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We have taken our award winning Nest Box Camera System and added a unique twist by literally turning the traditional nest box design on its head….well almost!
This Side View nestbox design offers garden birds a warm and secure place to raise their family but also offers the viewer a unique side on camera view (including the entrance hole) rather than the traditional top down view. Although side view nest box camera systems have been attempted in the past they have all relied on larger nest boxes with a glass or clear Perspex divider between the camera and the nest to achieve the appropriate viewing angle. However, this causes a number of problems, the main two being:
This innovative gardenature side view design eliminates these problems as it does not require a glass divider. The camera body and connections are mounted behind an opaque plastic panel fitted with a small slot for the camera lens to peek through. As the camera is mounted at the top of the sloping side wall, nesting material and mess is kept well away in the nesting well at the base of the box.
A fantastic system containing everything you need. The high quality mini video camera provides clear 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 whats going on. This system will be delivered fully assembled and tested so all you have to do is position the box, plug it in and start watching!
INSIDE THE CAMERA BIRDBOX
1. The nest well - providing a warm, safe place for birds to nest. The nestbox follows RSPB and BTO recommendations.
2. Small window - to allow just enough natural light inside the box to help provide great colour images.
3. Camera Compartment - keeps camera, connections and other components away from the nesting birds.
4. Plug and Play Cable - Various lengths available. WIRELESS option also available.
This system offers unique Side View images including the entrance hole.
You may find cheaper but you wont find BETTER....
We concentrate on producing simple, well designed systems using the best quality components we can find. We do not include lots of unnecessary extras as we feel every penny spent on those extras is a penny less spent on the core components - the camera, nest box, cable etc, which afterall, are the most important parts of your system!
The Nest Box Camera kit - market leading quality and value for money. The box is hand built in our own workshops from high grade Western Red Cedar (sourced from well managed forests) and follows guidelines suggested by the RSPB and British Trust for Ornithology (BTO). The nest box has a removable front panel with a 32mm entrance hole and is suitable for the widest range of garden birds including:
You may read in various publications that the entrance hole must be a particular size to attract a specific species of bird (eg. 25mm for Blue Tits etc). However, these are purely GUIDELINES and our experience has shown (incl consultation with the RSPB for supply of their branded kit) that a 32mm hole will not deter Blue Tits, or any of the other small hole nesting garden birds in the slightest. Using a 32mm hole maximises the chances of a pair of birds nesting in the box.
The nest box has a small camera compartment to house the camera and connections. A quick release camera mounting bracket is also fitted to hold the camera in the optimum position.
The Camera - All of our nest box cameras are manufactured to our own specification and exacting standards. The camera used in this kit is one of our HIGH RESOLUTION CCD type cameras and has a resolution of upto 520TVL (TV Lines). This will produce great COLOUR images during the day. A built in highly sensitive microphone helps you to hear as well as see whats going on inside the box too. Finally, the camera also has an adjustable focus lens. This is pre-focused to the correct position but can be easily adjusted at a later date should you require.The camera is attached to a generous 20m of professional weatherproof cable which simply attaches to your TV, DVD/video recorder or *computer. This single cable contains the feed for video and audio and also transfers power to the camera. The cable has three connectors on the end of it. They are black, yellow and white. The black connector attaches to the 12v DC mains power adaptor (supplied) to provide power to your camera. The yellow (video) and white (audio) connectors plug directly into a spare AV or Scart socket on your TV, DVD/video recorder or *computer. Simply plug these in, switch over to the appropriate AV channel, sit back and wait for the show to start!
The Feeder Cam - What makes this camera system so versatile and different from anything else on the market today is that if a pair of birds dont nest in your box, or it is no longer the nesting season, unclip the camera from the nestbox and pop it into the supplied Feeder Cam housing. Hang a bird feeder from the housing and you will now have close up footage of birds on your feeder and a nest box that can still be used at a later date. A truly versatile system which can be used all year round.
This kit can be connected straight to your computer if you have the appropriate connections. Look for a round yellow socket (the same as on your TV) on the back of your PC. If you have one of these connectors on your PC it will most likely be on the graphics card, a TV card or a dedicated capture card. If you dont have this connection or you plan to use a laptop we would recommend using one of our Video to USB adaptors. All you need is a spare USB socket and an audio jack input socket (most computers will have these). Software is supplied to get you started (we have XP/Vista and Apple Mac versions available) but once connected you can pretty much use any piece of software that can accept a live video input (eg. most webcam software). We recommend I-catcher Wildlife . This has full motion detection capabilities and much more!
You will have the opportunity to add accessories to this kit such as extension cables and the video to USB adaptor after you click on the ADD TO BASKET button above.
The specifications for this product are as follows:
|Audio:||Highly Sensitive Microphone built in|
|Camera Resolution:||upto 520TVL|
|Camera Sensor:||1/3" CCD COLOUR|
|Lens:||f=3.6mm / F=2.0|
|Lens Angle:||92 Deg|
|Max Current Consumption:||150mA|
|Min Operating Temperature:||-10Deg C|
|Nest Box Material:||Western Red Cedar|
|Operating Voltage:||12v DC|