Hi Marley, Sorry for the delay in responding. I think I had already read that article. I made some more changes, specifically adding a adjustable corner bracket to get the camera to a roughly 45 degree angel off of the wall and a angle bracket facing it down. Camera is 48 inches up. This gives me the desired position and field of view. I have tried angling up and down both ways as well as the standard corner wedge.
Look at the photos I’ve attached and let me explain what it is doing now.
There is no step at the porch. There is a 3 inch slope from the porch to the green bush on the left which is 14 feet away from the camera
It very seldom catches anything in the yard out past the green bush. It will catch someone pushing the mower obviously because of the heat but not the same person walking the same path without the mower. It has pretty well stopped catching cars since it was angled down. The far side of the street is roughly 60 ft away from the camera.
Right now it triggers on someone walking up to the door 4-6 feet from the camera. It will trigger at the front of the green bush if the subject (person or cat) is walking cross ways to the camera.
I’m an television engineer so I understand the concepts here. It really gives me the impression that it has a problem seeing out past the two bushes for cross movement unless there is a really hot spot and has a really limited range coming straight at the camera. All the repositioning I’ve done has had very little effect as well as the different ranges or using the facing a street settings. RSSI is 43-46 and I have the Ring chime for the WiFi.
Do I need to add another regular motion sensing camera?
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