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Trail camera tips: How Do WildGuarder Trail Cameras Work?

Trail camera tips: How Do WildGuarder Trail Cameras Work?

One of today’s growing trend in every industry is technology. It helps us to make every work and tasks of our lives easier and untroubled. From hunting to theft detection, wireless trail cameras are rising in popularity and becoming an essential part of outdoor technology. What is truly amazing, however, is the wide array of available options on the market. No matter what the intended purpose is, there is a camera to fulfill it.

As we all know most game trail cameras need the presence of a human to function or operate it but here’s a type of camera that is self-powered. Besides, they are durable, waterproof, and supports to capture and record photos&videos during day and night.

But how do trail cameras work to achieve the results we enjoy so much? Today we are going to share some interesting information about how does trail camera work. As always, if you have any questions after reading, you can directly contact us here or visit our official website to message us.

PIR Sensor

PIR Sensor

“PIR” stands for Passive Infrared. All objects on Earth emit infrared radiation and can be detected by heat. Therefore, it is well known that PIR sensors work best when there is a large temperature change between the animal and the outside temperature. The PIR angle is the degree of movement that the camera can sense. A tracking camera with a large PIR angle can detect motion faster and have a better chance of capturing a subject.

WildGuarder Watcher1-4G game camera takes the new PIR sensor technology to realize fast motion detective. Instead of 3 sensor-type, the old technology in which there is one core sensor plus two assistant sensors, WildGuarder’s one enhanced PIR sensor can perform more efficiently and means less space occupied and good for efficient waterproof. And Watcher1-4G offers 70° and 110° two angle options for our customers, it can capture anything passing by.

Trigger Speed

Trigger Speed

Trigger speed, also known as shutter speed, is the time that it takes for the camera to take a picture after it has detected motion. Trail camera trigger speeds vary from 0.1 seconds to 4 seconds according to different brands. It has to be mentioned that the WildGuarder trail camera has a super-fast trigger speed less than 0.4s, which means you cannot miss any fast-moving target with it.

Detection Zone

Detection Zone

A detection zone, also known as detection area, is an area where a trail camera will pick up an animal and take a picture. The detection area is located in a V shape. The higher the detection range it allows, the wider the area it will capture the image. When choosing a trail camera, pay attention to the detection distance, or how far animals can be captured with this camera. WildGuarder Watcher1-4G trail camera has a detection zone as far as 20m/65ft, you will never miss any wild animals walking by or theft invading your home.

Picture Quality

These devices were designed to give hunters quality pictures of animals and wildlife. Be sure you view sample photos from all the cameras you’re considering. While still photos offer great shots, some cameras have video options that allow hunters to catch a glimpse of how wildlife behaves. You can decide which brand to buy as long as you know the details, like color, clarity, resolution, and contrast of the samples taken by this camera.

Here are samples that were taken by Watcher1-4G:

Wildguarder trail camera-3

Wildguarder trail camera-2

Wildguarder trail camera-1

Recovery Time

In short, the recovery time is how quick the camera stores the 1st image and gets ready to take the 2nd one. Recovery time ranges wildly with different brands. Slower recovery time means you might miss snapshots of a buck chasing his doe.


These trail cameras operate on batteries, therefore, before purchasing, one you need to figure out how long the battery life is. Most offer long lifespans, eliminating the need to visit your camera too often. If you have no idea about how to choose the trail camera batteries, take a look at Hunting Tips: How to Choose the Trail Camera Batteries?


Infrared Emitters – you have a few options when it comes to this element. Trail cameras may emit a red glow infrared flash, a low glow flash, white flash, or no glow.

Hope you have a better understanding of how trail cameras work now. This passage can help you to make a decision of choosing a suitable and better trail camera. Actually, the best way to be familiar with your trail camera is spending more time with it in different modes, the experience you gain from each operation will be very valuable and make yourself proud.

If you are interested to learn more about a trail camera with supports sending 20MP original size image & 30s HD video, take a look at our latest 4G trail camera Watcher1-4G here. Feel free to contact us on our Website or Facebook page if you have any questions.


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