After thinking more, Mode Schedules would work for me, but not perfectly. I could map my desired behavior to one of the three modes, and then schedule them for the times I need. For example, stay in Home Mode during the day, and then switch over to Away Mode when I go to bed. But when I am truly away from home for an extended period, I would have to remember to go cancel the Mode Schedules so that it would stay in Away Mode the whole time. What I really need is a way to tailor behavior when I am in Home Mode…
Disarmed Mode is easy, nothing is recording motion, ever.
Away Mode is easy, everything is recording motion, always.
However, Home Mode is kind of a special case. If I could tailor a motion schedule just to Home Mode I could set it up so that during the day don’t record motion on these devices, and then when I’m in bed turn motion detection on. When I go away, I simply switch to Away Mode.
I think this is a pretty useful feature, not just for me but for many. If you could forward this feedback to your feature team I would appreciate it.