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I am viewing the stream and my Orbit camera doesn’t record. What can I do?

The Orbit camera detects and records motion ONLY when it’s in stand-by mode.

Each time you ‘wake up’ the Orbit camera it stays online for 5 minutes and during those 5 minutes it doesn’t detect nor record. This means that when you are viewing the Orbit it does not detect nor record motion.

This is different: 
1. when you open the streaming within that 5 minute’s period. Then the timer starts running again for another 5 minutes.
2. when you exit the app. Then the Orbit goes into stand-by mode right away.

If you leave the app open, but idle then the Orbit enters into stand by mode after 5 minutes.

You also may want to keep in mind that the effective range of the Orbit is 2-5m / 6.5-16.4ft (depending on the angle). Beyond that range the camera may still pick up motion but it’s possibly to include fake events or not pick up all.

Updated on December 28, 2020

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