The camera module

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Bird Buddy’s high-resolution camera is the lens into the lives of your feathered friends that captures endless memorable moments. The camera is housed in the Bird Buddy camera module.

 → Turn the module on by pressing the button for 1 second (LED turns solid green for 3 seconds)

Press the button for 2 seconds to turn the module off (until you see a solid red light, after that, you can release the button)

If you're wondering what the LED lights on the module mean, please check out this article.

Camera specifications and features

Resolution: 5-megapixel photos and 720p HD Resolution

Field of view: 120°

Motion detection: Dual-Action Motion and Accelerometer

Audio: Built-in microphone

 

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Installing the camera module

Installing the camera module onto the Bird Buddy feeder is incredibly easy. You can simply slot it into its designated opening on the front, or secure it additionally by tightening the security screw (it's located in a plastic bag in the scoop) screws & key at the back with the provided key. 

The screw used is an M3*8mm security screw, and it uses a  TORX T9 Security wrench.

 

  1. Place the camera module in its designated slot on the front end of the feeder.
  2. Open the rear hatch door and tighten the security screw with the key that is included in the order. This step is not necessary but it's highly recommended for security reasons.
    TIP: The magnet might make it a bit tricky to maneuver the key; just be persistent or cover the magnet with your finger.

  3. Close the rear hatch door back up and you're all set!

NOTE:

  1. Make sure the camera lens is positioned at the bottom of the feeder – the magnet on the feeder and the metal part on top of the back side of the camera module will snap in place if assembled correctly. Never attempt to take the magnet out: it is not a battery.

  2. The key required to attach the camera module to the feeder is included in your order, so make sure you keep it in a safe spot for when you need to remove the module for charging or cleaning the feeder. If lost, you can easily replace it by popping into your local hardware store or you can even order it online.
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