Living room camera settings

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  1. PuTTYMySSH

    PuTTYMySSH n3wb

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    Hey there, I just setup my living room camera over the weekend. I'm curious of your guys' setting for these.

    What I have in mind was geofencing to turn on when I've left and to also setup scheduling for night time to record on motion.

    But my wife has BI on her phone as well. Am I able to use geofencing on both devices with some argument that BI can look for to check to see if both devices are available or not? We both leave at different times for work and both arrive home at different times and those times can also vary so I'm not sure I could make a schedule for that.

    I also don't want it recording while we're there since there really isn't a point in recording every time there's motion in the living room right?

    Anyways, let me know how you guys have yours setup I'd be interested to see how you would handle this scenario.

    Thanks.
     
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    looney2ns IPCT Contributor

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    Nothing wrong with recording when you are home, if your wife agrees. Be handy if for example you ever had a home invasion.
     
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    Do you have a living room camera? And is that what you do?
     
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    I have my inside cameras record on motion. I had an incident were I need to call the police for a fight that broke out inside the house. I was able to share the video that was recorded with the officer showing what happened and who was the cause for the incident, then let the officer handle it from there. You never think you will need something like this but it costs you nothing to record the video and is priceless if you need to go back in time.
     
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    You guys have me convinced on just motion recording but do you still have push notifications or anything setup for that still? Are we able to only send push notifications/texts/emails during a certain point of day?
     
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    Mr_D Getting comfortable

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    Yes, using profiles. I have a "home" profile that still triggers the cameras, but doesn't alert. I only have cameras outside but I use this when we're home and the kids are playing in the garage and/or yard. BI gives you 7 profiles to play with and the recording, triggering, alerting settings can be different for each.
     
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    I have all public areas (living room(2), kitchen(2), dining room, art studio, man cave, halls(2)) covered by cameras, They record 100% of the time. Recording on motion does not work well as the Dogs move around day and night. There are no alerts on these cameras. Break Ins are covered by the alarm system, if you are stupid enough to try getting past the dogs :)
     
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    handinpalm Pulling my weight

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    I have 10 IP cams inside and mostly outside. All record continuously weather I am home or not. That is pretty much a no brainier. I setup push notifications for inside cams and front door cam and enable them with "Profiles" manually, when I am out. If I forget to set the right profile before I leave, I can always set it remotely with UI3. It is a lot easier to set reliable alerts on movement for the inside cams and front door, since it is a controlled environment. Each cam has a different Push Notification alarm, so I know immediately which cam set the alarm with out looking at phone. I have an infinite amount of movement outside from tree and shade movement to reliably (false alarms) send me push alerts. I found setting 3 zones for push notification alerts, dramatically reduced false alerts. Something you have to play around with to find best scenario. All outside cams set for flagging alerts on movement, so I can review later. I like BI!
     
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    Geofencing works well for changing profiles. It can also be set to trigger a profile change based on multiple devices being in or outside the defined geofence area.
     
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    Ah yes, I could theoretically set up two identical profiles that could trigger when each phone has either left the house of entered the house. But does it ping the devices every so often.

    Meaning, I leave for work, that triggers a "at work" profile.

    But my wife is still home. Will blue iris do a periodic check to see if my device is in the geofenced area (like every 5 seconds)? And if she is still home then it would switch back to the "At home" profile?

    Hopefully that makes sense.
     
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    The geofence options are based on your mobile device's GPS. You must have the BI app installed on your phones for this to work.

    Here are the available options. These are available for both inside and outside the defined geofence area.

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    Tried getting geofencing setup and running into an issue and not sure what's causing it.

    Both phones have geofencing setup on each device with the app and setup in BI.

    I've attached all relevant pictures to this, let me know if you need more.

    The issue at this time is that BI is sticking with my "At work" profile while I'm at work and the wife is at home. You can see in the settings that my phone "Oneplus 6T" is in fact outside. While hers "iPhone" is inside. Yet it still switched to "At work"

    Am I misunderstanding or missing something?

    TIA.


    This is my profiles. Yellow is "night time", Red is "At work", and Blue is "At home"

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    Both devices match exactly as this.

    Alerts -

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    Record -

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    Yes, living room, sunroom, hallway, garage.
     
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