Firmware updates for Burrel trail cameras

The newest firmware updates for these cameras have been released 17.8.2020. The update fixes the possible issues regarding the sending of pictures / videos.

How to execute the update

  1. Download the .zip-file to your personal or mac-powered computer by clicking the correct camera model link above. Unzip the file to your computer, you should find the firmware-file named FW96650A.bin
  2. Attach the camera to your computer using the USB-cable that came with the device. Alternatively, place the memory card to the memory reader in your computer.
  3. When your computer recognizes the device, move the FW96650A.bin-file from your computer to the folder that opened for the camera / memory card.
  4. Detach the USB-cable / insert the memory card to your camera
  5. Select SETUP in the camera's power switch
  6. When the camera has been turned on, press the MENU-button. After this move to the system settings in the devices menu ( the gear symbol in the upper part of the screen)
  7. Scroll down by pressing the downwards pointing arrow-button until you find ‘’update’’. Press OK when update is selected.
  8. Camera now installs the new firmware.
  9. When the firmware has been installed, press MENU and again go to the system settings.
  10. Scroll down on the system settings until you find ‘’default’’. Press OK.
  11. By restoring the default settings, the device activates the new wireless features that the firmware includes

The new firmware update in the Burrel Edge HD+3G, Edge HD+4G and S12HD+SMS Pro -trail cameras define the wireless settings automatically. The automatically defined settings use Burrel’s own server. Consequently, to start using the camera, you only need to add the receiving email address. Add the email address as follows:

  1. Choose the desired language in the system settings.
  2. Go to wireless settings (the menu in the far right, symbol with three bars).
  3. Scroll down on the menu and find ‘’email’’. Press OK when email is selected. You should see four empty rows where you can select the first one. Type the receiving address and SAVE.

 

For older trail cameras, automatic wireless settings are included (released 15.8.2019)

  1. Download the .zip-file by clicking the camera model's name above.
  2. Unzip the downloaded file on your computer. Note that the .bin firmware update file can not be opened on your computer, only the trail camera can execute the file.
  3. Insert the trail cameras memory card on your computer. Alternatively, attach the USB-cable provided with the camera.
  4. Transfer the .bin update file to your memory card / cameras memory.
  5. Insert the memory card to the trail camera / detach the USB-cable.
  6. Shut the camera by moving the power switch to OFF-setting.
  7. Press the PLAY-button (found in between the Menu and Del buttons), at the same time, move the power switch to SETUP-setting
  8. Hold the PLAY button down, until the camera turns on and you can see the BURREL logo appear on the screen.
  9. The update has now been executed.

 

If you DON'T want to use the Burrel’s own server, you can use Gmail instead by following the instructions below:

I already have a personal Gmail account that i wish to use as a server for the trail camera

  1. Go to https://myaccount.google.com/lessecureapps
  2. log in using your Gmail-account
  3. Switch on the feature, that allows less secure apps to be used
  4. Switch your trail camera on by using the SETUP-feature.
  5. Press the menu-button and move right on the menu, until you find the ‘’Wireless’’-settings.
  6. Select ‘’Send via’’ and press OK. Add the information listed below
  • Account(@): Type your Gmail address here
  • Password: Type the password of your Gmail-account here
  • Server: smtp.gmail.com
  • Port: 465
  • SSL: OK
  1. Exit by pressing MENU-button
  2. Check that the receiving email address has been added correctly in the ‘’Email’’-setting.
  3. The camera has now been set to send the pictures / videos by using Gmail.

 

I don’t have an personal Gmail yet

  1. Make sure that the SIM-card used doesn’t have the PIN-code inquiry feature on ( Burrel SIM-cards have this feature switched off as a preset). You can check this by testing the SIM-card on your phone. If the phone ask’s for a PIN-code, please remove the PIN-code inquiry feature off from your phones settings.
  2. Open a new Gmail account. A new account can be made by visiting www.gmail.com
  3. When you have opened a new Gmail-account, log in. When you have logged in to your account open a new tab on your browser and go to https:/myaccount.google.com/lessecureapps. On this page, allow the less secure apps to be used.  Without allowing Gmail to use less secure apps, the camera device can’t send pictures using Gmail.
  4. Add batteries to your device or plug it in a power source. Turn the device on using the SETUP-feature. Insert memory card. Press MENU-button and go to system settings (gear symbol on the screen). Adjust the date and time, after this go to wireless settings (three bars-symbol on screen). Scroll down and select ‘’send via’’ and press OK. Add the information listed below:
  • Account(@): Type your Gmail address here
  • Password: Type the password of your Gmail-account here
  • Server: smtp.gmail.com
  • Port: 465
  • SSL: OK
  1. Exit by pressing MENU-button
  2. Check that the receiving email address has been added correctly in the ‘’Email’’-setting.
  3. The camera has now been set to send the pictures / videos by using Gmail.

 

Note that the wireless settings can also be determined by using Burrel's tool for sending options. This can be found HERE. By using this option you first determine the setting in the browser, and after that download a file that can be moved to the camera's memory by using the USB-cable or memory card. Remember to update the settings afterwards from the device’s wireless settings.

 

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