things out there now.
Yes there are lots of things, which is why I was asking for advice... :whistling:

Tant
 

TeeDee

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Yes there are lots of things, which is why I was asking for advice.

Tant
I meant that there maybe better choices than an expensive Trail Cam ( trying to help you...... )

I picked up a Wifi Camera the other day - it takes a Micro SD card and can operate ( limited ) at night. It however need to be powered by mains.

 

Tantalus

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May 10, 2004
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Galashiels
My sense of humour, apologies. No offense intended.

Wouldn't want something wired but thanks, there would be difficulties running a cable to it permanently.

Like I said, It would need to be outside, and in the crap Scottish weather.

Would be fun to use it as a trail cam at a later date too. Might find my elusive garden hedgehogs, and even perhaps whatever is digging a hole in the unkempt part of the garden.

Tant.
 

TeeDee

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My sense of humour, apologies. No offense intended.

Wouldn't want something wired but thanks, there would be difficulties running a cable to it permanently.

Like I said, It would need to be outside, and in the crap Scottish weather.

Would be fun to use it as a trail cam at a later date too. Might find my elusive garden hedgehogs, and even perhaps whatever is digging a hole in the unkempt part of the garden.

Tant.

Kinda came across that way...

Keep an eye out on Lidl & Aldi. They tend to do a reasonable unit at cheap price on a regular seasonal basis. - advantage is you could buy a couple , then keep the receipt and return within the warranty period ( think its 3 years ) for a full refund.

For a very good Trail Cam you're looking at £250 plus..

hth