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T9001
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I need to add rules to the "Armed" mode, so that camera A will trigger camera B.

 

I know I can create a custom mode, but the IFTTT channel doesn't let you use custom modes, only "Armed" and "Disarmed".

 

I need to have the cameras trigger each other due to the lag. So motion on either will trigger recording on both.

 

Any help?

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TomMac
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goto MODES, click on devices, pick ARMED and click the edit pencil

pick CAM A and then edit it to set record on CAM B, etc

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T9001
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Thanks, but this does not work. I can change A to record on Cam B, but then I need to ADD a rule for A to record on A as well. I need to add rules to the default "Armed".
jguerdat
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Much better idea to create your own modes and leave Armed alone for backup and troubleshooting.

Schorschi
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TomMac wrote:

goto MODES, click on devices, pick ARMED and click the edit pencil

pick CAM A and then edit it to set record on CAM B, etc


I don't think the default Armed mode can have rules added to or deleted from. It's somewhat of an odd beast that's best left alone, because it automatically adds a rule if you add a new camera, and takes the rule away again when you take the camera away. I think it also changes recording durations and/or sensitivities. People have reported making changes to the rules in the Armed mode only to have them reset after a while again. I never tested this myself.

 

As already recommended, create your own custom Armed mode and forget about the default Armed mode.

T9001
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Thanks, however, as I mentioned in the op, IFTTT only uses the default "Armed" and "Disarmed". So I have to use "Armed", I cannot use a custom mode. But it appears "Armed" isn't useable as I can't customise it properly. Any other suggestions?

Schorschi
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T9001 wrote:

Thanks, however, as I mentioned in the op, IFTTT only uses the default "Armed" and "Disarmed". So I have to use "Armed", I cannot use a custom mode. But it appears "Armed" isn't useable as I can't customise it properly. Any other suggestions?


Right. Seems like a shortcoming of the IFTTT functionality. Until the features around IFTTT haven't been improved I don't see a solution.