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Circle View thinks it sees motion when lights turn on

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    Tim C

    Hi Chris,

    Unfortunately, the Circle Doorbell will not work with lights automation and it will perceive shadows as movement.

    Regards 
    Tim C

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  • Christoph Polus

    Hey Tim.

    Thanks, but I'm asking about the Circle View, not the Doorbell.

    But if the Circle View is anything like the Doorbell and it sees any change in picture as motion, the motion sensor seems pretty useless in any automation as any pixel change or light change from the sun triggers it.

    So I guess this would be a feature request, to expose another "virtual" sensor to HomeKit where the camera doesn't react to motion, but to the filtered "detected motion from people, animals, vehicles". So motion filtered through these detection methods, and only if it recognized a person, triggers the motion sensor.

    In HomeKit it could look like 3 additional sensors.

    Motion Detected from Person, from Vehicle, from Animal. And we could use that filtered motion detection in automations. Would make it much more useful and you already have this information anyway as you trigger recordings from these events.

    Could you fordward this to your product management as feature request?

    Chris

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  • Tim C

    Hi Chris,
    Apologies for putting doorbell, but yes the Circle View uses the same technology as the Circle Doorbell.

    I will pass along your feature request.

    Regards 
    Tim C

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