Frequent Questions



Frequently Asked Questions

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Can the ShotKam be shipped internationally?

Yes, we ship internationally via FedEx. We do not have distributors outside the USA.

IMPORTANT: The international shipping cost does not include import fees (VAT). The ShotKam (digital video camera) falls under the Harmonized Tariff code: 852580300000. 

 

Target Setting Specifications:

The default setting for your ShotKam is "Paper Targets."  Other target types are available through the ShotKam app.

PAPER TARGETS:

  • Sleep Mode = Imitates after 30 seconds of inactivity to conserve battery. Load the gun, rack the slide, or bump the gun to waken the ShotKam and restart the 30-second timer.
  • "Normal" Recording Time = 2 seconds pre-shot, 2 seconds post-shot. Any shots taken within 8 seconds of each other will be saved in the same continuous video. The default setting is Full HD at 100 fps (frames-per-second).

 

How do I start a recording?

The ShotKam plays back at 1/3 speed and the length of the video recordings will vary depending on how many consecutive shots are taken. For example, a single shot will save a 9-second video and a round of 10 will save a roughly 40-second video. This is equivalent to 2 real-me seconds before your first shot, any c consecutive shots taken within 8 seconds of each other, and then one real-time second after the last shot.

  

Is it weatherproof?

The ShotKam is 100% weatherproof when the rear cap is on to cover the USB port. It is not, however, submersible. After exposure to rain, the lens should be cleaned with a soft cloth and the ShotKam removed from your gun's barrel - to be cleaned and completely dried.

 

Is this an action camera?

No, it is an accelerometer-controlled aiming system (ACAS) video camera. It was developed by an engineer with expertise in military laser-targeting systems and is designed for high shock and vibration environments. The ShotKam has a patented recoil absorption system which is combined with an accelerometer. This allows the ShotKam to buffer and only record-to-memory the few seconds before, during, and after the discharge of bows or firearms. It records video in Full HD (1080p) at 100 frames per second.

 

Does the 4-ounce weight include the rail mounting bracket?

Yes, the camera plus the attachment mount weighs a total of 4 ounces (567 grams).

 

Does the ShotKam require batteries?

No, the camera has an internal rechargeable lithium-ion battery. The battery lasts 2 - 4 years and is fully covered for 1-year and then can be replaced for $40. A replacement must be done from our servicing center in Florida, USA, and includes a full Shock and Vibration test after replacement.

   

How does the camera adjust to varying target distances and light conditions?

The unique light-balancing technology will automatically adjust to varying light conditions, whether indoor or outdoor. The field-of-view is optimized for targets ranging from 3 to 100 yards and is equivalent to 18 degrees. The effective magnification is 4x and this is equivalent to how your eye perceives the target distance.

 

How Does the Wi-Fi Work?

The ShotKam has its own built-in Wi-Fi network that enables you to connect directly to your smartphone/iPad/tablet. You do not need data, Bluetooth, or any other source of Wi-Fi - just the ShotKam. The Wi-Fi antenna is internal.

 

What is the ShotKam App?

The ShotKam app is our mobile app used for customizing your settings and aligning your reticle. It is available for both Android or iOS on any smartphone, iPad, or Tablet that is from 2013 or newer.

 

How are the settings changed?

First, turn your ShotKam into Wi-Fi mode by holding down the control button for 3 - 7 seconds, then releasing.

Next, open the settings for your smartphone/iPad/tablet. Tap on Wi-Fi (Connections > Wi-Fi), then select the "ShotKam network, just as you would connect to an open Wi-Fi network at a coffee shop or friend's house.
It may say "Unsecured Network." This is normal and you are connected.

Now, exit your phone's settings and open the ShotKam app. You can now adjust the ShotKam settings, view videos, and align the reticle.

 

Does the camera signal that a shot has been saved?

Yes, a solid green LED will light up once the action is closed (video is recording through a memory buffer), then a blue LED will flash after the recoil to signal that the shot has been saved.