Suggestion: Need multiple motion zones for schedules
ripdo last edited by
Its come to my attention that having only one set up for activation zones is not enough. Different times of the day may need different requirements such as at night the zones can get triggers that are fine during the day. Simply using sensitivity does not solve the issue as if you bring down the sensitivity to avoid false triggers than it effects true valid triggers.
Lisa last edited by
At night, false alarm it's not avoidable. Please refer to the instruction below to get the best configuration:
ripdo last edited by
There is no setting that works for night unfortunately, its either set its set to not trigger shadows, and reflections, but then it wont pick up people, or have it pick up people and get the unwanted false triggers such as car lights at night.
When we use a the motion based set up in such situations I would need to except all triggers but turn on notifications as I dont want to be woken up 20 times a night. Since I wrote this thread I have been trying Blue Iris, and I had to use several methods to get both true triggers and no false ones.
First thing was size of the object, this helped cut down false triggers from insects and cats. Next thing was contrast between the background and moving object. I had to set this at 100% sensitivity in Blue Iris otherwise people wearing black would not be picked up. Next level was Object detection settings which involved how many pixels a object must moved before a trigger takes place. To help with car lights which illuminate a large area I used a percentage setting for when a object exceeds a certain size. This helped a great deal as now I have a minimum object size, and a maximum object size. Anything outside these parameters will reset the trigger so it wont fire off.
Now we get to zone crossing. This one made a the final difference. I set the public path, lawn, driveway, house path to have different zones, and use cross zone setting to only have a trigger if a object or person move across one zone into another. Tree shadows that are moving in a given area can have its own zone and if used as a cross zone it dont matter how much activity goes on in that zone it wont trigger.
For Reolink cameras to really work well at night in busy locations they need to add the multiple zones, and multiple set up zones for different times of the day. They need to add cross zones, and object size settings. Having a sesitivity per zone would also make a huge difference. Using just pixel movment alone without PIR needs these settings.