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Outdoor surveillance cameras
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8NTX    Posted 01-18-2002 at 09:07:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Been thinkin' about some kinda outdoor night vision camera set up to record the movement of wildlife at our weekend place in the woods. Have seen some cougar tracks along one of our roads, and a nearby rancher swears that he has seen a black panther nearby. Would love to get some video of it. Have any of you had any experience with this kinda set-up?


Cowboy Joe    Posted 01-19-2002 at 17:57:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
We've got a nice video camera set up in the lobby of our building so as to watch the pigeons making love.


rhudson    Posted 01-19-2002 at 07:44:42       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Try x10.com. i used their stuff to set up security on farm and home. its been a while since i visited their site. but i have heard that they have some new stuff.


Walt    Posted 01-18-2002 at 11:52:27       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I hate to sound redundant, however, I would be careful with Cougars, the animal rights activists in Ca passed legislation to protect it and now what do you have, an ever increasing population that is beginning to attack and kill animals and humans. They should leave well enough alone. Track them down and kill them, have head stuffed and put it on your mantel for generations to see.


I sure am glad that you are in the minority.    Posted 01-19-2002 at 02:42:30       [Reply]  [No Email]
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john Ne.    Posted 01-18-2002 at 17:27:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Have seen motion detector camera systems in hunting magazines like Sports Afield, camouflaged and everything, prices weren't too bad for a basic. Good pics of wide eyed surprised animals that aren't used to a strobe light in the timber at night. John in Ne.


Salmoneye    Posted 01-18-2002 at 10:45:34       [Reply]  [Send Email]
'Starlight' optics etc, will only give you a monochrome pic in the green range I believe.

Better is a 35mm with a highspeed autowind and a synchronized 6,000 degree Kelvin strobe flash with auto exposure and the rig set to capture in 5 shot bursts. These can be tripped with simple lines across the game trail or motion or infrared activated.

I have no experience with night video, so can not help there.

Pricey, but effective. Think I have seen stuff like this in Sharper Image and Cabellas


Murphy    Posted 01-18-2002 at 10:32:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
Can you actually see a black panther at night? j/k

We have a wetland area about 20 miles away and some folks were wanting to set up a still camera and video camera to monitor wildlife. They used motion sensors to trigger the cameras. The video I saw worked well when the critter was walking or happend to stop within view. The still cameras and some video only caught the hind quarters of critters on a dead run.

I don't know where they got the equipment but I think that quite a bit of it was cobbled together from various pieces of standard stuff.


F14...Nope, but    Posted 01-18-2002 at 09:14:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have seen some mighty interesting stuff avaialable through Russky military surplus places...Starlight scopes, that sort of thing.


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