chicagojohnsons's profile

Thu, May 26, 2022 2:55 PM

Turn off Outdoor Cameras when the system is off

When my system is off, my outdoor cameras still record motion and notify me.  How do I stop that? I want to be able to hang out on my deck and patio without being annoyed by ongoing activity notifications.

1 Message

Il y a 3 m

Same issue here, I can't believe there isn't an option to have notifications off when system is off 

Advocate

 • 

417 Messages

Il y a 3 m

When my system is off, my outdoor cameras still record motion and notify me.  How do I stop that?

Turn off notifications for the camera and then turn them back on when you want to start receiving them. Seriously, that's the only way at the moment. Many people have asked for more options to do what you're describing and other things but to date we've had no confirmation this is being worked on much less when it might be available if it is being worked on.

3 Messages

Il y a 2 m

I have asked repeatedly for the outdoor cameras to honor my alarm setting, but it just falls on deaf ears.  If I turn my system off, I want it to be off.  Not, Oh, we'll turn off some devices but not others.  The response I always get is, just turn off motion events.  Well, I have 5 outdoor cameras and if I'm doing something that involves moving around all 5, the process is dumb and tedious.

And on top of it, if I forget to turn an outdoor camera off before I trip it, then I have to take the battery out or stand out of view until the recording stops.  If I turn off motion events while it is recording, it completely ignores the setting and continues with motion events regardless of the setting.  I can turn it on and off as many times as I want and no matter what, the camera will continue to trip on motion even if the setting is off.  The only way to "fix" it is to pull out the battery to reset the camera.

Which just brings me do another feature that is missing. Please add a "reset/reboot camera" function.  I shouldn't have to go outside and pull the battery.  

2 Messages

Il y a 2 m

When I bought my system last year, I purchased 3 outdoor cams.  I expressed my frustration to SimpliSafe that I could not program these cams to turn off when system is in OFF mode (like I can do with the indoor cams).  Ended up returning outdoor cams.  Would gladly purchase SS outdoor cams if they had the options like the indoor cams.  For now, any recommendations for outdoor cams with this programming ability?