UOVision Glory LTE 4G “CLOUD”By Nik Maxwell
- 26th Mar, 2020 Mar 26, 2020, 10:23 AM
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In today’s technology filled environment, it comes as no surprise that many hunting equipment manufacturers are applying new advancements to their own products.
Cellular technology has come a long way and many of those who use mobile devices will have noticed that the coverage is just getting better and better.
One such item that has embraced this tech are trail cameras. In a previous life, checking what had been captured required a trip back out to the camera. This isn’t actually a bad thing as it just meant going out for another hunt!
However, the advantage of trail cameras is in the not being there. The ability to get an overview on the animals within an area without disturbing them. I’ve used them for years and find them an extremely useful and fun hunting accessory.
The Glory LTE is much like your standard trail cam. It takes both photos and video (with sound) at a range of pixel image sizes and resolutions. You can capture video at either 720p or 1080p and still images at 3, 5, 8, 12, 16, 20 mega pixels (image size).
You can set it to be active at certain times throughout a 24/7 time period. This is a great energy and storage saving function and a feature I often use.
It has a built-in LED screen that allows you to view your game captures in the field. The user interface and setup of the LTE is both intuitive and simple. Full specs are available on the A J Productions website.
What the Glory LTE does offer over standard cams is a cellular connection. In simple terms, it can send images directly to your computer and/or mobile device.
This functionality alone is awesome, but it also does much more than that. It actually provides full control of the cam allowing the user to configure the cam on the fly. This was really cool, being able to customise the camera settings depending on the weather etc was a great way to conserve battery power and SD card storage.
“What the Glory LTE does offer over standard cams is a cellular connection. In simple terms, it can send images directly to your computer and/or mobile device.”
Connecting the camera to a cellular network is easy. Purchase a sim card and $20 prepaid code and you are almost ready to go. You will need a mobile phone to add the prepaid amount to the card but that only takes a few minutes. The 2degrees, Spark and Vodafone networks all work in the LTE.
Once that is done, put the sim card in the camera and you’re ready to connect to the LinckEazi Cloud based web portal. You’ll then need to register an account on the site. I had to use my Gmail email account as it didn’t want to except my work (NZGUNS) one, not sure why.
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Once that is done you need to add the camera (device) to the portal. This does require some knowledge around serial numbers etc but it isn’t too tech heavy and if you run into any trouble, Allan (A J Productions) is just a phone call away!
Within the web portal you can fully customise your camera settings; enlarge or reduce the image capture size, video resolution and length, update the active times and of course view and download your captures.
There is also a mobile phone app that offers the same functionality as the browser-based website portal. I have the found both the website and app to be very robust and easy to use. You can find the app on the Play Store (Android) or App Store (iOS).
And the best thing about this, the LinckEazi service is free!
Note: The Glory LTE will function normally without a cellular connection. Just set it up as you would any other trail cam.
IN THE FIELD
I have a confession. I have had the camera for quite some time now and due to the year that was in 2019 neglected to get the review done in a timely fashion. Sometimes things just get in the way and jobs you should have done get pushed further and further back. Anyway, we got there in the end.
I have had the camera in the Te Puke hill full time and have captured a lot of deer over that time. No ‘big bucks’ but plenty of does, yearlings and fawns.
While I was keen to see what the image quality was like, I was most interested in how well the cellular connection worked. Well, it worked mint. It never once lost connection and any system settings changes uploaded every time.
I set my images to 12MP to keep the size down and also set the camera to only send twice a day. Unlimited send will use up both the battery power and data quickly so keep that in mind when configuring your settings. For me it is all about keeping that camera operating for as long and as cheap as possible.
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It was great receiving a notification each time something passed the camera and being able to download and add select images to my photo library was awesome.
Battery life is good, and I have been able to receive 100+ images before I run out of data on the $20 prepaid sim card. I have been averaging about 4-5 months on a set of mid-priced batteries.
Topping up is easy and you can do this in the field, just remember to take along your mobile phone so that you can load the prepaid amount onto your camera’s sim card.
I have had the LTE for quite a while now and it has performed flawlessly. The cellular connection has stayed strong which is the primary function of this type of camera. Image quality is very good. There has been no leaking and/or moisture build up and the lens has remained clear throughout the entire time it’s been on the hill.
What impressed me most about the LTE was how easy it was to set up the cellular connection. All I had to do was register an account and enter in the camera details, done! As mentioned above, give Allan a call if you get stuck!
Overall, a great unit.
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