I've had my new Moultrie P180i camera for a couple of weeks now and after many hours of trying still can't get it to operate properly in the "motion detect" capture mode. Similar to those with other Moultrie models on this forum the camera seems extremely erratic about when it triggers on motion. I currently have the camera located adjacent to the front door and with people passing close by several times an hour there should be no problem with insufficient motion. But sometimes it won't trigger at all right from the moment it's turned on (by custom - start), other times it seems to work well for a few hours, then stops. Surely these cameras should be able to operate for 24 hours a day without a break?
Following the recommendations I find elsewhere in this forum:-
Although I'm not using the time lapse feature, I've a suspicion that because the camera goes to sleep at apparently arbitrary times, a time lapse feature might have something to do with it. I've set TL1 to "always on", and the settings in the settings.xml files that appears on the SD are:=
<TL1_START_CT value = "A" /> <TL1_STOP_CT value = "0" /> <TL1_INT_CT value = "10" /> <TL2_START_CT value = "O" /> <TL2_STOP_CT value = "19" /> <TL2_INT_CT value = "10" />
I'm interested to know whether these values are consistent with my settings, although it shouldn't really matter as I'm using the "motion detect" capture mode, not a time lapse mode
I'm now at a loss to know how to get this camera to work properly.
Has anyone any suggestions?
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