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Eufy Floodlight Camera Field Of View. How Far Can It Detect Motion?

Last Updated Jul 7, 2022
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When designing your video surveillance home security, setting up the camera’s field of view and how well it detects motion are very important things to consider. Many things can affect the functionality of your cameras and their motion-detecting abilities, such as mounting height, downtilt angle, and obstructions.

The Eufy Floodlight Camera can detect objects moving laterally up to 30 feet away depending on the conditions. Mounting height, downtilt, mounting angle, and detection sensitivity will affect the distance at which the camera can detect objects.

More than any other factor, the installation height and angle of your Eufy Floodlight Camera will have the greatest impact on the operational distance of your motion detector. The optimum distance the motion-detector can detect lateral motion is 25-30 feet away. However, that is with the proper 3m mounting height and no more than 30° downtilt and mounting angle.

How Far Can the Eufy Floodlight Camera Detect Motion

The Eufy Floodlight Camera has a 270° motion detection zone that extends 30 feet from the camera unit itself. This makes it possible for the camera to watch over a large area. Setting different types of motion, whether all motions or allowing the A.I. only to log human-only motions. 

Motion detection is used to actively monitor an area for moving objects or people the camera owner may want to keep a record of. An alert will get pushed to your phone each time the Eufy Floodlight Camera detects motion and makes a recording.

Motion detection works through a collaboration of different devices within the camera system. These are hardware motion sensors, software image comparison motion sensors, and the Eufy motion detection A.I. engine. Many settings, such as sensitivity, zones, type, and a test mode, can be adjusted or tailored to your needs or particular use.

The Eufy Floodlight Cam 2 has a different field of view than the Eufy Floodlight Cam.

Where you mount your Eufy Floodlight Cam can also affect the field of view.

Detection Sensitivity

The Eufy Floodlight Camera has seven different levels of motion-sensor sensitivity. The hardware motion detector in the camera is the Passive Infrared (PIR) Sensor. The PIR has seven levels of sensitivity as follows:

Level 11 – 20
Level 221 – 50
Level 351 – 70
Level 471 – 80
Level 581 – 88
Level 689 – 92
Level 793 – 100

The Eufy Floodlight Camera System’s default sensitivity level is Level 4. If you think your camera system is missing events or the distance is too short, you can use the Motion Test Mode to increase the sensitivity and test new settings.

Activity Zones

It is possible to set up Activity Zones. Activity zones are areas within the camera frame where you want the motion to be detected or for a motion to be ignored by the Eufy Floodlight Camera system’s A.I. to minimize false alerts sent to your phone.

Everyone’s camera view will be different, so you should take the time to set up your Activity Zones properly. Eliminating common motions such as a flag-waving or a pet can save you a headache with many phone notifications.

Detection Type

There are two types of motion detection available on the Eufy Floodlight Camera system:

All Motions is the setting you want to choose if you want any and all motions your camera sees and your PIR motion sensor detects to be recorded. You will also be notified via your phone of any motion detected and recorded. Every motion will be recorded both day and night. The notification will also come both day and night.

Human Only uses the Eufy motion-detection A.I. to filter non-human movement from the video feed. Only human motions will be recorded and pushed via notifications to the user. This mode helps reduce the number of false positives sent by the motion detector.

Human only is the default setting for the Eufy Floodlight Camera during the day. At night, the detection type is automatically switched to All Motions mode for safety purposes.

Motion Detector Test Mode

The motion detector test mode is used to test the different sensitivity settings without having to stare at the camera’s live stream camera feed. You can set the Eufy Floodlight Camera into Motion Detector Test Mode. The Status LED Indicator light on the front of the Eufy Floodlight Camera unit will flash red once motion is detected.

You can then adjust the sensitivity using the test mode to see the optimum sensitivity for your setup and move around the area looking for the status LED indicator light to blink red to let you know it has detected your motion. Once satisfied with the motion detection sensitivity setting, you can take it out of motion detector test mode and finalize it.

Conclusion

Motion detection on internet-enabled cameras is very handy in keeping an eye on your property, so you don’t have to monitor it yourself 24/7. The A.I.’s ability to discern innocuous motion from human motion and then notify you promptly is vital to home security. The Eufy Floodlight Camera’s 30 feet range of motion detection and features make it a great choice for a camera.

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