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Old 01-20-2023, 10:37 AM
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Default Best cell game cameras?

Which ones work the best in alberta?
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Old 01-20-2023, 10:56 AM
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My personal opinion,

Reconeco - probably the best camera. Instant text capability. Good quality cameras. Buy a steel box or put spikes on them as animals love ripping off the antennas. They don't get good service in SW alberta, they need to be up pretty high with perfect cell service. My telus cell phone needs 2+ bars for the cameras to work. They are an Alberta company, unreal customer service and good overall cameras. Does get expensive ($180/year unlimited plans) but you can buy monthly or pay per picture, etc. Lots of options depending on your needs.

Cuddeback - they are a cheaply made camera, but have radio capabilities. So you can connect up to 24 cameras into one cellular plan. so if you want cheaper cell plans with more cameras these work well. especially if you have a variable cell service area. You can put the home camera up high with good cell coverage and have pictures coming from areas with zero cell service.

spypoint - i've never used them, but heard they work pretty good., you can also buy a Link unit that connects to most any non-cell camera that you already have for a fraction of the price. Just plug in the link and it works.
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Old 01-20-2023, 11:09 AM
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Reconeco with Bell work great.

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Old 01-20-2023, 12:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Lefty-Canuck View Post
Reconeco with Bell work great.

X2 great cameras, great quality cameras, gets service where my phone doesn’t and local Alberta company
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Old 01-20-2023, 03:09 PM
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Default Wildgame

I only have experience with 4 wild game cell cameras from Canadian tire. 100 bucks each comes with the SD card and batteries is super cheap and I've had them since October and so far no issues other than when it was minus 40 the batteries quit. Cell plans are pretty standard, not cheap if you wanna run a bunch as its a plan per camera and I haven't had any issues with signal yet in an area that is OK for service west of GP. They wont do video is my only honest complaint for the price.
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Old 01-20-2023, 04:47 PM
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I picked up a couple of the Moultrie Delta cameras when they were on sale for 1/2 price ($80-ish). To be honest, they aren't that bad. The mobile app works fine and I can pull the pictures up on my computer as well.

The only issue I had was when I did a lot of picture deletion and configuration changes remotely and then the camera quit. I'm guessing that it went into a race condition and just burned through the batteries. Since then both have been great.

Got my hands on a newer model (the Edge) and it's been good too. One of the things I like about it is that it has integrated storage, so you don't have to worry about SD cards.

They support video, and if you just have them set to take stills, they don't push the HD version of the photos over the air unless you specifically request them. The downside is that it counts against your plan again when you do that.

They all support external battery packs (and solar too) so that's nice.

The plan isn't the cheapest, but they seem great for the price. Am going to keep one going most of the year at a friend's farm to see how it holds up.

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Old 01-20-2023, 03:18 PM
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I've been running four spy points for about 3 years now not really impressed with them going to try something new next year

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Old 01-20-2023, 03:56 PM
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I have had no issues at all with my Tactacam Reveals. Really happy with them. Tried Spypoints before that and I chose to get rid of them. Haven't tried any others.
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Old 01-20-2023, 04:22 PM
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I have half dozen Ridgetec cameras.
No complaints, no issues. Have always worked great
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