The TriggerSmart Kit from Quantum Instruments is a three-way triggering system for photo and video capture. TriggerSmart offers a simple way to trigger your camera by using sensors that detect sound, an increase in light intensity and the interruption of an infra-red beam. Each detection method has its own uses and its own control settings on the TriggerSmart Control Unit. For example, if photographing fireworks or lightning, use the Light Intensity Sensor, connect it to the Control Unit and connect the Control Unit to your camera using the included cables. If needed, adjust the light sensitivity of the sensor on the Control Unit and when the lightning strikes or fireworks go off, the sensor detects the increase in light and fires your camera to shoot.
With sound, the set-up is similar. Connect the sound sensor to the Control Unit and the Control Unit to the camera, adjust the sensitivity if you want the camera to fire only at very loud sounds and when that sound is detected, the TriggerSmart will trigger your camera to shoot. Single shots or continuous shooting are both possible. When using the system to detect movement with the Infra-red beam it is necessary to use both sensors, one to send the IR beam and one to receive it. With the receiving sensor connected to the control unit and the control unit to your camera, as soon as something moves through the IR beam, the camera fires. Because the IR Receiver is housed in the same unit as the Light Intensity Sensor and the IR Transmitter is housed in the same unit as the Sound Sensor, in order to use all three detection systems together, separate sensors must be purchased.
The TriggerSmart Kit comes with the UK15 Control Unit, IR Receiver/Light Sensor Unit, IR Transmitter/Sound Sensor Unit, two mini tripods to place the sensors, two control cables, one trigger cable, the UK70 triggering cable and one 2º baffle.
The Control Unit controls and adjusts sensitivities of the sensors, can introduce delays in camera triggering and can choose between single or continuous shooting.
The TriggerSmart Kit is an affordable device for amateur and professional photographers and is particularly suited to shooting wildlife and lightning and can be utilized for a multitude of creative, fun and security purposes. More so, additional sensors and accessories are available for the kit to increase operational scope and triggering capabilities.