discussion / Camera Traps  / 24 September 2021

Turn old smartphone into IA camera trap?

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I know that there is several IA camera trap development ongoing from the poachercam to trailguard...ects...

I also know that it is possible to turn an old phone into a security camera or detector camera through several apps:

http://www.presencepro.com/blog/birdfeeder-webcamera

https://www.cnet.com/home/security/turn-old-phone-into-security-camera-in-3-steps-heres-how-android-iphone/

https://www.howtogeek.com/405400/how-to-turn-an-old-android-phone-into-a-security-camera/

https://www.howtogeek.com/139373/how-to-turn-an-old-android-phone-into-a-networked-security-camera/

IA camera trap requires powerful CPU in order to run the IA software and connexion, all of these are present  in a smartphone.

Is it possible to run one of IA software on a smartphone in order to automatically detect a poacher and send an alert (with image)? Or detect elephant to prevent human wildlife conflicts?

And maybe for poor network area could be possible to connect a smartphone via Bluetooth to a satellite transmitters system.