I've been looking into getting some portable IR security-type video cameras which can live stream video to an Android device and are battery-powered. The main purpose would be for use in a hide where we could monitor real-time activity from the safety of the hide and without having to disturb the wildlife with torches. (eg. in Malaysia we sometimes spend a night at a hide overlooking a salt lick - problem is, you can't see anything without a torch..)
Has anyone any suggestions on equipment which might do the job?
Hmmm.... very interesting. I have been pondering this since reading your post. How do you do the live streaming though? Would you need a wifi network or cell signal? By cable would be simple and cheap, laptop computer and video baby monitor.
Not sure about the wifi - what got me thinking about it was borrowing my brother-in-law's GoPro & connecting it via wifi with my Android phone. Live view worked quite well, so I thought surely there is something on the market, perhaps for the security market, using infrared cameras & a similar wifi setup to the GoPro.
Not a stupid idea - it could work too. However, I like the flexibility a trailcam would offer, & the fact it can record what we might miss from the hide. I'll keep searching to see what I can find & post details of anything that might be of interest.