Hi, I just got a Channel Vision ip camera model 6521 installed at front entrance of our house. The sensitivity setting is on 5. 1. The camera triggers a lot of SD recordings from changes in light conditions during the day and when it goes from daytime to IR and vice versa. Is this normal? I thought it was supposed to be motion detection? 2. The camera only triggers a motion detection SD recording when the motion is dead center in front of the camera and within about 5’ from the camera. It certainly does not detect motion within the entire range hatched in the area setting image. How far out should it detect motion? Should it detect motion off to the side from center of the image? Any suggestions on how to get better motion detection SD recordings and less light change SD recordings? Should I register the camera purchase with Channel Vision? I looked around the website but did not find a way to register it online.
The 6521 motion range depends on many factors including the placement, quality settings, and lighting conditions. There are 10 levels of sensitivity with 1 being the lowest. Motion detection is deciphered by the camera by evaluating pixel change within the video image. Lighting conditions cause color changes that the camera could consider motion depending on how sensitive it is set. Motion detection is for the entire image, not just the center. Motion detection in DVR’s, IP cameras or web servers is the not the same thing as an actual moton sensor. However, a motion sensor can be connected to the camera, and can tell it to only record when the motion detector detects motion.