See my reply a few up also. I have been monitoring this with mine. I have a stainless steel topped worktable directly under where this floodlight is. I finally got a reply as part of some answers from a “neighbor outreach specialist” who contacted me after seeing my aggravation. This is actually somewhere on the web site to read about too…reflective surfaces will trigger the cameras.
In my case, I think what was happening is, when the cat walked by, it triggered the lights. OK, that’s fine, these are LED’s so not a lot of electricity use and a random splash of light I don’t see in the middle of the night cant hurt security. I think the light was bouncing off that stainless/silver table top and triggering the camera motion zone.
I covered the table with a tarp and it seemed to stop (or no cats). I removed the tarp and configured the motion zones around that table and thought I was a genius and had it solved. Seemed to work for a while, then I was getting recordings at night again…but no cat. Seems like almost anything will set the lights off. I’ve been sitting outside at night and the lights go off around the corner (I didn’t set them off)… I check the video, nothing but maybe some stuff floating in the air. I don’t sleep with my phone in the room, but had figured I would start because of this new “wonderful light/camera”…until I realized it was going off with false alarms.
So, I re-covered that reflective table and since have had no camera motion alerts. Seems the table reflecting the floodlight, triggers the camera motion zone even with the motion zone configured around/excluding the table. So now, it looks like I have to either leave a tarp on that table all the time or make some kind of non-reflective cover for it long term. The table is useful where it is, so moving it is not the best option for me.
Look for stuff that may reflect the floodlights. I suspect even a vehicle does because our van going in and out of the garage triggers the camera (while set on “people only”). It triggers before the van gets all the way out of the garage so I don’t think its picking up the human behind the glass. I think it may be triggering on reflection from the paint on the top of the van (even on cloudy days…go figure) and or the windshield glass when coming back in. It’s a pain, but not the end of the world…but my wife is on the subordinate app and cant turn it off when she comes and goes. I can spy on her, but I can turn the zones off when I come and go from the app as the owner to stop me being recorded as I come and go from the driveway.