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Sat, Apr 23, 2022 6:44 PM

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Urgent! Asking again, please, for a smarter outdoor camera.

I and others have raised this request before, but I must ask again. The outdoor camera is essentially worthless to me without the option to ignore activity - or at least stop sending notifications - except when the system is 'Home' or 'Away'. I'm no developer, but this doesn't seem like a terribly complicated feature to add.

Summer is almost here. My family and I use our backyard throughout the day, and I really don't appreciate dings every time my kids run past the camera (not to mention the battery drain). It has already gotten to the point that I have turned notifications off entirely, effectively rendering it a wasted $175.

Summer is also the time of year when, in the urban area where I live, crime spikes. Having an outdoor camera will go a long way toward making us feel secure at night and when we're out of town. If that isn't possible very soon, I might need to look into a more customizable system - and I don't want to do that!

The mod @davey_d has indicated that these requests are being tracked and elevated to the development team. If you agree that we need a smarter outdoor camera, please add your voice here. Thank you.

This conversation has been merged. Please refer the main conversation:

Feature request - Ability to schedule motion detection functionality on wireless outdoor cameras

2 Messages

5 m ago

This is a very important feature I would also like to see added. The constant bombardment of notifications forces me to either silence my phones notifications, or manually change the settings in the app each time -to which I usually forget to switch it back.

It would be nice if it was at least an option that you could change in the camera settings for each individual camera

2 Messages

5 m ago

This would be extremely useful and honestly I thought it was already a feature (as it is with most other outdoor cameras), so I recently ordered on. It’s not yet installed and I’m now considering returning or.  

Over-notification is as useless, and more annoying, than lack of proper notifications. 

2 Messages

5 m ago

When setting up my outdoor cameras I was surprised to find out that they are not integrated with the modes, off, home, away. What possible reason is there for having these cameras disconnected from the system modes? This needs to be fixed.

Also, if I turn off motion detection for these cameras manually in the user interface the change doesn't take effect for some unknown amount of time. What is this time lag duration?

2 Messages

5 m ago

YES PLEASE

38 Messages

5 m ago

Agree!