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Re: Motion detection outside activity zone

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bhashi
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I recently bought Arlo Pro3 cameras for my home. I have installed one camera in my driveway and selected three activity zones to minimize the number of false notifications I receive. The camera still keeps sending me notifications about motions detected outside the activity zone. So I get notifications about cars, people walking their pets, and so on, which is truly annoying.

 

Can somebody please help me with how to avoid these unwanted notifications?

Model: VMB3000 | Arlo Base Station, VMB4540 | Arlo Pro 3 SmartHub, VMC4040P | Arlo Pro 3 Wire-Free Camera
jguerdat
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Have you tried reducing the motion sensitivity in your modes and rules? I've found that the combination works reasonably well. 

 

In addition, take the time to aim the camera to eliminate as much view as possible while still monitoring what you really need. Sky and street generally shouldn't be in the camera view for best results.

bhashi
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I have tried reducing the motion sensitivity to as low as 20 but I still get notifications about cars, and people passing outside the activity zones. I don't really see the activity zones working at all in my case. I can try rearranging the camera view to avoid street-view but the completely defies the purpose of the activity zones. I have created 3 zones to avoid any unnecessary notifications but only if it worked as expected. I am kind of disappointed with this. 

tony_2018
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Had the same issue, I just remove them because it wasn't working the way I thought it should.

Theo80
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I'm experiencing exactly the same issue, didn't have it with the Pro2 cameras. But after changing to a Pro3 Floodlight I get an issue with triggers outside of activity zones. Get's annoying!

Model: FB1001 | Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight, VMB4540 | Arlo Pro 3 SmartHub, VMC4040P | Arlo Pro 3 Wire-Free Camera
Bikespace
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I’ve had exactly the same problem with the Pro3 ever since I supplied power to it 2 days ago. Seemed ok on battery. Looks like a bug to me. Thank god I didn’t spend nearly a thousand pounds on my set up in the hope I’d get something barely workable (oh I did!). As it is I’ve had around 600 notifications in the past two days, about 8 of them genuine, the others just alerting for people outside of my activity zone.
Model: VMC4040P | Arlo Pro 3 Wire-Free Camera
Gordonary
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I can't help you, but just wanted to add that the same thing happens to me. Activity zone excludes the street, yet still detecting them driving down the street.

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