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Create/edit a video recording rule – Alarm.com

Jan 16, 2020
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To record saved clips from video cameras that are powered by Alarm.com, recording rules must be set up for each video camera. To create video recording rules, it requires you to log into your Beeyond Smart Home Alarm.com portal.

Recording rule types

The type of recording rules you can create depends on your video camera model and what other devices are associated with your system. You can create camera-triggered or system-triggered recording rules. What’s the difference?

  • Camera-triggered clips include:
    • Video motion detection
    • Wired input/output
  • System-triggered clips
    • Alarm
    • Sensor opened/closed
    • System armed/disarmed
    • Entry delay
    • Lock activity
    • Record Now button triggers
    • For Wi-Fi Doorbell Cameras, can have recording rules based on a doorbell call and doorbell motion detection.
    • Garage door opened or closed

To create a recording rule:

  1. Log into your Beeyond Smart Home Alarm.com portal.
  2. Click Video.
  3. Click Recording Rules.
  4. Click + Add Rule.

  5. Click to select the type of rule to create.
  6. Enter a name for the recording rule.
  7. Configure the rule settings as desired. Rule settings depend on which rule is being created.
  8. In Video Clip Recipients, click + Add Recipient if you want to receive notifications.
    1. Click to select the entries in the Address book to be notified, or click + New to add a new Address Book entry.
    2. Click Close.
  9. Verify the recording rule is configured with the desired settings.
  10. Click Save Rule.

To edit a recording rule: 

  1. Log into your Beeyond Smart Home Alarm.com portal.
  2. Click Video.
  3. Click Recording Rules.
  4. Click Edit on the recording rule to edit.
  5. Adjust the recording rule as desired. Rule settings depend on which rule is being created.
  6. Click Save Rule.
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