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Complete & Utter Failure
Reviewed in the United States on July 15, 2020
It is not 0.4 second trigger speed. Did many tests under different circumstances and PIR sensitivity settings from high to automatic and each and every test proved a 4 SECOND DELAY BEFORE TRIGGERING.
Set up in house to find edge of view. Walked into view from side of view, counting on fingers so camera could see fingers - one-thousand one, one-thousand two, one-thousand three, one-thousand four. Most times it triggered on 4 seconds, some times 4.5-5 seconds. A few times at 6 seconds.
Thought could live with that. Set vieo length to 3 minutes (maximum) to catch subsequent activity, if there was any. Nice thought, but no good.
Set up on outside patio where saw suspected rat droppings. First night, camera-to-bait = 8'. All bait (sunflower seed) gone, no video. Videoed the setup, and camera retrieval.
Second night. Since bait gone and not one video, set camera 5' from bait, hoping that camera might see THAT. Sunflower seed, and plenty of soft cheese so rat could not pick it up and run off with it. Camera caught 2 videos of rats eating cheese, 3 videos of nothing as rat obviously moved in and out of view within 4 seconds.
The clincher was that rats ate all sunflower seed, ate all cheese and turned over the bowl and ate the cheese put underneath too - NO VIDEO AT ALL.
The point is, this is what it is, and one gets what one pays for. Saw remarks that people do not see activity. Now I understand why. If an animal or criminal lingers in front of your camera for a long time and does a lot of movement, you may or may not catch it.
To reiterate: Tried all PIR settings, including automatic. Retrieved camera in daytime, after 14 hours on station - perfect video of me retrieving & walking into house, so nothing wrong with batteries.
Also, the "time lapse" feature is for DAYTIME ONLY. Camera notifies you that IR does not function when set to time lapse, meaning that can only use the 30 sec. still image lapse during daytime.