The detection circuit of a trail camera is what detects the animal by a combination of heat and motion. Detection circuits consist of:
- Trigger Time – the amount of time for which a camera takes a picture once the object has entered the detection zone
- Detection Zone – the area in front of the game camera which is “monitored” and it is composed of two factors – detection width and detection range. Detection width is the angle and it can vary from 10 to 90 degrees. Detection range is the furthest distance at which a scouting camera is able to detect motion.
- Recovery Time – is the amount of time a camera takes a photo, stores it to memory and rearms for another photo. There are different models and their recovery time ranges from 1 to 5 seconds, which allows using the camera not only on feeder station but everywhere and see everything passing by the camera.