A snoop to glimpse nocturnal animal neighbors
1 Find a good perch
To mount the 8-inchtall device, hang it by its nylon strap some 3 feet off the ground, giving the wide-angle lens an ideal perspective. The AA batteries will provide power 24/7 for around 12 weeks.
2 Wait for evening
When an onboard infrared sensor detects motion within 80 feet and a temperature warmer than the air, it activates a night-vision camera. It then shoots video or 16-megapixel photo bursts.
3 Check your phone
A pair of cellular antennas uploads the files to cloudbased storage software. An algorithm automatically tags them by season, moon cycle, and subject—like turkeys, bucks, or does.
AFTER DARK, YOUR BACKYARD COULD transform into a buffet for elusive critters like foxes, owls, and even black bears. Whether your home is near suburban woods or a swampy jungle, a Moultrie XA-6000 camera will capture the evidence in HD. The gadget links with a phone app that’ll let you know when something is afoot. Here’s what’s going on under its weather-resistant shell.