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Author Topic: Missing IR Control Option  (Read 162 times)

designedfor1

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Missing IR Control Option
« on: September 07, 2017, 07:36:17 AM »

After setting up my 5030L, it's missing the Advanced tab, or perhaps the option I'm looking for is hidden elsewhere. I'm looking for the "IR Light Control" (output). I have a 5029L, it's located under the advanced tap. I am I missing this option or is it not included in this build? Can it be added if it's missing?
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GreenBay42

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Re: Missing IR Control Option
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2017, 07:54:44 AM »

Unfortunately it looks like that feature has been removed.
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designedfor1

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Re: Missing IR Control Option
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2017, 09:01:32 AM »

That's really unfortunate, as that feature is extremely handy. I have several parts of the view in the night are being blown out. Is there a way to request this feature?
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GreenBay42

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Re: Missing IR Control Option
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2017, 09:19:31 AM »

I agree. I wish it was available on all cameras.  I did send another request to the camera people so hopefully they will consider it as an option on new cameras and maybe add to older ones still in production.

Are you putting it in front of a window? Sometimes angling it can reduce the amount of glare but even putting black electrical tape over doesn't completely cover it.

But unless you have some lighting or a 3rd party IR illumination the camera won't pick up much in night mode. I am sure that is the reasoning of removing the option on home indoor cameras.
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designedfor1

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Re: Missing IR Control Option
« Reply #4 on: September 07, 2017, 07:23:19 PM »

It's mounted upside down and tight to the wall. It has to sit the way it is to get proper angles, I get hazing and blow outs from the wall and a couple of other spots. I could try to make it work a little better with an extension or some adjusting, but it would become even more of an eye sore. So I may end up just taping off a few IR diodes... not ideal, but should help until they add it, if ever. Im not holding my breath, but I these are the things that annoy me when companies take away features that could easily stay in place.
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