Hi @Kerns. The Doorbell is designed to detect motion close to your door rather than far out in the street, otherwise it would record every car that passed by and would drain the battery rather quickly. As long as the Doorbell is alerting you to visitors at your door, it does appear to be functioning as intended. You can read more about how the motion detection works in our battery-operated devices, such as the Doorbell 2, in this Help Center Article. I hope this helps clear up the expectations of how our Doorbells are designed to work.