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    trail camera

    I have bought a prostalk pc5000, am I missing something but having set it up,when its dark and I trigger the video mode,the 2 half circles of ir leds glow red when filming,is this normal and if so what stops any late dog walker/poacher seeing the glow and taking it home?
    I should add this is not in test mode but on actual set up and leave mode.
    Thanks Guys for any help.
    Tony.

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    Yip, totally normal, most "invisible" IR cameras have some sort of red glow. With some very good ones you have to get pretty close to the camera to see it but with others you can see it from a considerable distance.

    Deer, with their excellent night vision, can see it from a considerable distance and some deer will be spooked by it. Sika for example will sometimes run and a big sika stag will without fail run and you'll never see him again.
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    Normal. You need black flash LED's to be invisible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunting Solutions View Post
    Normal. You need black flash LED's to be invisible.
    Black flash LED's? That smells as though it's come from the Bushnell marketing department..
    There are 3 types of LED for camera illumination
    1. white
    2. Infrared 850nm - quite visible when looking at the LED's, but you can't see any beam.
    3. Infrared 940nm - much much dimmer, but still a faint glow, especially for night-adjusted eyes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tony rentokil View Post
    ....what stops any late dog walker/poacher seeing the glow and taking it home?

    Tony.
    The steel wire & padlock holding it onto the tree!

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    yes 850nm IR is visible when looking straight at the emitters.
    940nm is much better, but gives poorer photos.
    I think your model is 840nm
    you shouldn't really set it where people are going to walk.
    if its not in a remote location , well camouflaged, it will get stolen
    or smashed.

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