When security alerts are turned on, any person seen by the camera will set off an alert, even if you’ve tagged them via facial recognition.
You won't get a security alert for pets moving through your home, but you may get an alert if the camera sees large movement (like a door opening), when no app users are home.
You'll get a notification on your phone from which you can call 911, sound the siren, or dismiss the security alert if emergency services are not required. Check out the guides below to learn more.
Lighthouse turns security alerts on and off automatically, but also has a manual control.
- Automatic: Using the phone location, Lighthouse turns security alerts on when you and the invited users you’ve added to your account have all left home. Alerts are turned off when the first invited user returns home.
- Make sure all app users in your home have allowed the Lighthouse app access to their Location Services (iOS users need to select the 'Always' setting).
- Manual: tap the padlock icon on the Home tab to turn alerts on or off.
Just check the padlock on the Home tab.
- Closed padlock: On
- Open padlock: Off
When security alerts are on, Lighthouse will send you and invited users on your account a security alert if it sees any people, even if you’ve tagged them via facial recognition, or movement that may interest you, such as a door opening.
When alerts are off, you won’t receive any security alerts but custom Pings will still work (learn more about setting up Pings).
To get the most out of Lighthouse, it's best to add household members and frequent guests as your invited users. This ensures (among other things) security alerts will deactivate for the people you don’t need them for.
Lighthouse sends a security alert if it sees someone when security alerts are turned on, even if you've taught it to recognize that person. Security alerts are only turned off automatically if a person has been added as an invited user on the on the People tab, and is logged into the app.