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headlights set off motion detector

New Neighbor

headlights set off motion detector

I saw a another thread where people noticed a sudden increase in sensitivity.

 

This is NOT related.  I've had this issue for the past year, ever since I installed the doorbell.  I live in a cul-de-sac, and in the cool evenings, a car turning around in the cul-de-sac will set off my motion detector on the door bell.  I have it set for 'people only', but that doesn't make a difference.  The Motion Sensitivity is set to about a third of the way from the left, so not terribly sensitive.  Yet after dark, every time a car comes through, I get chimes.

The odd thing is that it isn't the car itself that sets it off...it is the light from the headlights sweeping across the doorbell/side of the garage.

 

any ideas?

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New Neighbor

Re: headlights set off motion detector

Same here...how about a response, Ring?

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New Neighbor

Re: headlights set off motion detector

This is a issue that has been there from the start. The problem is that the headlights are tracked as movement especially on mains powered cams. It seems be more prevalent on wet days where additional reflections come into play as well.  There does not seem to be any way to remediate this apart from angling the cam, adjusting zones or if there is a future motion algorithm update. The problem would be that is headlights are somehow ignored, one could simply shine a light on the cam and walk up to it without trigging a motion.

 

It should be noted that, unfortunately in some cases an outlook is not suitable for Ring or maybe any cams at all based on local positioning and conditions.

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New Neighbor

Re: headlights set off motion detector

Same issue here, I have played with all motion settings.. Zones, sensitivity, People only, etc..  to no avail.  I have angle and corner wedges coming to see if they help.

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New Neighbor

Re: headlights set off motion detector

Same here. Just got the doorbell and already annoyed that I get numerous alerts every night. I have it on lowest sensitivity and still every car going by at night sets it off. Mine is hard wired so I can’t just move it. Practically have no motion zone, trying to alleviate the issue but still does it. It’s the “doorbell that cries wolf” all night.