SmartHome Camera (2 years old) record on motion?

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SmartHome Camera (2 years old) record on motion?

We had our system install just under 2 years ago with one outdoor camera and two Day/Night vision cameras (also outside).  All work flawlessly and I can record any camera, one at a time.  I was told during install that the Day/Night cams have motion sensors and I am reading here that people are using the motion to trigger recording.  I can't find that option in my web control rules.  Cameras are set to record based on Garage Door (rollups) opening but that misses things like package deliveries or attempted break-ins.  How do I get the motion detection feature to work? 

 

 

 

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Re: SmartHome Camera (2 years old) record on motion?

Hello @landesmm

You need to sign into the Rogers Smart Home portal and then go to Rules on the top. Then press on rules. Once in then rules page go to " add rule "

step 1 (motion)
Step 2 (Motion or still)
Step 3 ( take a video clip)
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Re: SmartHome Camera (2 years old) record on motion?

Thanks @Meowmix.   Perhaps I am misunderstanding the feature set of the cameras.  I was told that the cameras themselves have a motion sensor and that it could trigger a recording.  The Step 1 "When My" device list shows the standard motion sensors within my home but does not list the cameras.  I can record a video when a motion sensor triggers but I don't have a stand-alone sensor outside of the house.  I wanted to use the motion sensors inside the camera to trigger the event.  Is that possible?

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Re: SmartHome Camera (2 years old) record on motion?

Hello @landesmm

You are correct.

" • Motion Detection. This feature can detect motion in the field of view. The iCamera2 will compare consecutive frames to detect changes caused by the movement of large objects. This function only works indoors due to the sensitivity of the CMOS sensor. When motion is detection or some other action may be triggered."

I believe u have to put a sensor on ur garage door ( window / door sensor) for this feature to work. That's the only way the rules can work for the camera to record.
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Re: SmartHome Camera (2 years old) record on motion?

Thanks.  That is unfortunate as most other home security systems support the camera motion detectors and I know the cameras have that built in.  I currently have garage door sensors on both roll ups and they do trigger recording but that only works once the door is opened.  It does nothing for failed break in attempts or package deliveries to the front door, let alone anyone sneaking around the house looking for an opportunity.  

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Re: SmartHome Camera (2 years old) record on motion?

Hello @landesmm

Agreed. Unfortunately this is the only way it will work unless they modify it to do it the other way around in a future update.
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Re: SmartHome Camera (2 years old) record on motion?

Maybe its a limitation of the older cameras?

It appears i can do it, on the current camera
(the one listed here http://www.rogers.com/web/content/smart-home-monitoring-solutions-new?ipn=1#tab2)

  • Add rule
  • Event
  • When my camera
  • Motion
  • Send an email
  • Select the camera.

 

The rogers system is GREAT for triggered events.. when X happens do Y... so video clips based on that. (things like when the door opens, take a video clip, etc)

 

If you want to get into more advanced recording based on motion, and for longer periods/more storage.. you really need to look at a more advanced DVR based camera system.



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Re: SmartHome Camera (2 years old) record on motion?

Hello @Gdkitty

Mine is the same camera as urs and I never had that rule. Contacted Rogers and somehow the system updated with that rule on it. I tried that and it barely worked unless u are close to the camera. Defeding the purpose of it but it works.

Thanks!
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Re: SmartHome Camera (2 years old) record on motion?

Yeah, never tried it before.. but there was that update a week or two ago.. may have added that in?

 

 

My camera is about < 10ft away from the front door, inside, and picks up the movement of if someone is at the door or door opens.
So would work for a setup like that.. would probably catch a delivery guy outside (1/2 glass frame door)

But if it was a setup with it farther away, etc.. yeah might not be very good.



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Re: SmartHome Camera (2 years old) record on motion?

Kind if an old post, but I'm having the same issue. I used to be able to set my icamera2 to record when it detected motion. Now when I go into the create rule section that option is gone and it will only record based on something opening or closing. The option for the camera to record on motion says the option is no longer valid. That's probably the most important option to have, why would they take it away? As I said, it worked fine before and all of a sudden it was no longer valid.