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Sun is creating false motion detection when moving behind clouds. Tried swapping camera.

Sun creates false motions when moving behind clouds. Like 50 false motions a day. 2 separate systems at two separate locations. I tried swapping cameras. Same issue.

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Re: Sun is creating false motion detection when moving behind clouds. Tried swapping camera.

Today I turned down the motion sensitivity by just 10% and I had only 2 false motions. Another 5% down should fix this completely. Thank you.

Model: VMC4030P | Arlo Pro 2 Wire-Free Camera
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Re: Sun is creating false motion detection when moving behind clouds. Tried swapping camera.

Is the sun in view of the cameras?
Have you tried setting the motion detection level to a lower value in your rules when your expecting to see the issue. Use the schedule to choose a mode at the time it occurs.

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Re: Sun is creating false motion detection when moving behind clouds. Tried swapping camera.

The camera in question is under a soffit area out of direct sunlight. It hasn’t done this for awhile but now I get constant motion just from bright sun when the clouds move. I will try turning motion sensitivity down but need the motion activated 24/7

Model: VMC4030P | Arlo Pro 2 Wire-Free Camera
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Prodigy

Re: Sun is creating false motion detection when moving behind clouds. Tried swapping camera.

I’ve read here that the false detections from sunlight can be seasonal.
There are plenty of threads on how to best manage them.
I think that the front lens cover over the detector should be self tinting to adjust for infrared overload.

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Re: Sun is creating false motion detection when moving behind clouds. Tried swapping camera.

Today I turned down the motion sensitivity by just 10% and I had only 2 false motions. Another 5% down should fix this completely. Thank you.

Model: VMC4030P | Arlo Pro 2 Wire-Free Camera
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