The Raptor System includes a powerful PC application which
lets you configure the Raptor camera system for many
functions shown below. Simply remove the included USB Flash
Drive from your Raptor System and insert it into your USB
drive of your PC to setup and save the Raptor configuration.
Many of these setting may also be set on the Raptor System
using the menu keypad and LCD display.
Trigger or Time-Lapse Mode
- Email address,
subject, email text body
- Status Emails and
Low Battery Shutdown Mode
- SMTP or FTP photo
- Camera Adjustments
- Mode Setting - Day
only, Night only, 24-hour, or Scheduler
- Cellular and WiFi
- Remotely configure
Raptor Unit in the field and request on-demand
The General Tab lets you
configure your Raptor system for Sensor Mode, which means
the unit will be triggered by the built in PIR sensor or
external wireless PIR sensor depending on the model you
have. If setup in Sensor Event mode you can select delays
between PIR events in order to limit the Raptor from taking
too many photos in high traffic areas.
You can also setup the Raptor system in Time-Lapse mode. In
this setting the Raptor will ignore PIR motion events and
take photos based on the times specified by the user. This
mode is useful for applications such as watching a remote
job site or river levels.
The Low Battery Shutdown setting lets the user configure the
minimum voltage before the Raptor enters the low battery
shutdown mode. When going into this mode the Raptor will
notify you via email and power back up automatically when a
stable running voltage is reached. You will need to purchase
the optional solar panel in order to have the Raptor system
re-start remotely after going into low battery shutdown
The Raptor can send emails up to 10 recipients. In
this setup feature you can enter the email addresses, email
subject, and senders email address.
Other features include how emails are configured such as
default mode which will send the photos as an attachment
along with the text message, text message only, or none.
When setup in "none" mode the Raptor will behave like a
standard trail camera, which is useful if your system is out
of cellular or WiFi range.
Lastly, your Raptor can be setup to send a daily or weekly
status text email which will notify you of the Raptor
battery level, GPS position (with optional GPS), and radio
The Camera setting tab lets you set a camera
description, which is a text body sent along with the email
body. You can also setup a camera ID if using several Raptor
The camera trigger setting lets setup the time before a
photo it taken on a motion event. Typically this is set at 1
second, but can be set to longer times to gain more colorful
photos at day, or gray scale photos at night. Lastly, you
can configure the camera resolution.
Active Schedule box lets you setup the Raptor System for
24-hour activity, Day only activity, or Night only Activity.
When selecting the “Use Schedule Grid” setting this allows
you to setup blocks of time where the Raptor System will not
take trigger events. This is very useful when setting the
Raptor System up in a work place setting where you want the
Raptor System to be inactive during work hours. Simply drag
you mouse across the blocks to fill them in. The green high
lighted colors will let you set times the Raptor System will
be inactive. You can also set the “Set” or “Clear” buttons
off to the right to set a whole day or clear a whole day.
SMTP and FTP Setup
This setting will let your Raptor system send photos
and text via SMTP (photos sent as an attachment through
email), or FTP (photo sent directly to a web server). The
Raptor system gives you the option to send in either mode
depending on your application.
Cellular setting will let you setup your APN or Internet
Access Point for your GSM/GPRS Cellular provider.
SETUP (Internet Access Point) - The
various GSM providers all use APNs but implement them
differently. For example, some by default will not allow
mobile terminated connections while others use RADIUS
servers and require user name/password authentication in
addition to SIM authentication.
Network Setup (WiFi Tab) is where the network settings are
entered. Future versions will permit dynamic detection of
and connection to unsecured WiFi networks, but as of this
release the network you want to connect to must be specified
explicitly here. You may need to check your wireless router
settings or speak to your IT department to get the correct
(COTA) Configuration update Over-The-Air
allows a user to remotely configure all Raptor settings by
transmitting configuration files to Raptor camera units in
the field from your PC. This is our
Control feature. Other functions include photos and GPS
location on demand, and retrieving error logs. This powerful
function is known as Configuration update Other-The-Air (COTA).