Spartan GoCam™ Cellular Camera User`s Manual

Spartan GoCam™ Cellular Camera User`s Manual
Spartan GoCam™ Cellular Camera
User’s Manual
Important: Please read this manual
carefully before using your camera.
Thank you for choosing the Spartan GoCam. This manual will help you
get the most out of your new device. You will also find this manual and
other technical articles at www.hcooutdoors.com. For more information
about or to use GoWireless Premium service, please go to
www.spartancamera.com.
If you experience any difficulties with operating your camera, please do
not return it to the dealer or store. Call Tech Support at 770-582-0004
9 AM – 6 PM EST, Monday – Friday or email us at support@hcooutdoors.com.
Table of Contents
Package Contents ...............................................................................1
Camera Body and Ports ......................................................................1
Camera Buttons ..................................................................................3
Step 1: Activate Cellular Service .........................................................4
Activate Online ..............................................................................5
Activate by Telephone ...................................................................5
Activate at a Verizon Store ............................................................5
Step 2: Set Up the Camera .................................................................5
Step 3: Connect the Camera to the Verizon Network .........................6
GoWireless Premium vs. GoWireless Auto .........................................8
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Step 4: GoWireless Premium Setup .................................................10
Overview .....................................................................................10
Add Camera to the Web Portal ...................................................10
Complete Camera Setup on the Portal .......................................12
Test the Camera and Portal ........................................................13
Complete Physical Camera Setup (Premium) ............................14
Install and Set Up the GoWireless Mobile App ...........................15
Step 4: GoWireless Auto Setup ........................................................17
Real Time Control .............................................................................19
Camera Settings ...............................................................................20
Test the Camera ................................................................................25
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Photo, instant send mode ...........................................................25
Photo, daily report or send mode off ...........................................25
Video ...........................................................................................25
Access Photos or Videos ..................................................................26
View a Photo ...............................................................................26
Watch a Video .............................................................................26
Delete Photo or Video .................................................................26
Manual Firmware Update ..................................................................27
Technical Specifications ....................................................................28
Manufacturer Limited Warranty .........................................................29
Terms and Conditions .................................................................29
Shipping ......................................................................................30
Proof of Purchase or Proof of Warranty Coverage .....................30
Exclusions and Limitations ..........................................................31
Unclaimed items..........................................................................33
Camera Repair ............................................................................33
Privacy Policy ....................................................................................34
How Do We Use Your Email Address? .......................................34
Do We Use Cookies? ..................................................................35
Security Measures ......................................................................35
Retention and Deletion................................................................36
Terms of Use .....................................................................................37
About Us .....................................................................................37
Our Customers ............................................................................37
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Membership Responsibilities ......................................................37
Cost and Pricing ..........................................................................39
Content Limits .............................................................................39
Content & Privacy .......................................................................40
Limits on Use ..............................................................................42
Other Important Guidelines .........................................................42
Things to Keep in Mind ...............................................................45
Optional Accessories.................................................................457
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Package Contents
Camera
Antenna
Mounting strap
USB cable
User’s Manual
Quick Start Guide
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Camera Body and Ports
Antenna Port
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Camera Buttons
 Menu:
o Preview mode: enter the Setup menu.
o Setup mode (menus): Go back one menu level. (If in a
submenu, return to the main menu. If at the main menu, exit
Setup mode.)
o Playback mode: display the Delete menu so you can choose to
Del One or Del ALL.
 Arrows :
o Setup mode: move between menu items, change values.
o Playback mode:  move through photos/videos
o Playback mode, photos:  zoom in,  zoom out. When
zoomed in, press OK then use  to pan the image.
 OK:
o Menu mode: save parameter settings.
o Preview mode: take a photo or start recording a video manually.
o Playback mode, videos: play/pause video.
 Playback button ►: In the preview window, switch between
Playback and Preview modes
 Del:
o Menu mode: when entering parameters, works as a backspace
key, deletes the character to the left.
o Playback mode: delete the current photo/video.
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 Shortcuts in Preview mode:
o  selects Video mode.
o  selects Camera mode.
o OK takes a picture or records a video manually.
 Mode (Power) Switch: ON at top. SETUP in the middle. OFF at
the bottom.
For the latest information on your Spartan GoCam (Verizon Certified
Connected Device), please visit
http://www.hcooutdoors.com/gocamvzwconnected.
Step 1: Activate Cellular Service
Cellular service is required if you want to have photos delivered to email
and/or your mobile device, regardless of whether you use GoWireless
Premium or GoWireless Auto. Cellular service enables the camera to send
photos, regardless of how you choose to have them delivered to you.
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There are three ways to activate cellular service for your GoCam. Please
read about the three ways to obtain service so you can choose the one
that works best for you. Before you begin, locate your camera’s MEID
number, which is printed on a sticker inside the camera.
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Activate Online
1. Using a computer or tablet with an Internet connection, go to
VerizonWireless.com/certifieddevice/.
2. Follow the steps to activate your camera. When prompted for a
device type in Step 1, choose Connected Device.
Activate by Telephone
You can activate your Verizon GoCam either by calling the Verizon support
number, 800-775-8098, or by calling 611 from your Verizon cell phone.
Listen to the menu options and follow the prompts to activate the service.
Activate at a Verizon Store
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You may take your camera to a Verizon store and have an in-store
customer service rep activate service for you.
Record your camera’s telephone number: _________________________
Step 2: Set Up the Camera
It is recommended that you complete the initial setup and testing of your
new camera at home rather than in the field if possible.
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1. With the power switch OFF, insert batteries into the battery
compartment. Use 12 (recommended), 8, or 4 (emergency, left 2
columns) 1.2-1.5v AA batteries.
The following types of batteries can be used:
 High-performance alkaline
 Lithium
 Rechargeable NiMH
For additional battery life, you can connect the camera to a 6V
external battery (with or without solar panel) that is designed to be
used with trail cameras.
2. Insert an unlocked SD card (up to 32 G) into the SD card slot. Refer
to the card symbol on the case for proper orientation.
3. With the rubber gasket between the base of the antenna and the
antenna jack on the top of the camera, screw the antenna onto the
antenna jack. The rubber gasket must be in place to prevent leaks.
Make sure the antenna is screwed in all the way but be careful not to
over-tighten it.
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Step 3: Connect the Camera to the Verizon Network
1. Slide the power switch to the SETUP position. The camera will enter
Preview mode.
2. The screen will display Searching network…, then Verizon will
appear at center top of the screen and the signal strength bars will
show in the top right corner.
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3. Press the Menu button to access the Setup menu.
4. Navigate to the Wireless tab (far right), then down to Diagnostic
using the buttons:
 Press or  to move among the tabs (submenus).
 Press  or  move among the submenu items.
 Press or  to change the value for an item.
 Press OK to save all changes you’ve made to in a particular tab.
 Press Menu return to the main menu (tabs) or to exit Setup mode
(back one level).
5. With Activate/Data Reboot highlighted, press the OK button.
A pop up box will show
Wait…
Dial *22899 (Please wait).
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Then you’ll see a message that says:
Successful!
Restarting. Please wait.
(If the Dial *22899 window just disappears, restart the camera manually.)
6. If you will be using GoWireless Premium (recommended, free to try
for the first month), continue to the next section. If you will be using
GoWireless Auto, go to GoWireless Auto Setup on page 17.
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GoWireless Premium vs. GoWireless Auto
Before you finish setting up your camera, you must decide whether you
will use GoWireless Premium or GoWireless Auto service. The following
table should help you decide. Every camera comes with one free month
of Premium service which does not require that you subscribe to anything
or provide any sort of payment information and will not auto renew unless
you purchase credits for service. You are encouraged to try GoWireless
Premium, no strings attached, to see how you like it. Additional months of
GoWireless Premium service cost $3-4/month, depending on how many
credits (months) you buy at a time.
Feature
GoWireless
Premium
with app1
GoWireless
Premium
without app
GoWireless
Auto
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
Yes
No
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes (up to 20)
Yes
No
Yes (up to 20)
No
No
Yes (up to 4)
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Change settings
All (using portal)
All (using app)
Limited, via text
message (only
with real-time
control ON)
Picture delivery
Portal
App
Email2
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Feature
GoWireless
Premium
with app1
GoWireless
Premium
without app
GoWireless
Auto
Daily status report
Portal
Yes
Yes
No
App
Yes
No
No
2
Email
Yes
Yes
Yes
Scheduled events (up to 9)
(additional status reports,
scheduled pictures)
Portal
Yes
Yes
No
App
Yes
No
No
Email2
Yes
Yes
No
Request hi-res photo
(original resolution)
Portal
Yes
Yes
No
App
Yes
No
No
Photos stored on
Yes
Yes
No
server for 30 days
Firmware update
Over the air (via portal) Yes
Yes
No
Manually (SD card)
Yes
Yes
Yes
Cost per month
$3-4
$3-4
$0
1Android and iOS versions of the app are available for smart phones and
tablets with newer versions of the OS
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2Email
refers to regular email addresses as well as to your device’s phone
number in your carrier’s email format (e.g., 5555551212@vzwpix.com or
5555551212@mms.att.net)
Step 4: GoWireless Premium Setup
Overview
This is a brief overview of the steps to set up your camera and get it
working with GoWireless Premium:
 Register your camera by having it connect to the web portal.
 Add your camera to your account on the web site.
 Specify the camera settings using the web site.
 Install the app on your mobile device (optional).
The first three above are the minimum steps to get premium working.
Photos from your camera will be uploaded and stored on your GoWireless
account for 30 days. Important: Each night the oldest photos (31 days and
older) will be automatically purged from the server.
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The following steps are a more detailed list of steps to complete GoWireless
Premium setup:
Add Camera to the Web Portal
1. Using a web browser on your computer or phone, go to
www.spartancamera.com.
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2. Sign in to your account. If you don’t already have an account,
register for one, then sign in.
3. To set your time zone:
a. From the main menu, MY ACCOUNT > Account Options.
b. Select the region and the time zone, then click the Update button.
4. To add your camera:
a. From the main menu, select MY CAMERAS > Management.
b. Click the Add New Camera button.
c. Move the camera switch to SETUP.
d. Once the camera logged in to the network, press the Menu button
then select the Wireless menu.
e. Select Register Camera, press the OK button then wait several
seconds. If registration is successful, the camera screen will show
your Module ID (IMEI/MEID) and the registration code. If
registration is not successful, repeat this step.
You may want to record your RegCode here: _______________
f. On the portal Management page, type a description for the
camera that will help you to identify the camera. This is especially
important if you have more than one camera. If you want the
cameras listed in a particular order in the phone app, assign
names that will sort in alphabetical/numerical order (e.g., 01 SE
corner, 02 NE corner, etc.)
g. Input both the Module ID and the Registration Code.
h. Check the box to agree to the terms of use and privacy policy.
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i. Click the Add this Camera button.
If you input the values correctly you will return to the Management
page on the website.
5. Send a test picture: on the camera, in Preview mode, press OK to
take a picture then OK again to send it.
6. Using your browser, navigate to the MY CAMERAS > Manage
Photos page then refresh the browser. If you see the photo you just
took and sent, GoWireless Premium is working. All you need to do
now is to tailor your setup for your particular needs, adding email
contacts, updating camera settings, etc.
Complete Camera Setup on the Portal
Complete these steps on the portal to finish the GoWireless Premium
setup. Some are optional.
1. Change your camera settings: MY CAMERAS > Camera Settings
a. Confirm that the region and time zone are correct.
b. Verify that the all the settings are correct.
c. Consider setting some scheduled events. For example, you may
want to set events to take photos at specific times (e.g., 9 AM and
9 PM so that you will get at least two pictures every day). This is
especially useful if your camera is in a low-traffic area. The
scheduled photos are reassurance that your camera is still there
and is still working and they provide additional events each day
for the camera to contact the server, which is especially useful if
you do not have Real Time Control set to On.
d. When you are done, click Schedule a Settings Update.
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2. Update the camera firmware (optional, but recommended):
a. Select MY CAMERAS > Firmware Update.
b. Compare the date of the firmware version on your camera to the
date of the latest version.
c. If the latest version is more recent than the one on your camera,
click Update.
3. Optional, only if any recipients will not be using the GoWireless app:
a. Add email addresses
1) Select MY ACCOUNT > Email Contacts.
2) Enter one or more email addresses. This refers to both
regular email addresses and device email addresses in the
carrier’s email format (e.g., 5555551212@vzwpix.com or
5555551212@mms.att.net)
3) Click Update.
b. Set delivery options:
1) Select MY CAMERAS > Delivery Options.
2) Select a camera.
3) Click one or more email addresses.
4) Click the Update button.
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Test the Camera and Portal
1. Turn your camera on and walk test it or set it for time lapse mode
with a short trigger interval.
2. View the photos on the web portal:
a. Select MY CAMERAS > Manage Photos.
b. Refresh the browser periodically and/or check your email or phone.
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3. Request a status report:
a. While you are testing the camera, select MY CAMERAS >
Management.
b. Check the box next to the camera.
c. With Request Status selected, click the Go button.
d. Refresh the browser periodically and click Command History to view
the status of the status update request. You will also receive a status
report via email if you entered an email address for Email to Send
Status Reports on the MY CAMERAS > Delivery Options page.
NOTE: The camera’s status updates only when you request a status
report or there is a status report scheduled event. The status report does
not update with each photo.
Complete Physical Camera Setup (Premium)
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1. After setting up and testing the camera, position it on the target area
and turn it on by sliding the power switch to ON. Please remember to
switch from SETUP to ON after the camera logs into the network.
The camera will take pictures or videos as programmed. The height
you mount your camera depends on what your targets are, but 3-4
feet off the ground is generally best for wildlife.
2. The green light on the front of the camera should flash for a few
seconds to give you time to move out of the area. If it continues to
flash for more than a few seconds, you have left the camera in
SETUP mode rather than turning it ON.
3. Important: When you are ready to retrieve the SD card or change the
settings, turn the camera off first by pushing the power switch to the
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OFF position. (Even in the OFF mode, the camera still consumes a
small amount of battery power. You should remove the batteries if
the camera is not in use for an extended time.)
Install and Set Up the GoWireless Mobile App
Overview: The following basic steps will get the app working on your device.
 On the web portal, specify admin and guest access codes.
 On your mobile device, download and install the GoWireless app
from either the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.
 Using the mobile app, authenticate to “hook” the app to your
GoWireless account.
1. On the web portal, set up both admin and guest access codes:
a. Select MY CAMERAS > Mobile Access.
b. Enter an Admin Access Code and (optionally, if you want to share
pictures but not camera control with guests) a Guest Access Code.
You can use different admin and guest access codes for different
cameras or groups of cameras if you want to share access with
different groups of people.
c. Click the Update button.
d. Make a note of your Account ID, the Admin Access Code and the
Guest Access Code.
Account ID
______________________
Admin Access Code ______________________
Guest Access Code: ______________________
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2. On your mobile device, go to the appropriate app store and search for
the “gowireless” app. There are several; you want the one with an
orange “go” on a white background, from Frontier Pursuits Technology.
3. Download and install the app.
4. Launch the GoWireless Mobile app. Read the quick tip, then close it.
5. To connect the app to your account:
a. From the menu, tap Authentication (Android) or the Camera+ icon
(iOS).
b. Tap + to open the authentication dialog.
c. Enter the Account ID and the Access Code (the admin code for
your phone, guest code for people who you don’t want controlling
the camera)
d. Tap Add.
e. Tap Authenticate.
6. Return to the main screen. If your phone is connected to WiFi, your
pictures should appear.
7. Check the following settings and change if appropriate:
a. Tap the Menu button.
b. Tap Mobile Settings.
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c. Under When New Photo is Available, you will probably want
Automatically Download set to ON and Download Only When
WiFi is Available set to OFF. If the WiFi setting is OFF, photos will
download regardless of whether you are on WiFi or not, but be
aware that photo downloads will use your device’s data allowance.
Thumbnails are typically small, but if you download a lot of them
and/or a lot of hi-res photos, this may be a consideration for you.
d. Set Photos – Auto Purge Days to your desired value.
8. Return to the main app screen. You should see your photos.
Step 4: GoWireless Auto Setup
Now that you have connected your camera to the Verizon network, you
are ready to complete the setup on your camera.
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1. With the camera in SETUP mode, use the arrow buttons to navigate
to the Wireless tab then to move through the submenu items.
a. Send Via: select GoWireless Auto.
b. Move to Recipients then enter up to four destination email
address (es). This refers to both regular email addresses and
device email addresses in the carrier’s email format (e.g.,
5555551212@vzwpix.com or 5555551212@mms.att.net).
1) Press the Del to backspace.
2) Use the arrow keys to navigate to the button containing the
letter you want.
3) With the cursor on the button containing the letter, press the
OK key multiple times to get the letter you want. For example,
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2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
to enter C, with the ABC button highlighted, quickly press the
OK button 3 times.
4) Highlight Save then press the OK button to exit.
c. Image From: enter the name for your camera that will appear in
the From field on the picture email. This will not appear on the info
strip at the bottom of the photo.
d. Press OK to save your changes.
e. Press Menu to return to the main menu.
Set the other parameters (Camera, Trigger, System) using the
information in the tables starting on page 21. It is probably best to
set the clock last.
Once you have set all the parameters, press Menu to return to the
Preview screen.
To test that the camera is taking and sending pictures properly, in
Preview mode, press OK to take a picture then OK again to send it.
If you are not setting up the camera to send pictures, you may want
to test your camera using the instructions on page 25.
After setting up and testing the camera, position it on the target area
and turn it on by sliding the power switch to ON. Please remember to
switch from SETUP to ON after the camera logs into the network.
The camera will take pictures or videos as programmed. The height
you mount your camera depends on what your targets are, but 3-4
feet off the ground is generally best for wildlife.
The green light on the front of the camera should flash for a few
seconds to give you time to move out of the area. If it continues to
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flash for more than a few seconds, you have left the camera in
SETUP mode rather than turning it ON.
7. Important: When you are ready to retrieve the SD card or change the
settings, turn the camera off first by pushing the power switch to the
OFF position. (Even in the OFF mode, the camera still consumes a
small amount of battery power. You should remove the batteries if
the camera is not in use for an extended time.)
Real Time Control
When the camera is using GoWireless Auto, Real Time (Wireless tab in
the camera’s menu) must be ON if you want to control the camera in real
time. If you are using GoWireless Premium without the mobile app, use
the portal to set Real Time Control to Yes.
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Text the SMS commands below to control your camera.
Function
Add Email
Delete Email
Command
*110#email#
*111#email#
Set Mode
*200#mode#
Request Photo
Request Status Report
*500#
*501#
Set Send Mode
*140#sendmode#
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Parameters
0 photo
1 video
0 Instant
1 Daily report
2 off
Function
Check Signal Level
Check Power Level
Command
*150#
*201#
Set PIR Sensitivity
*202#option#
Check SD Card Capacity
Turn Off Real Time Control
Set Daily Limit
*203#
*170#
*180#num#
Set Thumbnail Resolution
*190#option#
Parameters
0 high
1 normal
2 low
3 off
0 for unlimited
0 640*480
1 1280*960
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Camera Settings
Press the Menu button to access the Setup menu. Navigate the menus
using the following keys:
 Press or  to move between the tabs (submenus).
 Press  or  move among the submenu items.
 Press or  to change the value for an item.
 Press the OK button to save all changes you’ve made to settings
in a tab.
 Press Menu return to the main menu (tabs) or to exit Setup mode
(back one level).
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Setting Items
Mode
Photo Size
Photo Burst
CAM
Burst
Interval
Video Size
Video Length
Sound
Setting Items
Sensitivity
PIR
Trigger
Interval
Description
Photo or Video.
3MP, 5MP, or 8MP.
Set the number of images taken for each
trigger (1-3). (Note: at the time this manual
is being written, the last photo is sent so the
recommendation is to set Photo Burst to 1.)
Set the interval between photos when photo
burst is more than 1. Short is a second or
less between photos, Long is 2-3 seconds
between the first two photos and 4-6 seconds
between the second and third photos.
Video resolution: 720P (native), WVGA
(800 x 480), QVGA (320 x 240), 1080P
(interpolated).
1-30 seconds, selectable in 1-second
increments.
On/Off
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Description
Off (time lapse only, not triggered), Low
(temps below 10° F.), Normal (10° F-80° F),
High (temps above 80° F).
Time between when a photo is sent and
the next photo can be triggered. 0-55
seconds in 5-second intervals, 1-60
minutes in 1-minute intervals.
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Setting Items
Time Lapse
Description
The camera will take pictures at specified
intervals. When the camera is in Time
Lapse mode, it also will be triggered by
motion unless Sensitivity is set to Off.
30-55 seconds in 5-second intervals, 1-59
minutes in 1-minutes intervals, 1-8 hours
in 1-hour intervals.
The camera can be set to operate only
during specific time periods. To enable this
function, select On then press the OK
button to access the start-stop menu. You
can set one or two start/stop intervals. For
each, you can set start and stop times,
trigger interval, and time lapse interval.
The trigger intervals and time lapse
intervals are the same as for the regular
Trigger Interval and Time Lapse settings.
The start/stop setting will override all other
general camera settings. If you set two
start/stop times, make sure that the times
do not overlap.
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Start-Stop
1&2
Setting Items
SYS
Set Clock
Description
Set the date and time. If you want the
photos to be date and time stamped, you
must set the clock. It does not get that
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Setting Items
Time Stamp
Flash Power
Format
Overwrite
Description
information from the cellular network.
On if you want the photo info strip to show
the date/time, Off if you don’t.
High (distances greater than 15 feet)/ Low
(distances of 15 feet or less)
Format the SD card. This will erase all data
on the SD card and cannot be undone.
On or Off. The On setting sets the camera
to delete the oldest photo/video to write
the newest if the SD card is full. If this is
set to Off, the camera will stop taking
pictures or recording videos when the SD
card is full.
Restore all settings to factory default values.
Show hardware and firmware versions
and IMEI.
Set a 6-digit password.
On/Off
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Default
Information
Password
Beep
Setting Items
Send Mode
Wireless
Send Via
Recipients
Description
Set Instant (send photo instantly) or Off
(camera functions as a regular trail camera).
GoWireless Premium or GoWireless Auto.
Input the recipient email address (es). (Only
for GoWireless Auto, it’s easier to use the
web portal for GoWireless Premium.)
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Setting Items
Image From
Encrypt
Picture
Description
(Only for GoWireless Auto) With Image
From set to On, you can enter a name for
your camera that will be used in the From
field on the email the camera sends with
each picture. Note that this is not visible on
the info strip on the photo, it is used only for
identifying the camera in email information.
(Only for GoWireless Prem) With encryption
On, all images will be delivered encrypted. In
order to decrypt and view these images you
must use the Wireless Encrypted Image
Viewer (Microsoft Windows only), which you
can download from
https://www.spartancamera.com/download
(Only for GoWireless Prem) Get the registration
code needed to register the camera on the
GoWireless Premium web portal.
(Only for GoWireless Auto) With Realtime
set to Yes, the camera will stay connected
to the cellular network, ready to receive and
respond to commands. A camera with Realtime
set to Yes will consume significantly more
battery power than one with it set to No. In
order to use Realtime, you must know the
camera’s phone number.
Activate/Data Reboot connects the camera
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Register
Camera
Realtime
Diagnostic
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Setting Items
Description
to the Verizon network initially;
Hello, Auto, and Premium are used to test
connectivity.
Test the Camera
Photo, instant send mode
1. Press the OK button to take a picture.
2. Press the OK button to send the picture to the recipients programmed
into the camera or the Menu button not to send the photo.
Photo, daily report or send mode off
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1. Press the OK button to take a picture.
2. Review the picture using the instructions that appear later in this section.
Video
1. Press the OK button to start recording a video. The camera will
record video until you stop it or it runs out of storage space on the
SD card; the video length you set does not apply to
manually-recorded videos.
2. Press the OK button to stop recording the video.
3. Review the video using the instructions that appear later in this section.
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Access Photos or Videos
1. With the camera in Preview mode, press the playback button ► to
switch to Playback mode to view photos or videos.
2. Use ◄ or ► to move through the photos or videos.
3. Press the playback button ►again to exit Playback mode. Press
OK to start playing the video clips.
4. Press OK to stop playing and return to playback mode.
View a Photo
While viewing a photo, use  to zoom in and  to zoom out. While
zoomed in, press OK, then use  to pan the zoomed image.
Watch a Video
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While viewing the opening frame of a video, press OK to play/pause
the video.
Delete Photo or Video
1. While viewing a photo or video:
a. Press Del to delete the current photo or video or
b. Press Menu .to be able to select either Del One or Del ALL.
2. Press ◄ or ► to select Yes or No, then press OK to execute
(perform the deletion) or Menu to exit without deleting. Warning!
Deleted files cannot be recovered!
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Manual Firmware Update
If you are using GoWireless Premium, the easiest way to perform a
firmware update is Over The Air (OTA): MYCAMERAS > Firmware
Update, then click the Update button.
To perform a manual firmware update (GoWireless Auto, or GoWireless
Premium if you prefer updating manually to updating over the air):
1. Using your computer, go to www.spartancamera.com.
2. SUPPORT > Downloads/Firmware.
3. Click the Download button beside the camera model and save the
file to your computer.
4. With an empty SD card (preferably one that was formatted in your
camera) in your computer’s SD card reader, copy the .bin file
(usually named FWS100.bin) from your computer to the SD card. It
should not be inside any folder on the card.
5. Insert the SD card back into the camera.
6. To apply the firmware:
a. With the camera off, press and hold the Playback button.
b. Switch the camera to Setup.
c. Wait for the display to show "No Image"
d. Press the Playback button once.
7. Reload the camera defaults:
a. Press the Menu button.
b. On the System tab, select Default, press OK, then select Yes.
8. On the System tab, choose Information and verify the firmware
version has changed.
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9. Reset your camera’s settings.
Technical Specifications
Picture Resolution
Video Resolution
Trigger Time
Lens
Night Illumination
Display Screen
Memory Card
Trigger
PIR Sensitivity
Temperature
Trigger Interval
Time Lapse Interval
Photo Burst
Video Length
Power Supply
Stand-by Current
Sound Recording
Mounting
8MP
WVGA (800*480@30FPS) / QVGA
(320*240@30FPS) / 720p@30fps /
1080p@10fps
1s
FOV (Field of View) = 52°
InfraRed
2.0” LCD
up to 32GB
Motion (PIR) / Timer (Time Lapse)
Adjustable (High/Normal/Low/Off)
-4 - +140F (Operation)
-22 - +158F (Storage)
0s - 60 min
5s - 60s/1 min - 60 min/1 hr - 8 hrs
1-3
1 - 30s
4, 8 ,or 12 1.2-1.5v AA alkaline,
lithium, or NiMH
optional: 6V external power
< 0.20 mA (< 5 mAh/day)
Available
Tripod / mounting strap / Python lock
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Weight
Dimensions
Operation Humidity
0.8 lbs
6 x 5 x 3.5 inches
5% - 90%
Manufacturer Limited Warranty
Terms and Conditions
HCO Outdoor Products (HCO) warrants our Spartan Camera products
against defects in material or workmanship for a period of two years from
the original date of purchase of the product by a consumer (the “Warranty
Period”). If a material or workmanship defect arises with regard to any
Spartan Camera, and a valid claim is received within the Warranty Period,
HCO will (1) repair the camera using new or refurbished parts or (2)
replace the camera with a new or refurbished product. For purposes of
this limited warranty, “refurbished” means a product or part that has been
substantially returned to its original specifications. In the event of a defect,
these are your exclusive remedies. The warranty on any replacement
product provided under this warranty shall be for the unexpired portion of
the warranty period applicable to the original product.
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The warranty agreement, as defined here, is the sole controlling terms.
No other warranty information as published by HCO, relating to other
products, applies to the Spartan Camera series.
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Shipping
Initial shipping of items to HCO for warranty coverage is the responsibility
of the customer. HCO has no responsibility for any items lost or damaged
during incoming shipment. It is recommended that all shipments made by
the customer be insured. Before shipping any items for warranty coverage,
an RMA must be obtained via phone or the HCO website. Any items
received without a valid RMA may result in delays in service or loss of the
item. If your RMA is approved, your RMA number is only valid for 30 days
from the date of issue, and only for items originally listed on the RMA
request form. In addition HCO reserves the right to charge a small shipping
and handling fee in connection with the fulfillment of any valid claim. Please
include $11.95 for return shipping & insurance. (For U.S. customers only.
CHECK OR MONEY ORDER ONLY, NON-REFUNDABLE). International
customers pay different amount of shipping & insurance. We will send
detailed information along with the RMA number.
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Proof of Purchase or Proof of Warranty Coverage
We pride ourselves on providing top-quality scouting cameras for your
hunting, research and security needs, and take quality seriously. We are
constantly evolving our designs to ensure our products do the best job
possible. When requesting warranty coverage, we may require the following:
a) Warranty registration within 30 days of the original purchase
date, via mail in warranty card or online at the HCO website is
required for warranty coverage to be valid.
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b)
c)
We may require proof that the claim is valid. In this regard, we
may ask you to, for example, trouble shoot service issues via
phone, e-mail or other electronic means, return your product to
us for warranty coverage verification, or provide such other
proof to allow us to determine the validity of warranty coverage
on your claim. This most likely will require you to send your
product in to us.
We may require you to provide us with your purchase receipt as
proof of purchase from an authorized dealer.
Exclusions and Limitations
Except for the limited warranty expressly set forth above or to the extent
restricted or prohibited by applicable law, HCO expressly disclaims any
and all other warranties express or implied, including any warranty of
quality, merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose, and you
specifically agree that HCO shall not be liable for any special, incidental,
indirect, punitive, or consequential damages for breach of any warranty of
any type on any HCO product.
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In addition to and without limiting the generality of the foregoing
disclaimers, the limited warranty does not, under any circumstances,
cover the refund or reimbursement of the cost of any wireless data
charges incurred while warranty services are being rendered. Wireless
data plan management is solely the purview of the account holder and
should be managed accordingly if warranty service is necessary.
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Warranty coverage is specifically limited to the original purchaser of the
product and does not extend to any subsequent parties. Warranty
coverage is exclusively limited to purchases made through an authorized
dealer or retailer.
The refurbished item will carry, (1) the remaining balance of the warranty
period of the original warranted item, (2) 90-day limited warranty, which ever is
longer. The repair or replacement doesn't extend the original warranty period.
This warranty is void if the product housing has been removed, if the
product's label, logo or serial number has been removed.
The following item are expressly excluded from warranty coverage:
 Any damage, malfunction or degradation of performance resulting from
use of the product in an environment not meeting the operating
specifications set forth in the user manual. Spartan Cameras are very
water resistant; however they are not water proof.
 Any damage, malfunction or degradation of performance resulting from
failure to properly prepare and transport the product as prescribed in
published product materials
 Any damage, malfunction or degradation of performance resulting from
improper use or connection to incompatible batteries, power supplies
or memory.
 Any damage resulting from attempts by personnel other than HCO
representatives to install, repair or service the product unless directed
by a HCO representative.
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 The replacement of items that have been abused, misused, or
tampered with in any way.
 The repair of an item that has been modified or integrated with other
products when the effect of such modification or integration increases
the time or difficulty of servicing the product or degrades performance
or reliability.
 The performance of software or firmware updates or upgrades.
 The correction of user programing errors.
Unclaimed items
It's the customer's responsibility to respond to any inquiry initialized from
our warranty department. HCO will only keep the returned goods for 6
months. Unclaimed returned item(s) will be discarded after 6 months.
If the product is beyond the warranty period, the price for repairing or
replacing may vary. Please allow 6-8 weeks for delivery.
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Camera Repair
There will be a charge for repairs not covered by the. Please contact HCO
Outdoors to determine more information and to discuss repair options not
covered under warranty.
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Privacy Policy
Thank you for visiting www.spartancamera.com (the "Site") and reviewing
the Privacy Policy of spartancamera.com. ("GoWireless" or "we" or "us").
It is important to us that you understand what information we collect when
you visit the Site either from a computer or a mobile device as well as any
information that is uploaded to the site by your cameras. Herein we describe
what we may do with that information for you below. This Privacy Policy
also covers the collection of data from applications on mobile devices.
By using this Site you consent to the terms of this Privacy Policy, and you
signify your assent to all of the terms of this Privacy Policy and our Terms
of Use. If you do not agree with any terms of this Privacy Policy or our
Terms of Use, please do not use this Site or submit any personal
information. Please take care to read our Privacy Policy to be sure you
are informed about how your information may be used. Please also read
our Terms of Use.
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How Do We Use Your Email Address?
GoWireless will use your email address to contact you to manage your
account. For example, we may contact you via email in cases where your
account has zero premium credits and you have active expiring camera
as a convenience as well as error conditions relating to camera operation
or wireless service issues. The web portal also allows you to maintain an
email contact list for the delivery of photos and status reports. These
emails and delivery functions are under your control. We do not share
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your account email or email contacts publicly or with any other parties
under any circumstances.
Do We Use Cookies?
We use HTTP (or HTML) cookies to collect non personal information, to help
remember you on future visits primarily. In the event of a site shopping cart
then a cookie may also be required for an eCommerce purpose.
Security Measures
While GoWireless has security measures to help protect the information
under our control, no data transmission over the Internet or any wireless
network can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.
 GoWireless tries to protect your personal information and ensure
the security of your communications on our systems, by
maintaining physical, organizational and technological safeguards
(appropriate to the sensitivity of such information) designed to
protect it against unauthorized use, disclosure or access of the
personal information we collect on this Site. However, we cannot
ensure or warrant that any information you transmit to us will stay
safe and secure and you do so at your own risk.
 Your information may be stored in whole or in part on equipment
or in facilities leased or licensed from others. Although
GoWireless tries to keep your information safe, it relies on the
statements of those vendors regarding the safety and security of
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their storage equipment and services as part of its evaluation. By
using the Site, you agree that GoWireless is not responsible if the
storage equipment and services provided by others aren't working
like they are supposed to, and that you will have to seek any
remedies from those providers, not GoWireless.
Retention and Deletion
We keep your personal information only so long as we need it for the
purposes for which it was collected, for the products and services that you
are using, or to meet any legal requirements. We have retention standards,
which meet these requirements. We destroy your personal information
when it is no longer needed. Photo uploads by your camera devices are
currently maintained for a 30 day period. Each night photos that are 30 days
or older are purged from the server. We urge you to maintain your own
backups of your images based on your particular needs.
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Terms of Use
The latest terms and conditions are available at
www.spartancamera.com/privacyterms.
Thank you for visiting www.spartancamera.com (the "Site"), operated by
spartancamera.com, Inc. ("GoWireless" or "we" or "us"). Please carefully
read these Terms of Use ("Terms") so you understand how we operate
this Site, what we can offer and how we can work together. Please also
read our Privacy Policy. By using the Site and the GoWireless Services,
you are agreeing to the Terms and Privacy Policy posted at the time of
your visit.
About Us
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GoWireless offers the Web Portal and associated Mobile Applications
which are used to provide a premium function for the GoWireless line of
wireless cameras.
Our Customers
The Site is open to anyone, but some of the GoWireless Services are only
available to registered members ("Members"). You can visit the Site
without registering and we will consider you a "User."
Membership Responsibilities
When you become a Member, you agree to the following:
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 You have provided true information when you registered to be a
Member;
 You have given us a valid email address, and we may confirm
upon registration, or at any time thereafter, via a confirming e-mail
which may require a response to complete your registration or
keep it active;
 You will notify us if something changes;
 You are not breaking any laws when you use the GoWireless
Services; and
 You will not violate these Terms as a Member.
If you become a Member, you are responsible for the Content and
activities in your account, for protecting your Content with a secure
password and not sharing your password with anyone. We recommend
using a combination of numbers, symbols and lower and upper case
letters to create a secure password.
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GoWireless reserves the right to terminate your Membership at any time
(even if you've paid), without warning for any or no reason, with or without
prior notice or explanation and without liability, and can even take legal
action if needed.
For example, please note that it is our policy to terminate the accounts of
Members who repeatedly infringe the intellectual property rights of others.
We have a similar policy for Members who violate these Terms or commit
illegal acts using the Site or GoWireless Services—although we may, in
our discretion, instead deny, restrict or suspend access to all or any part
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of the Site or GoWireless Services or terminate a Member's account
when something similar occurs.
You may cease use of the GoWireless Services at any time. Even after
you are no longer a Member, you will still be responsible for the promises
you have made to us about your Content (defined below). You'll be
responsible for any damages that result from your breaking those
promises as further outlined below.
Cost and Pricing
 Visiting: There is no cost to visit the Site or to register as a Member.
 Free Credit: Each newly registered GoWireless camera will add
one free credit to your account providing full use of the portal
services for one month for one camera. This is not applicable to
all models.
 Premium Service: These are in the form of monthly credits that
you purchase online. A monthly credit will provide for a single
camera to operate for one month against the web portal and in
conjunction with our free mobile applications. If you are a user of
one of these services, we consider you a "Paying Member." All
Terms apply unless explicitly stated.
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Content Limits
GoWireless continues to grow and get better because of users like you
(Thank you!). Each camera that consumes a monthly Premium Service
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credit is provided with one month of photo uploads and other real time
interactions using the web portal and mobile applications. Photos are
maintained on our server for up to 30 days before they are individually
purged. There are no restrictions on the number of photos a camera can
upload including thumbnails and high res images during the 30 days of
operation. Your device wireless plan covers the bandwidth used and your
Premium Credit provides complete use of the portal and mobile apps for
your active devices.
Content & Privacy
You retain all your rights to any Content you submit, upload or display on
or while using GoWireless. This means that you own all the Content you
post and are responsible for its settings:
 Your content is considered private and not visible to other users
or the public internet.
 It is considered a misuse of the Premium Service to provide your
user credentials publically and doing so may result in termination
of your account and removal of your content.
 Providing direct links to your content is also prohibited.
 By allowing your camera to upload photos, you are confirming
that the Content is yours—no one else's—and that the uploading
and use of your Content does not violate the privacy rights,
publicity rights, copyrights, contract rights, intellectual property
rights or human rights of somebody else. If we learn that you are
infringing others' rights or are using Content that is not yours,
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GoWireless has the right to remove this Content and you agree
that you are responsible for any costs associated with the
infringement.
GoWireless may moderate Content. However, we are not
responsible for what you have uploaded and we are under no
obligation to modify or remove any inappropriate Content.
If you stop using the GoWireless Services, your Content may
remain on the Site unless you actively remove your Content.
Photos will be purged after a 30 day retention period automatically.
In order to continue to improve the Site and GoWireless Services,
we may use software and other things on the Site that we own or
that have been licensed to us ("GoWireless Software"). GoWireless
has also created the look, feel and architecture of the Site and
has posted certain images and videos ("GoWireless Content").
Together the GoWireless Content and GoWireless Software are
the "GoWireless Materials." GoWireless Materials are ours and
remain ours. Except in viewing the Site, you agree that you will
not copy, distribute, publicly perform, publicly display, reproduce
or create derivative works from the GoWireless Software.
Our Webmaster and IT technicians reserve the right to investigate
issues or problems on our server during the course of normal
operation. This may mean that your content is visible to us during
the diagnosis of said problems. We will take every precaution to
maintain the privacy of your content at this time. If you are
involved in a technical issue with the site software, it may be
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necessary to study your account settings and content during the
diagnosis of the issue.
Limits on Use
 It is a violation of these Terms to disrupt the Site or the way it
functions, interfere with other Users' enjoyment of the Site or
GoWireless Services or use the Site to deceive, harass or solicit
people.
 It is also a violation to scrape the Site, fusker files or otherwise
make any use of data mining, robots or similar data gathering and
extraction tools.
 It is up to GoWireless whether to terminate your use for violation
of these prohibitions or similar activities.
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Other Important Guidelines
 These Terms and the Privacy Policy can change. Again, please
carefully read this document and our other policies. We may
announce if any "big" changes are made, but so long as you've
used the Site after the change, regardless of any separate notice,
you agree to the current posted version of the Terms.
 Our Site is hosted in the US. There may be more or fewer
protections for you in your country than here.
 Software available in connection with the Site and services
offered through the Site (the "Software") is further subject to
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United States export controls. No Software may be downloaded
from the GoWireless Services or otherwise exported or
re-exported in violation of U.S. export laws. Downloading or using
the Software is at your sole risk.
 These Terms are governed by, and interpreted in keeping with,
the laws of the State of Georgia, regardless of any conflict of law
provisions. You and GoWireless agree to submit to the exclusive
jurisdiction of the courts located within the State of Georgia to
resolve any dispute arising out of the Agreement or the
GoWireless Services. YOU AND GoWireless HEREBY EACH
KNOWINGLY, VOLUNTARILY AND INTENTIONALLY WAIVES
ANY RIGHT IT MAY HAVE TO A TRIAL BY JURY IN RESPECT
OF ANY LITIGATION (INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY
CLAIMS, COUNTERCLAIMS, CROSS-CLAIMS, OR THIRD
PARTY CLAIMS) ARISING OUT OF, UNDER OR IN
CONNECTION WITH THIS AGREEMENT. FURTHER, EACH
PARTY HERETO CERTIFIES THAT NO REPRESENTATIVE OR
AGENT OF EITHER PARTY HAS REPRESENTED, EXPRESSLY
OR OTHERWISE, THAT SUCH PARTY WOULD NOT IN THE
EVENT OF SUCH LITIGATION, SEEK TO ENFORCE THIS
WAIVER OF RIGHT TO JURY TRIAL PROVISION. EACH OF
THE PARTIES ACKNOWLEDGES THAT THIS SECTION IS A
MATERIAL INDUCEMENT FOR THE OTHER PARTY ENTERING
INTO THIS AGREEMENT.
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 As a Member of GoWireless, if you become aware of misuse of
the GoWireless Services by any person, please email
abuse@spartancamera.com and include a sample of the misuse.
 You use the Site at your own risk and the Site and services are
provided "AS IS."
 We are not saying that the Site will meet any of your specific
needs or that you will get any particular results if you use the Site.
We are not responsible for the conduct of other Users' conduct
on- or off-line.
 We encourage you to always keep backups of your Content.
GoWireless is not responsible if any of your Content is deleted, or
if any modification, suspension or discontinuation of the Site or
services causes you to lose any Content—even if you're a Paying
Member.
 While we make an effort to keep the Site up and running at all
times, we are not responsible for any errors, omissions,
interruptions, deletions, defects, delays in operation or
transmission, communications line failure, theft or destruction or
unauthorized access to, or alteration of, any User communication,
whether the result of our maintenance of the Site or any problems
or technical malfunction of any network, servers, software or
equipment, Internet traffic or any other failure of any nature.
 We are not responsible for advertisements or applications or
services that are posted on or through the Site, nor do we have
any responsibility for the goods or services provided by our
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advertisers or via other websites or applications, including our
print vendor.
Things to Keep in Mind
Though everything in these Terms and in our Privacy Policy is a binding
contract, we need to let you know the following:
 Limitation on Liability. IN NO EVENT SHALL GoWireless BE
LIABLE TO YOU OR ANY THIRD PARTY FOR ANY INDIRECT,
CONSEQUENTIAL, EXEMPLARY, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL OR
PUNITIVE DAMAGES, INCLUDING LOST PROFIT DAMAGES
ARISING FROM YOUR USE OF THE GoWireless SERVICES,
EVEN IF GoWireless HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY
OF SUCH DAMAGES. NOTWITHSTANDING ANYTHING TO THE
CONTRARY CONTAINED HEREIN, GOWIRELESS'S LIABILITY
TO YOU FOR ANY CAUSE WHATSOEVER AND REGARDLESS
OF THE FORM OF THE ACTION, WILL AT ALL TIMES BE
LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT PAID, IF ANY, BY YOU TO GoWireless
FOR THE GoWireless SERVICES DURING THE TERM OF
MEMBERSHIP.
 Your Indemnity to Us. If you breach any of the representations
made herein regarding your rights in the Content, or your uploading
of Content violates any of the promises you have made, you agree
to indemnify, defend and hold GoWireless, its subsidiaries, and
affiliates, and their respective officers, agents, partners and
employees, harmless from any loss, liability, claim, or demand,
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including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to
or arising out of your use of the Site and GoWireless Services in
violation of that and/or arising from any Content that you post on or
through the Site and GoWireless Services.
 Some Obligations Continue Even After You've Gone. Even if you
close your account or we terminate your Membership, you will still
be responsible for indemnifying us for breaches that took place
while you used the Site and GoWireless Services. Obligations
you owed to us and Users of the Site, which by their nature are
intended to survive closing or termination, will survive.
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Optional Accessories
The following accessories are available:
▪ High gain antenna
▪ External power supply and solar charger
▪ Power cable and AC adapter
▪ Security box
▪ Mounting bracket
▪ Python cable lock
▪ SD card
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Notes:
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Customer Service Contact
E-mail: support@hcooutdoors.com
Website: www.hcooutdoors.com
Phone: 1-770-582-0004
HCO Outdoor Products
6665 Corners Industrial Ct. Suite D
Norcross, GA 30092
U.S.A.
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