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Gizzygone
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I just installed an Arlo security system in my house. I have two cameras on the front: one on the left side facing right, and one on the right side facing left.

Motion capture seems to be very inconsistent: even with moving the cameras and messing with sensitivity:

My garage mounted camera, facing left, does a decent job, although cars are halfway up the driveway before it records (and some recordings start out granulated for a good 3 seconds, so you miss some action).

The house mounted camera stinks: it'll start recording with clouds on the horizon, but a flock of turkeys came by (captured by the garage cam), and it caught nothing. It's mounted in a way that I can't get perfect left to right motion capture, but more of a upper left to lower right motion.

Any suggestions?
The garage cam has all but 1 bar of signal, the house cam shows full strength.
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JamesC
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Gizzygone,

 

Due to the many variables in each users environment, it can take some trial and error to find the best conditions for your Arlo system.

 

Take a look at this article outlining best performance tips for optimizing motion detection: Optimizing motion detection performance on Arlo Wire-Free cameras

 

JamesC

 

 

TomMac
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I just installed an Arlo security system in my house. I have two cameras on the front: one on the left side facing right, and one on the right side facing left.

 

 

After you get the false triggers down a bit ( try and not to cover to much area at one time ) you might consider using a dual trigger for  2 cams.

 

rules;

 

Cam A detects / records on A

Cam A detects / records on B

Cam B detects / records on B

Cam B detects / records on A

 

you get 2 recordings, one from each side

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Gizzygone
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I didn't realize this was an option: I set it up, but I still don't get consistent recording from the house cam: do the settings on each rule have to match exactly?
TomMac
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Gizzygone wrote:
I didn't realize this was an option: I set it up, but I still don't get consistent recording from the house cam: do the settings on each rule have to match exactly?

No, the record times can be a bit different I would guess ( tho mine are the same )... there are a number of threads on this... just make sure the rules are on in he mode properly.

 

I label my cams rules like :  Front 1/1, Front 1/2, Front 2/2, Front 2/1

Thats so when I look at the rule I know the cam and what it's doing ...

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Gizzygone
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Looks like the new app update killed my rules? I can't seem to add a new rule so that it records both cameras in action?
Gizzygone
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Scratch that: you have to make a custom rule for it to work....