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Day 6 Plotwatcher Pro HD Game Surveillance System
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35 of 36 people found the following review helpful
on December 3, 2011
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The pro is a good product. I have a lot of infrared game cameras, but I bought this to observe large food plots. A deer has to cross within 30 feet or so of an infrared camera but the pro takes a shot of entire plot every 5 seconds so you pick up deer in the whole plot. The battery life on the pro is great. It's been out 6 weeks on daytime only every 5 seconds and battery meter shows about 55%.
I have a 32GB sd card that will hold at least 3 weeks of images. It takes about 7 minutes per day to watch the video on 5x speed looking for deer, so it takes a while to review a few weeks of data. But it sure has told me a lot of good info. Image quality is good and the software has a zoom feature.
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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful
on September 30, 2011
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This camera does everything it claims to do, and does it well. I don't need an infra-red trigger camera to tell me when a 10 point buck is out at 3 am. I need a camera to watch the places I hunt and tell me when the deer are there during daylight, dawn and dusk. The interface is really easy to use, the "GameFinder" software works surprisingly well (both Mac and PC) and the device works with very large SDHC cards. I am using a 32GB class 10 and so far so good. I could easily have 3 or 4 of these set up around the backyards that I hunt to let me know when and where I need to be.

UPDATE

This camera has already prove itself invaluable! I tied it to a tree facing an area that supposedly had deer "all the time" according to the residents. Well, they are, but not at the time I would have thought. The camera showed that at 2:38pm, on the nose, almost daily 4-5 deer walked by and grazed. Brilliant, I am getting a second one of these.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
on January 17, 2012
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We were disappointed with the battery life of the original plot watcher, but loved the concept. When the plot watcher pro came out with a stated 4 month battery life we thought it was definitely worth a try. It takes awesome pics and has fantastic battery life (after 1 week the battery life was still at 86%). We are fully satisfied and excited about this product.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful
on February 12, 2012
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I purchased Plotwatcher Pro to catch scrap metal thieves that operate with impunity in my state(Miss.)

It is great product and the beauty is in the software "bells and whistles" that allow me to capture the images of the thieves and their auto tag numbers to at least force reluctant-to-act law officers and/or sometimes complicit-in-crime law officials with jpeg images of the thieves. A Plotwatcher Pro is the cat's meow and the best "gumshoe" money can buy... and they cannot be bribed to lie.

I'm waiting for an IR model for the deep-in-the-woods surveillance.
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23 of 28 people found the following review helpful
on November 12, 2011
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This camera proved itself the first day in the field. I hunt public hunting lands and can not bait deer. I see alot of buck tracks but can never seem to guess the right spot for my trail cameras. I can't put them directly on the trails because of thieves. After one of my trail camers was stolen last week, I decided to give "Day 6 Plotwatcher Pro HD" a try. Five hours after putting out my Plotwatcher Pro, I had a little 4 point buck walking around the area. He returned 4 hours later at sunset and walked around for 10 minutes. I would have never seen him on my trail cameras. I have 2 trail cameras for sale if anyone wants them. I'm going with all 'Day 6 Plotwatcher Pro HD".
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on November 10, 2012
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Plotwatcher is the right name. The camera is great for patterning activity in your hunting area. I bought 3 cameras and have move them twice and recorded the equivalent 50 days of activity. First the con's --- by a country mile the biggest issue is that the image quality is very low resolution so gauging any detail beyond 20 yards is impossible (e.g. Counting tines on a deer rack; seeing the beard on a turkey); saving individual images via computer software. The pro's --- battery life with regular energizer batteries is awesome; the range or FOV is easily 150 yards long and 75 yards wide; the factory default settings are perfect (5sec picture intervals; auto dusk/dawn activation); 16gb memory card with 5sec pic intervals will last you 10 days; quality product; adjusting setting is very easy.

Accessories to consider --- camlock security box (it fits perfectly and protects camera from the elements); masterlock Cable to safely secure to the tree; climbing tree sticks to get the camera a good 15 feet off the ground so you can pattern activity in a much larger area
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on November 22, 2013
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Similar to the other reviewer, the custom time based recording does not work. Also, if it records a large file (which happens at least once a day) the playback video freezes halfway through and only shows large grey blocks on the monitor. I tried experimenting with other 'custom' functions and the result is the camera does not record at all. I tried contacting the manufacturer and never got a response.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
on January 7, 2013
I ordered 1 of these Camera in October and Another in November. They are unbelievably Consistent. They have been running every day since purchased. They have even been running on the same sets of batteries since put out and we are now in January. I have them set up on 2 130yd long Shooting lanes. Clarity past 30 yds is a little tough to tell exact Rack size and past that you cant, but you can definitely tell deer crossing and feeding. It gave me a Much better idea where to set up my Motion Cameras and to do alot more mid day hunts at times I would of never thought. It even helped me catch some kids hunting on my land when I wasn't around. And I am in South Louisiana Where it is very very wet and gave no problems with moisture, camera failure or anything. Fantastic Cameras is all I can say.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
on September 12, 2013
I have a Plotwatcher pro that i bought last October (2012). Overall the camera is average. The picture/ video quality is very poor so anything over 30 yards it becomes difficult to tell any details. It works well for monitoring an area to note deer travel. I have had my plotwatcher for 10 months, after being out for 1 week this year the LCD screen went white and stopped working. I contacted Plotwatcher about a warranty repair but am out of luck as I no longer have my receipt. The CS rep stated that this has been a problem with this camera and in fact they are back logged on repairs waiting for new LCD screens to come in to repair what has already been sent back and that he has a list of people to contact to send in their cameras once they have screens in stock. My repair will cost $50.00 as I can't find my receipt 10 months later. In my opinion poor customer service for a known issue with a product. There are better options for the money with trailcams that take video at a much higher resolution and that also stand behind their warranty.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
on October 12, 2013
When it does work, the picture is clear and the software is easy to use. It does have an external power source so if you are using it for security you do not have to rely on batteries. However, my experience with the custom settings was quite disappointing. I followed the instruction manual and programmed the camera to record at night for security monitoring of my driveway. According to the instructions, you can customize the time it records to conserve battery life so I asked it to turn on at 11pm and off at 6 am. Frustration and disappointment resulted as it never recorded a single image in the 6 weeks it was turned on. The burglars won again and I learned the hard way that this camera only records if you set it "always on". Do not rely on the time based setting.
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