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Trigger C420 camera recording smart action when T100 sensor detects motion

 
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Trigger C420 camera recording smart action when T100 sensor detects motion

Trigger C420 camera recording smart action when T100 sensor detects motion
Trigger C420 camera recording smart action when T100 sensor detects motion
2023-12-05 13:54:06
Model: Tapo C420S2  
Hardware Version: V20
Firmware Version: 1.2.14
Hi,

I have a set of C420S2 cameras, its H200 HUB and a T100 motion sensor. Everything up to date in terms of firmware and the Android app, also the latest version 3.1.315.

Since I have the cameras at a height of 3 floors, the detection of motion and people does not work well at this height. For this I have purchased an additional Tapo T100 motion sensor (which does report correctly when there is movement, compared to cameras).

The Tapo app only allows me to trigger the "privacy" action on cameras. I would like to ask for a feature to trigger a smart recording action of the C420 cameras (or any other avalaible models) when the T100 sensor detects movement.

Thanks in advance. A cordial greeting.
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Re:Trigger C420 camera recording smart action when T100 sensor detects motion
2023-12-06 08:48:03

Let's vote for this thread and share your use case here if you wish this feature to be available on the Tapo camera!

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RE:Trigger C420 camera recording smart action when T100 sensor detects motion
2023-12-08 08:46:56
the motion sensor in c420s2 cameras is very disappointing, and the product information is incredibly lacking in DK. Of course, the C420S2 must be able to work together with the T100 regardless of the fact that it is an attempt to correct a missing crucial function in the C420S2.
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RE:Trigger C420 camera recording smart action when T100 sensor detects motion
2024-01-27 10:37:18 - last edited 2024-02-10 09:00:28

This is a good example functionality that is essential, but will not get many votes. In a smart home, integration with functionality is everything! The problem is most customers don't buy a product lacking essential functionality, upvote and wait for new functionality to arrive if they're lucky. They do as I did, return the product they cannot use and find something that works for their use case. So far I consider this product integratable, but not there yet when it comes to functionality exposed to the integration.

Esphome is a great example what smart home owners do when they cannot find the exposed product functionality they need in the market.

MyQ is a great example of what's happening when you remove functionality from integrations. They where the biggest contender in the US market for smart garage door openers, they removed integrations, and now everyone is throwing their product out the door.

 

My conclusion is don't wait for upvote on simple functionality extensions if you want to be a contender in the smart home market.

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Re:Trigger C420 camera recording smart action when T100 sensor detects motion
2024-02-11 21:55:24 - last edited 2024-02-11 21:56:22

Another vote for triggering C420 camera recording via T100 sensor.

 

Interested people please also vote for an external weatherproof version of the T100 which would be useful in this situation: https://community.tp-link.com/en/smart-home/forum/topic/647578

 

Thanks.

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RE:Trigger C420 camera recording smart action when T100 sensor detects motion
2024-03-11 10:21:02
All tapo camera should have thos feature
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RE:Trigger C420 camera recording smart action when T100 sensor detects motion
2024-03-11 10:23:37
All the tapo camera should have this feature to trigger recording when any of the tapo sensor than can be use.
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RE:Trigger C420 camera recording smart action when T100 sensor detects motion
2024-03-11 18:09:20

  @zemes totally agree

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RE:Trigger C420 camera recording smart action when <span class='search-highlight'>T100</span> sensor detects <span class='search-highlight'>motion</span>
2024-03-18 16:03:18
It would be very helpful if this could work
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RE:Trigger C420 camera recording smart action when T100 sensor detects motion
2024-05-28 09:15:28
I agree to this feature. This would help in early detection and recording.
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RE:Trigger C420 camera recording smart action when T100 sensor detects motion
a week ago
Yes, we need this. Also if "Tapo T110 Smart Door sensor" detects an open it must trigger the recording of the camera.
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