Hunters, nature lovers and researchers alike use trail cameras to study animals in the wild. A trail camera’s primary job is to accurately detect when an animal is in front of it and to take good quality pictures. With remote operation outdoors, the best trail cameras are also rugged, have long battery life and must be able to capture images of animals under all conditions, day or night.

Understanding animal movement patterns requires correlating pictures with other data and generating statistics. Adding to the images or video captured, trail cameras also capture barometric pressure, temperature, time/date, moon phase, wind conditions and GPS coordinates. With this data you can build up statistics on the animals you are monitoring.

Moreover, wireless and cellular capable cameras mean you can get alerts when your camera is triggered by an animal nearby. Images can be sent to you in real-time over cellular networks wherever you are. Integration of a cellular-capable camera with cloud storage can further enhance its functionality and help organize images coming from multiple cameras.