Recommended Guidelines/Best Practices when dealing with problematic lighting conditions.
- Lighting should be stable and consistent.
- IR illumination should be considered if proper lighting is an issue.
- Low light produces noise that will trigger false alerts.
- Avoid pointing the camera directly at light sources (i.e. sun, vehicles with headlights etc.).
- Avoid or minimize shadows by re-positioning the camera or light sources.
- Avoid the presence of trees and other vegetation in the camera's field of view to reduce false alarms (i.e. branches blowing in the wind).
- Avoid the presence of water areas (rivers, lakes, etc.) in the camera's field of view. Masses of water can cause reflections and ripples in the water can cause false alarms.
- Auto Exposure/Auto White Balance/Iris can make scene changes which will cause false alarms. Consider turning these functions off to reduce false alarms.
- Entry points with revolving or sliding doors should be avoided as reflections will cause false alarms.