TOP 12 Best Game Camera With Wifi - Buse Korkmaz

Best Game Camera With Wifi

There are a few game camera options on the market that have wifi capabilities. Some of these include the GoPro HERO4 Black, the Sony A7RII, and the Panasonic Lumix GH4. All of these cameras have a range of about 30 feet, so they should be able to capture video footage of most games.

Bestseller No. 1
GardePro E6 Trail Camera WiFi 24MP 1296P Game Camera with No Glow Night Vision Motion Activated Waterproof for Wildlife Deer Scouting Hunting or Property Security, Camo
  • Innovative Wi-Fi Connection: The GardePro E6 features super low-power Wi-Fi and compatible with Bluetooth technology, comes with a free and easy-to-use APP (GardePro Mobile), allows you more easily to operate your cameras. No monthly fee. No remote control is required. All you need to do is stay within the Wi-Fi signal range.
  • More Reliable Signal: The E6 cam is equipped with an antenna for more reliable Wi-Fi signal, significantly reduces the possibilities of Wi-Fi disconnection, ensures high-speed transmission speed between your mobile phone and your camera.
  • 24MP Still Image and 1296P Video: Featuring a premium optical lens with wide 110° view angle and a cutting-edge image sensor, the E6 captures crystal clear, perfect 24MP pictures and 1296P HD videos. Featuring advanced H.264 video encoding technology, the E6 allows you preview videos and pictures without having to download them first.
  • No Glow Night Vision: The E6 is equipped with enhanced 940nm no glow infrared technology, makes your camera more stealth, encompasses adaptive illumination technology to avoid overexposure or over-dimmed, delivers brilliant night vision up to 75ft.
  • More Features: 3 capture modes (photo, video, both photo and video), Time Stamp, Time Lapse, Operation Hours, Sound Recording, Programmable Timezone, Loop Recording, Password Protected, Waterproof.
Bestseller No. 2
WiFi Trail Camera 48MP 4K - LANMODO Game Camera Bluetooth with No Glow IR Night Vision, Free 32GB Card, Waterproof Wildlife Camera Motion Activated with 3 Sensors, 0.2S Trigger Speed, 120° Wide Angle
  • 【Market-leading 48 Megapixel Crystal Clear Images】 LANMODO 48MP Trail Cam is equipped with a cutting edge optical lens and image sensor, comes with well-tuned image system to deliver more decent 48MP pictures, providing more high-quality and exciting visual details.
  • 【4K Ultra HD Sharper Video Resolution】 The hunting camera captures ultra HD 4K video, providing you a vivid world of wildlife during day (colored) and night(black and white). Optional image and video resolutions make the image/video quality and storage space well balanced.
  • 【Bluetooth / WIFI Connection + APP Control】LANMODO game camera features built-in WiFi function, which allows you to control the camera, adjust settings and view the pictures and videos directly via an App in case you had mounted the cam somewhere not easy to reach. Use Bluetooth to connect your phone with the trail cam to turn on(off) WiFi, then you can enjoy every wonderful moment recorded at any time. Note: Working range of WiFi is 33ft(10m).
  • 【Upgraded Excellent Night Vision】 This wildlife camera has 40PCS non-luminous infrared LEDs to support clear night vision but without glow interference to animals. Upgraded 940nm invisible infrared technology makes it have a longer and wider vision range in the dark to capture clear images in black and white. Non-luminous and special appearance design also make it be concealed for hunting.
  • 【Faster 0.2S Trigger Speed, 120° Wide Angle & 100ft Detection】 The trail camera will be triggered instantly within 0.2s once it detects any movements through its 3 infrared sensors in different directions with 120° Wide Angle. Its trigger distance is up to 100ft(30m). Capture each fantastic moment in detail quickly and clearly during day and night, you will never missing the wonderful moments anymore!
Bestseller No. 3
GardePro E8 Trail Camera Wi-Fi 32MP 1296P Fast 0.1s Trigger Speed Motion Activated 100ft Night Vision IP66 Waterproof
  • Innovative Wi-Fi Connection: Features super low-power Wi-Fi, compatible with Bluetooth, comes with a free and easy-to-use App (GardePro Mobile), allows you more easily to operate your cameras. No monthly fee. No remote control is required. All you need to do is stay within the Wi-Fi signal range.
  • More Reliable Signal: Equipped with an antenna for more reliable Wi-Fi signal, significantly reduces the possibilities of Wi-Fi disconnection, ensures high-speed transmission speed between your mobile phone and your camera.
  • Advanced Video Technology: Records smoother H.264 1296P videos with sound. Compared to MJPEG videos used in other game cameras, the compact H.264 file requires 80% less storage space than conventional ones, the video technology allows you seamless preview videos and pictures without having to download them first.
  • Excellent Night Vision: The E8 is equipped with enhanced 940nm infrared technology, makes your camera more stealth, encompasses adaptive illumination technology to avoid overexposure or over-dimmed, delivers brilliant night vision up to 100ft.
  • Crisp Clear Still Image and More: A starlight-level optical lens and a cutting-edge image sensor, well-tuned image technology combined to deliver up to 32MP pictures. Features all-new housing design, IP66 waterproof, 3 motion detection zones to reach ultra fast 0.1S motion detection.
SaleBestseller No. 5
WiFi Trail Camera,30MP 1440P Game Camera Bluetooth , 0.3s Trigger Speed Hunting Camera with Night Vision Motion 850nm Low-Glow with 120° Deer Camera Waterproof, for Wildlife Deer Scouting Monitoring
  • Bluetooth WIFI Connection + APP Control : Wifi Trail camera can sends picture to cell phone,You can get video and picture in real time by connecting camera,(NOTE: There is a distance limit, about 20M)
  • 30MP and 1440P :the trail cam provides color photos during the day, and black and white photos at night,the trail cam has an ultra-clear sound recording,
  • 0.2s Trigger Speed :The trail camera will be triggered once movement detected in 0.2s,The trigger distance is up to 20m(80ft) Fast,
  • 2.0'' LCD screen: the wifi trail camera with its higher color resolution and saturation of 2.0'' LCD screen, You could easily see the vivid world of wildlife
  • Easy to operate : the screen with user-friendly navigation of image mode options, photo quality, video length, PIR interval settings ect,
Bestseller No. 6
JOH 4K 32MP Trail Camera, WiFi Bluetooth Hunting Game Camera with Low Glow Night Vision, 0.2s Trigger Motion Activated, IP66 Waterproof Deer Camera for Outdoor Wildlife Scouting, Monitoring, Security
  • 4K Resolution & 32MP Stills: Utilizes an ultra-high-definition sensor, boasts 3840×2160 pixels video with crisp, clear audio, and captures 32MP vibrant color still images. which monitor your active sites and see true-to-life photos, all without having to be there to take them, perfect for any hunting or scouting
  • Low Glow flash with a 0.2-second Trigger: Innovative Low Glow IR LEDs reach out 75' to give you detailed nighttime images and videos with minimal disturbance to the game. Activated by an adjustable PIR motion sensor and pre-activated side sensor, and trigger speed reaches 0.2-second, meaning that the game camera won't let fast moving bucks slip by
  • Easy-to-use Trail Camera Management App: Remotely change your game camera settings, reprogram, activate the camera to take photos or videos, download pictures, and videos, and check your camera's status from the "Hunter Camera" Management App, which means ​you can view what is happening in front of your camera in near real-time. Whether you're monitoring land, cabins, or wildlife
  • IP66 Waterproof, built to withstand the Outdoors: well-built clamshell and double-hinged latch design, which prevents any moisture from gathering on the lens, giving cameras an impressive ability to stand up to the outdoor elements(like water, snowfall, and extreme temperatures), you can use this trail camera through rain and shine
  • More Features & Variety of Accessories: With multi-shot, time-lapse mode, loop recording, and password protection. Data stamp: Capture moon phase, time, date, and temperature on each image. The package comes with a camera tree Strap, a 32G SD Card, and 8 AA batteries. Recommended to use SD card with Class10 and above, Energizer AA Lithium battery for best cost-performance(NOT RECOMMEND rechargeable AA batteries as the lower voltage may cause issues)
Bestseller No. 7
EYELOFE WiFi Trail Camera 4K 30FPS 30MP Hunting Game with Night Vision Motion Activated, IP66 Waterproof,0.2s Trigger Speed,65ft Activated,Trail cam for Outdoor Wildlife Monitoring . Black
  • 4K 30FPS Video & 30MP HD Photo: Our wifi tracking camera captures 4K native video and 30-megapixel clear images, which can be recorded clearly no matter day or night, giving you high quality and exciting visual details. 30FPS video speed ensures no lag, and it will impress you with its excellent photo and playback speed.
  • Built-in WIFI Signal & APP Control: No monthly fee, this hunting camera has a built-in WIFI signal, just download the ''Game Camera Pro'' APP on your mobile phone, then connect to the built-in WIFI, you can view or download photos and videos directly to your phone. Note: The control range of the APP is limited by the trail camera wifi signal, about 50 feet.
  • 0.2S Trigger Speed & 120Degree Detection Angle: The 120-degree detection angle is perfectly combined with the built-in 3 PIR, once an animal (person) enters the detection area, the hunting game camera immediately starts taking pictures or videos. The release speed is as fast as 0.2s. If no animals or people are detected, the game camera is in power-saving mode.
  • Low Glow Night Vision & IP66 Waterproof: This deer camera is equipped with 36pcs 850nm low light IR LEDs, it can take clear pictures even in the dark night without scaring away animals. Coupled with the IP66 waterproof design, the tracking camera can perform well even in harsh environments such as deserts and tropical rain forests.
  • Easy to Install & Multiple Applications: This wildlife trail camera has multiple recording modes and functions (time-lapse/recording/real-time playback/timer/timestamp/temperature/hybrid mode/password protection, etc.) beyond your expectations. It's also very friendly for people who are not good at using gadgets. Ideal for trail hunting, home security, field research, wildlife monitoring, reconnaissance, and farm security.
SaleBestseller No. 8
Dsoon WiFi Trail Camera 4K 32MP Bluetooth Game Camera Send Pictures to Phone Hunting Camera with Night Vision 0.2s Activated 120° Detection IP66 Waterproof for Wildlife Deer Scouting Monitoring
  • 【Bluetooth and WiFi Wireless Connectivity Makes Storage and Set Up Easy】Dsoon WiFi trail camera grant you access camera from up to 80ft away. Use the free and easy-to-use APP ("Dsoon")to view or download photos/videos(1.5 Mbps fast transmission) and change settings without need to uninstall trail camera or micro sd card.All you need to do is stay within the Wi-Fi signal range.("Dsoon" APP download: App store /Google play, Compatible for iOS11.0 or later/Android8.0 or later/iPad/Tablet)
  • 【32 Megapixel Image & Native True 4K Video with Audio, Never Miss a Shot Day or Night】If you’re looking for the ultimate in image quality for your wildlife photography and videography then Dsoon 4K UHD hunting camera is an obvious choice. Built-in optimized sensors for the ultimate quality in image size and clarity, offering 3840x2160 pixels video and 6480*4860 photo in day and night.
  • 【0.2 Second Fast Trigger & 120 Degrees and 65ft Detection Range】Ultra fast trigger speed of 0.2s ensures you never miss fast moving game. There is not question that this is the fastest game camera on the market. You can also set the game camera to trigger multiple photos once its infrared system detects motion, allowing you to get a series of images in quick succession. With 120° detection angle and 65ft detection distance allows you to get excellent broader view.
  • 【IP66 Waterproof & Battery Life up to 1 Year & Support Micro SD Card up to 512GB】The whole deer camera is built to IP66 waterproof specs for sustained reliability in any weather. With 1 Year standy time, this rugged camera can work long enough for a whole season record(Up to 60,000 photos on 1 set of alkaline batteries). To ensure that you have enough storage space to capture all your adventures, this wildlife camera compatible with 512G Micro SD Card.(32GB Micro SD card included in the package)
  • 【1 Year Warranty & Expert Quick Respond】We offer services performed by Dsoon certified US technicians. All Dsoon WiFi trail cameras are built to stand the test of time, but in case they don't, We offer REPLACEMENT or FULL REFUND referring to any issues within 1 YEAR after purchase. Don't worry about beyond Amazon's 30-day return window. If you choose to do business with us, we will go out of our way to make sure you are happy with the camera you select and the service we provide you.
Bestseller No. 9
GardePro E7 WiFi Trail Camera, 32MP 1296P, Phone App, 100ft Night Vision, Game Cameras with Motion Activated Waterproof, for Hunting, Wildlife, Deer Camera
  • Simple to Connect: The E7 provides WiFi trail camera solution along with the dedicated GardePro Mobile App. The App can automatically recognize your camera, connect with a few steps. No need to experience with complicated operations on selecting the Bluetooth, the WLAN in your phone's settings and enter the password.
  • Freedom and Ease: Just open the App, connect your cameras and see. Say goodbye to those days when you spend so many times to remove the SD card and check images on a computer. Whatever the camera was installed on a tree, fence or even inside a cave, enjoy how easy it is.
  • External Antenna: Compared to other brand cameras using internal antenna, the E7 provides an external antenna with 360° signal coverage, gives you stronger and more stable signal.
  • Advanced technology: Features H.264 video technology to ensure HD smooth experience while building the video in a very compact size (80% less), allows you playback online. Never have to download the videos firstly as common brands does. 
  • Clear Night Vision: Equipped with a large f/1.6 aperture lens, which allows more light in. More light, more clear night vision. It is also able to automatically adjust infrared illumination according to the distance of wildlife to avoid overexposure or over-dimmed.
SaleBestseller No. 10
Trail Camera Solar Powered 36MP 4K Native, WiFi Bluetooth Game Camera with 120°Wide-Angle Motion 3 PIR Sensor 0.1s Trigger Time Trail Camera with Night Vision IP66 Waterproof for Wildlife Monitoring
  • 【Solar Powered & Save Batteries】This is a solar integrated trail camera, which has a subversive or revolutionary significance and value. This solar trail camera has built-in a power supply and can be powered by the solar panel on the top of the camera. No need to add AA batteries to use, save a lot of dry batteries every year. (Tips: Please use 4 AA batteries at low temperature for better performance. It is recommended to charge the solar before using)
  • 【36MP Image & 4K Native Video】Featuring a premium optical lens and a cutting-edge image sensor, this trail camera captures 36MP pictures and 4K video during day and night, recording higher quality and exciting visual details
  • 【APP Control & Bluetooth WiFi Connection】 You can preview and download the trail camera pictures & videos on the smartphone APP(App name: Game Camera Pro). (Tips: Cellular needs to be turned off before connecting to wifi. This trail camera is NOT a webcam, APP control has range limits.)
  • 【0.1s Tiggered & 120°Wide Angle】The motion activated camera with 3 PIR sensors is motion activated in an ultra fast trigger speed of 0.1s as soon as animals' movements are detected. 120° wide-angle ensure maximum coverage which greatly expands the monitoring and shooting scope of the objects, and capture the details of any movements
  • 【Excellent Night Vision & IP66 Waterproof】Equipped 36pcs 850nm infrared LED, provides a night vision range of up to 65ft. Which can provide clear night images and videos in total darkness. With IP66 waterproof, the rugged casing of the hunting camera protects the game camera from rain and dust. (Tips: SD cards need to be formatted on the computer and camera before using)
Bestseller No. 11
Topiacam Trail Camera 4K 24MP, Game Camera WiFi Bluetooth Hunting Camera with IP66 Waterproof 0.2S Trigger Speed Wide Angle Night Vision Motion Activated Trail Cam
  • [4K Video & 24MP Photo Resolution ]-- The wifi trail cameras has an automatic day/night sensor, can capture 4K lite video + audio and 24-megapixel crystal images, ultra high color resolution , Record ultra-clear native video anytime, anywhere.
  • [ WiFi Connection & App Control]-- The Game Cameras has a built-in WIFI function. Downloading the APP on your phone (IOS or Android) and then connect with the WIFI of the game & trail cameras. You can adjust settings and check the photo /video on the phone directly.
  • [IP66 Waterproof ]-- Use IP66 materials, extremely durable from seal to probe lens. Prevent rain-proof, drop-proof, and dust-proof, ensure it could work in tough environments like tropical rain forests or deserts.
  • [120 Wide Angle & 0.2S Motion Detection Speed]-- The trigger distance is up to 25m(80ft) day/20m(65ft)night. Once movements are detected, the lightning-fast trigger speed of less than 0.2s with 1 to 3 shots choice guarantees fast and accurate capture of each detected motion exposed to the field of this wifi wildlife cameras hunting before shooting.
  • [Support 256GB Micro SD Card]-- You could apply the deer cameras to wildlife observation and hunting, home/property security, farm area surveillance, remote crop. Also, Support up to 256GB Class 10 Micro SD Card.
SaleBestseller No. 12
Trail Camera WiFi 4K 24MP Game Camera with Night Vision Motion Activated Waterproof - WUGGKE H90 Hunting Camera with 0.2s Trigger Speed 120°Wide-Angle 2.4” LCD for Wildlife Monitoring
  • Ultra HD 4K Trail Camera: Stunning ultra-high quality 4K & 24MP resolution, utilizing the latest CMOS image sensor and chipset to capture vivid picture with precision. Built-in 2.4" LCD color screen allows you to aim the camera and readjust placement to get a good shot. And you can view the captured images and videos on site.
  • WiFi Remote Access: WUGGKE H90 trail camera supports watching videos and pictures directly on mobile phones. You can turn on Bluetooth and connect your phone to the camera hotspot in the app (No monthly fee), then you can set the trail cam remotely.
  • Picture & Video Trigger: The fast recovery time and 0.2 second trigger speed is what gives WUGGKE game camera the ability to never miss an animal! With 120° wide-angle and three motion sensor (pointing in different directions), allowing you to monitor open areas whether you are using this trail camera for security or wildlife.
  • Excellent Night Vision: 46pcs infrared LEDs can not only take better pictures/videos, but also will not spook animals. This hunting & trail cameras provides the best balance for hunters and observers.
  • IP66 Waterproof: WUGGKE H90 WiFi game camera, can withstand the environmental range of -4℉ to 140℉, enough to withstand the harsh weather conditions of outdoor use. And you can adjust the parameters of the camera to customize your trail camera.(Working time, PIR interval, sensitivity, time lapse...)
Bestseller No. 13
WiFi Trail Camera 20MP 1296P Game Camera with Clear Night Vision, Fast Trigger Speed 80ft Motion Detection 120° PIR Range IP66 Waterproof Wildlife Cam for Deer Turkey Bird Property
  • 【Low-power Bluetooth WiFi Connection & APP Control】 Compared with the ordinary/cellular trail camera, the low-power Bluetooth WiFi (Reliable 2.4GHz wireless radio frequency) trail camera can directly view/download images/videos or manage cameras in real-time by phone within 10 meters of the observation field. Save your extra data plan cost and save your time to reach the scene at night, in severe cold and severe summer. Minimize the disturbance you leave behind.
  • 【 20MP Photos +1296P Videos, Super Night Vision 】 The affordable Trail Camera easily captures full-color 20MP pictures and 1296P HD videos during the day. With 36pcs 850nm no glow infrared LEDs will not disturb wild animals, getting ultra-clear black and white images and videos in the dark of night recording higher quality and Exciting visual details. The 2.4-inch color LCD screen and keys help you get the most out of your gaming camera.
  • 【Fast Trigger Speed ​​​​& 120° Wide Detection】 The hunting camera features 3 innovative PIR sensors, which can capture animals (or trespassers)within a 120° ultra-wide detection angle. Fast Trigger Speed, you can shoot immediately after triggering, and resume immediately after shooting. Don't miss any shots or any animals, capture close-up, freeze-frame images.
  • 【IP66 Waterproof & Durable Weather Resistance 】 This wireless game camera features IP66 waterproof protects your camera from dust, rain, and snow, and can work under extreme temperatures of between -20°C to 60°C. It can ensure the work of this hunting camera in harsh environments, such as tropical rain forests or deserts, etc. Wildlife camera can hold 8 batteries at the same time. Support 6-9 months of working time.
  • 【Concealed and Password Anti-theft, Worry-free Shopping】 The secret and natural close-to-grass yellow-brown color can better hide the camera, and the built-in password setting can better prevent the camera from being stolen and leaking privacy. We provide professional and lifetime service and technical support. 2-year warranty and a 30-day refund/12-month replacement guarantee. Please feel free to contact us, we will serve you wholeheartedly.
Bestseller No. 14
WiFi Trail Camera, Usogood 24MP 1296P Game Cameras with IR Night Vision Motion Activated Waterproof Hunting Cam Wireless for Audio Live Feed, Outdoor Wildlife Monitoring, Send Picture to Cell Phone
  • 📶【Built-in WiFi and Phone APP Control】Equipped with built-in WiFi, this trail camera enables you to connect the WiFi of the camera on the APP. Download the APP, set the parameters of the trail cam on your phone easily even in places you can not conveniently reach. This function also supports you to preview the pictures and videos on the smartphone live, enjoy every wonderful moment recorded at any time. For a more stable connection, it is recommended to connect to your phone within 10m.
  • 📷【1296P Video with Audio & 24MP Image Resolution】This wildlife camera has automatic day/night sensors that provide 24MP crisp still pictures and 1296P videos (The video has audio), there will be more details during the day (colored), night (black and white), with its higher color resolution and saturation of 2.0'' LCD screen, up to 128GB SD card, you can enjoy the breathtaking view live and hear the vivid world of wildlife. (SD card is not included in the package).
  • 🌙【High Definition Night Vision】Different from 850nm LED, Usogood wildlife camera uses 34pcs 940nm invisible IR LED to ensure the infrared camera works in the dark without light. Within 20 meters at night, the no glow night vision camera records everything quietly in the dark. The animals are not easily aware of its presence. this time lapse camera also helps to record the growth of plants at night, you won't miss any wonderful moments.
  • 💨【0.2s Trigger Speed + 3 PIR Sensor】 The game camera will be triggered once movement detected in 0.2s. Fast instant trigger speed helps you never miss every detailed incredible and exciting moment. Besides, this motion detector has 3 PIR sensors with 120° ultra-wide detection angle in total, which enables you to shoot and savor full-frame field views of wildlife. The trigger and movement detection distance are up to 20m(65ft).
  • 🌧️【IP66 Waterproof & Easy to Set】Adopting good seal materials, the hunting cam case has passed the waterproof test up to IP66, it increases the trail camera’s water resistance, so you can use it on rainy days, even snowy days. This hunting camera features Timer, Time Lapse, Realtime Replay, Password Setting, etc. which brings multi applications, such as hunting, wild animals monitoring, plant growth recording, farm burglar and pasture scouting, home security and property surveillance.
Bestseller No. 15
Trail Camera Sends Picture to Cell Phone, usogood WiFi 24MP 1296P Hunting Game Cameras with Night Vision Motion Activated IP66 Waterproof Cam for Outdoor Wildlife Monitoring Home Security
  • 📶WiFi Connection & APP Control: Connect your phone with the usogood hunting trail camera's built-in WiFi to view or download live pictures, videos and set the parameters. Turn on the WiFi of the trail cam via remote control and control the camera through APP, you can easily set up your wifi trail camera and enjoy every exciting moment even at unreachable heights. Please search ’Hunting Cam Pro’ on APP store. (WiFi connection range is up to 10m, it is based on temperature, wind conditions, etc.)
  • 📷High Definition Pictures and Video: The hunting camera with wifi captures exciting wildlife pictures with 24MP high resolution images and 1296P videos with clear sound recording. Once the movement is detected, the wildlife camera will trigger in 0.2s and accurately take pictures or video. With a built-in 2.0 inch LCD screen and up to 128GB SD card storage space, you can enjoy breathtaking details and preview the records live even in the wild! (SD card and batteries are not included)
  • 🌙No Glow Night Vision: To ensure all vivid details are monitored, this game camera adapts 34Pcs 940nm invisible infrared LEDs to get ultra-clear black and white images and videos at night. its super concealment prevents the motion activated camera from intruding on the natural habitat of animals and scaring them, you’ll never miss any exciting moments even at night! Maximum security and accuracy are ensured with the mixed photo+video function. the trigger distance is up to 65ft(20m).
  • 🌧️IP66 Waterproof and Easy to Set: The critter camera case has passed the waterproof test up to IP66, extremely durable from seal to probe lens, the waterproof coating protects your deer camera from dust, rain, snow and ensures the night vision camera could work in outdoors like gardens, forests or deserts. Adjust the PIR sensitivity to adapt to different temperatures and weather. The trail camera wifi also features a timestamp that includes Date, Temperature, Timer, Realtime Replay and so on.
  • 🐕‍🦺Home Security Trail Camera: 3 unique lenses with 120° ultra-wide detection angle enable you to savor full-frame field views and capture every incredible moment of wildlife. the time-lapse function is nice for recording animals' habits or plant growth, protecting home property security, farm surveillance, supervising the progress of the project or capturing thieves, vandals, other unwanted guests. this hunting cam can be password-protected with a lock to prevent unwanted access.