An infrared wildlife camera can be a great way to capture images of animals that are moving at night. The infrared technology means that the animals can be seen without them being disturbed by light in the visible spectrum.
One of the common features on these devices is a motion sensor which means that the camera does not have to be recording video or taking still shots the entire time. When the camera detects movements, it can be programmed to either shoot a video, or a series of still shots.
When you are using one of these cameras you should consider security as you won’t be next to it the entire time it is in use. This means that if someone finds the camera they might steal it. For this reason, it is important to make sure that the camera is well concealed or secured to an immovable object. For the most part, hiding the camera well is usually enough to deter theft.
Most modern cameras used for imaging wildlife at night have something which is known as detection range. This allows the user to set the specific range which they want to detect animals. This will mean that they do not have their camera triggered by passing objects that they are not interested in. For example, if you want to capture something passing close by to the camera, but don’t want it to be triggered by traffic passing further away, this is something that can easily be set up.
Once you have set everything up, it is a good idea to test everything out. Walk in front of the camera to make sure that the motion detection is working correctly and that the camera is recording all of your movements. If not, you’ll need to make some adjustments to the settings.