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Old 12-19-2017, 01:17 PM
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Anybody using the CuddeLink cameras?
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Old 12-19-2017, 01:29 PM
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No -but I like the idea of linking multiple cameras to one home camera, and just paying for one cellular link.

Believe it said up to 16 cameras, each camera has to be within a half mile of another one.

I am two hours from hunting property, this could be a huge help.

Almost bought the moultrie modem, but I may wait for this one for next year...
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Old 01-04-2018, 09:26 PM
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I have recently researched the Cuddeback Cuddelink cameras and it seems like a neat idea.

The first concern I have about this system would be battery life. Transmitting, receiving, and relaying take a lot of power. Supposedly they will have a solar panel specifically designed for these cameras within a year. Some people have already used an external solar charger and battery from Cabelas -- however they had to modify the tip by shaving it down so that it would fit. I'm not sure if the voltages and amps are exactly right for the camera.

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Cabel...E&gclsrc=aw.ds

Cuddeback currently makes an extended battery pack that mounts onto the back of the camera -- but it is difficult to secure it like that.

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Cudde...er/1999306.uts

Security is another concern. Cuddeback does not currently make a security enclosure for any of the cuddelink cameras. Another company makes one that they claim will fit it.

http://www.custom1enterprises.com/cu...prises_019.htm .

The dual flash camera is the better option of the two models that are cuddelink capable.

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Cudde...E&gclsrc=aw.ds

To make this unit Cuddelink capable you will need to add the cuddelink cap

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Cudde...ap/2522144.uts

You can have up to 16 cameras set up like this within 1/4 of a mile of the "home" designated camera. You will only have to check the home camera to check them all (instead of going to each one).

They will also have a Home Plus unit which hooks up to your laptop. You just have to be within range of one of your cameras to check them all with this unit. You can also use this unit as a repeater to bridge the gap between cameras if one is over a hill or too far away to receive a signal. This unit is supposed to be available in about 7 months.

https://www.opticsplanet.com/cuddeba...il-camera.html

They will also have a Cell Cap that will allow you to receive the pictures on your cell phone with a subscription.

http://www.cuddeback.com/accessories/model-2108

Here is the other model that is Cuddelink capable:

http://www.farmsteadarchery.com/cudd...lackflash.aspx

If this system works as advertised, it will compete with the Buckeye Camera (BEC)

https://www.buckeyecameras.com/
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I have recently researched the Cuddeback Cuddelink cameras and it seems like a neat idea.

The first concern I have about this system would be battery life. Transmitting, receiving, and relaying take a lot of power. Supposedly they will have a solar panel specifically designed for these cameras within a year. Some people have already used an external solar charger and battery from Cabelas -- however they had to modify the tip by shaving it down so that it would fit. I'm not sure if the voltages and amps are exactly right for the camera.

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Cabel...E&gclsrc=aw.ds

Cuddeback currently makes an extended battery pack that mounts onto the back of the camera -- but it is difficult to secure it like that.

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Cudde...er/1999306.uts

Security is another concern. Cuddeback does not currently make a security enclosure for any of the cuddelink cameras. Another company makes one that they claim will fit it.

http://www.custom1enterprises.com/cu...prises_019.htm .

The dual flash camera is the better option of the two models that are cuddelink capable.

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Cudde...E&gclsrc=aw.ds

To make this unit Cuddelink capable you will need to add the cuddelink cap

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Cudde...ap/2522144.uts

You can have up to 16 cameras set up like this within 1/4 of a mile of the "home" designated camera. You will only have to check the home camera to check them all (instead of going to each one).

They will also have a Home Plus unit which hooks up to your laptop. You just have to be within range of one of your cameras to check them all with this unit. You can also use this unit as a repeater to bridge the gap between cameras if one is over a hill or too far away to receive a signal. This unit is supposed to be available in about 7 months.

https://www.opticsplanet.com/cuddeba...il-camera.html

They will also have a Cell Cap that will allow you to receive the pictures on your cell phone with a subscription.

http://www.cuddeback.com/accessories/model-2108

Here is the other model that is Cuddelink capable:

http://www.farmsteadarchery.com/cudd...lackflash.aspx

If this system works as advertised, it will compete with the Buckeye Camera (BEC)

https://www.buckeyecameras.com/
That's all really cool stuff. However all that technology to hunt deer would ruin it for me. I'm a very technical guy too. I like to use a couple cameras with SD cards but that's it.
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Old 01-06-2018, 07:01 AM
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Love this concept and it will be the future of game cams. Buckeye sure is proud of their products! Whew! Hopefully the prices of Cuddeback and Buckeye products implementing this concept will come down over time. Hard to pop on any camera over $100 even with wireless networking built into them. As was pointed out, battery life will have to support the units which may be a challenge - so you don't have to pull a card, but if you have to change the batteries every 2-3 weeks it kinda defeats the purpose. Camera picture quality and durability needs to be selling points too. We're at the beginning of this concept. Will take some time for it to all work out.
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I like the concept of this camera also and would love to try it out.
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