fireguy50 last edited by
I have mostly RLC-820A's, 822A's, 1212A & 520A. Can we get an extra option to have the Infrared Lights be scheduled? Not just the basic; "Auto or Off" options we currently have, it doesn't have to be a full interface controlled by the user with specific times. Just a new option: "Dusk to Dawn" setting based on the local timezones and the length of day. Every snowy winter I get mediocre reflective light from the moon, street lights and home's exterior lights. These sporadic streaks of light are not enough to illuminate the cameras view, but it does effect the Reolink daylight sensor and they won't reliably switch to Infrared mode at night. I suspect this is an issue for people who have a camera near a swimming pool or lake (the water also reflect some light from the moon, street lights & home's exterior lights). The cameras already have NTP server and our timezones are entered in the settings, is this extra infrared light setting possible?
Crimp On last edited by
Thanks for explaining the context of this request. Makes good sense to me. Reolink is not particularly fast in terms of firmware changes, so it may be a considerable time before such a feature might show up (if ever).
I had a similar issue with the camera IR lights attracting insects. When they zoom very close to the camera, they appear as very large, very bright objects which trigger motion recordings. My solution was to purchase some 850nm Infra-red Illuminators. Mine came from Amazon, but they are widely available. (Search for Trendlux Illuminator. There are many similar brands. I would have posted a link, but the web site does not allow links. I mount them 6-8 ft apart from the cameras so if bugs are drawn to the light, they do not appear as bright spots to the cameras.
In my case, the normal daylight/dark sensor in the illuminator works fine (I never get snow!) Your situation may require more creativity. Perhaps something along the lines of powering each light with a "Smart Plug" and setting up the smart plug app to turn the power on and off on that varying schedule. (Cover the daylight sensor so that any time power is applied the light comes on.)
tedmanr last edited by
Do you have the threshold settings for day/night?
In Auto you can adjust the sensitivity as to when it will change from day/night mode