Hello! I am having some inconsistent issues with some of my trail cameras. We have cameras that have SD cards, and are set but take no images for weeks. Most recently we had a camera take about 30 photos the first day it was set up and then nothing for the whole rest of the time- which was two Weeks.
Does anyone have any idea why this might be happening? I am sure it's user error, I just don't know how to correct it.
3 October 2022 1:39pm
It's hard to say without more details, ie: camera make, model, settings, etc. One thing that gets often overlooked is that if you deploy in an area where the ambient temperature is nearly the same as human body temperature (most PIR sensors are attuned to this), you get strange behavior from the motion trigger.
Another thing is that many camera traps have a test mode where you can set them up, put them in a test mode, and then check to make sure they trigger at your required distances. If you still get inconsistent results like you're describing, it's likely a settings issue and you may need to consult the user manual and double check the settings you are using.
FInally it's possible you have a defective camera. If you only saw the troubling behavior on one camera, it may be defective and you can check with the shop for a replacement.