Thanks for the positive feedback wictod 🙂
I'm in Cyprus so although we can get monsoon-like downpours occasionally between October and March most of the time it's dry and sunny except in February. I hate February. But after that everything gets dried out. Our biggest problem outdoors is sun damage making most kinds of plastic go brittle in time however, since I still have the protective boot (somewhere!) I might as well put it on.
I like what you found out about the night vision stuff and it does suggest that by getting more light into the camera – even IR light – it's bound to make a difference. I'll certainly report back when I get an illuminator installed.