Cage installed in front of Camera, now night vision not 100%


I’ve installed a wire cage over the outside of my Floodlight Pro wired cam (as the last camera was damaged & stolen).

During the day the camera records & picks up motion fine, in low light (dusk onwards) the IR lens isn’t picking up lighting. I know the cage will be blocking the surrounding light; though does anyone have an idea what I can do to resolve this - besides removing the cage?

Ie cut out parts of the wire cage to allow light in -


[Current view of camera] - with the cage (21-EB1676-4-E2-D-4290-B11-C-DE66-F58-CB4-CB hosted at ImgBB — ImgBB)

After activating light & then turning light off → this is the quality of the view I used to get prior to the cage.