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Pro 3 Floodlight set to record video from Ultra Camera detecting motion but Floodlight is delayed.

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Pro 3 Floodlight is set to record video when an adjacent 2 Ultra Camera detects motion and that works fine. Video recording from the Pro 3 Floodlights starts before the vehicle enters the frame (no floodlight yet).

 

Is there any way to have the Floodlight turn on as soon as the Ultra camera trips the Pro 3 Floodlight Camera for recording? The vehicle is well into the frame before the Pro 3 Floodlight trips and turns on the floodlight. Would like to take advantage of the Ultra camera feature of the 3 second back recording and have the Floodlight turned on as soon as a vehicle or person enters into the frame.

 

Thank you.

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StephenB
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@BTG wrote:

 

Is there any way to have the Floodlight turn on as soon as the Ultra camera trips the Pro 3 Floodlight Camera for recording? The vehicle is well into the frame before the Pro 3 Floodlight trips and turns on the floodlight. Would like to take advantage of the Ultra camera feature of the 3 second back recording and have the Floodlight turned on as soon as a vehicle or person enters into the frame.

 


Just to clarify this - the Ultra will always be capturing video if it is powered.  The rollback is of course looking back into the past, so there is no way the rollback will help with turning on the floodlight - it is already too late to light the rollback video when the Ultra triggers.  BTW, the floodlight also has the foresight if you power it.

 

Anyway, AFAIK there is no way to get the floodlight to trigger earlier, other than to increase the motion sensitivity in the rule that is triggering the camera.  You could try out a rule for the floodlight that is very sensitive and just turns on the floodlight for a set duration (with no recording).  That might interfere with the cross-trigger from the ultra - you'd have to try it and see.

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StephenB
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@BTG wrote:

 

Is there any way to have the Floodlight turn on as soon as the Ultra camera trips the Pro 3 Floodlight Camera for recording? The vehicle is well into the frame before the Pro 3 Floodlight trips and turns on the floodlight. Would like to take advantage of the Ultra camera feature of the 3 second back recording and have the Floodlight turned on as soon as a vehicle or person enters into the frame.

 


Just to clarify this - the Ultra will always be capturing video if it is powered.  The rollback is of course looking back into the past, so there is no way the rollback will help with turning on the floodlight - it is already too late to light the rollback video when the Ultra triggers.  BTW, the floodlight also has the foresight if you power it.

 

Anyway, AFAIK there is no way to get the floodlight to trigger earlier, other than to increase the motion sensitivity in the rule that is triggering the camera.  You could try out a rule for the floodlight that is very sensitive and just turns on the floodlight for a set duration (with no recording).  That might interfere with the cross-trigger from the ultra - you'd have to try it and see.

BTG
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Both are powered. Makes sense now that I think about rollback the way you explain it. I'll have to try the rule setup you're suggesting. Thank you!

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