Category: Forest

Real-Time Monitoring Of Wildlife Through Stealth Cam GXW Wireless

The trap cameras are used to capture wild animals in the forest, and they are generally used by the Forest Department in order to successfully monitor the wildlife, perform ecological research and indeed to take the wildlife census data. Apart from just taking the pics, these trap cameras also become quite handy for the detection of rare species, finding the estimation of population size.

The challenging task

The Telangana Forest Department have been invariably using the trap cameras since many years, but the challenging task was that, the individual who was using the camera would need to manually place it at one place and frequently take the data required for analysis going to that place, which in turn became quite cumbersome.

Hence they wanted to upgrade their existing trap cameras to the one which could support the 3G/4G network through the mobile data and easily get synched with the mobile phone application in the form of a mobile app. Through the mobile app, the data can be easily understood and interpreted, more importantly it can be accessed even from a farther distance.

The technology which serves as a solution for the department

The Stealth CAM GXW global cellular camera is relatively new to the wireless market and the benefit that the camera offers is that it can easily monitor the wildlife in the forest, make the forest official perform ecological research and finally it also helps them to have a complete governance over the wildlife census data much easily and of course enables them to send the crucial data to the receiver through mobile data network.

The users can also change the camera settings and upgrade to the photo transmission schedule and can even take the photo and send a photo on demand through the app. Above all, the camera  has a built-in GPS, which plots the camera’s location on Google maps, and this enables it to know exactly where the pictures are coming from. This becomes extremely important for hunting strategies. The pics generally have the resolution of 12 megapixels, and with 1080p high resolution videos with audio.

The Tangible Solution
The areas of Sathupally and Kagaznagar which are a part of the Telangana Forest Department have successfully installed the Stealth Cam GXW Wireless Camera traps in the respective areas and have been monitoring the wildlife there seamlessly. The officials have been graciously  able to access the data much more easily.

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Indian Forests Using DJI Mavic Drones For Forest Monitoring


Mahabubabad Forest Department, which comes under Andhra Pradesh, which comes under the  jurisdiction of Gudur, which is a southern town of Andhra Pradesh, keeps monitoring the entire forest for crucial data and also about the pre-installed latitude, longitude.

Achampet Forest Department, which comes under Telangana, also keeps monitoring their forest area for their crucial data as mentioned above.

The Challenges

The challenges being faced by these two telugu states for some of the monitoring purposes, the aerial survey becomes the must as the conventional method became an obsolete practice. This could probably require a drone aircraft which can make the survey through hovering around and could connect the multiple way points automatically.

The Achampet Forest Department was earnestly looking forward to a drone which could be extremely compact, foldable and equally lightweight to carry around. Further they also wanted the drone to produce 4K HDR Video, and which has an omnidirectional obstacle sensing feature for some of the aerial photography shoots in the forest area.

The Solution

We offered the solution of DJI Drones to the client, which has the capability to bring about the pre-installed latitude, longitude, and hovering around, and which could connect the waypoints during its course.

These built-in features in the device actually opens the door for absolute creativity as well as the better functionality of letting the drone aircraft to fly on its own. For easy maneuvering, the drone comes with a functionality of some of the flight modes such as: Active Track, Gesture Mode, Tap-fly, Tripod and Cinematic Modes.

As a solution offering of the device, the divisional forest officer then opted for the DJI Mavic 2 Pro combo drone which brings with it additional intelligent flight batteries which keeps the drone functional for a prolonged period of time without having a halt when hovering across the forest area.

The drone comprised of the dual satellite system which helps the device to assist with precision flying, return to home, obstacle avoidance, way points, point of interest and much more even in the forest area where there is sufficient signal strength and a GPS is essential for the geographical tagging of aerial photographs for photogrammetry using 3D mapping software.

The Result

The solution offered by us to both these forest divisions has made their survey work much easier. Apart from that, the highly advanced professional quadcopter could eventually bring about the best video stabilization during the aerial shots.

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Kagaznagar Division Of Telangana Forest Dept. Becomes One Of The Very First Of Forest Ranges In India To Deploy The New Cuddelink Camera Traps With Its Proprietary Mesh Technology

Kagaznagar Forest Division is one of the most prominent forest divisions which comes under the category of Telangana State Forest Department, which is also referred to as a wide forest area in the Kawal Tiger Reserve. The reserve has been the abode to the presence of varied varieties of flora & fauna and also comprises a wide range of wildlife.

The Challenges

The forest division was actually struggling to get the pictures from a remote location and the challenge for the forest official was to get to the remote areas physically and access the data. This method was quite cumbersome as it involved hustling around the forest. They then wanted to have a device through which the data can be accessed from one single data location.

The solution offered

We analysed the requirement and suggested the device which allows the other remote cameras to communicate themselves in a mesh like arrangement. These camera traps are mostly used by the forest officials for monitoring the wildlife at some specific location. Cuddelink, is a device which actually acts as  a proprietary wireless mesh network and predominantly allows cameras to communicate among each other and could easily transmit the images from remote cameras to a home image collection camera.

Cuddelink, helped the department to access their data from the home camera and the proprietary wireless mesh network can accommodate 1-15 remote cameras, and it can easily accommodate more cameras for more forest area coverage.

The Result

The Cuddelink has a typical transmission range in a dense forest which is ¼ to ½ mile, and in the open spaces the camera-to-camera range is over 1 mile. In a typical sense, the cuddelink as a device is more convenient as they were able to check cameras more conveniently by placing the home camera in the most convenient location (such as being kept near to the forest office building)

Cuddelink enables the officials to access the data collected from various other remote cameras which are installed at specific locations and the transmissions which keep happening to the home camera. It was a boon to the officials, as they do not have to go to all the places.

The Kagaznagar division has been successfully upgrading itself to this new generation device and happens to install several Digital Cuddelink Barrel Strobe with Antenna in the respective forest area. The monitoring of the forest area through the cuddelink especially during the rainy season was also being made possible and the forest department were all in their appreciation for this device.

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