What is Trigger & Recovery Speed?

Trigger Speed - The amount of time elapsed from when a camera first senses motion until it captures a photo of whatever caused said motion.

Recovery Speed - The amount of time required for a camera to rearm itself and take a second triggered photo after the first photo is captured.

Why does this matter?  Faster cameras produce significantly greater amounts of scouting and surveillance data.


How the Trigger Speed Shootout Works...

Charles, our tech genius, invented a device called The Triggernator (pictured).  

The Triggernator is the most accurate way to test a trail camera's trigger speed. Multiple companies have unsuccessfully tried to purchase this device from us.

Enjoy our testing? Shop for your next trail camera with us - your support is greatly appreciated and we back your purchase with a FREE 2-year warranty.

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