The trail camera is known by a few different names, trail cam, camera trap and even time-lapse camera.
Trail Cameras, trailcam and motion activated time lapse cameras
Trail cameras offer the user / owner a way to remotely capture images and video footage of wildlife and other visitors to your garden or the location you mount the camera..
Battery powered, trail cameras are made to withstand the elements and be left in an outdoor location for months. Just set up and walk away, motion sensors activate the trail cam to record time-lapse images when triggered.