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Advanced Features and Settings - ecobee SmartCamera with voice control

By tapping the gear icon in the top right corner of the live feed screen, the Settings menu will open up, containing various features and settings.

 

How to turn your camera off and what happens when you do?

In order to turn your camera on or off, simply go to your live feed, then select the gear icon at the top right of your screen to open the Settings menu. Located at the top of the screen is the Camera On/Off toggle. You may toggle the camera off at any time.

NOTE: When the Smart Camera with voice control is turned off, you will be unable to view live video, and the camera will not record video.

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How to turn your camera on/off automatically as you leave/enter your home (AutoPilot)

You can use the Autopilot feature to automatically turn your SmartCamera with voice control on when you leave home and off when you arrive home.

To enable the Autopilot feature: 

  1. Open the ecobee app.
  2. Tap on your SmartCamera with voice control from the list of devices
  3. Tap the gear icon to bring up the Settings menu
  4. Tap the AutoPilot option
  5. Tap the Enable for camera toggle to switch AutoPilot ON or OFF

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Recording events and how they work (Event Recording)

The SmartCamera with voice control can record two types of events - Person detection and Motion detection.

You may configure the SmartCamera with voice control to record either types of events, or both. To do so, go into the Settings menu and select Event Recording. Then simply toggle which events you would like the camera to record.

NOTE: Event Recording is per device, meaning you will have to configure each SmartCamera with voice control you own to your liking. You’ll find the recordings in your History tab.

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How to adjust motion capture sensitivity

You can adjust the motion detection sensitivity on your SmartCamera with voice control from the Motion Sensitivity option in the Settings menu. The higher the sensitivity setting, the more motion your camera will detect.

To adjust your camera’s motion sensitivity:

  1. Open the ecobee app
  2. Tap on your SmartCamera with voice control from the list of devices
  3. Tap the gear icon to bring up the Settings menu
  4. Tap the Motion Sensitivity option
  5. Move the slider to adjust the motion sensitivity to the desired value

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How to set and adjust a motion detection zone (Activity Zone)

You can use the Activity Zone feature to tell your SmartCamera with voice control to only focus on detecting motion in a specific area of your home.

To access the Activity Zone feature:

  1. Tap on your SmartCamera with voice control from the list of devices.
  2. Tap the gear icon to bring up the Settings menu.
  3. Tap the Activity Zone button.

You will see a screen that shows your camera’s current Activity Zone highlighted in white. By default, the entire screen will be highlighted.

To adjust the Activity Zone:

  1. Tap the Edit Zone icon in the top right.
  2. Drag the white dots to adjust the Activity Zone.
  3. Tap the ‘check mark’ icon in the top right to save changes.

Note: The Activity Zone will only limit motion detection to within the zone. If person detection is enabled, people will still be detected outside of the Activity Zone.

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Window Mode

With Window Mode enabled, your SmartCamera with voice control will disable its infrared light feature in order to see clearly through glass during night hours.

Window Mode can be enabled by navigating to the Settings menu and selecting Window Mode. From here, use the toggle to turn Night Mode off or on.

NOTE: When Window Mode is ON, the SmartCamera with voice control will not utilize infrared lighting.

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How to change the name of your SmartCamera with voice control or remove it from your account

Both options to change the name of your SmartCamera with voice control, or to remove the device from your account are located under Device Settings. Navigating to the Settings menu on your SmartCamera with voice control then select Device Settings to access to either option.

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How to find your camera’s serial number and firmware version

Under the Settings menu, you will find the About section. This will contain your device’s serial number, firmware version, and a few other pieces of identifying information related to your SmartCamera with voice control.

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