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Occasionally a very windy day will trigger the motion on the SkyBell if the tree in front of my camera is really moving, but it is unusual. Motion DetectionRegarding motion detection I have many comments on this but I will try to keep it on point. I have reached out to SkyBell a couple times on this for assistance and they have been awesome to explain how the motion detection works and why I have experienced certain things happening. My SkyBell device sits in a location that will not be able to see the person until they are practically right on top of it which makes things very tricky for motion detection compared to a standard porch where it can see someone approaching. The SkyBell works by detecting motion the first time, and then if it detects a second trip of the motion within X number of seconds it triggers the alert. Therefore, my front porch has the issue of people only being on my porch for a matter of seconds and being gone.

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It may also be illegal to record video or audio in public areas without a sign designating that you are doing so. These laws vary by state, so be sure you're familiar with the laws regarding covert video recording in your state. It is often legal to record someone without their consent if only video is involved; audio recording without a party s knowledge has far more regulations than video under wiretap laws. For this reason, many of the home security systems on our lineup allow only one camera to record audio at a time, as it is almost always illegal to record another person s conversation without their permission. Commercial Security Cameras What is Legal?For small businesses, the same rules apply for home security cameras, though they are slightly less stringent. In any area where a person could have a reasonable expectation of privacy, video surveillance without notice or permission is illegal. This includes bathrooms, dressing rooms, hotel rooms and, occasionally, elevators. As businesses are more public by nature, however, it is much easier to legally place cameras to observe the premises. Audio is, once again, more strict. In most cases, it's illegal to record another person s conversation without their permission. For specific information about the laws concerning these practices in your state, consult a local attorney.

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