For all us folks that have asked for notifications BEFORE the video is complete…it’s here! I noticed the beta for it this morning. You can go into each camera setting and trigger it.
More explanation for newbies please
Not in mine, What’s your camera’s firmware version?
I noticed the sync module updated its firmware to 2.13.11.
When the cameras are armed, you don’t get a notification until the video is complete and uploaded to the cloud. If you have your camera set to record for 15 seconds, you might not get a notification for 18-25 seconds. It’s not good if you have someone at your front door and you want to talk with them. I just tested and I get notified in less than 7 seconds.
Cool, thanks. Yeah, that’s different to mine on the sync module. I guess it will roll out slowly to all, so as to not inundate support, if there are any issues.
You’re probably right, but you could try to force the module to update. Maybe unplugging it for a few minutes? Just a thought.
So, what is the downside to early notification? When might I want it disabled?
If there is an issue?
Oh, got it.
Not seeing it on my XTs. Any technical reason for that?
Dunno, I’m not seeing it on any, yet,
I wasn’t aware they started rolling it out already. I was invited to beta test and provide feedback a couple weeks ago and I really like it. I get notified within 10 seconds, and clicking on the notification takes you directly to live view.
This is only available on XT2 as far as I know.
I get the reason for the XT2 (notification->live view->conversation), but I’d sure like to get immediate notification on all my devices…well, just because…
Doubtful if it wasn’t released fir the XT when beta testing also.
I like this feature. I was just saying to myself thats one of the main features that the xt2 is missing. Only thing we need now is integration with smartthings. Without using ifttt or whatever that is. Im never putting a home assistant in my house. Unless the tv has it or my phone. So I say no to alexa.
Hi…i don’t have the option in my app to allow early notifications. How do I get it?
I believe it’s only for the XT2’s. If that’s what you have, you could try to reboot the sync module. I hope that helps.
It’s only for XT2 if you have an XT2 and dont have it try power cycling the camera to update firmware or call tech support.