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Old 12-26-2020, 07:52 AM
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My MIL wants a trail camera to see what critters are eating her backyard garden. She wants a cellular enabled one so she gets pics on her phone. Can anyone recommend a model? Ease of use is more important than super high performance.
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https://www.amazon.com/s?k=trail+camera+cellular&i=sporting&rh=n%3A3375251%2Cp_72%3A1248957011%2Cp_6%3AATVPDKIKX0DER&dc&qid=1608998742&rnid=331592011&ref=sr_nr_p_6_2
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There was a thread about cellular game camera's recently. You should be able to find it. We have two at our lake house to watch the deer eat grass in the back yard and the turkeys foraging in our side yard. I do not remember the brand but they were about $125.00 each and the cell service is around $7/month. It did take 2 because the areas are not near each other. Only downside is getting the sensitivity correct. Any small animal will set them off and high winds moving the trees does too.
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Tactacam Reveal. They are very hard to find, but worth the effort.
Old 12-26-2020, 11:43 AM
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Cuddelinks by Cuddeback are easy to operate and fairly inexpensive. You can get one that sends the cellular pictures to phone or laptop and slave cameras that send to the master directly. Coverts are a more expensive camera, fairly good pictures and can be programmed to send every hour if she wants, but they eat batteries.
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browning recon shows up pretty good on the youtube channels
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SPYPOINT Link Micro

Love it - sends the pictures right to my phone. I have them in multiple states. No subscription for basic plan which is 100 pics per month.
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Originally Posted by gundog61 View Post
SPYPOINT Link Micro

Love it - sends the pictures right to my phone. I have them in multiple states. No subscription for basic plan which is 100 pics per month.
All kinds of glitches with these cameras. I have 2. Absolutely 0 customer service. You buy it you own it, don't expect them to offer any help in any way. They got me on the basic plan for no cost. It isn't worth it. Eat batteries like crazy and I have tried everything to reduce features so the batteries last longer and I get maybe 20 days per camera per 8 batteries, per camera.
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Originally Posted by JAGSARE1 View Post
All kinds of glitches with these cameras. I have 2. Absolutely 0 customer service. You buy it you own it, don't expect them to offer any help in any way. They got me on the basic plan for no cost. It isn't worth it. Eat batteries like crazy and I have tried everything to reduce features so the batteries last longer and I get maybe 20 days per camera per 8 batteries, per camera.
I have 5 all working great a couple are multiple years. My batters are over a year old. Have you tried to update the firmware? Two I recently purchased need that.
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Originally Posted by Graddy-fied View Post
My MIL wants a trail camera to see what critters are eating her backyard garden. She wants a cellular enabled one so she gets pics on her phone. Can anyone recommend a model? Ease of use is more important than super high performance.
she could use wifi cams if her yard is within the tranmission range
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Covert Code Black, 17k picture on one and 14k on the other, not a single hiccup on either.
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Originally Posted by SouthpawHD View Post
Tactacam Reveal. They are very hard to find, but worth the effort.
...for pure value and performance
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Tacticam Reveal. I’ve tried them ALL! These are the easiest and best working cams I have used. I think I paid $115 per camera, and it’s $10-11 a month. Picture quality is amazing!
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Spartan

https://spartancamera.com/
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Originally Posted by JAGSARE1 View Post
All kinds of glitches with these cameras. I have 2. Absolutely 0 customer service. You buy it you own it, don't expect them to offer any help in any way. They got me on the basic plan for no cost. It isn't worth it. Eat batteries like crazy and I have tried everything to reduce features so the batteries last longer and I get maybe 20 days per camera per 8 batteries, per camera.
have 10 Spypoint Link Dark, only had 7 of them working at one time. Customer service not stellar, took months to get warrantied replacements. Happier with the Browning and Reconix trail cameras we have in the deer woods.
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I like this joint, no BS, take your pic.
https://www.trailcampro.com/
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Doorbell cams with wifi work well for that.
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Originally Posted by gundog61 View Post
I have 5 all working great a couple are multiple years. My batters are over a year old. Have you tried to update the firmware? Two I recently purchased need that.
I've tried everything. Just noticed one cameras batteries are less than 2 weeks old and already dead even though the status shows 35% . Also shows 31 degrees where it is over 60 degrees. Temp has always been 30 to 40 degrees off. Honestly, they have been terrible.

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