I have had a 1080P Camera 2 for a few years. It has the option to have night vision on at all times. It’s located in Settings -> Camera Settings -> Infrared Night Vision -> Always On. I recently purchased the new 1080P +Ai and this option is not there. There is only Settings -> Camera Settings -> Night Vision IR Light On/Off. I am like most in that the clicking is unacceptable, but unlike most, I want night vision to be on all the time instead of disabled. Anyone know if there’s a software update I can do in order for the +Ai to have the same options as the Camera 2? Or is it possible to put the Camera 2 firmware on the +Ai camera? Any help would be greatly appreciated.
The Night Vision feature on the 1080p + AI camera is set to default. It automatically enables the camera at night and turns it off in the morning. The clicking sound it produces means the night vision feature is being enabled or disabled.
Sure, but is there any way to toggle it to “Always On”? Like possibly a few lines of code to inject somewhere? An alternate firmware to flash it with? An alternate camera software that will give me the option?
My primary use of this camera requires the night vision option, but it’s useless if there are 5 cycles of clicking every time there is a bit too much light which disables/enables the night vision camera. I’m going to have to return it if there is absolutely no way to keep it “Always on” like the 1080p Yi camera has.
Hello @chi_town60608, the clicking sound is an indication that the camera is switching to night vision. If you toggle the switch to On it will stay on and the camera will automatically switch to night vision.
This doesn’t address my issue at all. Toggling the switch to ‘On’ does nothing in regards to the clicking. It simply turns the IR LEDs on or off. I need the night vision. In fact, as stated, I ONLY need the night vision. This is accomplished by permanently leaving the camera in Night Vision mode. Putting it in this mode is accomplished by the “Always On” option in my Camera 2, but there is no such option on any newer yi camera as far as I can tell. Hence, this topic.
I would find this extremely useful as well as many of my cameras are pointed out windows and the reflection of the IR lights can send it into a constant on/off cycle. I can put up with a little glare from the IR lights in the reflection, but not the constant on/off of the night vision.
I’d also find this useful. I have a Yi home camera mounted near an object that reflects a lot of the IR light, making the camera think that it’s daytime and so causing the night vision to turn off every few seconds. A way to simply force the night vision to stay on would be invaluable.
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