Many modern trail cams offer the feature of sending pictures and videos to a mobile phone. To do this, the camera needs to be equipped with cellular capabilities and connected to a cellular network. The camera typically sends the media to a cloud-based storage platform, which is accessible via an app on the user’s phone. This allows the user to monitor the camera from remote locations and receive real-time updates of any activity captured by the camera.
Cellular trail cameras may require a data plan or subscription service from a cellular provider, and the quality of the cellular signal in the camera’s location can affect the reliability of the camera’s ability to send pictures and videos. However, this feature can be incredibly convenient for those who want to monitor wildlife or property without having to physically check the camera’s SD card.