Tips for using your VueZone motion-activated camera

Whether you're waiting for an expected event, hoping you don't spot an unwelcome visitor, or just curious about what happens when you're not around, our motion detection cameras start recording when something happens. And for added peace of mind, you can have an instant alert sent to your email – with a snapshot of the scene and a link to the video.

When the motion detection camera detects changes in heat, it starts recording automatically. It will detect a human moving at 15 feet from the camera, and you can adjust the sensitivity to suit your particular environment.

Plus, with your smart phone, you can arm and disarm your motion detection cameras or review motion-activated videos that are stored on our secure VueZone servers.

NOTE: Not all VueZone cameras offer motion-activated alerts, but you can add VueZone motion detection cameras to all VueZone systems. Check out our store as we offer systems that include VueZone motion detections cameras and we also sell them separately.

Your VueZone motion-activated camera can be configured to alert you and record video only when it detects motion. So you get short video clips of the activity without the hassle of reviewing hours of video. For optimal performance, you should spend some time adjusting your VueZone cameras to suit your particular environment.


Camera Placement

You should consider two key factors when positioning your VueZone motion-activated camera:

  1. 1. The camera’s field of view - simply position your camera so that it ‘sees’ what you want to see. It's easy to use your smartphone with a VueZone Mobile app for aiming your camera while streaming live video.

  2. 2. The direction of expected motion relative to the camera position - the motion sensor is much more sensitive to movement ACROSS its field of view than to movement directly toward or away from it. For best results, try to position your camera to capture side-to-side movement.
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Motion should cross the detection zone

The sweet spot for motion detection is 5-feet to 20-feet from the camera position. If possible, the path of your expected motion should CROSS the field-of-view and not head directly into or away from the camera.

motion detection aim tips

Elevate camera for best results

Mount your VueZone motion detection camera at least 7-feet above the floor and aimed slightly down for optimal sensor performance.

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Sensitivity

Once you have mounted and aimed your camera, adjust the motion detection sensitivity. From the camera settings of your account page at my.VueZone.com, you can individually set the motion sensitivity of each camera. Move the slider to the left towards “min” to make your motion sensor LESS sensitive and less likely to trigger, or to the right towards “max” to make it MORE sensitive and more likely to trigger. Over time, you will find a sensitivity setting that works for your particular location and situation.

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Alerts

When motion is detected, you have the option to get email alerts for up to four email addresses. You can also customize the body of the email message. The email alert message will contain a snapshot of the first image captured when motion was detected and a link to view the recorded video clip. If you don’t receive the email alert, be sure to check your spam folder.

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Avoiding False Positives

Occasionally, your camera may detect motion that is not important to you. Please be aware that the following conditions may cause unwanted (frequent) triggers:

Condition Solution
Flag or foliage that is blown by the wind Angle camera so that wind-blow objects are out of the view of the camera
Pets moving in front of the camera Lower the sensitivity of the motion sensor and/or point the camera in areas that are not high-traffic areas for your pets
Vehicles moving in the background Angle the camera so as to avoid movement in the background
Moving air from a heating or air conditioning register Angle the camera away from heating and air conditioning registers
Movement reflected off smooth surfaces such as glass Lower the motion sensor sensitivity and/or avoid pointing motion detection cameras directly at glass

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