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Great product at a great price

I received the bird box camera, which is very small but sturdily made. Installing it in my bird box required me to unscrew the mounting bracket from the camera - the screws are very tiny so be careful not to lose them - as the body of the camera obstructs the mounting screw hole in the bracket.. As I was fixing the bracket to the side wall of my bird box, I also had to partially disassemble the box to allow my screwdriver to reach both the mounting screw on the bracket and the fixing screws which secured it to the camera. This would not have been necessary if I had been mounting the camera on the underside of the hinged box roof though.

Having fixed my bracket to the inside of the box and reattached the camera ot the bracket, the set-up was very easy. I plugged in both the camera and the wireless receiver and they immediately connected and began transmitting pictures. I had some minor video interference before I realised that my home wifi was using the same 2.4GHz channel as the camera. I switched my wifi router to a different channel and the interference was immediately resolved.

The receiver is situated indoors about 10 metres from the bird box and reception is very clear. The USB converter works fine and although I could not use the provided Windows software, the Mac software which the company provided a link to is working fine (although it does not have motion detection or timer recording functions). The picture is good and the low light IR LEDs work well at night. A bird box with light windows is definitely required for normal colour viewing, as with just the entrance hole the camera would permanently be working in black and white IR mode.

All in all, a quality product. The instructions were very clear and easy to follow. Would definitely recommend and it combines well with the bird boxes from www.handykam.com, who have great boxes specfically designed to accommodate cameras but whose cameras are decidedly more expensive than the SpyCameraCCTV offering.
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