Providing a home for hedgehogs in your garden is one of the most helpful things you can do to support our prickly friends. Imagine being able to see inside the hog home so you can watch exactly what the hogs get up to once they venture inside.
There are a number of ways to add a camera to your hog box (It’s easier than you think!) and there are also a number of complete Hedgehog Home Camera Systems now available to purchase. I’ve taken a closer look at one of those kits – the Hedgehog Den and camera system from HandyKam.
What’s in the box?
The Handykam Hedgehog Den Camera System arrived in a compact plain brown carton (handy for those of you thinking of buying one as a gift) with the contents well protected inside. Everything was clearly labelled making it easy for even the most ‘untechie’ of us to identify each part. The package contained – the hedgehog den, a detachable tunnel, mini cctv camera and fixings, 20m plug and play cable, 12v mains adapter, scart plug and cable clips and a comprehensive user guide. There’s even a large camo tarpaulin should you wish to add an extra layer of protection when you finally position your hedgehog den in the garden.
You can judge a lot about the quality of a product and the service you are likely to receive from the supplier by the quality of the instruction/user guide supplied and I must say, the Handykam user guide is one of the best I’ve seen.
Instructions / User Guide
Inside the Instructions /User Guide you will find eighteen pages of useful information ranging from a description of each part of your kit, easy instructions about how to install and set up your camera kit and suggestions on where to site your hog den. There are even a couple of pages dedicated to general hedgehog information so this is one user guide that’s worth popping in a drawer rather than the waste paper bin when you’ve finished with it.
The Hedgehog Den