Alarm (Motion Detection) Plugin
The Alarm (motion detection) plugin, which is currently in beta, lets you turn StickerCam into a home security system recording any movement in front of your web cam or viewed cam! For this example we are going to take you through setting up your own webcam.
1. select your webcam from the Input Source drop down menu
Now work your way through the Alarm Setup preferences
Sensitivity - this allows you to set how sensitive the plugin is to movement. Less will decrease the sensitivity meaning a much greater movement is required while if you move the slider towards More it will detect even the slightest movement / changes.
Trigger Amount - this setting dicates at which point StickerCam will start recording or play a sound alert. You can have your sensitivity level set to high so alot of movement is seen yet your Trigger Amount set to low which means a far greater movement will need to be detected before recording or a sound alert is triggered.
Adjust both the Sensitivity and Trigger Amount sliders to suit the area being monitored, taking into account natural light, breeze, shadows, weather, trees, curtains, traffic and general conditions of the area. A good place to start is with your Trigger Amount slider set slightly above the Sensitivity level (as shown in the graphic to the right).
Once you have completed all the Alarm Setup Preferences (as shown above), click on OK.
TIP: if you need more plugin information see our tutorials Plugins and also Installing Plugins.