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Saturday, January 20th, 2018 12:14 AM

Do the cameras trigger the alarm or not? And will my cat trigger alarm?



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5 years ago

As far as I can tell, the motion sensors on the camera never set off the alarm.  They can be set up to send messages to you, and they record a short clip when set off.    

The regular motion sensors will be set off by the cat if he gets close enough.  If he is a climber/jumper, it will be harder to avoid false alarms.  Key is to mount it so the cat can't enter the field of detection.  Location, upside down or right side up, height, sources of heat and cooling in he room and sensitivity are all factors in a successful motion sensor mount.  If he is just to much, then yes, having the regular motion sensors only active when he is not loose.

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5 years ago

The motion sensor on the cameras can be set to make the cameras record but not trigger an alarm. The motion detectors can detect a cat, even from a distance, depending on the setting. Mine was set on high sensitivity, so my mom's 6 lbs chihuahua triggered an alarm from 10-15 ft away when she jumped on my couch.
Now when you say "triggered an alarm" do you mean the camera notification? Or the actual security system itself? I have them in the "off" position right now on the app. I had them on Low and then realized that off was an option. Like I said, these are more for monitoring my cat and the person watching him while we're away. If anyone forces entry into the home, we'll be notified with the door or glass break sensors.
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