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 700TVL (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.
Digital Wireless System
The wireless transmitter and receiver used in this kit is of a professional CCTV quality, it uses digitally encrypted technology which is much more powerful than some cheaper systems that only cover short distances and are prone to interference. The advantage of using digital wireless is that you will get 100% interference free video and audio quality as these paired devices will automatically channel hop if they detect a signal being used by another device such as broadband etc. Our digital transmitters are capable of sending a clear AV signal over 150 metres 'line of sight'. We can also supply optional high gain antennas for distances of 250m and upto 1km 'line of sight'.
What is line of sight ? This is the measured distance achievable when there are no obstructions between the TX and RX. A standard house wall can reduce the transmission distance by upto 30 meters.
So what goes where ? Although the audio & video transmission is wireless from the TX transmitter to the RX receiver, there is a need for some cable connections to the camera and for power.
Inside: The receiver will connect straight to your TV via a spare Scart input (adaptor included), or yellow &
white RCA Video/Audio inputs. There is a 240v / 12vDC plug for mains connection at the wall.
Outside: The AV transmitter is mounted inside a weatherproof housing, the camera is connected by a 2 meter cable running to the nest box allowing for convenient positioning. There is also a 10 meter DC power cable which should be run to the the nearest mains power supply, ideally located in a shed or garage etc. This means that the overall distance from the outdoor mains location to the actual nest box camera can be upto 12 meters away, extensions available if required.
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
- Ultra High resolution Sony Effio 700 TVL (TV Line) CCD colour camera with infrared night vision, Audio and user adjustable focus.
- Digital Wireless pair TX / RX
- 10 Meter DC cable from TX to mains
- Weatherproof box with the TX and cabling already fitted
- 2 Meter AV/DC cable from TX to Camera nest box
- 2x regulated 100-240v AC / 12volt DC mains adaptor plugs (Indoor use)
- TV Scart plug (RCA Yellow / White) optional TV input
- Warranty: Camera 2 years, TX/RX 1 year
A Frame Barn Owl Box Dimensions:
|Antenna /Aerial:||3dB omni directional (standard)|
|Audio:||Highly Sensitive Microphone built in|
|Auto Transmission Pairing:||upto 20 channels|
|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|
|Main DSP:||4140 + 673|
|Max Current Draw:||200mA (RX) (TX + Camera) 350mA|
|Maximum No of TX RX per site:||x 4 pairs|
|Maximum Transmission Distance:||150 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|
|Warranty:||2 years Camera / 1 Year Transmitters|
Wireless installation instructon
Wireless camera install manual
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