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Video Doorbell Pro Motion Zones


The SimpliSafe Video Doorbell Pro comes with the ability to designate motion zones within the view of the camera. By default, the camera triggers motion alerts for anything within its 120-degree field of view. You can set specific areas of the camera's view to ignore motion, allowing you to receive alerts for motion only in areas that you care about.

For example, you can set your doorbell to ignore pedestrians walking on the sidewalk and only notify you if people approach the door. Setting the motion zone to exclude the sidewalk, street, and public areas can make your motion notifications more reliable. (The motion sensor within the camera has a motion detection zone of 90 degrees, from left to right as well as straight out and downward. This cannot be changed.)

Setting Up Motion Zones:

  1. In the SimpliSafe mobile app, tap Cameras at the bottom of the screen

  2. Click the gear icon in the upper-right corner

  3. Select your Video Doorbell on the list of cameras

  4. Click Motion Detection

  5. Scroll to the bottom where you will see the current doorbell video feed overlaid with a grid

    • Just tap the boxes so that they are greyed out and it will ignore motion in those areas of the video