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Aspirant

Two zone and Two rules in 1 mode?

Hi.

 

I'm trying to implement a system where there are two zones, and each zone has its own rule. Then, they should run in one mode concurrently.

 

1) Motion detected in A zone will record and send me an alert.

2) Motion detected in B zone will just record without sending me an alert.

 

Is there anyway to implement this? Scheduling doesn't work because I want both of them to work 24 hours.

 

 

At this point, I'm just recording when there is any movement in either A or B zone without alerting me.


I'd appreciate if someone could give me a tip if there's a way.

Thank you.

Model: VMC3040|Arlo-Q HD with Audio
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Guru

Re: Two zone and Two rules in 1 mode?

A can use the Armed mode with notifications turned on. B does the same thing but notifications are turned off.

 

It should be that simple.

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Aspirant

Re: Two zone and Two rules in 1 mode?

With your method, I can't run them simultaneously though.

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Guru

Re: Two zone and Two rules in 1 mode?

We are talking Q cameras, right? Each is unto itself and is configured and/or scheduled by themselves. There's no reason for one to interfere with the other in any way.

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Aspirant

Re: Two zone and Two rules in 1 mode?

It's just one Q camera with two zones and two rules.

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Guru

Re: Two zone and Two rules in 1 mode?

You can set a rule with only one zone selected but each rule is in its own mode. Only one mode can be active at a time, whether you pick it manually or schedule it.

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Aspirant

Re: Two zone and Two rules in 1 mode?

I asked the same thing in a previous post:

 

The link below states that "Each mode consists of one or more rules"

 

https://kb.arlo.com/42/What-are-modes-and-rules-and-how-does-Arlo-use-them

 

The response I received on that post was "it used to do it".  

Model: VMC3040S | Arlo Q Plus Security Camera with Audio|Ethernet|PoE
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Guru

Re: Two zone and Two rules in 1 mode?

The catch is that because the Qs are like a single wireless camera/base station pair, you only get one rule per mode. If you had a 2 wireless camera system, you'd be able to build more rules into that mode.

 

There was a bit of a misunderstanding of what you are trying to do on my part - sorry. Still, it boils down to "you can't get there from here" with the single camera you have.

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Aspirant

Re: Two zone and Two rules in 1 mode?

Interesting.
I wonder why they removed the function. It's highly useful function that is necessary even for a single camera as a single camera with such wide POV can capture a large area that might require fine-tuned rules for each zone. I hope they bring it back.

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Aspirant

Re: Two zone and Two rules in 1 mode?

No worries. You are the one who's trying to help me. I sincerely appreciate that.

 

It looks like according to another poster, this method was available back then but they got rid of it for some reason.

I hope they bring it back! 

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