10/04/2018
UniFi Protect easily catches slow moving, slithering Intruders
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Can your video survellance system catch something as slow moving as a slithering snake???

 

The new UniFi Protect with it's time scrub feature can. 

 

For many years Herpetologists have been studying the breeding and hibernation patterns of Timber Rattlesnakes in the rural Virginia mountains that also serve as wisp transmission sites.  During late September and early October, rattlesnakes all return to the communal den site.  There, hundreds of rattlenakes, copperheads and black racer snakes all den together for the winter. 

 

Traditional trail cams can't motion trigger on the slow moving snakes.  24/7 cameras require tons of man hours to slowly go through video looking for the occasional snake to go by.

 

UniFi Protect has been revolutionary in being able to finally catch the snakes in action.  It's timelapse fast scrub feature allows going through a days worth of 24/7 video in minutes.  This past spring, we installed a remote UniFi Protect system to monitor the snakes and other wildlife.

 

Over the last 6 years, one of the snakes we've monitored is a very large male with a black tail.  We've seen him foraging as far as 2,000 feet from the den area during the summer.   But the question is always, when does he return to the den? And from what direction?

 

Last night after dusk,  UniFi Protect finally answered that question.  The snake arrived at the den area at 8pm from the east.

 

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Continued over some rocks to the next camera angle.

 

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And into the den

 

 

 

 

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UniFi Protects time scrub makes finding and following the motion easy as these timelapse videos show.

 

 

 

 

Below is the same snake foraging from another camera angle last summer. 

 

 

 

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The video below shows how we used Protect to go through several hours of 24/7 video to find the snake above. 

 

UniFi Protect easily catches slow moving, slithering Intruders

by on ‎10-04-2018 06:46 AM

Can your video survellance system catch something as slow moving as a slithering snake???

 

The new UniFi Protect with it's time scrub feature can. 

 

For many years Herpetologists have been studying the breeding and hibernation patterns of Timber Rattlesnakes in the rural Virginia mountains that also serve as wisp transmission sites.  During late September and early October, rattlesnakes all return to the communal den site.  There, hundreds of rattlenakes, copperheads and black racer snakes all den together for the winter. 

 

Traditional trail cams can't motion trigger on the slow moving snakes.  24/7 cameras require tons of man hours to slowly go through video looking for the occasional snake to go by.

 

UniFi Protect has been revolutionary in being able to finally catch the snakes in action.  It's timelapse fast scrub feature allows going through a days worth of 24/7 video in minutes.  This past spring, we installed a remote UniFi Protect system to monitor the snakes and other wildlife.

 

Over the last 6 years, one of the snakes we've monitored is a very large male with a black tail.  We've seen him foraging as far as 2,000 feet from the den area during the summer.   But the question is always, when does he return to the den? And from what direction?

 

Last night after dusk,  UniFi Protect finally answered that question.  The snake arrived at the den area at 8pm from the east.

 

IMG_2454.PNG

 

Continued over some rocks to the next camera angle.

 

 IMG_2446.PNG

 

And into the den

 

 

 

 

IMG_2447.PNG

 

 

UniFi Protects time scrub makes finding and following the motion easy as these timelapse videos show.

 

 

 

 

Below is the same snake foraging from another camera angle last summer. 

 

 

 

IMG_1744.PNG

 

 

 

The video below shows how we used Protect to go through several hours of 24/7 video to find the snake above. 

 

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Comments
by
on ‎10-04-2018 02:33 PM

Looks like a good re-write of AirVision/Unifi-Video. I am looking forward to trying it when the server NVR is ready.

I catch quite a bit of wildlife on my cameras - thankfully not snakes yet though!

by
on ‎10-11-2018 02:03 AM

Impressive and the working time-lapsing/scrubbing is definitely a great feature which many of us have been waiting for (as the one in current UniFi Video versions is not dependable).