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Topic # 222807 29-Aug-2017 12:22
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I recently purchased an ArloPro system with the wirefree cameras.

 

I intend to set the cameras up outdoors once I can procure the black skins and outdoor mounts.

 

Meanwhile I've just got one sitting on a windowsill looking outside, and another watching the inside of the garage.

 

I've noticed that the garage cam is operating as you would expect, but the windowsill cam picks up nothing that moves outside.

 

Himself does a 3 point turn in his Wildtrack right across its path and nothing happens.

 

Is this a common problem with motion detection through a window or should it work?

 

 





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  Reply # 1854770 29-Aug-2017 13:41
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IR detection doesn't work through glass. The temperature of the glass doesn't change detectably when something warm moves past it.

 

 


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  Reply # 1854818 29-Aug-2017 14:41
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Speaking of motion detection cameras, can anyone recommend one that does a better than average job of triggering on human bodies but not everything else? In other words something that you could do with OpenCV and a few lines of python, but in a ready-to-go package? I've tried both cheap (but name-brand) Chinese cameras that were OK at motion detection but crashed a lot, through to (currently) a rather pricey high-tech system that makes a brilliant leaf movement detector (hundreds of false alarms a day) but completely misses full-size human bodies walking in front of it. There must be someone out there who's combined OpenCV, a camera, and some sort of Android/iOS app to tell you something's happened...

 

 

Edited to add: Looks like this thread is covering the same thing, perhaps the two should be merged?

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