Hey @jimbobcook. Happy to help here! You're correct in your assumption that that motion sensitivity slider is the same thing of how "far" it can see out. Generally, on max settings and with optimal placement, you should be able to have the device see about 30 feet out, or 9 meters, but should still pick up things in the 5-6m range. Could you show me a picture of what your Live View looks like, and how the camera itself is mounted? I would love to see it to get a better visual reference so we can work out what would be best for you!
In regards to the Chime Pro, that is like extending the wifi for Ring devices only and creating a "Ring mesh system" like you described, which is great because you don't have to worry about other devices such as phones and computers taking up the wifi the Chime Pro is broadcasting.
@jimbobcook Thank you for that picture! You said when you tilted the camera more "up" that it didn't help with the motion detection, correct? I recommend tilting it slightly more "up" and even looking a little bit more to the left, so it can capture more of the driveway, as this may help. Also, do you have People Only Mode on? I recommend turning it off, as reflective surfaces like windows can affect People Only Mode.
@jimbobcook Thanks for getting back to me! People Only Mode is still slowly being rolled out, so thank you for confirming for me if you had it or not! I would definitely turn Motion Verification off either way for now, just to see if this helps you out. In addition, change your Motion Frequency to Frequent, and this should help you get more motion overall, even if it's still capturing your cat and cars.
I had no idea you shared the driveway, so how you have the setup makes sense! Just to ensure you get more out of the device so it's not tilted to hard down and to the right, you can definitely move it up a little bit and to the left, and ensure you turn off the left zone so you can leave your neighbor's part of the drive out of it. Let me know if doing that seems to help!