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Video camera collarSee what they see!

Lotek is pleased to introduce the first video camera collars for wildlife. These animal collars have a built-in video camera that allows you to capture footage from the field and see what your animals see in the wild.

Click the tabs above to learn more about which collars these cameras are available on, what applications they can be used for, and to view sample footage and product specifications.

 

The following video also provides an introduction to this new innovation for wildlife collars:

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The Lotek video camera can be added to the following Lotek medium size collars:

Store on board Store on board collar   UHF UHF collar
VHF VHF collar   Argos Argos collar
Globalstar UHF collar   GSM GSM collar
Iridium Iridium collar      

Camera collar applicationsApplications for the video camera collar include:

  • Predation variety, timing & efficiency
  • Inter-species interaction
  • Family, sibling & intra-species interaction
  • Pack or herd coherence & behaviour
  • Human/wildlife conflicts & interaction
  • Foraging bite rate & estimate of calorie consumption
  • Highway corridor & transmission line impacts
  • Daily/seasonal solitary species behaviour

 

Footage from a white-tailed deer with an Argostrack M camera collar in Washington, USA:
 

 

 

Dimension Length 79 mm
Width 121 mm
Depth 67 mm
Weight (Including Housing) Camera unit only 440 g
7000 Series 7000UC
8000 Series 8000AUC
WildCell Series WildCellC
ArgosTrack Series ArgosTrackC
GlobalStar Series GlobalStar Track C
Iridium Series IridiumTrack MC
VHF Radio Collars LMRT-4C
Camera Battery Operational Life 1 Month* 10 seconds every 5 minutes 24 hours per day or
60 seconds every 15 minutes 12 hours per day
6 Months* 10 seconds every 15 minutes 10 hours per day
9 Months* 10 seconds every 60 minutes 10 hours per day
Camera Video Downloading Current Model Lotek site
Camera Setup Current Model By Lotek
Recording Length 10, 20, 30, 60 and 120 seconds**
Recording Interval 1, 2, 5, 15, 30 and 60 minutes**
Video Sensor: Color CMOS
Resolution 640X480
Audio Microphone Built in
Storage SDHC 16GB
Environmental Operating Temperature -20˚C to 50˚C
Humidity 5%-95%
Data Retention Range -25˚C to 55˚C

Lotek Video Camera Collars product sheet (PDF)