Has the difference between Motion Detection and notification ever confused you? Do you know there are multiple ways of switching them on and off? Do you know about Alfred’s Motion Detection Reminder? Brush up on your Motion Detection/notifications facts here!
We will assume you already know the basics about Motion Detection:
as well as Motion Detection Reminder:
Our new interface has made switching both Motion Detection and notifications on/off easy. If you go through the main menu, you You can really feel the difference if you have multiple Camera devices.
In short, turn Motion Detection on if you want the movement to be recorded. However, if you only want to go through the Events afterwards instead of getting push notifications as they happen, turn notifications off. You can also temporarily mute them (How can I mute Motion Detection notifications?) if you don’t want to check your phone so often for the next few hours.
Hello from Austria!
Alfred is really great but for my purpose something is missing. I would like to guard my horses at night. Motion detection is nice but costs a lot of data traffic. I use a SIM card and send the data via my mobile phone because there is no WiFi at the open stable (because its a stable!) This is quite expensive. So I try to switch on/off motion detection every evening/morning manually. It is not possible to use your Reminder because I do not live there (I told you it’s a stable). It would be great if the camera could save the videos (offline) and only send them on request. It also would be great to have a clock timer which switches the motion detection on and off.
Thank you for your great service!
For some reason, I am no longer getting the reminder to enable motion detection. My camera is a Nexus 5, the viewer is a Nexus 5X. They are running different versions of Android, but the same version of Alfred. Any suggestions?
We have indeed noticed some abnormalities with Motion Detection Reminder recently. We are really sorry for the inconvenience! We are doing our best to look into the problem. Hopefully we’ll be able to fix it soon!
What’s the best way to setup the viewer phones if there’s two? My issue is that I receive motion detections when I’m not at home but my wife is (she’s trigger the camera’s motion detection). How should her phone be setup to also have the notification reminder window pop up to disable motion detection? Her phone doesn’t show any reminders and she does have the app installed. And then I have to mute multiple phones as she moves around the house and triggers them.
Also, is it possible to change the duration of muting? 1 hour and 8 hours is a big difference!
I’m running Android phone (OnePlus 1) and she’s got an IPhone 7+. We both have my gmail account setup on both phones.
Is Motion Detection Reminder enabled on your wife’s phone?
My advice is for you to ignore the Reminder when you leave the house. When she leaves the house, she can turn Motion Detection on when she receives the Reminder. That way, you will start getting notifications as well (in other words, don’t mute/turn off notifications on your phone).
Could you look into it and let me know if it helps?
Oops, sorry I didn’t make myself clear. You have to tap on the wheel on the Camera thumbnail to enable Motion Detection Reminder on each Camera. If your wife is logged in on the same account as yours, she should be able to change the settings as well. Would you be able to send me a screenshot of the settings she sees when she taps on the wheel of the camera thumbnail?
Thanks but that’s not it either. There are periods of more than 24 hours where notification is on, motion detection recordings are made, but notifications are issued.
I have subsequently tried running the camera devices in guided access mode in case another app was interrupting them; that seems to cause a different issue which is that the camera Devices in guided access mode fail to reconnect when they lose wifi.
All in all Alfred seems like a good idea but not nearly stable enough to serve as a security system.
Are you monitoring an outdoor scene with only ambient light? If that’s the case, it is possible for Alfred to have problems detecting movement once the sun goes down. Please consider adding some light to the area as well as enabling Auto Low-Light Filter for better results at night: