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Professional Unattended Wi-Fi camera System

Professional Unattended Wi-Fi camera System
Professional Unattended Wi-Fi camera System

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Professional Unattended Wi-Fi camera System

This professional Wi-Fi camera system is a first of its kind. This camera unit will capture a photo upon motion and transmit the photo through a Wi-Fi Access Point, "Hot Spot". No dedicated PC base station is needed! Photos are attached to an email using the popular POP3/SMTP protocol, or can be sent via FTP to a web server. Emails include the time, date, battery level, radio signal strength, and internal unit temperature. GPS option will send GPS location and Google Aerial Photos of camera location.

  • Transmit to Wi-Fi Access Point
  • No Data Plans
  • Transmit Over A Mile With High Gain Antenna
  • Long Battery Life
  • No PC Base Station Needed
  • No Flash To Alert Subject
  • Emails Photos Directly To You

    The Raptor Wi-Fi is compatible with any 802.11b/g wireless LAN networks.

    Transmission range depends on the antenna on your wireless router and line of sight (LOS) between the Raptor Wi-Fi camera and the wireless access point. Typical range with the included OMNI antenna is about 300 feet. Ranges in excessive of 1 mile or more can be achieved using a high gain direction antenna on the Raptor system and a high gain OMNI mast antenna on the Wi-Fi access point. Click here for information on long range Wi-Fi antenna solutions.

    The built-in camera will capture color photos at day and no flash IR mode at night. All photos are stored on the included UBS Flash Drive. This battery operated system can last several months in a remote location making it the perfect security device.

    Includes an easy to use PC software application to setup your Raptor WiFi System. Features include day, night, 24 hr. operation, motion or time-lapse activation, delays between photos, option to send a daily status text email giving unit battery life, email addresses, Wi-Fi access point login, and scheduler to disable to system during different times of the day - example: disable the system MON-FRI 8AM - 5PM for jobsite applications.

    The system includes a rechargeable 12V battery and charger. Battery life depends on the number of photos taken but typically lasts several months on a single charge. There is an external charging port for solar panels or external batteries for extending field battery life.

    This system can be upgraded at any time to Cellular and/or GPS receiver options. The system can also be upgraded/changed to on-board PIR or external wireless motion sensor.

    The wireless motion sensor option allows the system to be between 50-80 feet from the motion sensors. There is no limit to the number of wireless motion sensors that can be used.

    Unit Specification
    * Size: 9-1/4"L x 7-3/4"W x 4-1/2"D
    * Weight: 8 Pounds
    * Waterproof Case
    * Cast Steel Eye Bolts - Use MasterLock Python cable (sold separately) for unit locking
    * 1/4"-20 Tri-Pod Camera Mount
    * LCD Setup Screen
    * Menu Setup Buttons
    * On-board USB Host Port - Allows USB Flash Drive Devices for photo storage and firmware updates
    * PC Setup Software Included
    * Scheduler Included
    * 12V 3.4AH SLA Battery & Charger
    * PIR Trigger Time ~1 second
    * Wireless Sensor Option for Covert Setup
    * IP Network: IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g
    * SMA Antenna Connector
    * Monopole tilt-swivel 2.4Ghz Antenna
    * Color Day/Night IR Camera: JPEG (640 X 480)
    * PIR Motion Detection to 80 Feet
    * PIR & Day/Night Sensitivity Adjusting POTS
    * Email Protocol: SMTP/POP3
    * FTP (File Transfer Protocol)
    * Emails Include: JPEG photo, time/date, and battery level
    * Time-Lapse Mode
    * Daily text status email of battery life feature
    * Set delays between photos

    Wifi Antenna Solutions:
    Since the development of the Wi-Fi radio standard great leaps in long range antenna technology have been made. Specially shaped antennas, such as the Yagi antenna, can be used to increase the range of a Wi-Fi transmission without a drastic increase in transmission power. High gain antenna may be of many designs, but all allow transmitting a narrow signal beam over distances of several kilometers, often nulling out nearby interference sources. Obstacles are among the biggest problems when setting up a long-range Wi-Fi. Trees and forests degrade the microwave signal, and rolling hills make it difficult to establish line-of-sight (LOS) propagation.

    To prevent transmission signal loss due to obstacles such as trees and vegetation it will be necessary to mount the Raptor Wi-Fi antenna as high as possible. The Raptor Wi-Fi unit was design with a removable antenna with a standard SMA antenna mount for connecting other antennas.

    Using a High Gain Yagi such as the 16dBi ANT001 Raptor Wi-Fi antenna you will need point the antenna in the direction of the Wi-Fi Access Point. It's best to place the Wi-Fi Access Point as high as you can, and also upgrade the Access Point to higher gain antennas such as antenna ANT003, 9dBi OMNI antenna. For the best range possible use ANT002, 15dBi outdoor OMNI antenna for our Wi-Fi Access Point.

    The high gain OMNI antennas for your Wi-Fi Access Point are 360� in direction which allows many Raptor Wi-Fi Systems to access a single Access Point. There is not limit to the number of Raptor Wi-Fi systems that can be used with an Access Point. Below are some common antenna setups and expected ranges.

    Standard Wi-Fi Antenna - 300 foot range LOS

    Using the standard OMNI Raptor Wi-Fi antenna transmitting to the Linksys WAP54G Access Point with the standard Linksys antennas will yield a maximum transmission distance of about 300 feet. This range can be slightly increased by replacing the Linksys Access Point antennas with the 9dBi OMNI antennas under our Accessories page, part number ANT003. To obtain the maximum transmission distance you must have clear line of sight (LOS) between the Raptor Wi-Fi system and the Linksys Wi-Fi Access Point. Be sure your Wi-Fi access point is placed high inside with little obstructions to the outside including metal walls.
    High Gain Yagi Antenna - 800 foot range LOS

    Adding the optional high gain Yagi antenna to your Raptor Wi-Fi system can increase transmission distances up to 800 feet line of sight (LOS). The 16dBi Yagi antenna, part number ANT001 from our accessories page is a direction antenna meaning is must point towards the Wi-Fi Access Point. This range can be slightly increased by replacing the Linksys Access Point antennas with the 9dBi OMNI antennas under our Accessories page, part number ANT003. To obtain the maximum transmission distance you must have clear line of sight (LOS) between the Raptor Wi-Fi system and the Linksys Wi-Fi Access Point. Placing the Yagi antenna from the Raptor System as high as you can will increase transmission distances. Be sure your Wi-Fi access point is placed high inside with little obstructions to the outside including metal walls.
    Parabolic Wi-Fi High Gain Antennas - Several Miles LOS

    Using a parabolic antenna will net the longest Wi-Fi transmission distances, but these antennas are often expensive, large, and difficult to setup due to their very narrow transmission beam. There are many long range Wi-Fi antennas on the market today due the the popularity of Wi-Fi networks.

    One very interesting long range Wi-Fi antenna was built using a DirectTV dish by Eliot Phillips, see his design here. Eliot was able to detect an access point over 8 miles away with his DYI antenna design.

    PC Setup Software

    The Raptor System includes a powerful PC application which lets you configure the Raptor camera system for many functions shown below. Simply remove the included USB Flash Drive from your Raptor System and insert it into your USB drive of your PC to setup and save the Raptor configuration. Many of these setting may also be set on the Raptor System using the menu keypad and LCD display.

    Settings Include:
    * Motion-Activation Trigger or Time-Lapse Mode
    * Email address, subject, email text body
    * Status Emails and Low Battery Shutdown Mode
    * SMTP or FTP photo transmission
    * Camera Adjustments
    * Mode Setting - Day only, Night only, 24-hour, or Scheduler
    * Cellular and Wi-Fi Configurations

    General Setup
    The General Tab lets you configure your Raptor system for Sensor Mode, which means the unit will be triggered by the built in PIR sensor or external wireless PIR sensor depending on the model you have. If setup in Sensor Event mode you can select delays between PIR events in order to limit the Raptor from taking too many photos in high traffic areas.

    You can also setup the Raptor system in Time-Lapse mode. In this setting the Raptor will ignore PIR motion events and take photos based on the times specified by the user. This mode is useful for applications such as watching a remote job site or river levels.

    The Low Battery Shutdown setting lets the user configure the minimum voltage before the Raptor enters the low battery shutdown mode. When going into this mode the Raptor will notify you via email and power back up automatically when a stable running voltage is reached. You will need to purchase the optional solar panel in order to have the Raptor system re-start remotely after going into low battery shutdown mode

    Email Settings
    The Raptor can send emails up to 10 recipients. In this setup feature you can enter the email addresses, email subject, and senders email address.

    Other features include how emails are configured such as default mode which will send the photos as an attachment along with the text message, text message only, or none. When setup in "none" mode the Raptor will behave like a standard trail camera, which is useful if your system is out of cellular or Wi-Fi range.

    Lastly, your Raptor can be setup to send a daily or weekly status text email which will notify you of the Raptor battery level, GPS position (with optional GPS), and radio signal level.

    Camera Settings
    The Camera setting tab lets you set a camera description, which is a text body sent along with the email body. You can also setup a camera ID if using several Raptor cameras.

    The camera trigger setting lets setup the time before a photo it taken on a motion event. Typically this is set at 1 second, but can be set to longer times to gain more colorful photos at day, or gray scale photos at night. Lastly, you can configure the camera resolution.

    Schedule Setting

    The Active Schedule box lets you setup the Raptor System for 24-hour activity, Day only activity, or Night only Activity. When selecting the �Use Schedule Grid� setting this allows you to setup blocks of time where the Raptor System will not take trigger events. This is very useful when setting the Raptor System up in a work place setting where you want the Raptor System to be inactive during work hours. Simply drag you mouse across the blocks to fill them in. The green high lighted colors will let you set times the Raptor System will be inactive. You can also set the �Set� or �Clear� buttons off to the right to set a whole day or clear a whole day.
    SMTP and FTP Setup

    This setting will let your Raptor system send photos and text via SMTP (photos sent as an attachment through email), or FTP (photo sent directly to a web server). The Raptor system gives you the option to send in either mode depending on your application.

    Cellular Settings
    The Cellular setting will let you setup your APN or Internet Access Point for your GSM/GPRS Cellular provider.

    APN SETUP (Internet Access Point) - The various GSM providers all use APNs but implement them differently. For example, some by default will not allow mobile terminated connections while others use RADIUS servers and require user name/password authentication in addition to SIM authentication.

    Wi-Fi Setup
    Wifi Network Setup (Wi-Fi Tab) is where the network settings are entered. Future versions will permit dynamic detection of and connection to unsecured Wi-Fi networks, but as of this release the network you want to connect to must be specified explicitly here. You may need to check your wireless router settings or speak to your IT department to get the correct settings.

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