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Camera captures too many passing vehicles (High Traffic Area), how to filter out?

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jackolody Aspirant

Our Arlo camera captures too many passing vehicles and not very many people. The camera is located on the 2nd floor and is aimed downward at the driveway. Shadows of passing vehicles are vissible in the recordings, but the vehicles themselves are not recorded. Video quality is set to "optimized"; the Mode is set to "record video" when "motion is detected"; Motion Sensitivity is set at "80".  I've tried changing the Motion Sensitivity to 50 - 70 and it only recorded birds and bugs that flew near the camera. Is there any setting that can filter out moving vehicles? These cameras aren't cheap and we've bought several. Upgrading them AGAIN is not an option.

Guru jguerdat Guru

Part of the problem is likely the 2nd story placement since people detection is only about 20 feet. Also, motion should be across the FOV, not at the camera. Post screenshots for suggestions.

jackolody Aspirant

Not sure what FOV means, but I've attached video.

JessicaP Arlo Moderator
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Hey @jackolody,


FOV is field of view. You might want to place the camera on the first floor than the second floor to detect people than passing vehicles. You can also try using Motion Detection test to adjust the motion sensitivity to know if it detects people passing by or not.