Motion detection video cameras automatically turn on and record when motion is detected in the camera's field of view. Most video cameras do not have a motion detector option installed. A separate motion detector activator must be purchased in order for motion detector capabilities to be added. Motion detector devices are inexpensive and readily available at most electronics stores.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
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Things you need
- Motion detector plug
Purchase a motion detector plug. A motion detector plug installs into a wall outlet. The plug has a motion detector sensor on it and activates the outlet when motion is detected. This type of plug is often used for standing room lights.
Plug the motion detector plug into an outlet where the camera will be.
Remove the video camera's battery and plug the video camera's power cable into the motion detector plug.
Set the camera up where you want it to record.
Turn the camera on and press record.
Leave the room. The camera will turn off after a few minutes and then turn back on and record as soon as an object trips the motion detector.
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