Although we appreciate that some conservation efforts require wild animals to be controlled, we have a strict anti-hunting policy. As such we cannot supply camera traps for the purposes of wildlife monitoring with the intention of dispatching any animal.
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What We Stand For
We’re a small organisation that aims to produce a big impact. Through our wildlife work we also want to educate people and communities about their local green spaces and wilder neighbours. In doing so we hope to achieve a dual purpose of encouraging people to care for and protect wild animals and habitats while using nature for their own health and well-being.
Our rating 6.8/10
The SpyPoint Force 20 camera trap is an affordable and smart little unit. The Force 20 captures high quality 20MP images from a 3MP sensor – and 720p HD video. It can shoot 5 hi-res photos per trigger.
Battery life, from 8x AAlithiumbatteries(not included), is pretty good in photo and video mode. It is not as efficient as some of the other SpyPoint trail cameras however, or some of the similarly-priced Browning cameras.
The SpyPoint Force 20 also has a decent trigger speed – approx 0.5 seconds for photos and around 1.1 second for video.
It also has a small LCD screen for choosing the settings only and is straightforward to use. It is designed to be a no-frills trail camera but with strong photo quality particularly during the day.
The SpyPoint Force 20 trail camera also has a curved motion sensor which improves the detection angle and detecting distance of its three detection zones.
Max res: 720p (15fps) Max length: 60 secs Trigger speed: about 1.1 seconds Recovery time: about 2 seconds
Max res: 20MP (interpolated) Max photos per trigger: 5 photos Trigger speed: about 0.5 seconds Recovery time: about 2 seconds
SpyPoint camera traps have been around for a while now, and have developed year on year. They are a Canadian-based company, and all of their trail cameras are tested in the harsh Canadian winter before release.
There are currently several models of SpyPoint cameras, with a release of 4 cameras in summer 2019, all of which fit in at different places in the market. SpyPoint has also turned in the last few years to specialise in cellular camera traps that send photos in near-real time. This culminated with the release of the innovative Link-Micro in May 2019.
The non-wireless trail cameras are:
Force 20 – an entry level, affordable little camera with strong features and excellent night-time video
Force Dark – a mid-market camera trap with industry-leading trigger times (particularly for photos) and selectable low-glow or no-glow LED options
Solar Dark – the only camera trap with a solar panel built in. Potentially unlimited battery life, especially when paired with an initial set of lithium batteries. The same trigger speeds as the Force Dark too and control over low-glow or no-glow LEDs
The wireless trail cameras, all using the Telefonica (o2, GiffGaff, Tesco Mobile etc) network and locked to the SIM Card they are provided with, are:
Link Micro – an innovative, small and affordable wireless trail camera. No frills but a great way to access an app-based, 4G wireless trail camera
Link-Micro-S – as above but with built-in solar panel and Lithium battery pack
Link-Dark – best suited for security applications thanks to its no-glow LEDs. 4G and fast photo transmission, with the fastest trigger speeds available.
Link-S – Essentially a Link-Dark with a solar panel on the top – perfect if the camera needs to be left in-situ for long periods of time
The wireless cameras also come with free 28 days of initial unlimited use. If you don’t choose one of the paid plans after that point, it reverts to a free 100 photos a month plan. They are all controlled via an app available on iOS and Android, and also online via myspypoint.com.
The trigger speeds of these cameras are all really good, and battery life is great. If they’re some of the main things that you are looking for, then SpyPoint might be for you.
It also feels like there is a bit more going on in a SpyPoint camera – they feel cleverer than the average. The detection zones are broken up into 5 areas to ensure a better result, screens display countdown timers when you turn the camera on, and fast release clips help you take the camera off it’s backing quickly and conveniently.
All come with a 2 year UK warranty when bought through NatureSpy, as an official UK dealer. If you need to ask any questions at all about SpyPoint or any other camera trap we do, just get in touch.
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