The UK15 TriggerSmart Control Unit from Quantum Instruments is a spare or additional control unit for the TriggerSmart three-way camera triggering system. TriggerSmart offers a simple way to trigger your camera by using sensors that detect sound, 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.
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. Having an additional Control Unit allows multiple set-ups with numerous cameras, useful if shooting wildlife (or anything) over large areas of land.