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Somehow that driveway tripwire has caught all but one car pulling in / out since I set it on Friday I think, I am using target filters so maybe that's why?
Does traffic ever drive up the street and turn left into your driveway? I don't think the camera would have time to identify the motion before it crosses the tripwire. Coming down the street and turning right into your driveway would prob work alright.
 

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Does traffic ever drive up the street and turn left into your driveway? I don't think the camera would have time to identify the motion before it crosses the tripwire. Coming down the street and turning right into your driveway would prob work alright.
I was thinking same thing , plus mail box thieves could do the mail box as well
 

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that looks alot better, but check both cross and appears.. so it triggeres on both
 

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Won't matter much if that cam triggers on someone at the mailbox, they are too far away to ID, would probably be a good case for a 35mm, also as for cars coming the other way, you'll prolly just have to wait till you get a cam on the other side.

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Below is a Tripwire grid I drew on my front porch.

I drew the right line so close to the front door, people walking out of the house (like my roommate below, going to play ball with his dogs) were almost always across the line before the camera had noticed them, so from the cameras point-of-view, they never crossed the right line, so it never alerted.

@nayr gave the same advice as you -- replace the Tripwire with an Intrusion Detection, and check both boxes. This works 100% for me. Someone leaving the house now that isn't detected by the Crossing will get caught by Appears (when the camera notices them).

Side note,in case you ever run into a situation where the camera isn't detecting objects as a quickly as you think, ... in my case below, the porch and the roommate were both pretty dark, so the camera usually wouldn't put a green box around him until he stepped into the sunny part of the porch. @nayr suggested I bump up the WDR, which helped brightened the dark area, and now the camera detects folks on the porch more quickly when it's shady like this. :)

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(this is what made me think folks driving up your street and turning left into your driveway might not get detected by a Tripwire line) :)
 

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Below is a Tripwire grid I drew on my front porch.

I drew the right line so close to the front door, people walking out of the house (like my roommate below, going to play ball with his dogs) were almost always across the line before the camera had noticed them, so from the cameras point-of-view, they never crossed the right line, so it never alerted.

@nayr gave the same advice as you -- replace the Tripwire with an Intrusion Detection, and check both boxes. This works 100% for me. Someone leaving the house now that isn't detected by the Crossing will get caught by Appears (when the camera notices them).

Side note,in case you ever run into a situation where the camera isn't detecting objects as a quickly as you think, ... in my case below, the porch and the roommate were both pretty dark, so the camera usually wouldn't put a green box around him until he stepped into the sunny part of the porch. @nayr suggested I bump up the WDR, which helped brightened the dark area, and now the camera detects folks on the porch more quickly when it's shady like this. :)

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(this is what made me think folks driving up your street and turning left into your driveway might not get detected by a Tripwire line) :)
Yeah, big fan of WDR, I've mine set to 30 which seems perfect in the late afternoon when the setting sun casts a harsh contrast.

I like the intrusion zone method that you're using and Ryan suggested. I'm getting a ton of false positives at night from it though... Might have to sort out a schedule with a smaller detection zone at night. I had about 30 "bug invaders" last night attracted to the IR setting it off, with tripwire I had 1-2 tops. I guess that's the trade, false positives or great detection coverage. :/
 

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Yeah, big fan of WDR, I've mine set to 30 which seems perfect in the late afternoon when the setting sun casts a harsh contrast.

I like the intrusion zone method that you're using and Ryan suggested. I'm getting a ton of false positives at night from it though... Might have to sort out a schedule with a smaller detection zone at night. I had about 30 "bug invaders" last night attracted to the IR setting it off, with tripwire I had 1-2 tops. I guess that's the trade, false positives or great detection coverage. :/
turn off internal IR, add external IR, lol, pain in the nuts, but works, also usually gives a better image.
 

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but delete that approach line cross and put in an intrusion detection zone set to trigger on appears
Since I've also found intrusion zones to be more reliable compared to tripwires, do they actually serve a useful purpose in some situations? I set one across the road to test and it triggered on every car, yet when I tried across my drive with it detecting me long before I crossed... nothing.

Do you use a mix in your own setup @nayr or have you found intrusion to be better also?
 

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i use both but if your in a situation where its not always detecting an object in time then intrusion works better because it'll signal once it registers that object in the area.. for doors I pretty much always use ID
 

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Nice! I was doing appliance Integration services and storage engineering, mostly for NetApp so I was flying everywhere, 6 jets a week on average. Now I'm doing mostly consulting for our accounts team. (sales engineer stuff) So I work from home half the time and then go to long meetings with sales guys the other half. 75% of my job now is making the solution actually do what the account executive said it would, haha.
oh that's always fun!!

recall myself in the past: "umm... you told them it could do what?"
 

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"Culdesac" Sorry...I keep thinking of Hitchcock movies when I hear that word. :idk: Sure looks like you have the borders coming along well. As mentioned before about having a upper garage camera in my opinion would be a benefit since it cannot be reach easily at all. The camera at the edge of the house in that corner looks like it could be knocked out from behind by a stick or whatever. Since your using very nice cameras, protecting them from damage by an intruder could be something to keep in mind. IMO only. Reason I say this is, I had someone walk up on our porch and steal a cheap radio shack camera, only to find it broken and dropped in the street a few yards away. This is what got us to install our system.
 

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"Culdesac" Sorry...I keep thinking of Hitchcock movies when I hear that word. :idk: Sure looks like you have the borders coming along well. As mentioned before about having a upper garage camera in my opinion would be a benefit since it cannot be reach easily at all. The camera at the edge of the house in that corner looks like it could be knocked out from behind by a stick or whatever. Since your using very nice cameras, protecting them from damage by an intruder could be something to keep in mind. IMO only. Reason I say this is, I had someone walk up on our porch and steal a cheap radio shack camera, only to find it broken and dropped in the street a few yards away. This is what got us to install our system.
leave some booby trapped decoys.
 

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Yeah, big fan of WDR, I've mine set to 30 which seems perfect in the late afternoon when the setting sun casts a harsh contrast.

I like the intrusion zone method that you're using and Ryan suggested. I'm getting a ton of false positives at night from it though... Might have to sort out a schedule with a smaller detection zone at night. I had about 30 "bug invaders" last night attracted to the IR setting it off, with tripwire I had 1-2 tops. I guess that's the trade, false positives or great detection coverage. :/
What differentiates Day Vs Night. Im trying to Set WDR...

Time of day?
Clock Settings?
If IR is on?

I tried to play around with the WDR, chose Night, but it immediately changed my camera view as I was doing this during daytime? I want WDR for dusk or nighttime, but not necessarily during the day.
 

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There is a schedule on the camera that can be used to switch between the day/night profiles. You set the hours.

You can also hit the camera remotely with a command to switch to a profile. Blue Iris can be scheduled to do relative to sunrise/sunset.
 
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