MOULTRIE MOBILE WIRELESS FIELD MODEM MV1 (2023)

Very simply, you register an account on moultriemobile.com, sign up for a data plan and activate your modem. Then you connect your Moultrie trail camera (2015 models and later) to a Moultrie Mobile modem and you are good to go. As a trail camera photo is triggered the photo is transmitted to moultriemobile.com and you receive a notification. You can then access that photo either through your smart-phone or your PC - in real time.

Compatible Cameras - All Moultrie Trail Cams manufactured from 2015 on:

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Photo Transmission Options - Immediate, 1x per day, 2x per day.

Supported Mobile Platforms – IPhone, Android

Supported Desktops and Laptops - All, since it is a website it works with all current browsers.

Power/Batteries - The unit requires (8) AA batteries (Alkaline or Lithium batteries) with Lithium being the most preferable for cold weather and extended run times.

Cell Coverage – Moultrie Mobile utilizes a Verizon Wireless network and there must be coverage in the area you wish to place your Moultrie Trail Camera.

Data Plans - Prices range from 9.99/month for a small account to 49.99/month for a Professional Account.

SETTING UP MOULTRIE MOBILE WIRELESS FIELD MODEM MV1

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After receiving my device the first thing I did was I read the manual. I can’t stress this enough. There are things you HAVE to do for your camera and mobile device to work together. Pay attention to this or you will be frustrated. It’s relatively easy and it worked on the first try.

Now, it’s important to set up your mobile unit and camera at home first. Don’t do this in the field. After everything is working and transmitting, move it to the field.

Step one - make sure your Moultrie camera is compatible with Moultrie Mobile. Moultriemobile.com makes this very simple. Basically, if your Moultrie Camera was a 2015 or later model it should work.

Step two - This is the only part you might find confusing. You will likely need to update your camera’s FIRMWARE. This is an important step and it’s pretty easy. Go to the page where the compatible cameras are listed and click on your particular model. Then download the firmware update file onto an SD Card. Put the SD card into your camera and navigate to the menu item called update firmware. You will only have to do this once, but it is necessary.

Step three - Create an account on MoultrieMobile.com and activate your device. This step is easy. On the back of the camera you will see two numbers, a Serial Number, and an ID Number. Enter them both on the activation page. After activation, you choose a data plan and enter your Credit Card number for monthly billing.

Opinion: I think the majority of hunters will be able to follow these steps without difficulty. However, if you are still using a flip phone and wish your TV had a dial, then the setup process will likely frustrate you. Let’s do this. Rate yourself on a scale of 1 to 10 - with 10 being an IT expert and 1 being completely lost with technology. If you rated yourself a 4, or higher, you should be OK. If not, find someone to help you.

PLANS AND ASSOCIATED FEES

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I had an interesting discussion with the Moultrie Rep when I first saw these plans. I’ll relay to you what I relayed to her. If you are thinking about buying a mobile unit for every one of your deployed trail cameras - it will get expensive in a hurry because each camera requires its own data plan. I run over 30 cameras but realistically I’m only going to pick 2 or 3 where I really need remote viewing.

Now it’s likely that these plans and the pricing may change over time but in 2016 they ran from $9.99/month to $49.99/month.

There are no contracts, no activation fees, and no change fees or penalty fees. My first reaction was that it’s a little pricey, but then I noticed how you can scale up your plans for the hunting season and then drop them back to what Moultrie calls a Maintenance mode. Basically, you can put your plan into hibernation in the off season and pay only a small monthly fee during those times. Then in September, October and November simply change to the plan that best suits you. This was a smart move by Moultrie and very fair considering the benefit of remote access to your trail cameras.

PHOTO DELIVERY

The first thing to understand is that photos are uploaded to your account. They are not sent to your phone or email. There are three options for Photo delivery: Immediate, which means that a photo is sent instantly to your account as soon as it’s been taken. There are two other options that include one batch per day or two batches per day.

Every time photos are uploaded to your account you will get an alert. You can choose email alerts, text alerts, or both. If you have your camera upload set to Immediate, and choose SMS notification - you will be getting texts all day and all night as photos are taken. This may be distracting for many people.

Once you receive a notification you simple go to the Moultrie Mobile APP and view the photo. It’s extremely simple and easy to use, but it requires a cellular connection.

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I found the upload features flexible and reliable. I tested both batch and Immediate mode and both worked well.

APPLICATION AND FEATURES

Basically there’s a battery compartment, a battery meter and there’s a cell coverage indicator. There is nothing else, not even an On-Off switch.

When I first heard about Moultrie Mobile I figured it was just going to get a text or email notifying me about a new photo. After setting this up and using it for a few days I learned that the capabilities go far beyond that.

Moultrie Mobile can be accessed in two ways. You can visit Moultrie Mobile.com or you can download the free Moultrie Mobile !PP I have not tested the !PP on an Android but I have been using it extensively on my IPhone and it was simple to install, and easy to use.

While getting a photo remote is definitely the most compelling feature for Moultrie Mobile, I had expected that. What I did not expect was the ability to control my remote camera.

Like many of you, I set up trail cameras on properties that are a long drive away. My closest trail camera is 2 hours from home. The bulk of my cams are 3 hours away, and I have one property that is 7 hours away. I can’t tell you how many times I would have loved to know the battery levels, or how much room was left on my SD Card. With MM I can check these status' from anywhere in the world through my Internet connected modem.

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But there’s more to it than just a status. I can actually change my camera settings remotely. This is an incredible feature for those of us who have remote cameras. For example, if I wanted to change the detection delay from 1 minute to 10 seconds I simply go to Moultrie mobile.com, choose cameras, dashboard, and then edit settings. Scroll down to detection delay and change it to 10 seconds. Click Save, and you’re done.

You can also do things with your photos. You can delete the photo, download a high resolution copy, you can even do some basic adjustments. If you have a lot of photos you can categorize them by barometric pressure or moon phase. I can basically build an entire sorted and search-able inventory using the MM application. The features are extremely impressive and very easy to use.

FAQs

How does Moultrie field modem work? ›

The Field Modems attach to a traditional Moultrie trail camera via a weather-proof USB cord. This allows the trail camera to communicate with the cellular modem. The trail camera will take a picture when an animal triggers the motion sensor.

How do I connect my Moultrie camera to my modem? ›

Plug the micro USB end of the cable into your Moultrie game camera's micro USB port, ensuring the rubber gasket fits snugly in the opening. Connect the other end of the USB cable into the Field Modem. NOTE: Before mounting the equipment, we recommend you ensure the cable is inserted properly.

Where is the modem number on a Moultrie game camera? ›

Log-on to your Moultrie Mobile account via app or website. From the MY ACCOUNT section, select “Activate Device” and follow the on-screen instructions. – The Serial Number and Modem ID can be found on the sticker inside of the camera above the battery compartment.

How can I get better reception on my Moultrie Mobile? ›

If the signal was weak to start with, then low batteries can make it even worse. Pro Tip: If your batteries are getting low then it is best to replace them. Lithium batteries work better than alkaline batteries in the cold weather and will typically last longer in general.

Do you need SD card for Moultrie Mobile? ›

No SD card required! With built-in memory, you won't need to buy or format finicky SD cards. Unlimited cloud storage ensures that all of your pictures are always available for you to view and manage using the Moultrie Mobile app, and Edge automatically manages its built-in memory to make room for new images.

How do I connect my camera to my modem? ›

Plug an Ethernet cable (a.k.a. Cat 5 cable) into the Ethernet socket of the network camera, then plug the other end to the router (a.k.a. gateway or access point). If this network camera does not have Wi-Fi, this may be the only step needed for the network configuration. Find the IP address of the network camera.

Do you have to have Verizon to use Moultrie Mobile? ›

The 6000 and 7000i Series Cameras From Moultrie Mobile

All Moultrie cellular camera plans operate on either a Verizon or AT&T 4G network for expansive, reliable coverage.

What app do I need to use my Moultrie card reader? ›

Android Download

Search for and select Moultrie Mobile from your App Store. Select Install.

Why is my Moultrie Mobile not sending pictures? ›

Your camera is required to check in at least once every 24 hours as long as it is on and has sufficient battery life and signal. If your camera stopped sending pictures, and it has been MORE than 24 hours since the last time the camera checked in, then you will need to restart the camera to re-establish connection.

Do you need an SD card for Moultrie camera? ›

SD Cards are NOT required. The camera functions more reliably using built-in memory.

Why am I not getting pictures from my Moultrie camera? ›

If you check your trail camera only to find it hasn't been taking photos, double-check your current settings. Sometimes you simply forget to start it up — make sure the camera is on. Then review your settings to confirm your device is set to take photographs when it detects motion, or put it in time-lapse mode.

What is the modem battery on Moultrie camera? ›

The Field Modem is powered by eight (8) AA alkaline or lithium batteries.

How do I reset my Moultrie security code? ›

Answer: According to the Moultrie Game Spy D-555i 8 Megapixel Digital Game Camera instruction manual, in order to reset the security code, you will need to contact Moultrie customer support at 800-653-3334.

Does Moultrie mobile work with weak signal? ›

Having low signal does not mean you're missing pictures and videos. Your EDGE can upload photos with only a single bar of signal, so even when it's mounted in a low-signal area, you can count on receiving your photos and videos to view them in the Moultrie Mobile app.

How can I boost my signal? ›

How to boost your cell signal
  1. Get out from behind materials that block your signal.
  2. Reboot your cellular radio.
  3. Change your location.
  4. Remove the case.
  5. Check a coverage map.
  6. Update your carrier settings.
  7. Don't let your battery get too low.
  8. Install a signal booster.
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How can I improve my mobile signal strength in rural areas? ›

10 Ways to Increase Mobile Signal Strength in Rural Areas
  1. Stand still during the call. ...
  2. Change the way you are holding your phone. ...
  3. Remove the phone case. ...
  4. Step outside. ...
  5. Charge your battery. ...
  6. Go higher. ...
  7. Switch to WiFi. ...
  8. Find the closest mobile tower.

Can you use Moultrie game camera without subscription? ›

Answer: Yes, you can use an Moultrie Mobile cellular trail camera without the subscription service much like any traditional trail camera.

Can you use a trail camera without a SIM card? ›

Most cellular trail cameras rely on the global system for mobile (GSM) network. This means most cellular trail cameras will need a SIM card to connect to the network.

Can wireless cameras work without Internet? ›

The answer is yes, wireless cameras can work without the internet, but you won't be able to access all of their features. Of course, whether or not the camera will work without the internet depends on the type of camera, how it was set up, and how it stores video.

Why won't my camera connect to my WiFi? ›

Make sure to check that all connections, cables, and power is intact and tightly connected. If your security cameras are wireless, check the internet and make sure that it is connected successfully to the WiFi. You can also check if the router is properly working.

Why won't my security camera connect to my router? ›

You need to reset the cameras by pressing the reset button on the bottom of the cameras for 10 seconds (led red flashing means reset is complete). After resetting the cameras, you need to plug the ethernet cable inside the camera's connectors and connect it to the new router.

Do you have to pay a monthly fee for cellular trail camera? ›

You can choose to pay monthly or annually, and the number of photos may vary according to the camera pick. Monthly options include the following: The first 30 days are free. 600 photos or 50MB of data for $5 each month paid monthly or $4 a month paid annually.

What service does Moultrie Mobile use? ›

All Moultrie Mobile devices are associated with either AT&T or Verizon and will use a signal from one of these companies to transmit photos.

Do cellular game cameras require a subscription? ›

Do Cellular Trail Cameras Require A Subscription. The answer is YES because you need to pay subscription fees to enable your cellular trail camera to transmit data. Generally speaking, a cellular trail camera plan costs $5 to $10 for every 1,000 photos.

How do I use my Moultrie SD card reader on my phone? ›

To use the Moultrie Smartphone SD Card Reader Gen 2, first, insert the SD card into the card reader. Go to "Settings" > "General" > "About". Now plug the card reader into your iPhone. Between "iBrary Link" and "easy Drive", one of them will be under "SEID".

How do I format a SD card for Moultrie? ›

Insert the SD Card and turn your camera ON. Press and hold the Format SD button until the SD card light blinks yellow. Release the button. The SD card light turns solid green once formatted successfully.

How do you test a Moultrie camera? ›

Connect your camera to Moultrie Mobile.

Turn your camera to ON. You should see the BATTERY and SD CARD lights illuminate to show status. Green BATTERY and SD CARD lights indicate they are good.

How do I update the firmware on my Moultrie camera? ›

Moultrie Mobile Cellular Cameras automatically take firmware updates over-the-air. If an update becomes available your camera will naturally take it the next time it connects following the firmware release.

How many pictures can 32GB hold on a game camera? ›

RAW File Size

A 32GB memory card can hold a maximum of 2,228 RAW photos with 4 megapixels. If the RAW images have 22 megapixels, a 32GB card will only hold 416 photos.

How many pictures can 32GB hold on a trail camera? ›

How many photos can a 32GB SD card hold? Considering the same parameters as before, a 32GB SD card should be able to hold about 6,300 images shot on a smartphone with a 12MP camera. Similarly, on the GoPro, a 32GB SD card will be good for about 7,620 images.

Can you use a 64gb card in a trail camera? ›

Trail cameras need SD cards that can hold at least 32GB of memory at a minimum, and you can go higher on the highest memory capacity that any SD card can hold up!

Why are my pictures not coming through? ›

If your smartphone refuses to send or receive picture messages, check that data connection is active and enabled on your device. If you're using Wi-Fi, temporarily disable Wi-Fi and use cellular data. You cannot send MMS over Wi-Fi, so you should make sure you have an active cellular/mobile data plan.

Why are my pics not going through? ›

Enable mobile data

Internet connectivity is required to send picture messages on android devices. If the smartphone refuses to send a picture message, check from the drop-down menu if the mobile data is switched on. If you are using Wi-Fi try temporarily disabling it and use cellular data.

Why is my digital camera not taking pictures? ›

Make sure the battery is fully charged. Check the lens to make sure it is properly attached. Don't set the Drive Mode to Self-Timer. If you are using the built-in flash, you need to recharge it before you take another picture.

How do I find my modem name and password? ›

Your network name and password may be found on a label on your router or modem-router combo (gateway).

Which number is the password on a modem? ›

The default Wi-Fi password or Wireless Key is the number between two bar codes. The Serial Number is the number above two barcodes. In this example, the SSID is 2WIRE110. The default Wi-Fi password or Wireless Network Key is below Mac Address, to the right of the barcode.

How do I find the password for my modem? ›

In Network and Sharing Center, next to Connections, select your Wi-Fi network name. In Wi-Fi Status, select Wireless Properties. In Wireless Network Properties, select the Security tab, then select the Show characters check box. Your Wi-Fi network password is displayed in the Network security key box.

How do I check my modem battery? ›

Usually, the Battery status indicator light will be located on the left-hand side of the status indicator light field. On some models, the Battery and Power status indicator lights are reversed. Battery indicates the status of the battery in the modem and Power indicates whether AC power is available to the unit.

How does the Moultrie modem work? ›

The MV2 runs on the Verizon 4G network and the MA2 on AT&T's 4G network. The Field Modems attach to a traditional Moultrie trail camera via a weather-proof USB cord. This allows the trail camera to communicate with the cellular modem. The trail camera will take a picture when an animal triggers the motion sensor.

Why does my modem say battery? ›

If the light is on, the battery is either good or low. If the light is blinking, the battery is bad or there's no AC power. If the light is off, no battery is installed or there's no AC power.

How do I connect my Moultrie modem? ›

Modem: Connect My Device
  1. Turn your camera to ON or CUSTOM START.
  2. Format your SD Card with the DELETE or ERASE ALL IMAGES function. ...
  3. Connect the camera and modem together with the supplied USB cable.
  4. Insert the modem's battery tray into the modem.
  5. Press and release the TEST button on the side of the modem.
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How does the Moultrie cellular camera work? ›

A cellular hunting camera uses a Passive Infrared (PIR) sensor to detect heat differences in ambient air and warm-blooded animals. When the PIR sensor is triggered the camera takes a picture and then sends it to a cloud-based server where it is accessible 24/7 via an app or online account.

How does Moultrie card reader work? ›

A Moultrie SD Card is a memory storage device that makes it easy for users to store a large number of images or pictures in their digital cameras. It turns your OTG capable Android device or iPhone into a card viewer through the use of the necessary app and its card reader.

Can I use a Moultrie camera without subscription? ›

Yes, you can use an Moultrie Mobile cellular trail camera without the subscription service much like any traditional trail camera.

Can you use cellular trail camera without service? ›

A cellular trail camera requires a subscription to connect to the wireless network of your choice. Similar to how your cell phone functions, you must register and connect your cameras to a wireless network using a SIM card so it can transmit images, videos and other content.

Why does my Moultrie camera stop taking pictures? ›

If you check your trail camera only to find it hasn't been taking photos, double-check your current settings. Sometimes you simply forget to start it up — make sure the camera is on. Then review your settings to confirm your device is set to take photographs when it detects motion, or put it in time-lapse mode.

Does a modem need a battery? ›

But there are actually at least two other devices in your home that deserve a battery backup unit as well… They are your modem and router! The most important reason for keeping those devices attached to a battery backup is the protection it provides from power surges, brownouts and distant lighting strikes.

Is the Moultrie app free? ›

Compatible with Moultrie products, the free app allows you to receive your trail camera images on your smartphone or computer. Best of all, you can demo a full working version of the Moultrie Mobile app absolutely free.

Why is my SD card not working in my trail camera? ›

SD Card is the Wrong Type (Too Large)

The problem you could run into is the capacity of your SD card. Many trail cameras have a max capacity of 32GB. If you order a large capacity card, say 256GB, it simply won't work in most trail cameras.

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