Shortly after I got into work this morning, I received a notification about activity detected in away mode. When I reviewed the video clip, it started out with the camera in the B/W IR mode. Within a second or two, it switched to color mode. I assume it is this action of switching between IR and normal daytime color modes that must have caused the notification event. However, this is the first time I received an alert because of this mode switch. Is it normal for the camera mode switching to cause a motion-triggered event and notification?
Another odd thing is that when the camera switched modes, there was an audible “click” sound. It sounded pretty loud on the video, but I assumed that was just due to it picking up the internal sound in the camera. However, it must make a pretty significant external sound when the mode switches because when it did so, one of my dogs (who was sleeping comfortably on the stairs) immediately raised her head and stared in the direction of the camera for a long time. Has anyone been near an AIO unit when it switched between IR night vision and regular daytime color mode? Does it, in fact, make an audible external click?
I created a custom tag for this event and labeled it as “IR Camera Switching”.