Change a camera’s Video Motion Detection settings

Video Motion Detection (VMD) is the camera’s ability to trigger recordings based on any detected motion. The camera identifies motion by measuring how the video’s pixels change from one moment to the next.

There is not a PIR motion detector built into our Alarm.com cameras, but when VMD is set up correctly, it can be an effective way to capture activity and generate notifications for the customer.

When editing Video Motion Detection windows, identify your main areas of concern and draw narrow windows near those areas. For example, if there is a jewelry box on the desk, make sure to draw a VMD box either around or along the path leading up to that area.

 

To change a camera’s VMD settings from the website:

  1. Log into your customer account.
  2. Click Video.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Select the video device to be edited from the Video Device dropdown menu.
  5. Click Video Motion Detection.
  6. For each Video Motion Detection (VMD) window:
    1. Click and drag on the Live View image to draw a new VMD window.
    2. Select the motion sensitivity for the VMD window using the Sensitivity dropdown menu.
      1. Note: A high sensitivity will allow more motion to be detected by the camera and more clips to be recorded.
    3. Select the motion target size for the VMD window using the Target Size dropdown menu.
      1. Note:Target size reflects the percentage of the VMD window that must detect motion for a clip to be recorded. A smaller target size will require less motionto trigger a recording, resulting in more recorded clips.
  7. Click Save.

Note: For camera models ADC-V521IR, ADC-V522IR, and ADC-V722W, the sensitivity setting affects all Video Motion Detection (VMD) windows for the specific device.

 

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