Global camera off?

2nd v2 installed. Thinking of adding 3rd for basement entry and would add a doorbell cam if they become a reality. Issue will be too many shortcuts becomes less practical.

Newbie here. Global camera off? Maybe possible, but not obvious to this semi-Luddite. Not an option? If not, possible in the future to add a “switch” like the global on/off push notification :bell:?

You can do this with the Shortcuts feature (see below). You have to create an on or off action for each camera in the shortcut.

i think he asked if there was a global off? not a short cut to turn off for each camera. i would be interested in this as well. a global on as well as a global off with 1 button that does it for all cameras or all cameras that you designate

You can create a single shortcut with an off action for each and every camera and a single button to trigger the shortcut.

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Referring to the “Universal Actions”? Only two options. On or off all device notifications. Is it not the same as just clicking the :bell: to turn on and off all notifications?

Under “Device Actions” can only select one cam at a time.

Yes, All Device Notifications is the same as the bell icon. It really should say “all account notifications” (a change which is being considered).

Yes, you can make a single button to turn on/off all cameras (even though there isn’t an “all camera off” option). You simply make a single shortcut that has a separate “off” action for each camera. Shortcuts can have multiple actions associated with them.

Here are the steps:

  1. Tap the Edit button in the Shortcuts section
  2. Tap Create Shortcut
  3. Tap Actions
  4. Tap +New Action
  5. Tap the first camera name
  6. Tap “Turn off the camera”
  7. Tap Save
  8. Tap “New Action” and repeat steps 5-7 for each camera
  9. Tap the < button
  10. Set up the automation and/or Shortcut button
  11. Enter a shortcut name
  12. Tap Done
    13 Tap Done again

Your action list will look like this:

All of those cameras will be turned off when the shortcut executes.

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Thanks for the step by step process.
Learned something new. Couple minutes of input. Reduced the shortcut clutter. Functionally more efficient home page

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