Ridgetec Outdoors Edge/November 5, 2017
The second camera I will be testing from Ridgetec Outdoors is the Edge. This is a mini sized camera, just a bit larger than the Browning cameras I am testing this year.
The camera has a hinged style chassis, with the camera in the rear half as a removable unit similar to styles I have seen in the past from Spypoint and others. The unit holds 8 AA batteries which should give this unit plenty of battery power.
The camera is a black flash camera and the flash is definitely not visible.
The front surface of the camera is covered in a nice camo pattern while the back is a monochrome olive green-grey color. The LED array has a dark blue appearance and is split into two parts either side of the camera lens. The bottom of the camera has a battery port which is documented as a 6V port. The back of the camera supports strap slots, python and a threaded insert.
The camera will actually pull out of its outer shell and sit easily on the table, a book shelf or hidden anywhere in your home and makes an excellent small security camera this way. There is a slide panel on the back that opens to allow the 8 AA batteries in. I like the size and shape of this camera. Make sure it is in its camo shell before going outdoors.
The unit uses two latches which creates a very tight, secure hold. On the inside of the camera is a 2.0″ color display and full compliment of buttons. The SD card slides in the side and on the bottom is a USB port.
The camera ships with a booklet and strap. I was able to easily set up the camera from the menus without the need for a user guide.
Steel security boxes are available for this camera model from Ridgetec.
Manufacturer model #: EDGE.
Modular camera design for versatility in mounting the camera.
Time Lapse Scheduling – to assist you in monitoring large areas.
Duty Time Scheduling – to give you complete control in turning on and off the camera for security applications.
Live Preview courtesy of a front facing, high resolution 2.0″ color screen to make mounting the camera a breeze.
Innovative 10 zone PIR motion sensor with ‘Sneak By Protection’ ensuring more reliable movement detection.
- 8 MP Photos
- High Definition 1280 x 720 Video
- 34 No Glow High Output Black Flash LEDs
- Ultra-Night Sensor
- 2.0″ True TFT viewer screen
- Time-Lapse Mode programmable
- Programmable Duty Time
- Fast trigger speed: <0.7 Sec
- Delay time: 5 Sec – 60 Min
- Auto IR light metering
- Video length: 5 – 60 Sec
- Video sound recording
- Photo burst: 1 to 3 sequence
- Multi-zone PIR detection : 60′ +
- Requires 8 AA batteries
- Ultra-Low power consumption
- Date, Time, Temperature, and Moon Phase stamp
- External memory: up to 32 GB
- 6V external power adapter
- 4-digit password protection
- Live Preview for positioning assistance
- Photo and video playback
- Compact innovative design
- Low battery indicator
- 1 year standard warranty
The MSRP on this camera is around $159.99.
Chasingame Test Results:
|Flash Range||Good white balance. Usable flash beyond 60 feet. A little bit grainy|
|Trigger Time without flash||0.74s|
|Trigger Time with flash||1.32s|
|Video Trigger Time||2.45s|
|Photo Recovery Time||5.06s|
|Video Recovery time||6.04s|
|Day Range||Natural color. Decent clarity to 60+ feet|
|Sensing Test||70+ feet at 58F degrees|