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Best Cellular Game Cams? #7796154 04/05/20 05:58 AM
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What are using and happy with? I've heard good things about RidgeTec and Covert, but it's my understanding that each cam has to have a separate cell plan. I'm looking to hook up 4 cams. I like the idea of the Cuddeback Link system where you only need 1 cell plan for multiple cams but the 1/2 mile limit between cams won't work for me. Does anybody out there make a linkable system with a 1 1/4 mile between cams? TIA for the info!

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Ridgetec is one plan for multiple cameras, my cost per month is less than $30 for 3 cameras. The new versions are dual carrier, they come with 2 sim cards, Verizon and AT&T, the only thing I cannot adjust remotely is the sensitivity of the PIR sensor, everything else is remote access including firmware updates.


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Re: Best Cellular Game Cams? [Re: BigTxBassMan] #7796756 04/05/20 10:22 PM
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I run 5 Coverts and love them. Their customer service is great and I’ve gotten new cameras for any warranty issues I’ve had. You can pool you data plans between multiple cameras and I feel that they are pretty reasonably priced. Really simple to work and I like their app better than others.

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Re: Best Cellular Game Cams? [Re: krmitchell] #7796896 04/06/20 12:23 AM
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How long have you been running them? Which models are you running?

Re: Best Cellular Game Cams? [Re: BigTxBassMan] #7796942 04/06/20 12:50 AM
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5 years. I have a mix of code black 12.1s and code black LTEs. The code black LTEs can be had on amazon for around 270$ a piece which is well worth it. If you have to pay full retail don’t, there are places that sell them for under $300 a piece regularly.

I’ll also add I run my cameras 24/7/365 with solar panels and rechargeable batteries. I never pull my cameras and have had very few issues over the years.

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Re: Best Cellular Game Cams? [Re: BigTxBassMan] #7797114 04/06/20 03:04 AM
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I've run Spartan and Covert. I use to have problems with Covert, but they seem to have got things together the last couple of years. Spartan is solid and has been for years. They seem to be a little pricier than the Covert, at least in the past. Reliability from where mine are at is about the same. Picture quality would consider equal.
Spartan seems to be harder on batteries that Covert. I run a battery box with a large 6v battery on both cameras. Both have solar panels. Covert has been sending pics since September. Spartan pooped out early January. I may have a bad solar panel to be fair. I would not hesitate to go with either brand.
Hope this helps some.

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I saw where Covert had a new cellular camera system where it has a base unit and can connect several to it and transmit
with the base unit. I saw it on some videos at the 2020 Shot-Show. What is interesting to me is that if you have 1 good spot
with cellular coverage you can put the base unit at that location then the other units can be up to 1100 yards (I think) from
the base unit and it transmits for all the other cameras. I have not purchased one of these but this would fit our situation
at our lease. Just something you might want to check out. It is new so you might wait for some of the bugs to get worked out
or wait for others feedback. I hope this might help others.

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I’ve have Snyper, I bought two last year at the Deer Extravaganza in Ft Worth. Put them out in mid August and they worked great until opening weekend. They pushed an update that required a manual firmware update, that required an in person sd card load.

That was the first time and it happened again in January. I don’t know what this was this time but another in person firmware update fixed it.

Now I have one that is not booting up. I will call them this week, good news is they are responsive and easy to work with the bad news is you’ll need them in my experience.

They also have a plan for every camera but offer an ATT option that is $15 for unlimited pictures. They also offer a SIMHero option that will use what ever tower it gets the best signal from.

I’ll likely not buy another one.


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Re: Best Cellular Game Cams? [Re: BigTxBassMan] #7803469 04/12/20 05:57 AM
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I run stealth cam wireless. Free app and cheap plans - starting at $5 a month. Been running it for 2 years now. Haven’t had any problems. I use a the HME 12V battery box with a solar panel attached to it. Lasts me 3-4 months
All settings can be changed from the app.

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