What is a Trail Camera?
Trail cameras are specific to both hunting and security. You can use these camouflaged cameras to either spot animals while out hunting alone or with a group, or you can use the camera to keep an eye on your property to see if people are either vandalizing or dumping garbage while you are unable to be there physically. Trail cameras are also completely weatherproof, so they can be installed and left for months or even years at a time without needing to have any further protection done to them.
How to Use the Camera
The camera is best used out in the woods where it can blend into the background. The camera needs to be installed high enough up on a tree so that it can get a good view of what’s below. If it is too low to the ground, it’s not going to spot what you need it to see, like animals or people roaming the property. These cameras can be connected to your smartphone device, computer or tablet. The camera can also be altered so that it sends you alerts of movement if you’re away from the area for long periods of time. Many cameras can also be moved with an app control, which allows you to have even greater visibility of the area.
Four of the Best Cameras in 2018
Four of the very best trail camera brands featured on many game camera reviews are the Bushnell, Browning Strike, Reconyx and the Plotwatcher. These brands are all designed to sit outside for long periods of time due to their weatherproof capabilities. The cameras feature swivel movement, Bluetooth connectivity and clear pictures. If you are using the camera for security purposes, the clear picture is essential to ensure that you capture whoever is trespassing on your property. The Reconyx Hyperfire, in particular, was named one of the top models in 2018 for hunters and property owners alike.
Choosing and Installing
Choosing the right camera depends on how much you’re willing to spend and what features you need to have. Some cameras can be as low as $20 and others are as high as a few thousand. The more expensive cameras often have the most features, so it could be worth your investment into them so that you have a camera that not only lasts longer, but is going to provide you with a clearer picture and more convenient features. Once you’ve chosen the right camera, it is up to you or a security company to get it installed in an area that benefits your hunting excursions.