2017 SpyPoint Link-Evo (4G)

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£299.99

  • Released summer 2017
  • 4G Wireless camera
  • Comes ready to go, with SIM Card included
  • Uses o2 network only in the UK
  • Fully controllable via SpyPoint apps
  • Free basic plan gives 100 images per month
  • Quick trigger – 0.3 second trigger speed
  • 42 low-glow infrared LEDs
  • 2 year warranty
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Product Description

Why choose NatureSpy?


 

SpyPoint Link-Evo 4G…

The SpyPoint Link-Evo 4G wireless camera trap is a game-changer. Finally, an affordable, easy to use, quick to set up 4G camera is available.

SpyPoint camera traps have a good history of innovation, and the Link-Evo comes with a pre-activated ready-to-go SIM card, and all settings/configurations can be set via the free SpyPoint LINK app.

Photos taken by the camera are automatically uploaded to the cloud, and accessible via the mySpyPoint app (iOS and Android), or myspypoint.com. You can also set the app to ping your phone when a new photo is uploaded – so you get real time updates.

Even better is that there is a free monthly option that allows you to view 100 pictures every month, and for the first 30 days you get unlimited photos free. After the first 30 days, and if needing more than 100 photos per month you’ll need to to choose a paid plan – which are very affordable – especially bearing in mind that there is nothing to pay to any network provider like there is with other wireless cameras. So essentially if you only need 100 pictures per month, there is no ongoing cost with this wireless camera – for the first time in the UK.

Plan options are (prices are in Canadian Dollars);

  • Free plan = 100 photos/month
  • $5 per month (or $4/month if paid annually) = 250 photos/month
  • $10 per month (or $7/month if paid annually) = 1000 photos/month
  • $15 per month (or $10/month if paid annually) = unlimited photos/month

For more about available plans, see the SpyPoint website.

The camera also records the hi-res versions of the photos to it’s SD card, so they can be retrieved if no longer available online.

In the UK, the camera will use the Telefonica (o2) network (although you’ll never need to do anything with them) – therefore it is important to ensure you have o2 (Telefonica) signal where you plan on using the camera (check o2 coverage here).

Battery life, from 8x AA lithium batteries (not included), will be approximately 2 months when taking around 30 pictures every 24 hours. For a wireless 4G camera that is very respectable.

The SpyPoint Link-Evo also has a very fast trigger speed – approx 0.3 seconds for photos. 4G network speeds mean very fast transmission the the mySpyPoint cloud.

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The SpyPoint Link-Evo promo video gives you an idea of what to expect…

The Spypoint Link-Evo also has a curved motion sensor which improves the detection angle and detecting distance of its five detection zones.

SpyPoint Link Evo features:

  • 12MP resolution still images
  • High-quality HD Video – 1280 x 720 pixels (non-wireless)
  • 42 Low-Glow LEDs
  • 0.3 second trigger speed (photos)
  • Programmable trigger interval: Instant to 30 min.
  • Multi-image mode: 1-6 images per trigger
  • Video length: 10 second to 90 seconds, programmable (non-wireless)
  • Time-lapse mode
  • Time stamp on photos – Temp (C or F), date, time and moonstamp
  • PIR sensor is motion activated out to 60′
  • Adjustable web belt and 1/4-20 socket
  • SD card slot – up to 32GB (not included)
  • 8x AA batteries (not included)
  • Weatherproof
  • 2 year warranty (UK – 1 year International)

For full specs, click the tab above.

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-Evo – their basic, full featured 4G wireless trail camera. Slightly faster trigger speeds than the Link-Micro and more options in the app
  • 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.

SpyPoint Force 10 camera trap

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.

 

Model: 2017 SpyPoint Link-Evo
Features

– Pre-Activated SIM
– Fast set-up
– 4G Network compatible
– Low glow LEDs
– High resolution photo capture
– HD Video capture
– Fast trigger speed
– Colour image capture by day and infrared by night
– Date, time, temperature and moon phase stamp for all photos & videos
– Multiple shooting modes
– Supports SD/HDC memory cards
– Config screen
– Can be powered by a variety of sources: 8x AA batteries, Lithium battery pack or external power supply
– Up to 60 ft detection range
– Up to 80 ft flash range
– Automatic infrared level adjustment
– Wide operating temperature
– Complete configuration via the free SPYPOINT LINK App
– Wireless photo transmission via the free SPYPOINT LINK App with a SPYPOINT plan

Specifications

Photo Recording

– Photo Resolution: 12MP
– File Format: JPG
– Time Lapse: Predefined intervals from 3 min to 1 hour
– Multi-Shot Mode: Up to 2 photos per detection
– Stamp: Date, time, temperature (°C/°F) and moon phase
– Capture Mode: Color by day, infrared black and white by night

Video Recording

– Video Resolution: 1280 x 720 (HD 720p)
– File Format: AVI
– Sequence Length: Adjustable from 10 to 90 secs
– Stamp: Date, time, temperature (°C/°F) and moon phase
– Capture Mode: Color by day, infrared black and white by night

Audio

– Sound Recording: No

Memory Storage

– Internal Memory: None
– External Memory: SD/SDHC card (up to 32GB)

Power Sources

– Alkaline or Lithium Batteries: 8x AA
– Lithium Battery Pack: Rechargeable battery pack (SP-LIT-09/ SP-LIT-C-8)
– External (12V): 12V battery (SP-KIT6V-12V, SP-KIT-12V, SP-BATT-12V) or 12V adapter (SP-AD-12V)

Detection System

– Motion Sensor: PIR
– Detection Angle: 40°
– Detection Distance: Up to 80ft
– Trigger Speed: 0.3 secs
– Delay Between Each Detection: Adjustable from Instant to 30 min

Night Time Illumination System

– LEDs: 42
– Type: Low Glow LEDs
– Flash Range: Up to 90ft
– Exposure: Automatic infrared level adjustment

Optical Field of View

– Horizontal Field of View: 40°

Dimensions

– WidthxHeightxDepth: 96x175x99 mm

Recommendations

– Operating Temperature: -30 °C to + 50 °C
– Storage Temperature: -40 °C to + 60 °C

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