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Monday, January 23rd, 2023 5:25 AM

Outdoor Camera - Alarm or Alert

Will be installing two outdoor cameras tomorrow. When the motion sensor is activated does the outdoor camera trigger an alarm that goes to the monitoring dispatch or does it only generate an alert to my phone.

I ask because one of the outdoor cameras will cover my driveway and front door. So, for example, when the mail carrier walks past the cars up to the front door, will that send an alarm that I'll need to cancel or will it just let me know by way of alert to my phone, only, that I gots mail?

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1 year ago

Hi @bhudg,

When the Outdoor Camera picks up motion, it will send an alert to your phone; it will not trigger the alarm. 

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@emily_s​ Had issues getting the outdoor cameras up and running today. In the process of working with them there were many, many alerts generated, lol. It's a good thing those alerts wouldn't have been reported as alarms!

One is up and functioning just fine, the other was deemed oopty-goo by tech support and is being replaced.

Thanks for the help Emily

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