Change The Sensor Timeout
My VCR Commander starts recording, but in a minute or so the camera turns off and the VCR records nothing. What causes this?
X10's motion sensors are quite flexible devices. They were initially designed for lighting control- to turn lights on when there was motion and off when there was no activity. By default, X10 motions sensors have a thirty second or a one minute timeout. You need to increase that timeout value to more than five minutes, since the VCR Commander always records for five minutes at a time. If you have the MS16A ActiveEye sensor or the FloodCam, rotate the timeout dial as far as it will go clockwise. This dial is under the waterproof cover (atop the MS16A; on the underside of the FloodCam.) Please refer to this article if you have MS13A or MS14A sensors.