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SKU GN-BOXABOB-20M-IR

Barn Owl Box Camera System

High Resolution Camera. Durable weather resistant `A' frame box with inspection hatch, made in the UK to Barn Owl Conservation Network specification.

  • £219.99

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A Frame Barn Owl Box with Camera

This high quality hand made Barn Owl Box is constructed from exterior grade 12mm bonded plywood which has been treated with two coats of water based preservative. Designed to last for many years with minimal maintenance, we use only stainless steel screws, brass inspection door bolts and hinges. Whilst being strong and durable, the 'A' frame barn owl box is specifically designed so that it can be installed about 12 feet from the ground onto the face of a tree trunk, wall or existing pole by one or two persons, without the need for haul ropes or lifting equipment. 

The large inspection door is specially designed to aid cleaning and also permits the safe and secure monitoring of breeding barn owls by licensed conservationists. Once in position the floor of the owl nesting box should be lined with about 2" (5cm) of small wood chippings or similar.

Once a Barn Owl has chosen its first nest site it is likely to use it again year after year, generation after generation.

About 2000 pairs of Barn Owls currently breed in this particular type of owl box, with an estimated 100,000 owlets having fledged during the last 20 years. This has contributed significantly to the conservation successes now being seen with Barn Owls in the UK.  Owl boxes now account for three-quarters of the nest sites used by Barn Owls with ?A? frame type owl nesting boxes known to produce the highest fledging successes recorded in the UK.

The Camera

This CCD High Resolution 420 TVL (TV Line) Camera has been designed specifically for use with Gardenature camera bird boxes and bird feeder camera kits. This owl box camera has a light sensor that switches the x10 infrared night vision LED's on/off supplementing loss of natural light levels with an invisible IR (infrared). The owl box camera produces colour images providing there is enough natural light getting into the box (depending on positioning) and/or black and white images in low or even no light levels. The camera also houses a highly sensitive microphone so you can hear as well as see what's going on inside the owl box. This little owl camera has a 3.6mm lens which produces a 92 degree viewing angle. The lens will have been pre-focused to the correct position but it can very easily be adjusted to suit alternative applications if required. 

You have the option to upgrade the camera to a superior 700TVL Sony Effio Camera when you click on the 'Buy' button

The Rest of the System

A professional x3 core cable (Audio/Video/12vDC) is already connected to the camera in the roof of the owl box, the other end of the cable needs to be routed into your property. The cable plugs are black, yellow and white. The black is for mains power and connects to the (supplied)12V DC power adaptor / plug. The remaining RCA yellow (video) and white (audio) connectors can either plug into a spare AV/AUX socket on your TV, / DVD recorder, or a spare TV scart input using the (supplied) scart adaptor. Switch on at the mains plug, then select the appropriate AV channel on your TV, sit back and wait for the show to start! All very easy but if you need any help we are just a phone call away.. 

This Barn Owl Camera System Contains:

• Very high quality handmade A frame Barn Owl Box. Made to BOCN Barn Owl Conservation Network specification and recommended by RSPB
• High resolution CCD camera with built in Infra Red Illumination enabling viewing 24 hrs day
• Integral microphone to hear as well as see whats going on inside the Owl Box
• User adjustable focus lense (preset at install)
• Professional cable (Select desired length in the drop down box above) 
• 12vDC Regulated mains power plug
• Scart Adapter
• Instruction sheet full of useful tips
• 2 year warranty 

Choose cable length: 20 metres


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