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    Trail cameras

    Anyone have a recommendation for a trail camera capable of taking and recording vehicle registrations?

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    Member big_foot's Avatar
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    I used a Ltl Acorn at the start of the year for this purpose, pretty good image at about 30m, pretty sure it even showed plates at night

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    Load....Action....Instant ....Watch and Shoot! ishoot10s's Avatar
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    Most in the 5 and better megapixel range will get you a readable plate but only during the day. In my experience using a trail cam for front gate security, the IR flash at night can be way too reflective off a plate and the flare obliterates the rego.
    10MRT shooters do it 60 times, in two directions and at two speeds.

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    How much do you want to spend, this is a dedicated licence plate camera
    Like others said the IR flash can be too bright at times for plates, sometimes even people, put some tape over some or half of the IR lights and experiment

    SM750 HyperFire License Plate Capture Camera | RECONYX, Inc.
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    Member Gapped axe's Avatar
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    I've tried infrared lights, black lighting, but I still struggle getting the plates at night time. The head light's killing the camera and dirty number plates go hand in hand.
    "ars longa, vita brevis"

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    Great advice and recommendations guys much appreciated.



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