Which sensors trigger alarms and which do not?
I have door-entry, water, and motion detector sensors, plus 3 indoor and 2 outdoor cameras. I've got them all installed and working well, apparently.
I also know about the Off|Home|Away modes and how they impact the system in general. Also believe I understand how I can customize some of the sensors with respect to how they behave in Home and Away modes.
What I'm not entirely clear on is how the cameras function with respect to generating alarms. And I'm not entirely sure what the different is between the default behavior of a sensor and the behavior of a sensor when "instant trigger" is enabled for it. Is there a delay before triggering an alarm if an entry sensor detects a door having been opened?
My understanding is that that entry, water and motion sensors will trigger alarms in Home and Away mode (by default). But do the indoor and outdoor cameras generate alarms when they detect motion?
I wouldn't want an alarm generated, in any mode, when mail or packages are delivered although that will surely generate a motion detection by the camera on my front porch. Also, that front porch camera occasionally detects motion at times that isn't a security threat (e.g. cars driving past), despite me masking off zones in the camera's view that include the street and reducing the detection sensitivity to medium from the default of high. Wouldn't want an alarm generated there, either.
I looked through the FAQs and didn't see a clear explanation of what devices will and will not trigger alarms or, for those that will trigger alarms, what the default timing is for when those alarms are triggered.
Is there an article or portion of the user's manual that comprehensively answers that?