Our Ltl Acorn trail cameras, which are primarily manufactured for wildlife video and image capture, are now being used, as a low cost option, by local councils up and down the UK in remote locations that have fly tipping problem areas.
These fly tipping cameras, as they are now becoming known, are ideal for this sort of covert surveillance. They are completely portable and so can be moved easily from location to location whenever a problem area crops up plus they are very cost effective too.
No mains cables are required as the cameras can operate for days, weeks or even months on end from rechargeable AA batteries and/or solar panels.
Built in heat sensors mean that the fly tipping cameras are not recording constantly and will trigger only when a new heat signature (i.e. an object with a different heat signature to the ambient air temperature, such as a human, animal, bird or vehicle) is detected in front of the camera lens.
The user can set the trail camera to either record video footage (with audio recording) or to take an image whenever triggered or a mixture of both.
The trail cameras are built into weatherproof cases and so can be deployed outside and will be safe from the elements. The casings have the camouflage effect and so are not easy to spot in any woodland or parkland location. They are pretty small too so, if deployed well, will avoid being spotted and stolen.
Security boxes are also available for the trail cameras which can help secure them and also add a bit of extra weatherproofing.
Built in covert, no glow, infrared means that these fly tipping cameras will record video and take images at night time too.
The cameras also have built in mini LCD screens (although the Ltl Acorn Mini30 trail camera uses an external screen so you can simply carry one screen from camera to camera, if you have multiple cameras, when checking for recordings) so that the user can check instantly what has been recorded when on site. Unwanted files can then be deleted and the camera set to do it’s thing once again.
The standard trail cameras can be used as “record & check later” fly tipping cameras but there are also cellular trail camera versions that can be set to send an image to your email address or to an app on your mobile phone when triggered, ideal if instant notification is required.
Update – January 2019 – we now have trail cameras with encryption!
These Ltl Acorn trail cameras with encryption mean that even if the camera or the SD card is stolen the thief will not be able to see the recorded images stored on the SD card without the decryption software. Perfect for local councils in this age of data protection.