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Corymiiller
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I recently mounted an ultra camera on my shed about 30 feet from my house. Currently I only get motion alerts about 15 feet from my camera in the dark. Does anyone know if an infared illuminator near the house would allow for further motion detection? I know it would increase visibility but would it also increase the motion detection as well?
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TomMac
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Prob not... max detection is about 25 ft

have you adjusted the sense level in the mode?

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StephenB
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@Corymiiller wrote:
Does anyone know if an infared illuminator near the house would allow for further motion detection?

The motion sensors are PIR - which aren't the same part of the IR spectrum that NightVision uses.  So I agree with @TomMac that it wouldn't help.

 

Note the cameras are most sensitive to motion across the field of view, and also they do a better job at the bottom of the field of view.  Adjusting the camera position with that in mind can help.

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