For one of my security cameras, I don't want it to be outside, exposed to the elements, bugs, birds, and mainly, people who could tamper with it, break it, or steal it.
I currently have it behind a window, facing out. The picture looks great, without any reflection interference.
However, after testing it for a month, it simply cannot detect any movement whatsoever through the glass.
Two solutions occurred to me:
Is there a special kind of motion detection technology that can see through glass? I have another camera that doesn't have a sensor at all, infrared or otherwise. Its detection is based on detecting changes in the image itself. However, this only works because it's in an always-on state, which isn't ideal for this situation. I want this camera to only take pics/video when motion is detected.
I could have a traditional motion sensor that I'd be comfortable placing outside, that wirelessly alerts the camera inside. I would imagine something like this already exists on the market, but I came up short when searching Google and Amazon.