When I schedule a start/stop time for my spotlight cam to come on and off the on time works but the off time doesn’t. Solution?
Hey @Winosplace. Which version of the Spotlight Cam do you have? If you have the wired or the mount version, you can set the lights to only come on via a schedule, but the lights will still turn on when motion is detected in order to light up the area that it detected motion at. You may need to adjust your motion sensitivity to be lower so that the lights do not come on as much during the scheduled time.
I have the Spotlight Cam Mount, and I do not have any options to set a light schedule. I only see Light Schedule with my Floodlight Cam. Any ideas?
Hi neighbors! I’d like to provide some clarification on the available features by device model in regards to the scheduling options.
Floodlight Cams have both the option to schedule motion alerts and when lights should trigger.
Spotlight Cams currently only have the option to schedule motion alerts. This is for each Spotlight Cam model.
That being said, both the Floodlight and Spotlight Cams have light settings available to control zones, duration, and brightness. Check out our help center article which explains this further for the Floodlight Cam.
Feel free to also use our Feature Request Board to request the light scheduling feature for the Spotlight Cams, as we continuously share this feedback with our teams!
Seriously? I purchased a spotlight camera and cannot program a light schedule? Good grief. That’s going back to the store.
And, I just tried to use the feature request to no avail.
This is nice but is it practical for spotlight battery cams you indicate it is compatible with? Having the spotlight on dusk to dawn will certainly drain the battery very quickly and perhaps even if you have the solar panel, it might not be able to restore during the day, what was drained the night before. Can you comment?
A much more needed improvement for the spotlight battery cams is to have them actually turn on the spotlight with motion at night even when you have a porchlight on! Even with light set to ON to motion, even the slightest bit of light illuminating the camera will NOT allow the spotlight to come on. This is a serious deficiency as we are losing the surprise factor of spotlight coming on at night with motion - think about a burglar approaching the property. I do believe many folks are buying the spotlight cam thinking this will indeed work as I describe, but it doesn’t. I did make this suggestion in the Suggestions forum but there were no comments.