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Author Topic: Reduce number of emails  (Read 4679 times)

texasf

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Reduce number of emails
« on: April 30, 2014, 08:10:47 AM »

I want to reduce the number of emails the motion detector is kicking out. This morning I had about 120 emails created from just 6:38am through 9:30am. I don't know why it started at 6:38am as I had it set to 7:00am until noon. Is it using EST instead of my CST?

Many of the emails have nobody showing in the picture. I don't know what is setting off the motion detector in that case. (We have no pets.) There were 3 windows in the view. Does the sun cause the motion detector to fire off a picture? Probably a tenth of all the pictures actually has someone from my family (there are 3 of us) in the picture.

The sensitivity is set at 85%. I can lower it but I want it to work when someone enters the view so don't want to lower too much.

We are going on vacation tomorrow. My son has strict orders not to bring any one over while we are gone as we had problems with that in the past. He is an adult now and doesn't go on vacation with us. Yes he knows about the camera. I want it to send an email when he enters the view but not send all these pictures with nobody in them.

Suggestions? Thanks again for all the help.
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JavaLawyer

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Re: Reduce number of emails
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2014, 08:30:48 AM »

What firmware are you using?
Please list your motion detection settings.
What are your Day/Night mode settings?
« Last Edit: April 30, 2014, 10:22:56 AM by JavaLawyer »
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Re: Reduce number of emails
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2014, 10:15:10 AM »

We use 65% sensitivity on our indoor cameras, and that seems to get most motion while minimizing the night/sunlight/cloud light triggers
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texasf

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Re: Reduce number of emails
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2014, 10:38:11 AM »

Basic information

Camera Name DCS-930L
Time & Date
01 Jan 2014 4:36:36 P.M.

Firmware Version 1.11 (2014-03-14)
Agent Version 2.0.17-b60  
MAC Address 28 10 ** ** ** **
IP Address 192.***.*.**
Subnet Mask 255.255.255.0
Default Gateway 192.***.*.*
Primary DNS 192.168.1.1
Secondary DNS 0.0.0.0
DDNS Disable
UPnP Port Forwarding Disable
    
FTP Server Test No test conducted.
E-mail Test No test conducted.


Wireless Status

Connection Mode Infrastructure
Link Yes
SSID 3**** (MAC : E8 ** ** ** ** **)
Channel 1
 Encryption WEP

image settings

Enable Anti Flicker  0
Flip Image  0
Mirror         0
Brightness Control  +0  
Contrast Control  +0  
Saturation Control  +0  

I don't know where to find day/night settings.
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JavaLawyer

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Re: Reduce number of emails
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2014, 10:40:38 AM »

If you log into the web UI from a browser using a PC on the same LAN, what are the settings under SETUP > Motion Detection and SETUP > Day/Night Mode
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texasf

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Re: Reduce number of emails
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2014, 10:57:24 AM »

Motion Detection Enable    Disable 
Time  Always

 Schedule
 Day Mon  Tue  Wed  Thu  Fri  Sat  Sun 

 Time Period   
Start :  7:00
Stop :  10:00
(This will change tonight to about 21 hours a day.)
 
Sensitivity  85 %  (0~100%, high sensitivity makes the motions easier to be detected.) 
Detection Areas  Use mouse to click the blocks where you want to monitor for motion.

I clicked on all menu items (left column) under the Tab "Setup". I don't see anything titled Day/Night settings.
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Re: Reduce number of emails
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2014, 11:01:59 AM »

Incrementally reduce the Sensitivity from 85% to a lower number and your false positives should decrease accordingly.

You can start at a very low percentage (e.g. 10%) and work your way up.
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Re: Reduce number of emails
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2014, 11:03:24 AM »

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Re: Reduce number of emails
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2014, 02:14:17 PM »

...I clicked on all menu items (left column) under the Tab "Setup". I don't see anything titled Day/Night settings.
The 930L does not have day/night - the 932L does.
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Re: Reduce number of emails
« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2014, 03:03:25 PM »

The 930L does not have day/night - the 932L does.

LOL. . . Yes, correct, the DCS-930L does not support night vision. That's a symptom of my jumping on too many boards at the same time.  :o
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Re: Reduce number of emails
« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2014, 06:30:08 PM »

You can play with the sensitivity and motion detection boxes all you want. You will not be happy. You either miss the action or get a ton of empty frames. The motion detection algorithm is simply not very smart. I can't tell you how many times I have missed the action. The only sure way is continuous recording through some third party software. BTW, they know how to get around the camera!
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