That is some good clarification. (all of this is assuming you don’t have cam plus too) Yes, if your camera is covering the driveway, and it doesn’t detect you as a person when you were walking there for over 5 minutes, and during different times your roommate is detected in the same location, then that sounds a little strange. I have never had any problems anywhere close to that. If you and your roommate are both on screen at the same time, then the camera doesn’t distinguish between multiple people.
As for why you could get multiple videos less than 5 minutes apart, that likely has to do with motion vs sound events. When motion is triggered, it requires a 5 minute cooldown before it will record any other motion event, even a person. BUT if it hears sound within that same 5 minute period, it may upload a “sound event” even though it hasn’t been 5 minutes yet. Also, there are loopholes like using a motion or contact sensor to force it to upload a video to the cloud every time those are triggered, and those get labeled as an “Automation” event (I used to do this for my front porch to bypass the 5 minute cooldown limit).
If you are getting multiple “Motion” or “Person” events within a 5 minute period, then you must have cam plus active, maybe even just as a 14 day trial, otherwise, there is something very abnormal going on. Very improbable.
Who knows. Hopefully the AI gets better soon. they are training it more and more every day. I personally submit lots of videos for them to use, and I’ve seen significant improvement in detection accuracy. My main problem is that the AI keeps reporting my cats as people, so when a cat sits on the back porch I keep getting an announcement over and over and over again “Person detected on Backdoor cam”…hopefully they figure that out soon! I submit basically all of those and tell them it is a pet, not a person…no matter how much the cats themselves think they are people…