TRAILMASTER ® is the world leader in infrared trail monitoring.
We manufacture the ultimate line of infrared trail monitoring equipment. With a reputation for quality, reliability and accuracy, TrailMaster is the choice of researchers, biologists, photographers and hunters around the world. They are also the camera of choice for traffic counter and trail counter applications.
TrailMaster ® has a monitor to fit any trail monitoring need.
© 2006 Brenda Zaun, Wildlife Biologist
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Kauai National Wildlife Refuge Complex
“I am a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist at the Kauai National Wildlife Refuge Complex which includes a seabird refuge, Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge on Kauai, Hawaii. I have used active infrared TM 1550 BAT and TM35-1 cameras at two Newell's shearwater burrows on the refuge for three years now. Prior to this, we knew very little about the nesting behavior of this species. They are difficult to study because they are nocturnal and primarily nest high in the interior island mountains in thick vegetation on steep, often inaccessible slopes."
|South African Photos Added to Our Gallery
Click here to view our latest photos. We have added a Eurasian Otter, Bat, Hyena, Caracal, Cheetah, Elephant, Porupine and Civit Cat photos.
|East Kalimantan, Indonesia
"the first known photograph of a Bornean bay cat (Felis badia)...the photo is taken with the TrailMaster active-infrared system and the modified Cannon." more...
"I thank you for your help on the phone today. Not only does your company offer the highest quality trail monitoring and camera trapping equipment available, your customer service and dedication to wildlife conservation really set you apart. The TM1550PS has enabled me to create wildlife photographs not otherwise possible. By allowing the camera to be close to the subject, it enables the use wide angle lenses that show animals in their landscape context. It also shows them behaving on their own terms without interference from the presence of a photographer. This photo on the cover of Smithsonian would not have been possible without TrailMaster. The elephants would have never let me get this close, and if they did, when the flashes went off I would probably not be here to tell you about it. The equipment has never let me down, surviving harsh environments from the rainforests of Central Africa to the scorching deserts of the Sahel. Now I plan to put it to work on panthers at home in Florida, where I am working to help save their habitat.
Thanks for your support"
Carlton Ward Jr.
|Snow Leopard - India
"We compared the TrailMaster units with a few other commonly used camera passive infrared trap systems, and TrailMaster has proved to be the most reliable and versatile in the harsh Himalayan environment." more...
|Leopard - Georgia (Rep. Of)
"The photos were the first solid evidence of leopard presence in the country for more than 50 years. Thus we also had the first photos of a wild Caucasus leopard." more...
|Ocelot - Costa Rica
"Ocelots, like so many cats, are secretive and very difficult to photograph...thanks to TrailMaster, we can still make images of these jungle ghosts." more...
|Female Resident Leopard - Dunumadalawa watershed forest, Hantana area, Kandy Sri Lanka.
"This camera trap image is probably one of the very first photographs of a leopard in this area" more...
Stanford adopt Trailmaster Products "After thorough testing, we found this system highly reliable. Its user programmable features are ideal for our study." Click here for full story.
Trailmaster does it again! On our photos page view the first photos of a wild Caucasus leopard...
© 2001 Michael Nichols/ National
Geographic. All rights reserved.
|Wildlife photographer Michael "Nick"Nichols and his work using TrailMaster trail monitoring equipment....
"Some animals are so afraid of humans that its nearly impossible to photograph them up close. In 1993, I first experimented with TrailMaster cameras triggered by the animal breaking an invisible beam..." continued
© Wildlife Education Trails Project.
All rights reserved.
|The Wildlife Trails Education Project publishes photographs taken with Trailmaster weatherproof cameras positioned along wildlife trails at several locations in the Eastern Massachusetts National Wildlife Refuge Complex.continued
Trailmaster used for traffic counting in Maine. Read the testimonial.
Please check our FAQs page (Question 15) for information about dealing with flood damage to your TrailMaster equipment.
Testimonial Page New video added to the page along with more detailed photographs.
TrailMasters TM1050 Second Generation two-piece active infrared trail monitoring system which uses an invisible infrared beam across the trail between the
transmitter and receiver.
From Cuba to Ceylon....The Trailmaster Story..."From an early age Bill has been interested in wild life. At the age of nine Bill was living in Cuba where he first started his adventures in the wild...." continued
TrailMasters TM1550 Second Generation two-piece active infrared trail monitoring system which uses an invisible infrared beam across the trail between the transmitter and receiver.
PDF Data Sheets now available on each of our products.To view the PDF, you will need to download Adobe Acrobat Reader.
Take a look at our NEW TM300 and TM550 passive infrared
With their many features, the
TrailMaster ® monitors offer dependability and are still simple to use.
It's better than being there!
All TrailMaster infrared monitors will silently record
animal movement, with no human present to disturb the animals habits. Dates and
times of animal movements are detected, stored in memory, and are easily recalled. Up to
one thousand events can be recorded. This gives the user access to accurate information on
patterns of animal movement, and prevents drawing incorrect conclusions based on only a
few events. Whether you are a serious researcher or a weekend animal enthusiast, you will
maximize your efforts and increase your enjoyment by knowing when the animals will be
TrailMaster's patented system makes no noise and has no
strings or lights to draw attention to its location. TrailMaster monitors are
weather-proof, allowing them to remain in the field collecting data during the toughest of
weather conditions, including rain and snow. (Temp. range: -40°F / -40°C. to 130°F /