The SimpliSafe Video Doorbell comes with the ability to designate motion zones within the cameras view. 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.)
- To set this up, open the app and click Cameras in the menu.
- Click the gear icon in the upper-right corner. It's light gray, and may be hard to see at first!
- Select your Video Doorbell on the list of cameras and then click Motion Detection.
- Scroll to the bottom where you will see the current doorbell video feed overlaid with a grid. Just click the boxes where motion detection is not important and it will ignore motion in those areas of the video!