I can’t help you with wasps, but on the general theme of tips to keep annoying triggers away, I have a couple:
Window bugs – I have a front yard cam that looks outdoors from a garage window. Triggers all day long from small and normal sized flies trying to get out thru the bright window. Finally I bought an 8-pack of Raid Window Fly Traps (sticky films about 2-3/4" wide), and surrounded the camera with them. I even doubled them up on one side towards a window frame. Works great!
Birds – I also had a problem with birds perching on cams on the side of the house, either for warmth in the spring, to build nests, or to look for spiders. I put a drape of Dalen GUARD’N Net over them, and the incidents dropped considerably. I still get the occasional bird that will hang from the net and look around, but that’s only once or twice a week. So much happier.
Other ways to toggle Night Vision on and off are 1) From the crescent moon icon above the live feed, or 2) Set it to ‘Auto’ from the crescent moon icon, or in the individual camera’s settings > Advanced Settings, in which case it will automatically take care of the switching for you.
Personally I prefer Night Vision off so the starlight sensor switches to visible light if you have any light available in your area, like a yard light. If you don’t, Night Vision will probably be better, even if you end up switching the IR lights off.
Night vision is off and has been for the past couple of weeks, I also turned off the status indicator light in case that was causing triggers, but I still seem to have endless triggers. Any remaining tips from anyone to reduce these bug triggers?
So then I guess my question becomes, what is the difference in night vision mode off vs. night vision mode in “auto” with night vision IR lights turned off. Is the starlight color vision active no matter what my night settings are toggled to? Thats the only feature I really dont want to have to sacrifice with this.
I run my cameras with IR Light OFF, camera power indicator off, and Night Vision in auto. That way, my camera does not attract insects, and automatically switches to night vision at night. I have zero issues with insects this way… The V3 practically sees in the dark. I am amazed at what it sees, if there is the tiniest amount of light it looks like daylight, in black and white.