Follow these steps to pair your motion camera using the Abode Mobile App:
- In the Abode mobile app, navigate to Settings and then select Add a New Device.
- Select Wide Angle Motion Camera.
- Remove the cover screw to access the battery compartment and insert batteries into the motion camera.
- Press in the function button and hold it in until the LED indicator flashes one time and then release the button.
- The motion camera should now be listed in the mobile app.
- Add the device and name it.
- That’s it! Your camera is now paired with your Abode system!
If pairing the motion camera with the Gateway is unsuccessful, loosen the cover screw and remove all of the batteries. Press in the function button 4 times to reset the device and then reinstall the battery. Then repeat the pairing process by using the mobile app as indicated above.
If pairing the motion camera with the Gateway is unsuccessful, loosen the cover screw and remove all of the batteries. Press in the function button two or three times to reset the device and then reinstall the battery. Then repeat the pairing process by using the web or mobile app as indicated above.
If the motion camera has already been paired with the Gateway and it was deleted, you must follow the steps above to reset the motion camera and re-pair it with the Gateway.
You can adjust the motion camera's sensitivity by adjusting the jumpers on the circuit board.
Now that the motion camera is paired with the Gateway, it’s time to install it in a location of your choosing. Here's a few notes:
- The detection beams point at a 10° angle and are designed to give a detection range of 35 x 35 feet when mounted at 6 to 7 feet above the floor.
- Do not aim the motion camera directly at an entry door or a window where bright sunlight might cause a poor image or trigger the motion sensor.
- If possible, locate the device so that an intruder would move across the motion sensors field of view, not towards it.
- In the middle of a flat wall to provide the most coverage.
- Avoid pointing the motion sensor at sources of heat such as fire places, heating and AC vents, etc.
The PIR Cameras are designed to be mounted on a flat surface to take advantage of the wide-angle lens, so mounting it in the center of the wall will offer the most coverage. Although the sensor comes with an optional corner mount bracket, the sensor is heavy and the corner mount bracket 2-sided tape may not provide enough strength to prevent it from falling and breaking the sensor, and some painted surfaces does not stick well to 2-sided tape.
We recommend that if the corner bracket has to be used, then you should drill two holes inside the corner bracket where the two dimples are located, then use mounting screws to screw it into the corner. Loosen the bottom screw on the sensor and remove the back cover, then you will notice on the back cover there are three square openings for the corner brackets plastic clips to clip into. Align the back cover with the three corner brackets plastic clips and the back should snap into place holding it securely to the corner.
Once you select the location to mount your motion camera, clean the surface with a suitable non-oil- based cleanser. The motion camera comes with two-sided tape on the back for mounting on a wall and a clip-on corner mount wedge when mounting it in a corner. When using the corner mount, it must be in full contact with the walls and the surface must be clean.
Testing (System should be in the standby mode, this test will not trigger the alarm or capture images)
It is recommended that you test the motion camera to ensure it is working properly and determine the detection pattern of the sensor. The cameras image does not represent the motion sensors field of view for detection.
To place the motion camera in test mode, press the clear Function Button one time, and the sensors blue LED should start flashing. This will place the motion camera in the test mode for three minutes. Move out of the view of the motion camera as soon as you release the Function Button so the motion sensor can warm up. Do not trigger the motion camera during the warm up period. After 45 seconds, you can test the motion camera by walking across its field of view for at least 10 feet from the sensor. When the motion camera senses movement, the blue LED indicator will flicker.
If this test method does not cause the blue LED to start blinking after pressing the button once, then wait for 5 minutes for the sensor to reset itself, then press in the clear function/test button once, then move out of the view of the motion camera as soon as you release the Function Button so the motion sensor can warm up. Do not trigger the motion camera during the warm up period. After 45 seconds, you can trigger the motion camera by walking across its field of view. When the motion camera is triggered, the blue LED indicator will flicker.
When in normal operation mode, the motion camera’s blue LED indicator will not light up. The only time it will light up is if the motion camera is in test mode or if there is a fault when it is attempting to communicate to the Gateway.
When the system is armed away, the motion camera will capture 3 alarm images when movement is detected. You can also manually request the motion camera to take an image using the mobile or web app. The captured images will be uploaded to the web and mobile app for viewing.
Note: When the motion camera detects movement and captures images, those images must be uploaded to the Abode gateway before it can detect additional movement and capture images.
Warm Up Period
When the gateway enters the armed away mode, the motion camera will warm up for 35 to 45 seconds before it can detect movement.
Battery and Low Battery Detection
The early versions of motion camera uses three CR123 Lithium batteries as its power source. The latest version has two AA batteries. They are not pre-installed from the factory. Insert the batteries by removing the battery lid on the back of the sensor or by loosening the cover screw on the bottom of the sensor.
Arming and disarming the system
The system has three modes of operation that the user can choose from:
- Away mode turns on the perimeter protection: door/window sensors and interior motion cameras.
- Home mode turns on the perimeter protection: door/window sensors and turns off the interior motion
- Standby mode turns off the intrusion protection: door/window sensors and interior motion cameras are off, but other sensors such as flood sensors, smoke and CO sensors are still enabled.