I have several cameras with various rules to trigger recordings. My only problem I was running into is I was getting too many recordings of myself while at home. I do not want to set schedules on my recording rules as my schedule is unpredicatable and I do not know when I'll be at home or not. I still want to see what's happening in my home, what animal activity I get, who comes and goes while I'm out, etc.
So, I was thinking and I decided to plug each camera into a smart plug and I set up a scene to run when I leave and come home triggered from my keyfob. The scene is to turn off my smart plugs to my cameras when I get home and to turn them back on when I leave. So far so good!
Any thoughts or input on this? Was there an easier way or did I do the best thing? So far I'm happy with it ::smiles::
I also have the same issue with working outside. How many outdoor cameras do you have. One of my big problems has been maintaining internet connectivity with the "Indoor-Outdoor Cameras" Any little blip in the power and all 5 of the indoor-outdoor cameras lose connection. Which requires climbing the pole to bring the cameras inside to pair them back up. I have 3 of the older indoor cameras that never lose connectivity. I have 2 indoor cameras within a few feet of the hub and one indoor-outdoor camera in the same general area. The "indoor-outdoor" camera loses connectivity even though it is around 6' from the hub, directly in line with the hub.
As I mentioned in one of your other posts, the cameras are wifi based so a smart plug is not going to help with your wifi range. Also, you shouldn't have to re-pair a camera after a power bump. If you power cycle the camera after your Iris hub and your wifi router are both back up, it should come back online.