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Re: Can the sun coming out from behind the clouds, producing a shadow, trigger a recording?

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greetings Arlo Community,

I love my Arlo Pro cameras, they are awesome.  I have multiple video recordings one after another, I've watched them all and there is nothing that I can see in the frame that would trigger a recording.  Can the sun coming out from behind the clouds, producing a shadow, trigger a recording?  I know this sounds crazy, but don't know what else could be triggering these recording, which sometimes happen one minute after another.  I've reduced the sensitivity from 80% to 63%, and i've also noticed i don't have these minute by minute recordings in the evening, only during the day when it's sunny out, just wonderin', thanks for any insight, cheers!

Model: VMC4030| Arlo Pro Wire-Free Camera

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Yes... false triggers can be caused by the sun... tho it really is the reflection of IR that triggers the PIR device.

 

Best setup does require a bit of trial and error to eliminate a lot of false trigger events.  Can be from angling down a bit more to moving the camera to another location that doesn't present as much of an issue. ( or even time of year with sun low )

 

As you know you can already adjust the sense level...some users run two MODES; one with a normal setting and one with a lower amount.

 

I do think tho most of the time that placement can make all the difference.

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Yes... false triggers can be caused by the sun... tho it really is the reflection of IR that triggers the PIR device.

 

Best setup does require a bit of trial and error to eliminate a lot of false trigger events.  Can be from angling down a bit more to moving the camera to another location that doesn't present as much of an issue. ( or even time of year with sun low )

 

As you know you can already adjust the sense level...some users run two MODES; one with a normal setting and one with a lower amount.

 

I do think tho most of the time that placement can make all the difference.

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Morse is faster than texting!
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Excellent!

Thanks for the quick response, I assumed as much, just wanted some confirmation.

Have a good one.