I have 3 x XT2 systems mounted externally around the house and after spending few days getting the settings ‘just right’, I am well happy with the cameras. All 3 are happily recording and alerting, and the original batteries still showing “OK” after 7 months ‘moderate’ activity.
3 x suggestion to improve the system:
- I do occasionally get a few ‘false positives’ and it would help greatly if the area of movement in the image could be highlighted. Often it is apparent when a car’s headlights triggers the PIR in a masked off area, but there is some subsequent change occurs the un-masked area, or a bush/tree moves in the wind. I doubt it is possible but an indication of the IR (heat source) that triggered the event would be brilliant!
1.b Having a setting for ‘level of movement’ would be good. I assume the current setting is for the PIR detection level.
While a re-trigger time between events can be useful, it should ideally allow for it to be reduced to 0, or turned off. Having a minimum of 10 seconds means that longer events have significant gaps between the clips. I have the clip lengths set to 30s, and while I could increase this to 60 it would mostly unnecessarily consume more storage and battery.
The delay in receiving notifications negates most use of the 2-ways audio communication, with the ‘visitor’ leaving or having left.
3.b Even when I am already aware that someone is approaching the house, I find the live-view/ talk unavailable with the message ‘camera busy’, presumably because it is busy recording/uploading what is live.