Wireless Camera Bird Box - Ultra
Gardenature bird box cameras are easy to set up and can provide hours of educational fun for all age groups.
Camera Bird Box Kit Contains:
- Hand made from Western Red Cedar (PEFC certified) multi species bird box with integrated sliding camera drawer
- 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
- 2x regulated 100-240v AC / 12 volt DC mains adaptor plugs (Indoor use)
- TV Scart plug (RCA Yellow / White) optional TV input
- 2x metal hole protector plates, 28 & 32 mm diameter - to help deter squirrels and other predators
- Nest box fixing screws
- Instruction sheet with useful tips to help maximize on nesting in your bird box
- Warranty: Camera 3 years, TX/RX manufacturers 1 year
The Nest Box
Our multi-species nest box offers market leading quality, durability and great value for money. Handmade in our UK workshops from high grade PEFC Western Red Cedar (responsibly sourced) this bird box design follows guidelines suggested by the RSPB and BTO. Our pitched roof bird box offers you a top down close-up camera view of the nesting chamber, so you will be right there in the nest getting to know the chicks! This garden bird box incorporates a removable front center panel which has been pre-drilled with a 32 mm entrance hole. Also included are optional hole reduction / protection plates 28 & 32mm, making this nest box suitable for the widest range of garden birds:
- Blue Tits
- Coal Tits
- Marsh Tits
- Great Tits
- House Sparrows
- Robins & Wrens (center hole panel removed)
This camera bird box has been designed with a small sliding drawer in the apex of the bird box roof which safely houses the camera and its connections, only the lens protrudes into the bird nesting chamber.
A quick release mounting bracket holds the camera in the optimum position, this also allows for ease of camera transfer between other gardenature nest boxes and viewcam feeder products if required.
This Sony EFFIO CCD Ultra High Resolution 700TVL (TV Line) Camera has been designed specifically for use with Gardenature camera nest boxes and feeder camera kits. This truly outstanding bird box camera uses an intelligent Sony Effio DSP Chip which operates with a Super Light Sensor to cleverly adjust the image quality to suit its environment. Not only this, the light sensor also serves to adjust the x10 infrared night vision LEDs to a graduating on/off, gently supplementing loss or gain of natural light levels with an invisible IR. The result of this outstanding technology is that we can now produce ultra high resolution colour images in full light of day and sharp black and white images at night or low light level conditions. This mini bird box camera incorporates a highly sensitive microphone so you can hear as well as see what's going on. The nest box camera has a 3.6mm lens producing a 92 degree viewing angle, this has been pre-focused to the optimum position but can manually be adjusted if required.
The Wireless Digital 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 120 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: There is a 10 meter DC power cable which should be run to the the nearest mains power supply from the nest box, 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 10 meters away, extensions available if required.
|Antenna /Aerial:||3dB omni directional (standard)|
|Audio:||Highly Sensitive Microphone built in|
|Auto Transmission Pairing:||upto 20 channels|
|Camera_Dimension:||42 x 42mm (metal)|
|Camera_Sensor:||Sony Effio 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|
|Max Current Draw:||260mA (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:||200mA (RX) (TX + Camera) 350mA|
|Min Illumination:||0.0 Lux (f1.4)|
|Nest box Dimensions:||H304 x W140 x D180mm|
|Nest box Internal Dimensions:||H190 x W103 x D140mm|
|Nest_Box_Material:||Western Red Cedar|
|Operating_temperature:||-20C > +50C|
|Outdoor 12vDC Cable > Mains:||10 Meters (33ft)|
|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:||3 years Camera / 1 year TX/RX|