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Ignoring cats / small animals

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Love the Arlo but have been very frustrated with the fact that neighborhood outdoor cats trigger every one of our cameras. I have Motion Sensitivity set to 50%, and it still detects cats / small animals.

 

Should I continue to lower the sensitivity? What is the negative impact of this against what I would call "real" motion.

 

Are there any other suggestions for solving this?

 

Our neighbors have 3 outdoor cats and we also get possums frequently. It's unacceptable to me that all of my alerts throughout the day are from animals. I guess I would expect the ability to regulate motion sensitivity based on the size of the object moving...

Model: VMC4030| Arlo Pro Wire-Free Camera
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@dorkshoe

The only thing I can think of is to try to position the cameras a little higher where the animals are a little further away from the motion detectors. I wouldn't lower the sensitivity too low because, as you mentioned, you could miss important movement.

 

Brian