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Australia - smart Meter I think must be the cause of setting off so many motion detections.

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sennhon
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hi - Has anyone encountered this?  I've asked a few times on chat - but other tweeking with the camera which we  thought to solve the issue.  So today I swapped the cameras over and sure enough its the location.  Whatever it is seeing, I certainly cannot.  over 70+ recordings in a 12 hour schedule.  Could it be the Electric Smart Meter at our fornt door  is sending out 'something' that the camera is then seeing as a motion?  Any fixes other than move the camera away from that area - which really defeats the purpose.  Your thoughts on it please? 

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JamesC
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sennhon,

 

Have you adjusted the sensitivity down for this camera? It may take some trial and error to find just the right sensitivity. Also if you could post a screenshot of what this camera is facing that may give us more of an understand of what may be causing the issue.

 

JamesC

sennhon
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hi thanks only viewed your reply now - thought I'd get a notice if a reply happened- sorry I missed it.  I have adjusted the sensitivity a few times and tried many variations.  still does random motion recordings.  i think at this stage I wil need to move the camera.  perhaps on same side as the meter.  but in this shot you cannot see the infraed light - so I do not understand why it is doign so many recordings.  the other cameras in other areas are not doing this.  

 

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Agent_K
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the arlo camera mtion detection is based on heat, so if its picking up a heat source in that location that you cant see, and if its the smart meter id show a little concern and perhaps get an electrician to look at it, you might have a high resistance neutral or something which is creating heat, annoying for your camera, but a potential fire hazard.

 

Can you feel any heat around the box?

 

 

TomMac
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Agent_K wrote:

the arlo camera mtion detection is based on heat,snip


The Arlo camera picks up the IR or the reflection of IR  ( IR is not necessarily heat tho many think it is  )

 

Reflections of sunlight ( IR ) can cause many false triggers. To solve, it may require 1) change sense level on camera 2) change angle of cameras view to lessen reflections 3) change location of camera

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jguerdat
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As well, you could have fleeting motion such as a bird flying through or an insect walking across the sensor.  I've had both happen.

ws1088
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Indeed, if a bird flies by, the motion will triggered but by the time the camera starts recording the bird has left already! 

 


jguerdat wrote:

As well, you could have fleeting motion such as a bird flying through or an insect walking across the sensor.  I've had both happen.


 

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