Response to Jimwireshopper......... I am trying to catch the middle of the night employee / thief who is preying on the elderly at the assisted living facility where my mother lives. This lowlife steals jewelry and cash while the residents sleep. So Jim, having a red light come on when the camera detects motion and is recording in an otherwise dark room could possibly tip off the thief..... Just saying !! So that Jim is why some people might be concerned about the camera lighting up when in use. Not very stealth like.