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My arlo detects and records every car that drives on my street even just a brief glimpse of it, but never detects my own car parked in the driveway right in full view of the camera. It records me walking up to or from the car but never sees it leave or arrive. Someone could steal my car and I would not have a record of it. My car is white, would that have something to do with it? Why does it not notice a station wagon moving right in full view? Thanks. 

Model: VMC4030 | Arlo Pro Wire-Free Camera

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It's recording vehicles driving by. A black truck, but then did not record a white van, then I drove by and it did not record that. it did not record me approaching my house and driveway but did record me getting out of the car. I don't know, it's weird, I'll keep checking. It might be a combination of the white car, reflections and shadows from trees. I'll do some more test drives at night to see if it's different. Otherwise it records everything else just fine like the mailman, passing cars etc. 

 

Thanks for your help Stephen. If you think of anything else please let me know.  

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I moved the camera closer to the car, then drove away, drove up and down my street, parked the car then left, came back and none of it was recorded. 

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@Colin123 wrote:

I moved the camera closer to the car, then drove away, drove up and down my street, parked the car then left, came back and none of it was recorded. 


Is the camera positioned so that the motion of the car is side-to-side in the field of view?

 

Are you seeing any recordings from the camera?

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It used to be a side view of the car so it should have seen side to side motion but where I moved it to is more head on, so not anymore. No recordings 

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@Colin123 wrote:

It used to be a side view of the car so it should have seen side to side motion but where I moved it to is more head on, so not anymore. No recordings 


Ok.  Have you tried the motion detection test?  Try it close to the camera, and then move back to the area where the car normally is.  https://kb.arlo.com/1114344/How-do-I-use-the-motion-detection-test-for-my-Arlo-device

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It's recording vehicles driving by. A black truck, but then did not record a white van, then I drove by and it did not record that. it did not record me approaching my house and driveway but did record me getting out of the car. I don't know, it's weird, I'll keep checking. It might be a combination of the white car, reflections and shadows from trees. I'll do some more test drives at night to see if it's different. Otherwise it records everything else just fine like the mailman, passing cars etc. 

 

Thanks for your help Stephen. If you think of anything else please let me know.  

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I believe I know why this is. There seems to be a delay from time motion is detected and recording starts. That's why I often see the rear of a car drive by and not the whole car. So when I go to move my car it senses the motion but by the time it starts to record, me and my car are already gone and I get a recording of my empty driveway. Same with arriving, it senses me arriving but only starts to record after I have parked and am getting out.  I'm not too worried about this though as it will record someone snooping around my car if they are there long enough. I don't know if there is a way to fix the delay, maybe there is something in the settings.