Starling Nest Box with Wireless Camera
A high quality Starling Nest-box fitted with a Sony Effio Ultra High Resolution Camera, delivered to your door ready assembled with easy set up instructions.
This colour nesting box camera with Infrared (IR) night vision provides colour images during the day and black &
white images at night. There is also a built in microphone so you can hear as well as see what's going on. The Digital Wireless transmitter and receiver used in this kit will cover up-to 120 meters distance (line of sight) with the
Gardenature bird box cameras are easy to set up and can provide hours of educational fun for all age groups.
Starling Box Camera Kit Contains:
- Hand made 21mm Western Red Cedar (PEFC certified) Starling nesting box
- Ultra High resolution Sony Effio 700 TVL (TV Line) CCD colour camera with light sensing infrared illumination enabling 24hr viewing.
- Integral microphone
- User adjustable focus lens (pre-set)
- Digital Wireless pair TX / RX (waterproof)
- 10 meter 12v DC cable
- 2x Regulated 100-240v AC / 12volt DC mains adaptor plugs
- TV Scart plug (RCA Yellow / White) optional TV input
- Nest box fixing screws
- Instruction sheet with useful tips to help maximise on nesting in your bird box
- 2 year warranty
The Starling Nest Box
Our Starling nest box offers market leading quality, durability and great value for money. Handmade in our UK workshops from high grade 21mm PEFC Western Red Cedar (responsibly sourced) this starling box design follows guidelines suggested by the RSPB. The nestbox hole is 45mm, there are 4 drain holes in the bird box floor. The front and top panels are screwed for ease of cleaning out which is recommended to be in the months of September and October. 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 starling bird box with camera offers you a top down view of the nesting chamber, so you will be right there in the nest getting to know the chicks!
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 nest box camera also incorporates a highly sensitive microphone so you can hear as well as see what's going on. The camera has a 3.6mm lens which produces a 92 degree viewing angle, the perfect setup for a nest box. The lens will have already been pre-focused to the correct position for you, but it can very easily be adjusted to suit alternative applications.
The Wireless Digital 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
|Antenna /Aerial:||3dB omni directional (standard)|
|Audio:||Highly Sensitive Microphone built in|
|Auto Transmission Pairing:||Yes|
|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:||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|
|Min Illumination:||0.0 Lux (f1.4)|
|Nest box Dimensions:||H490 x W170 x D187mm|
|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|