Had two v2s outside for a year with no after market covers. One under/inside of the garage door frame area with very limited eave/sun coverage and another sitting on top of a metal outdoor outlet (the outlet was an add on so the box for it sticks out from the brick wall, not a flush outlet). This camera has a lot of eave coverage but is exposed to the direct sunlight for several hours in the morning. Both cameras still working fine. Biggest complaint is the false positives even with all of the updates and the person detection feature including the most recent xx.169 release. I have a lot of mature trees that love to mimic human movement from their shadows especially on windy days. However, I can tell that the AI model from XNOR is getting better with time.
I read somewhere on these forums that the new outdoor cam will have a PIR sensor…my only concern is how far/powerful will it be especially in Texas during the extreme heat/summer season because PIR sensors can become less sensitive/accurate the more the ambient temperature increases. The XNOR AI might ultimately rule for detecting people in my case.
This is for another thread but still would like a toggle to stop the camera from RECORDING regular motion events as that activates the cool down period and ends up making the camera potentially miss recording a person…missed a few package deliveries because of this…very annoying.