Late but finally we got something like what is listed at the TO-DO +++ GENERAL eufycam TODO-LIST +++ currently at point #1:
Adding ACTIVITY DETECTION ZONES for the cams, if possible.
If you call it Motion Detection Zones or Activity Zones, means the same. Thanks to eufy for listening and bringing us this requested and very important feature! The rollout (app update) for this feature should have reached all customers these days.
And i know it is still “beta”, but from beginning their are fundamental issues, which shows (in my personal oppinion) that someone again hasn’t used his brain while including, thinking about and planing this feature as it is ill-conceived. Correct me if i am wrong.
The “Activity Zones” Issues
First of all and the main reason why i say it is ill-conceived i will show you here:
What the …?! This makes no sense at all for a “Motion Detection Zone” …
Sense and purpose of a security cams ACTIVITY ZONE is, that ONLY if motion is detected in the defined activity zone, the cam should do ANYTHING (which is set and defined in the settings, like notifications, recording, …) !!!
So regarding 1. above, the correct description and work of service should be:
If someone enters the defined activity zone(s) - you can set up max 3 zones per cam -, the system will do exactly what you have defined in the security modus tab of your app.
So regarding 2. above, the correct description and work of service should be:
If no motion is detected in the defined activity zone(s) for a cam, nothing will happen!
The Second Issue is the possibility to define Activity Zones:
Serious?! … The eufy world consists only rectangles? wow … my world is a little more complex, which i will show you now with an following example. I, of course, only want recording or notifications or whatever i set in the modes to happen, when someone is entering my activity zones, means motion detected in my zones, which defines my property!
Now check this case:
With two rectangles i also cover an area i DO NOT WANT motion to be detected and my eufy cam doing anything:
And even if i use the max possible three detection zones and make them smaller, i will LOSE AREA WHICH I WANT TO BE MOTION DETECTED at my property:
Why not making it right from the beginning? Someone who invested already tons of hours to code this feature and test it, should have noticed himself, that a freely definable zone is the only way to be able to set “motion detection zones” for all customers needs!
If you don’t know how to make 100% freely defined zones, you could at least implement zones with 4 vertices, like now with the rectangles, but which can be all freely and independently of each other be placed on the camview. This would make every customer possible to set a zone or multiple zones to cover the area he wants motion to be detected.
Saying this i would appreciate a fix of this feature in both points mentioned and explained above.