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Cameras keep triggering motion with the sun

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Toni1946
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My cameras keep going off every few seconds. The shadows from the sun shouldn't be doing that. It never did when I first bought the system. This keeps eating up my batteries lives. I'm very frustrated with Arlo right now. I have the cameras to see who is at my door or driving near my garage and being able to see parked cars on the side of my house; not shadows!

Model: VMC4030P | Arlo Pro 2 Wire-Free Camera
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jguerdat
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The sun's IR is WAY stronger, even when reflected, than that of a person.  Lowering the motion sensitivity during the daytime in your modes and rules is usually the answer (use custom modes and the schedule to automate the switching). Repositioning the cameras may also be needed.  Remember that as the sun's angle changes, so does the IR angle from it.

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