Cutting edge technology - with a purpose

We designed the Lobster Pot because we couldn't find a time-lapse camera with the quality we wanted for our clients. We've put a lot of time, effort and money in making it the best solution you can get – with great quality, flexibility, reliability and control – and we work hard to ensure Lobster Vision is a useful and beautiful tool for our clients to use and share.

Independent, secure communications

The Lobster Pot camera system is the first time-lapse camera to use 'cellular as standard' – a big advantage since cable connections on sites are often unreliable and low-bandwidth. All the components are in one unit, making installation much simpler. All we need is power. 

As a service provider rather than a camera seller, we take responsibility for the 3G or 4G network connection: uptime is guaranteed, anywhere.

Proudly designed & built in Bristol

In 2012, we decided the third-party camera enclosure we were using could be improved, so we developed our own entirely new, custom built unit: the MR1. This makes the Lobster Pot even easier and more flexible to install,  and has an even higher degree of weather protection than before. The MR1 Lobster Pot and MR1X 'Extreme' have been used in Finland in midwinter (tested to -45°) and on shipping in the North Sea. 

We also design our own circuitry, control software, monitoring hardware and software - using our long experience to make the best possible time-lapse solutions for our customers. Read more about how we make ground breaking time-lapse technology.

Lobster Vision

With Lobster Vision you can embed your latest imagery and video in your own website. Any updates to the service are rolled out immediately, and all systems are monitored 24/7 from our headquarters, making this the most resilient, reliable and high quality way to capture images of your site. 

Read more about Site Monitoring  

The Lobster Pot

The Lobster PotTM time-lapse camera sets new benchmarks for image quality, ease of use, and trouble-free installation.

The system is fully managed: from initial reconnaissance, installation, right through to removal, and production of your DVDs and high-definition video.

Reliable, resilient, fully monitored

We monitor every Lobster Pot in the world from our HQ constantly with innovative automated tools - and a human operator, at least three times every day. We can control each one remotely, and change the interval time, image quality, exposure, or whatever is required. It's the most reliable system available, from start to finish.

Contact us to discuss how the Lobster Pot can help your project look its best to everyone.

 

Lobster PotTM

 

Lobster PotTM Extreme

 

Fully managed, network independent, view from anywhere

 

From desert to glacier, off-grid to offshore.

Camera System

Canon EOS 1200D

 

Canon EOS 5D mk III

Lens1

Sigma 10-20mm
f3
.5

 

Canon 17-40mm
f4 L

SMS communication

Fully Managed:
Voltage warning
Power Fail
Climate data
Device Reboot

 

Fully Managed:
Voltage warning
Power Fail
Climate data
Device Reboot

Resolution (standard)

2592 x 1728
4.5 Megapixels

 

2880 x 1920
5.5 Megapixels

Resolution (maximum)

5184 x 3456
18 Megapixels

 

5760 x 3840
22 Megapixels

Exposure time

1/4000 to 30s

 

1/8000 to 30s

ISO

100-1600

 

100-25600

File Types

JPEG, RAW

 

JPEG, RAW

Effective lux rating

0.01

 

0.005

Interval time

1 second to infinite
Days of week
Start and end time
remotely adjustable

 

1 second to infinite
Days of week
Start and end time
remotely adjustable

Connectivity

Cellular

 

Cellular
802.11 (up to 12 km)
Satellite
Ethernet
Fibre

Lobster Vision connection

Standard

 

Standard

Environmental Control

Glass Heater

 

Demister
Solid state
Air Conditioning

Weatherproof Rating

IP66

 

IP55

Power

110v AC
240v AC
Fuel Cell
Solar and Wind unit

 

110v AC
240v AC
Fuel Cell
Solar and Wind unit

Dimensions

63cm (l)
22cm (w)
26cm (h)

 

68cm (l)
22cm (w)
25cm (h)

Weight

8 kg

 

14 kg

Mounting

101.6mm PCD

 

101.6mm PCD

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