The cameras have also let us watch the other wildlife, such as foxes, badgers and hedgehogs. Even moths and bats flying around are on camera. Quite entertaining.
Are there any limitations to these cameras? The range of the infra red lights is around 15m, adequate but our garden is large. I noticed that the IR lighting of the rear camera is bouncing off the soffit boards so I’ll fit a baffle. The motion detection does recognise humans from other movements and the playback time bar is colour coded to indicate this. Unfortunately, rain drops are interpreted as something on the move so rainy nights can be busy on the playback bar. The neighbourhood spiders sometimes spin webs on the cameras so they show up too.
In our rural location, electricity can be an optional extra and extended power cuts screw up the camera connections to the local network. They need resetting using a tiny button inside a panel on the underside of each camera. Once reset, one just reconnects the cameras as though newly acquired. Note, though, that this can be a pain if the cameras are hard to reach. We have one accessible from an upstairs window to get around this problem.
We haven’t really used the audio connections on the cameras and, after the free month, we haven’t used the rented online storage preferring just to store locally with 32Gb micro SD cards inside the cameras. These continuously overwrite when the cards are full but archive footage can accessed via the software and saved on tablets. It would be nice if the developers produce software to run on proper computers as well.