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Alternative to Dusk to Dawn sensor

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Suggestion: would love to set a schedule for flood light activation instead of using the dusk to dawn sensor. It’s getting dark early and when kids and pets are outside at 7, 8 or 9 PM I don’t need the flood lights going on and off constantly. Right now, it appears my only option is to disarm the cameras which I don’t want to do either. Thank you!
Model: FB1001 | Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight

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I had a very similar problem and this is what I did as a compromise:

 

- Create a rule "Floodlight Off" that still records video when motion is detected but does not turn the floodlight on or activate the siren

 

- Create another rule "Floodlight On" that records video along with turning on the floodlight when motion is detected.

 

- Use the schedule mode to set the "Floodlight Off" mode between the hours of 7pm - 12am. And from the hours of 12:30am to 6am set the "Floodlight On" mode.

 

This way you always get recordings, but your floodlight won't be constantly going on and off when your neighbors are coming home from work, going on evening walks, getting food delivered, etc.

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I had a very similar problem and this is what I did as a compromise:

 

- Create a rule "Floodlight Off" that still records video when motion is detected but does not turn the floodlight on or activate the siren

 

- Create another rule "Floodlight On" that records video along with turning on the floodlight when motion is detected.

 

- Use the schedule mode to set the "Floodlight Off" mode between the hours of 7pm - 12am. And from the hours of 12:30am to 6am set the "Floodlight On" mode.

 

This way you always get recordings, but your floodlight won't be constantly going on and off when your neighbors are coming home from work, going on evening walks, getting food delivered, etc.

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