Some subjects simply move too fast to be captured successfully even with standard infrared beam-breaking triggers. The TriggerScout overcomes this by letting your subject’s heat signature trigger your camera via a passive infrared sensor. With a maximum range of 20 metres the TriggerScout will detect moving heat and trigger within a minimum of 1/5 second. There are three sensitivity settings – full, half or quarter so that you can adjust according to ambient temperature and the heat signature of your subject.
The sensor can be connected directly to your EOS camera’s remote trigger socket or can be connected to the TriggerSmart MCT-1 control unit (not supplied) for increased control over sensitivity and timing delay. Powered by 2 x AAA batteries (not included) or self-powered when connected to an existing TriggerSmart system. The sensor has a low power consumption so good batteries should last around 100 hours.
The TriggerScout kit includes the PIR (passive infrared) sensor, weatherproof cover, stakepod, 3-metre cable and 6° baffle to narrow the cone of sensitivity. We also supply a Canon-specific cable adapter to make the kit work with all EOS cameras. For maximum effectiveness and ultimate control over the activation area the TriggerScout can be used in pairs. This means that the sensor will only trigger when both zones are activated. Similarly this can be achieved by using the TriggerSmart IR sensor or TriggerBeam Pro which are all available separately.