- Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:06 pm
Ok, I agree. for both security and for hog trapping, remote control does make more sense. Other than that, if there is no motion, I see no reason personally to randomly request a photo, when the battery penalty is high (as it is with all manufacturers).
The Ridgetec cameras will operate in Video Mode. as well as Photo Mode.
In Video mode, The camera wakes on Motion or Time lapse, captures the video to the SD card, then the first frame of the video is sent to the Portal. Then you decide if you want to spend both $$ and battery to send the videos. you get only the videos you want. You are in control. If you run your camera in HD 720p video, for example, the first frame sent is also 720p (1280x720) so you get a large photo to help you decide what is in the video. then when you need them you can request the video.
I would suggest running your camera with time lapse turned on rather than use Remote Control (unless hog trapping etc ...). You can have the camera wake on time lapse as infrequently as 2,4,6,8,10, or 12 hours between triggers. (12 hour time lapse is two pics a day)
Running in time lapse every 2 hours will consume much less battery than running in remote control 24 hours a day. think about that and see if it could also work for you.
time lapse and motion work together and at the same time.
also, if the camera is in Video mode, time lapse causes the camera to wake and capture a video.
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