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Cell Trail Cam doe Home Security?
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SteveB 09-Apr-21
Wildan2 10-Apr-21
SteveB 10-Apr-21
spike78 10-Apr-21
Inshart 10-Apr-21
boothill 12-Apr-21
SteveB 12-Apr-21
Habitat 13-Apr-21
tedrickpanrell 14-Nov-22
Matt 14-Nov-22
Mule Power 14-Nov-22
tm 14-Nov-22
Jaquomo 14-Nov-22
Wildan2 14-Nov-22
Catscratch 14-Nov-22
Bowman 21-Nov-22
midwest 23-Nov-22
From: SteveB
Should say “for” not “doe”. Sorry. Has anyone had experience with this? My son wants to use camera/video at the end of his long heavily wooded property’s driveway 1/4 mile so if he’s gone he’ll know whats happening. Kind of like a cellular RING doorbell on steroids. Is there a FAST cellular way to accomplish this so the data comes across quickly instead of waiting on video til it’s too late? WiFi won’t reach that far. Also open to other solutions if anyone has input. The radio shack radio chime works but goes off too often with deer crossing the drive during the night and of course no images. Thanks!

From: Wildan2
Any cell camera should send pictures in minutes.Tatacam works fast and well.

Second for Tactacam

From: SteveB
Looking for instantaneous like RING to avert a potential problem if such is available.

From: spike78
My Tactacam sends pics to my phone around 2 minutes later

From: Inshart
My brother's Tactacam is a little slow, (minute to 90 seconds behind) but works pretty good.

From: boothill
Bigfoot trail cameras out of Poncha Springs, CO. My friend has a 1/4 mile driveway and we have been sitting at his house and he will get the notification before they get to the house. Will work with most major cell carriers and have 3g and 4g capabilities.

From: SteveB
Thanks Boothill!!

From: Habitat
Listen to the test on chasing giants and good luck finding tactacams if you wanted one.You might talk to the guys at

Yes, I know what it is. I have no personal experience with this kind of device. But I went on a trip with a woman with this device in her home threshold. We went to the canyon, ran there, and took pictures. And at some point, she wanted to show me her house. She turned on the phone with the app from And we watched her kid playing outside, and her husband was lying on the grass under a tree. She called them, and they waved their hands at the camera. It looked really cute. As far as I know, you can always watch the shooting online. But records are also saved there and automatically deleted after a month.

From: Matt

From: Mule Power
What’s the going price a Tactacam?

From: tm
I use the Reolink Go PT, works good for a trail camera also. The Reolink Go works, but it doesn't rotate like the PT.

From: Jaquomo
Walmart had a whole stack of Tactacams last week. Believe they were $139.

From: Wildan2
Eufy has a wifi based system; Mine is solar powered and no fees.It is holding up well. S 40 system is the one I have,connects to phone and home PC.

From: Catscratch
I've used home security cameras. You can buy a directional wifi antenna to extend tange a long ways. It runs through your home internet and notifies your phone instantly with video or pics. No cellular plan. I think most of the cameras run off a rechargeable battery. Overnight charge should last a month or so. Add solar for extended life.

From: Bowman
get a look at walmart

From: midwest
Spammers bringing up old threads.

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