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Little Owl Box with Wireless Camera


This Little Owl Box is constructed from exterior grade 12mm bonded plywood which has been treated with two coats of water based resin. Handmade in our own workshops to RSPB specifications, it is designed to provide an attractive nesting site and includes a hinged roof for quick inspection/ maintenance, vented floor and a back plate for easy installation.

The Little Owl Box will arrive complete with pre-installed digital wireless colour camera system making it very easy for you to set up to your TV. Optional PC/MAC connectivity and other accessories are available at the checkout stage.

Little Owl Nesting

Little Owls do not build their own nests. They depend on the availability of a pre-existing cavity for breeding and usually breed in tree hollows, farm buildings and nest boxes. Egg laying usually starts from mid April, but can be as late as early May, and the average clutch size is 3 - 4 eggs per breeding attempt. Eggs are laid on alternate days and full incubation begins after the last egg has been laid. The female incubates her eggs for 29 ? 31 days and the nestlings are brooded for 28 days before branching, which is when they first leave their nest site. The parents continue to feed and teach their fledglings to fend for themselves until late summer, which is when they leave their parent?s territory to find their own. They are able to breed in the following spring.


The Camera

This CCD High Resolution 420 TVL (TV Line) Camera has been designed specifically for use with Gardenature camera nest boxes and bird feeder camera kits. This colour bird box camera has a light sensor that switches the x10 infrared night vision LEDs on/off supplementing loss of natural light levels with an invisible IR (infrared). This bird box camera produces high resolution colour images in full light of day and sharp black and white images in low or even no light levels. The camera also houses a highly sensitive microphone so you can hear as well as see what's going on. This high tech spy camera has a 3.6mm lens which produces a 92 degree viewing angle. The lens will have been pre-focused to the correct position but it can very easily be adjusted to suit alternative applications. 

You have the option to upgrade the camera to a superior 700TVL Sony Effio Camera when you click on the 'Buy' button


Digital Wireless System

The wireless transmitter and receiver used in this kit is of the latest technology, the signal is digitally encrypted and much more powerful than cheaper analogue systems which are prone to interference. The advantage of using digital is that you will get 100% interference free video and audio quality as these devices will automatically pair and channel hop if they detect a signal being used by another device such as broadband etc. This particular model is capable of transmitting over 120 metres line of sight. We can also supply optional high gain antennas for distances of 250m and upto 1km line of sight.
This Gardenature Digital Wireless Transmitter and Receiver kit is entirely weatherproof and very simple to install. Each unit has approximately 1.5 meters of cable which has (RCA) Audio, Video and 12v DC inputs. The transmitter also comes with a 10 meter mains cable making it ideal for outdoor and indoor camera applications where the mains plug can be upto 30ft away from the camera. 

Inside: The receiver will connect straight to your TV via a spare Scart input (adaptor included), or Yellow & White A/V inputs. There is a 240v 12vDC plug for mains connection at the wall.

Outside: The transmitter (and all gardenature cameras) require 12v DC power, so for a wireless kit to operate a 10 meter DC cable is supplied for connection to a mains point outdoors, ideally located inside a shed or garage for example. This means that the overall distance from the outdoor mains location to the actual camera can be upto 10 metres, extensions available if required.  The 10m cable terminates at the transmitter with two (splitter) 12v outputs, one for the camera and one for the transmitter, this eliminates the need for a separate mains supply for the camera. There is an RCA Video (yellow) and Audio (white) which connect to the camera for signal transmission.

All gardenature camera kits arrive ready assembled, so they really are just `plug and play' easy to install.


This Kit Contains:

  • Handmade Little Owl Box (built to RSPB recommendations)
  • High resolution CCD camera with built in Infra Red Illumination enabling viewing 24 hrs day
  • Integral microphone to hear as well as see whats going on inside the Owl Box
  • User adjustable focus lens (preset at install)
  • Digital Wireless Transmitter & Receiver (waterproof)
  • 10 Meter DC Cable 
  • 2x 12vDC Regulated mains power plugs
  • Scart Adapter
  • Instruction sheet full of useful tips
  • 2 year warranty: Camera + TX/RX


Tawny Owl Box Dimensions:

  • Weight: 4.10kg
  • Height: 460mm (excluding back plate)
  • Width:  200mm 
  • Depth: 200mm


Accessories

Click on the `Buy' button, you will then be offered optional accessories such as PC / MAC USB connection, Extension CablesHDMI connection and much more... 


Customer Service 

This kit has been designed and manufactured in the UK by Gardenature. When you purchase from us we want you to experience high quality service levels combined with the reward of owning a British made product. We are very proud of our brand and service values, if there is anything else we can do to help with your project or you're just not sure what to buy, please do not hesitate to call or email us.

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Antenna /Aerial: 3dB omni directional (standard)
Audio: Highly Sensitive Microphone built in
Auto Transmission Pairing: Yes
Camera_Dimension: 42 x 42mm (metal)
Camera_Resolution: 420TVL
Camera_Sensor: 1/3 CCD COLOUR
Digital Transmission Frequency: 2.4000 > 2.4835 GHz (Auto hoping)
Gamma Correction: 0.45
Infrared_LED: x10 auto switching sensor
Lens: f=3.6mm / F=2.0
Lens_Angle: 92 Deg
Main DSP: 633+3142
Max Current Draw: 200mA (RX) (TX + Camera) 350mA
Maximum No of TX RX per site: x 4 pairs
Maximum Transmission Distance: 120 Meters (line of sight) +Options available
Max_Current_Consumption: 150mA
Min Illumination: 0.0 Lux
Min_Operating_Temperature: -20Deg C
Operating_Voltage: 12v DC
Outdoor 12vDC Cable > Mains: 10 Meters (33ft)
Owl Box Dimensions: W200 x D200 x H460mm (excl fixing plate)
Owl Box Weight: 4.10 kg
Shutter Speed: 1/50 - 1/100
Synchronising System: Internal
TX/RX dimensions: W 160 X H 125 X D 40mm (without aerial)
TX/RX Video Resolution: 720 x 480. 30fps
Video System: PAL
Warranty: 2 years
White Balance: ATW