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Re: Allow rules to trigger recording on multiple cameras

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This feature seems to have been outphased with recent updates!?

 

I am no longer able to administer a scenario like described above where motion on one camera triggers the camera itself records, but at the same time triggers another to record.

 

I think this feature is essential for an overall monitoring solution. 

 

Please advise if I am missing where to find these settings.


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Martinnc,

 

This can be done by making two seperate rules in a custom mode:

 

If Cam A detects motion then record on Cam A

If Cam A detects motion then record on Cam B

 

For more information on how to make modes and rules see here: How do I create and define Modes and Rules?

 

JamesC

 

 

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Martinnc,

 

This can be done by making two seperate rules in a custom mode:

 

If Cam A detects motion then record on Cam A

If Cam A detects motion then record on Cam B

 

For more information on how to make modes and rules see here: How do I create and define Modes and Rules?

 

JamesC

 

 

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Thanks, that helped. I am actually using a custom Mode, so rules should simply be administered from there:-)

Model: Arlo Wire Free
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I read the referred document and documentation in the app.  I created custom mode custom rules for each camera of a two camera system.  I could not cause these cameras to become active together by clicking mode custom, nor station armed. Why is this?  I'm afraid I do not follow the if/then scheme presented as an explanation.

Model: VMC3030 | Arlo Wire-Free Camera
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If you want to configure both cameras at the same time, you only need one mode but with two rules. When you create the mode, you only get to configure one camera. Reedit the mode and use the Add Rule button to start the process to set up the second camera. Go slowly and make sure you choose the second camera for both motion detection as well as a second time to record. Save when done. That should set up the mode properly. Select the mode and go to the Cameras tab to verify that the running men are black, not gray.

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I have followed all the advice and instructions in this post but unfortunately still can not get it to work.

I can not get two cameras to record from one trigger.

 

I have added a new Mode and created the rules correctly but the trigger camera (Camera 1) never records after motion is detected - only Camera 2 records. I have reset the base station, turned the cameras on and off, applied the rules to other cameras, rearranged the rules so that the cameras are in different order, set all the camera settings to the same values etc, etc, etc, but always the same result.

Others are obviously able to get this to work - any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

 

Jay

Model: VMC3030 | Arlo Wire-Free Camera
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There is currently a bug in the system where only one camera seems to be recording when two are programmed. People have reported it and it has been acknowledged by the moderators and they have escalated it for fixing.
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Thank you Schorschi
I appreciate the reply.

That explains why I could not set up and get to work correctly.

Let's hope that the fix is soon.
Jay

Model: VMC3030 | Arlo Wire-Free Camera
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A fix was released over the weekend that has addressed this issue. Please let me know if you are still experiencing problems with your rules.

 

JamesC

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