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Design & manufacture of Wildlife Monitoring & Specialised Surveillance equipment since 1990 - Protecting Australia's most critically endangered wildlife

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AUTOMATED WILDLIFE VIDEO RECORDING SYSTEMS

If it walks, crawls, flies or slithers by day or at night then we probably have a camera system to video record it

We have been building specialised wildlife monitoring systems since 1989. Our current range of battery powered Video Monitoring Systems are housed in robust weather resistant ABS case. They feature low power consumption with solar power options & massive storage capacity making them ideal for long duration wildlife video monitoring application; record for days - weeks - months.. Compact light weight & small enough to carry in a backpack. Fully automated quick to set up & simple to operate.

 

Predator Safe - DAY/NIGHT CAMERAS

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We assemble our own cameras. Day/Night cameras are suitable for most wildlife applications including: close up monitoring of nests, filming inside tree hollows, underground in wombat burrows & dens, in caves, deployed on game trails, dams, feed or bait stations.

Each application is different. We tailor the combination of objective lens, focus adjustment & illuminator intensity to suit your specific field application. Our nest monitoring camera is especially designed for filming bird nests, it is optimised for operation at ranges of 1 ~1.5 meters from the nest, field of view at 1 meter is 80 x 50 cm.

Predator safe - Day/ Night cameras feature an array of 940 nm light emitting diodes which safely illuminates the target area with covert infra red light, invisible to both predators & humans. Conventional cameras have 850 or 880 nm leds; visible to the human eye as a dull red glow, to nocturnal predators it lights up the target species like a spotlight, potentially increasing the risk of night predation. Day/ Night cameras are auto gated, they automatically adjust to varying lighting conditions; in daylight they record in full colour, at night or under low light they automatically switch to enhanced IR black & white night mode. Point & record Day/ Night cameras are fully automated & require no field adjustments.

Day Night Camera

Camera housings are pressure tested & dry nitrogen purged to the same standard we apply to military night vision equipment. A built in heating circuit minimises the formation of condensation on camera lenses when operating in cold damp environments. Cameras are equipped with a 5 meter long power/ video cable with weatherproof connector, longer cables can be ordered. You can view examples of predation & wildlife monitoring here Gallery

Portable Power Supply

Battery system with Solar backup, a handy means of carrying the normally " awkward to transport" battery through the bush. battery pack with solar

This self contained portable power option comprises rugged Pelican case with sturdy mounting bracket, internal battery management circuitry & provision for a 20 AH SLA battery.

Solar panel recharges the internal battery & under full sun is capable of weeks or months of operation. Field portable Pelican case size, 24 x 18 x 10cm weight 6.9 kg with battery, solar panel is 30 x 37 x 3cm thick fitted with heavy duty cabling with military specification connectors.

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SDX-500 VIDEO SYSTEM

 

The SDX-500 is a fourth generation digital video recording system. It is designed specifically for long duration video monitoring applications & has the capacity of recording & storing up to 40 days of full motion video at 25 images per second.

Low power consumption & compact size make this system ideal for remote Wildlife or Habitat Monitoring both day & at night. Employing a high speed data bus this system is compliant with SD Card capacities from 64 GB up to 2 TB. Housed in a tiny Pelican style case 210x170x90mm which is small enough to carry in a back pack, rugged & weather resistant. Power is provided by a single, rechargeable 12 volt SLA type battery of 18 ~ 55 amp hour capacity.

Compact Solar Panels with built in charge circuitry are available in either 10 or 20 watt capacity; with adequate sunlight the system is capable of running indefinitely. Massive storage capacity (up to 40 days) the SDX-500 expands the potential for long duration, detailed behavioral studies of animals in the wild, especially the quantification of animal time budgets, interactions and species assemblages at gathering points. Visits of predators, interactions, hatching, fledging & other short duration events are reliably recorded; events which motion activated type trail cameras often fail to capture. Continuous recording systems are ideal for any field situation where long-term continuous /video recording is required, such as at den sites, prey sites, drinking/feeding sites and animal highway passages.

Helmeted Honey eater - Gilbert's Potoroo - Western ground Parrot - Leadbeater's Possum - Banded Stilt -

Specifications

Electrical   Physical  
voltage range
11 ~ 30
  size 230x150x90  
standby power
20 mA
  weight 1100 g  
recording power
290 mA
       
solar panel
10~20 watt
       
battery
12 volt SLA
       
 
       
Recording Rates        
PAL/NTSC
25/30
       
codec
D1-CIF H264
       
time lapse
1-3-4-8-12
       
image quality
super high normal standard
       
 
       
Record Duration 265GB
       
 
       

 

HD- EXTREME -Portable Video System

hd extremeComing Soon:- Designed specifically for harsh environments- - MARINE - SNOW - DESERT-

HD-Extreme is fully enclosed in a Pelican case. Built in WiFi connectivity eliminates having to open the case in the field. Starts recording when the battery is connected. Optional triggering by remote wireless sensors. View live video from the camera using your mobile phone or other WiFi device; program & edit system parameters without opening the case. Built in GPS location watermarked onto video. Video options: 1920 x 1080 or 1280 x 720 selectable frame rates from 1 to 30 images per second, variable bit rate.

3G connectivity, view live video online edit & activate the system remotely over the internet.

Cameras are fitted with heavy duty coaxial/ power cabling more resistant to damage from crushing or attack from rodents & uses CEEP mil spec plugs & sockets.

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