Lightroom: Auto Import doesn't wait for files to completely load

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I set up an auto import folder on my Mac and it works great if I copy paste files into it. It does not work when the camera is trying to wirelessly transmit a file.  My guess is that LR tries to grab a file while it's locked by the OS and is being transmitted by the camera and then gives up on it.  Is there a setting to introduce a 5-10 second delay from when the file is created to when it's auto imported?

Setup:
Canon 5D Mark IV with FTP access to laptop
Laptop with Ad-hoc network running FTP server
Lightroom monitoring the folder where the files are being dropped

Versions:
LR 6.10 (also tested with 6.7)
Mac OS Sierra 10.12.4
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There is no setting in Lightroom to do this.