Camera Model: R2C
ST Hub Model: V2
Iphone 8 plus
ST App Classic
Back again. Video livestream has been hit or miss but mostly miss for me. But I do have other issues that I am trying to sort out while I evaluate the cameras. I have realized that I would probably be ok if the alarm function and the motion alarm being turned off/on via ST would work. Quiet honestly Foscam’s iphone app works pretty well.
Motion Detection before cloud turned on:
Yesterday, I did not turn on Foscam’s free 8 hour cloud service, nor did I have an FTP server setup or a SD card inserted into the Camera. With the Foscam web GUI motion detector set to enabled and sensitivity set to medium. I could set off the motion detector 70% of the time by walking in the camera’s Field of View (FOV). I noticed that ~5 seconds later the Smartthings Motion Detector Icon would change from Blue/On to Amber/Motion. When I left the cameras FOV, ~50% of the time the Amber/Motion would return to Blue/On. Th e other 50% of the time, the motion tile would stay in the Alarm/Motion state. This was fairly repeatable throughout the afternoon. All other buttons seemed to function normally (i.e. LED, PTZ functions, Refresh, and Reboot).
Early evening, I left the house for about 2 hours from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm where the camera sent Motion Detection pushes to my phone ~ every 15 minutes while there was no one in the house. Video was still mostly a miss throughout the evening hours. The room illumination was from daylight bright to mostly dark during this time, I don’t know if the lighting changes were throwing false motion detections or not.
This morning at 6:30 am, I connected to the camera through ST app and the video worked amazingly the first time I tried. I had reduced the camera’s motion detector sensitivity to Low and the last alert I received was around 1:30 am when I left the room for bed. This morning the camera seems to not show motion even if I move around in the camera’s FOV. The Motion (blue/on) button doesn’t seem to work either. Most of the time when toggled, I get a red/error symbol or the gray/… symbol. The logs show a red remark (-3 access denied).
I went further and activated the free 8 hour cloud service and the foscam notifications/recordings seem slow to register at the low sensitivity setting. Moved up to Medium sensitivity and so far the motion icon in smartthings shows current status of alarm correctly without hanging on. I wonder if changing the motion sensitivity cause something to update?
So my biggest problem is that I cannot manually toggle the motion detector from on to off in SmartThings. When I do press the button, I sometimes see the motion tile toggle to Red/error then back to Blue/On motion tile, or a Gray/… motion tile which hangs until I refresh. In all cases, during livelogging, I see a -3 access denied message. All of this assumes that I understand the intention of this smartapp. I have been through all 1277 messages in this thread. I have administrator privileges on the only account that I have setup on the Foscam camera.
Image1. Blue/On Motion Tile
Image2. Amber/Motion Motion Tile
Image 3. Gray/… Motion Tile
Thanks for any help,