How do I capture a picture or video clip when a motion detector senses movement

You can use your standalone motion detectors to activate a camera when they pick up movement. Follow these steps:

  1. Launch and login to the Smart Home Monitoring app using your MyRogers username and password.
  2. Select the Automation tab
  3. Select View All beside My Scenes
  4. Select the Rules tab then Create Custom.
  5. Under When this happens, press Select event
  6. Select Motion Sensors then Continue.
  7. Select the motion detector you want to activate the camera by its name, then press Continue.
  8. Choose Motion then select Add. You’ll return to the rule creation screen.
  9. Now, press Select Event under Do this.
  10. Select Cameras then Continue.
  11. Select the camera you want to activate when the door opens or closes then Continue. If you only have one camera installed, you can go to step 12.
    • Note: Only one camera can be activated under each Rule. If you want to activate additional cameras when this event occurs, you’ll need to create another Rule.
  12. Choose the action you want the camera(s) to take when the Rule is activated by the motion sensor - you can either Take picture or Take Video Clip – then select Continue. You’ll return to the rule creation screen.
  13. Next, select Add notification.
  14. Select Send to contact(s) then check the boxes by the names on file you want to receive the picture or video clip.
    • See Using the Smart Home Monitoring App for where to manage your contact options.
    • There is an option for No notification, but you need someplace to send the picture/video for this rule type.
  15. Select Continue. You’ll return to the My Rule creation screen and now you’ll see the list of people who will receive notifications.
  16. Select the pencil next to My Rule to give this new Rule a name.
  17. Enter a new name for the Rule. Once done, select Save.
  18. Upon returning to the My Rule creation screen, select Save to finalize the new Rule.

You’ll now see the new rule at the top of the My Rules list (if sorted by Newest).