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Discussion in 'Hunting' started by Brin, Jul 20, 2013.

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  1. Brin

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    Are game cameras undetectable to humans when the infrared takes pictures or video?
     
  2. Art Eatman

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    SFAIK, yes, not visible.
     
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    In my experience on some models you can see a faint red glow when the IR flashes to take a picture or record a video.
     
  4. Brin

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    Thanks Art and 286, I am looking for a camera that a two legged tweeker varmint won’t see the IR flash. I don’t won’t my camera to be stolen.
     
  5. adelbridge

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    Some cheap ones are very visible but the god ones you won't see a thing. Get a lock box.
     
  6. KMatch

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    All of my stealth cams in infra-red are easy to see/steal. You might look into a blackout type. Mine is invisible.
     
  7. lloveless

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    The ones from Walmart have a red glow that is visible when activated. That being said if properly placed, they probably wouldn't notice. OTOH have two cams, one watching the other so to speak.
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  8. Double Naught Spy

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    Even some of the blackout models, like Moultrie, have a reduced visible signature, but if seen straight on, can still be seen. Most of your standard $80-200 models have a visible IR signature. Depending on the model, it may flicker very briefly or glow for 1-2 seconds.

    Many cameras also have a very detectable auditory noise. It is the IR filter being moved into or out of position for the image.

    You might find this link helpful...
    http://www.trailcampro.com/securitycamerareviews.aspx
     
  9. Brin

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    Sounds like the link was helpful. Very good.
     
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