Barn Owl Box with Wireless Camera
This high quality hand made Barn Owl Box is constructed from exterior grade 12mm bonded plywood which has been treated with two coats of water based preservative. Designed to last for many years with minimal maintenance, we use only stainless steel screws, brass inspection door bolts and hinges. Whilst being strong and durable, the 'A' frame barn owl box is specifically designed so that it can be installed about 12 feet from the ground onto the face of a tree trunk, wall or existing pole by one or two persons, without the need for haul ropes or lifting equipment.
The large inspection door is specially designed to aid cleaning and also permits the safe and secure monitoring of breeding barn owls by licensed conservationists. Once in position the floor of the owl nesting box should be lined with about 2" (5cm) of small wood chippings or similar.
Once a Barn Owl has chosen its first nest site it is likely to use it again year after year, generation after generation.
About 2000 pairs of Barn Owls currently breed in this particular type of owl box, with an estimated 100,000 owlets having fledged during the last 20 years. This has contributed significantly to the conservation successes now being seen with Barn Owls in the UK. Owl boxes now account for three-quarters of the nest sites used by Barn Owls with ?A? frame type owl nesting boxes known to produce the highest fledging successes recorded in the UK.
This CCD High Resolution 420 TVL (TV Line) Camera has been designed specifically for use with Gardenature camera bird boxes and bird feeder camera kits. This owl 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). The owl box camera produces colour images providing there is enough natural light getting into the box (depending on positioning) and/or 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 inside the owl box. This little owl 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 if required.
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
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 Barn Owl Camera System Contains:
- Very high quality handmade A frame Barn Owl Box. Made to BOCN Barn Owl Conservation Network specification and recommended by RSPB
- 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 12v DC Regulated mains power plugs
- Scart Adapter
- Instruction sheet full of useful tips
- 2 year warranty: Camera + TX/RX
A Frame Barn Owl Box Dimensions:
|Antenna /Aerial:||3dB omni directional (standard)|
|Audio:||Highly Sensitive Microphone built in|
|Auto Transmission Pairing:||Yes|
|Box_Material:||Marine Ply (heavy duty)|
|Camera_Dimension:||42 x 42mm|
|Camera_Sensor:||1/3" CCD COLOUR|
|Digital Transmission Frequency:||2.4000 > 2.4835 GHz (Auto hoping)|
|Effective Pixels:||752 h x 582 v|
|Infrared_LED:||x10 by Switching Sensor|
|Lens:||f=3.6mm / F=2.0|
|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|
|Minimum_Illumination:||0.0 Lux LED on|
|Min_Operating_Temperature:||-20C > +50C|
|Nest_Box_Type:||A Frame Owl Box (durable)|
|Outdoor 12vDC Cable > Mains:||10 Meters (33ft)|
|Owl Box Dimensions:||W810 x H710 x D470 mm|
|Owl Box Weight:||10.8 kg|
|Shutter Speed:||1/50 - 1/100|
|TX/RX dimensions:||W 160 X H 125 X D 40mm (without aerial)|
|TX/RX Video Resolution:||720 x 480. 30fps|