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Create/edit a Video Motion Detection recording rule

AddNote: Video Analytics monitors video streams for people, animals, and vehicles. It only records clips and sends notifications about events you deem important.

For more information about Video Analytics, see Change a camera's Video Analytics settings or contact your service provider.

A Video Motion Detection recording rule records video when a camera detects motion. For more information about how to configure VMD settings, see How should I configure Video Motion Detection (VMD) settings for a video device?.

Note: The SkyBell Doorbell Camera uses passive infrared (PIR) motion detection instead of Video Motion Detection. 

To create a Video Motion Detection recording rule using the Alarm.com customer website:

  1. Log into the Alarm.com customer website.
  2. Click Video.
  3. Click Recording Rules.
  4. Click Add New Rule.
  5. Click to select Video Motion Detection (VMD).
  6. Enter a name for the recording rule.
  7. Select which camera records when it detects motion.
  8. Click to select any existing VMD windows using the in these VMD windows dropdown menu (if applicable).
     
    Note: This option is not available for '25, '26, and '36 series cameras. 
     
  9. In During this time frame, select the times when the rule can be triggered.
  10. In Minimum delay between camera-triggered clip uploads, select the desired minimum time between when the rule can be triggered.  
  11. If desired, click to select any of the options in the At home settings. The options include:
    • Do not record when the system is Disarmed.
    • Do not record when the system is Armed Stay.
    • Do not record when any of the Geo-Devices are inside the Geo-Fence.
  12. In Video Clip Recipients, click Add to select who should receive notifications. 
    1. Select any entries in the Address book to be notified, or click New to add a new Address Book entry.
    2. Click Close.
  13. Verify the recording rule is configured with the desired settings.
  14. Click Save Rule.

To edit a Video Motion Detection recording rule using the Alarm.com customer website:

  1. Log into the Alarm.com customer website. 
  2. Click Video.
  3. Click Recording Rules.
  4. Click the Edit for the Video Motion Detection recording rule.

If you do not see the Video Motion Detection recording rule, it has not been created yet.

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