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Activity Zone not working in Ultra 2

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InJayMama
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Despite my set activity zone being set to clearly exclude the road, my camera still records every car that passes by. I need it to detect vehicles that may come in my driveway but not everyone that drives past my house. I have changed sensitivity and the only thing that stops it is to zoom in tight but that eliminates the area I need to see.
Model: VMC5040 | Arlo Ultra Wire-Free Camera
jguerdat
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You may need to reduce the sensitivity more in your modes and rules. I don't have a setup like yours but my doorbell uses a zone and a motion sensitivity setting of 25.

HubbyWorks
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When I set up my activity zones on mine I had to go and activate the trial subscription and then move the cameras in the app to being monitored. Activity zones don't work without the subscription. I was having the same problem, every car that drove by set them off. I tried going down to 40 on sesitivity but it still happened. Now i'm at 80 on sesitivity and my zones work. I think they should add that to their selling point: You need to subscribe at 14.99 a month or pay for the data on your phone and watch a hundred little clips every day!

 

Bill

dcfox1
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@HubbyWorks wrote:

When I set up my activity zones on mine I had to go and activate the trial subscription and then move the cameras in the app to being monitored. Activity zones don't work without the subscription. I was having the same problem, every car that drove by set them off. I tried going down to 40 on sesitivity but it still happened. Now i'm at 80 on sesitivity and my zones work. I think they should add that to their selling point: You need to subscribe at 14.99 a month or pay for the data on your phone and watch a hundred little clips every day!

 

Bill


You can use Activity Zones without a subscription if on AC power. Glad you got it working. 

What are activity zones and how do I create them? (arlo.com)

HubbyWorks
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The article you quote says not for Ultra. Ultra needs a suscription. Pro 4 and Pro 3 and Pro 3 floodlight work if connected to ac power. 

 

I've been wrong before and probably will be again.

 

Bill

dcfox1
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@HubbyWorks I think your right about the Ultra, my bad. 

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