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Arlo Pro Range 80 feet??

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Chillmiester
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My camera for my driveway is installed close to the back of the house on the side by the driveway. It is pointing towards the street. If a pedestrian walks by I get a notification that there was motion detected. When a vehicle drives by on either side of the street I also get a notification that motion was detected. My camera is 70 feet from the street and 10 feet high. I have the sensitivity at 45% and still activates. My camera won't detect any movement from a person if I turn it down any lower. How is this possible if the range is 23 feet?

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TomMac
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Maybe you got lucky 🙂  ?

 

The PIR on the Pro has been improved over the original Arlo... The Arlo for people is usu good to 20ft+ and the Pro slightly more.

 

But as to cars, they are a big reflector of IR ( sunlight ) and are easily picked up at greater distances .. even sometimes at 100ft.

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Chillmiester
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I'm not sure if lucky is the correct diagnosis. It activates vehicles at night time also. Any lower than 45% and it stops detecting vehicles or any person walking towards the camera in my driveway.

TomMac
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Chillmiester wrote:

I'm not sure if lucky is the correct diagnosis. It activates vehicles at night time also. Any lower than 45% and it stops detecting vehicles or any person walking towards the camera in my driveway.


You do know the higher the %, the more sense level / more sensitive the PIR will be ...so it would be correct if you lower it to much it will stop detecting.

 

If your getting to many false triggers from the street, then lower the angle to eliminate the street in the view

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Chillmiester
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Edit: Sorry for double post.

Chillmiester
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TomMac I can't lower the angle anymore than it is due to the height. I need it that high for theft reasons. My only alterative is to spend more money and buy the adjustable wall mount. It's set above my side door entrance. Anymore adjustment on a lower angle it will pick up movement at my side entrance which I prefer not to have. It's the distance and sensitivity that has me stumped.

TomMac
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can you snap shot a pic ?

 

If you can't move, then the only thing at this time I can think of is the Rube Goldberg method ( actually not that bad ) where someone crafted a lens hood from pvc and painted black to change vision of shot

 

I'll see if I can find it

 

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https://community.netgear.com/ejquo23388/board/crawl_message?board.id=en-arlo-wire-free&message.id=1...

https://community.netgear.com/t5/Features/Success-Mechanical-Motion-Detection-Zone-Masking/m-p/10190...

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Chillmiester
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Chillmiester
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Camera above my side entrance.IMG_1133.JPG

DaveWoj
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Is that a window above the camera?

 

If so and if it was me, I would mount closer to the window and run by constant AC then you could angle it down a little more

Chillmiester
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I broke down and bought a camera arm. I moved the camera under the window so I can reach down and take it in for a charge. Still trying to get a good adjustement so it doesn't pick up moving vehicles from the road.

Chillmiester
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Thanks for the links TomMac but buying it for 23$ was less of a hassle than using my fuel and paying for pipe more than I needed and spending the time for a cut and fit.