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Friday, March 18th, 2022 4:01 AM

Outdoor Camera: Motion Type

​I had a question regarding the outdoor camera's "Motion Type". I understand there are two options; (1) Person-only detection, (2) All Motion. My question is, does the camera still record all motion, even when "Person-only detection" is enabled, and just not alert/notify you? Or does the camera not record at all when "Person Only" mode type is enabled (except for when detecting humans). I couldn't tell for sure from the information listed in support and from the keywords used. I thought somewhere it did say it recorded anyway (although this wasn't an official response), and I remember seeing an official Simplisafe employee mentioning on the forums that the outdoor camera always records. I just wanted to clarify this. It sounded like it was possible the official support page was referring to alerts/notifications only, not specifically recording.​

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1 year ago

Hi Steelick,

No, if the camera doesn't detect a valid motion event (i.e. if People Only is set, then only people-shaped triggers would be 'valid'), then it will not send a recording at all.

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@davey_d​ That makes sense too. Thank you for that information and clarification!

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