Stealth Cam Wireless Login: finally, a cellular scouting camera that can relay both video and still images! Because it is the first of its kind, there is a lot of excitement at the Trailcampro office about this camera.
The Stealth Cam GXW Wireless is compatible with any GSM tower, including AT&T and T-Mobile towers; however, we recommend that you have at least three bars of reception. The camera requires an AT&T SIM card in order to function. We shall go into greater detail about this in the section under “Quality of Design.”
An important point to mention right away is that this camera is capable of operating worldwide as long as it has access to GSM service. We are sorry, but we are unable to assist you with the activation of your sim card if you are located outside of the United States because we do not currently have any experience utilizing the camera with overseas carriers. However, it is achievable, and all that is required is a data-only 3G sim card from your local GSM provider that has been activated.
We deployed the Stealth GXW to keep an eye on a gate leading into a farm where we had trail cameras installed. This ended up being quite advantageous for us because we now had photographic evidence of someone breaking into our facility at 1 a.m. and stealing a large number of tools and supplies. The camera completed the task!
The photographs taken during the day are stunning. Perfect color, clarity, and depth are all present. As you can see in the sample below, the GXW did not let us down in the least.
Night photographs have an average dynamic range for a no-glow camera, and they do have a slight graininess to them. Keep in mind that we employed this camera for security purposes, thus many of the night photographs feature headlights from automobiles entering and exiting the building. The purpose of this camera is not to recognize license plates. When it came to night photography, we rated the GXW mediocre rating.
Pictures and videos that are sent to the app will be compressed in size before being displayed. Pictures have a resolution of 640 × 360 pixels, while videos have a resolution of 320 x 180 pixels (you can turn audio on or off). The SD card will be used to store the full-resolution image or video captured.
Based on taking 15-day images and 15-night pictures every 24 hour period, the Stealth GXW Wireless would be able to operate in the field for 2.2 months on a set of 12 AA lithium batteries.
Always remember that cellular scouting cameras consume more power than traditional cameras since they are constantly snapping photos, connecting to a cellular network, and then delivering a photo. The GXW may be programmed to deliver photos in “Batch” mode, which saves time. Using batch mode, photos will be uploaded at specified intervals, allowing you to conserve battery life and improve recovery time. However, while this is effective for wildlife monitoring, it is not recommended for most security applications because immediate notification is usually required.
If you intend to use this camera in video mode, be prepared to have a significant amount of battery consumption. The camera will have to draw a significant amount of electricity in order to capture and broadcast a 10-second video. This is to be expected, and it has no effect on the GXW, either positively or negatively.