I have a Zooz multi outside under the protection of a porch. It’s been there for about 2 weeks. I only got one false positive so far.
I had it set up to trigger the Arlo on my garage to record. But I also had the Arlo setup to record. This didn’t work. If the Arlo gets two record commands, it will fail to store the video. The second acts as a cancel.
The recording delay wouldn’t have been much better anyway. The time it takes for the event to get sent to Arlo is still too long. You need to see what happens 5 seconds before the motion trigger, not 1 or 3 or more after. You can’t do this with Arlo. (And you can’t set it up to record until the action is done. Hence, it’s not useful for security.)
I now have the Arlo on my front porch. The stairs take a while to climb. . .
The Arlo base station crashes nightly. I have to manually reactivate the camera. . . . I’m starting to hate it. I think it’s going back as defective. It also causes wifi interference with my router.
I’ve been testing an HIKVision with Surveillance station. It’s far, far better. It integrates nicely with Swanny’s code. I have it on auto-take. 90% of the time, the images get stored in ST. That’s all I want anyway. I have SS for viewing the videos.