Motion detection

The following options are shown when tapping the option 'Surveillance Motion Detection' in the monitoring category:

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This section contains the following shared options:

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Monitoring options

The following options can be set for the registration of the events:

See the section Cloud retention for more information on how long events are stored on the zbos cloud system.

Event registration

The following options are for registering the events:

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  1. Tap the option 'Enabled' to start registering events locally (on the device itself) and on the cloud.

  2. Tap the option 'Cloud syncing enabled' to register the events on the ZBOS Cloud.


The following options can only be used if the events are registered on the cloud.

The following options are available for notifying the user:

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  1. Toggle the option 'E-mail notifications' to receive an e-mail on the registered e-mail address of the cloud account when the event occurs.

  2. Toggle the option 'Push notifications' to receive a notification on the device containing ZBOS Control if ZBOS Control isn’t active.

Persistence (local events only)

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  1. Set how the local events should be stored (memory or disk)(1).

  2. Set how many events should be stored (e.g. all events for 7 days or 7 items total).

(1): If the option 'Memory' is selected, the events will be erased once the device reboots.

Changing the options will erase the currently stored local events.

Recording options

The following additional options are available:

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  1. Toggle the option 'Include motion image' to include captures of the events for both local and cloud events.

    For example:

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    1. The left side of the image will show the camera’s view before the motion was detected.

    2. The right side of the image will show the camera’s view after the motion was detected.

    3. Tap the icon to close the modal and return to the list.

  2. Set an optional timeout for events to be triggered. Lowering this setting will increase the network and device load.