Starnex Camball SG31 Spy Camera with Motion Detection
- Product Review (submitted on August 23, 2012):
- I've been using the SG31 for surveillance purposes for about 3 years now. Not sure why the previous reviewer says i t is not wireless. It is and actually works very well. It is very tricky to get set up correctly for whatever mode you're wanting, but once you have it set it is easy to work after that. I always set mine for motion recording and when new I got as much as 36hrs of battery life (NOT 24 hours of recording) each time I set it up. The # of hours you get from the battery really depends on how frequently the camera is recording. Like any 'rechargable' battery, it does start to lose it's life. I've used mine 100's of times over the last 3 yrs and I'm down to about 6 hours per charge using the motion function in a relatively low traffic area. Still, it has paid for itself many times over in the time saved installing a camera and closure of investigations. I actually superglued 2 small magnets to the little pastic bracket so I can simply stick it to a steel upright and walk away. The batteries DO NOT affect the recording or memory card. If not for the frustrating initial troubleshooting I would have given this 5 stars.