What would you consider to be a better setup? A good wide angle view where you can see the entire area in question (stair well) or a tight angle that provides an optimal picture for identification (close up photo)? My motion sensitive camera automatically takes a picture and forwards it to a special email and immediately alerts me as well as sounding a warning alarm in the house. If I have a wide angle view I get a picture like the first one. If its in tight I get something like the second but clearly don't have as good a view of the entire stair well. Obviously the purpose of the picture is to id the person for Leo if necessary. The dvr is constantly recording regardless.