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After I purchased this and took it to the office ...
on June 27, 2014
After I purchased this and took it to the office for testing. Before that, I kept it plugged in all night to fully charge the battery. Then I installed a high speed 32Gb Micro-SD (Sandisk Extreme), started the camera in motion detection mode, and pointed it against a detailed mesh wall for 3 hours where there was no motion. I kept the camera plugged in.
Every now and then (random 20 to 40 minute intervals), I would wave an object in front of it to disrupt the surveillance view (approx 45 seconds) and write down the times at which this occurred. I disrupted with motion events 6 times. After the test, I reviewed the files. The file names include a timestamp. The timestamp is the beginning time of recording for that file, and each file matched with the time of my motion events. On reviewing each file, each motion was captured, and (for some reason), the camera records exactly 5 minutes of video once the motion ends and closes the file at that time. I don't know why it does this extra 5 minutes, but that's okay. This was filmed using the motion detection mode, so at 720P resolution, I consumed 2.6G of space over a 3 hour period.
All in all I was impressed with these results. For people who felt the motion detection did not work properly, I think they just needed to adjust the sensitivity of the motion detector, had motion and did not realize it, or perhaps out of the factory line there may have been a few lemons in the lot. But with this test, I confirm that motion detection works, and works well!