From what I have read, the V2 is designed for indoor use so is not really set up to detect people 30 feet away. I think 20 feet is pushing it.
If you have enough light outside, turn off the IR. I am in a condo so shoot thru a window. I have to keep the IR off, otherwise it reflects off the window. By turning it off, it keeps your V2 cam less visible to people anyways. I think this also eliminates some of the bugs being either attracted or being detected.
I keep a 32gb card in the V2. I just use the App for the live feed, or to go back and review things and edit out a block of video if needed. The 12 second clips are OK. Most of what I check on is related to noise outside.
The higher the sensitivity, the more things you will pick up, not the less. In theory, you could piggy back a V2 next to or near a WOC. Use the WOC around the clock, use the V2 for 24 hour footage. That’s under $100 for both units fully set up, less if the V2 can be in doors. Not a bad combination seeing the WOC apparently has the better detection capability.
I think, eventually, we will be able to configure some interesting triggers. Like if a WOC detects movement, trigger a light to come on, trigger a V2 somewhere else to do something.
Thanks! I guess due to the fact that my cameras are 20-30 ft away from people, turning off motion alerts won’t help if person isn’t being recognized anyway. It seems to be recording more motion alerts when people are there, but yeah it’s getting the bugs and some shadow changes too…
Prison detection? Hahaha. That would be an interesting feature!
So I have micro SD cards in each camera and enrolled in the CMC trial…
Should I not proceed with CMC after the trial is over? Will that produce more accurate person detection results?
In addition to the aiming that @Customer mentioned, people far more clever than I have come up with ways alter the sensitivity with a translucent mask made from a milk jug and to set the detection zone with a toilet paper tube
For what it’s worth I recounted in a separate thread how this week I finally turned off the LEDs (but left night vision on). Our streetlights provide some illumination, and the bug alerts have vanished. This is all without any PIR sensor installed.
Huh? No, the lights should be off (especially behind a window) but with the MODE off you won’t be able to see in the dark. I hope those are some pretty bright street lights. Whatever works best for you…