Arlo Ultra and Ignored Activity Zones
I’ve looked at previous threads referring to what seems to be an issue for others around activity zones, but it seems that the suggestions don’t solve my issue.
The Problem: Excessive alerts and notifcations despite activity zones.
I’ve attached a photo of the Activity Zone along with a clip of a truck that’s clearly outside of the zone. In other posts, I’ve read that I need to use a different mode outside of the “Armed” mode which I’ve done. I’ve also turned off Vehicles and All Other Motion Smart Notifications which have resulted in the same issue.
Looking for any other suggestions
I've run into excess recordings with no apparent motion in my zone and I think the answer is that I was powering the camera so pixel detection was active. The PIR sensor wouldn't trigger but the pixel detection was. Unplugging the camera has calmed it down although more testing is needed to be sure. Is your camera AC powered?
Try changing the settings and then revert to what you want. You can also try disabling Smart on a camera and then reenable it. Last, try removing the camera from Settings, My Devices and resync.
I am also having issues with ignored activity zones. My specific case involves a camera pointed down my long driveway with a flag in view mounted on the garage. The camera is mounted at the corner of the garage looking straight down the driveway with the flag in view for almost a 1/8th of the screen. I've set up activty zones to pretty much just capture my driveway ignorning the flag. I've even made the activity zone smaller to ensure that the flag when waving in the wind doesn't hit it, but I still get hundreds of notifications all day. I just turned off notifications on that camera. I've tried resetting, remove battery, disconnect camera, etc. Pretty much everything. I don't think activity zones work. Keep in mind though that these cameras are being powered off of batteries since other accessories havent been released yet. Besides this minor issue all of my cameras have been working great...
"A picture is worth 1000 words."
What you describe may be different from what we think you're saying. A video, with description, can make solutions occur faster, just as a quick phone call can beat 30 minutes of texting.
Thread is not allowing me to attach screenshots.
I prefer to use the Choose File button below the text box since those images don't need to be approved as when you use the Photos icon above the text box.
I'm just waiting & hoping it gets fixed sooner than later. For now, I have to disable that camera & enable it to check it manually before disabling it again.
Because the camera is not plugged in, you can only use Smart zones (they're still activity zones but handled by the servers, not the camera). Have you subscribed to Smart? If so, is/are the camera(s) activated in Smart?
Without being powered or subscribing to Smart, zones are inactive.