I didn't raise the high temp issues with support as of yet -- right now it's off my bench and mounted again outdoors, and its going below freezing tonightThanks for the model info.
Seems like strange advice. I assumed that the reserve power is there to allow any recording that is in progress to have the file closed properly and avoid corrupted files on the SD card. I have a dash cam that has no battery but uses a capacitor for the same reason (Lithium batteries locked in a car during an Australian summer = not pretty).
Did they happen to comment on the high temperatures you were seeing with your unit?
I think you're right, the thing is probably supposed to power itself down after closing out open files on the SD card. I guess they're saying that if the light stays on for long, then it means there's something wrong with the card. But the whole thing indicates to me that there is plenty of reserve power in there, so I'm not sure why all the reboots.
As an aside, we're calling the behavior of going offline and turning red a reboot, but really it could just be an indication that it lost the wifi connection and is re-establishing. It's such a black box, there's no real way to get any kind of indication of uptime from its internal OS. I did a portscan on it, and only RTSP is showing open. I wonder if there's a debug mode undocumented somewhere that we could put the thing into with the right press of the reset button. I'll try to cajole that out of the techs at either RCA or EZVIZ.
Chad, you had mentioned using IVMS-4200 software to change some settings on the camera -- how does that work exactly? I found this link Versatile video management software but its not clear what is involved in getting this going... or what the bang for the effort is would it tell me more definitively if the camera is rebooting or just restarting its wifi connection? (My Orbi Satellite has been challenged by the latest Firmware V184.108.40.206 and I'm trying to stabilize it so its complicating matters)