Photo by Schedule: new feature for MotionCam (PhOD) detectors

Photo by Schedule: new feature for MotionCam (PhOD) detectors

With the OS Malevich 2.19 release, all MotionCam (PhOD) detectors receive the Photo by Schedule feature. Now, the PhOD detector can automatically take photos at a specified time.

The feature request came from Spain. The region has a lot of empty real estate, which usually becomes a target for looters or unauthorized settlers (squatters). Such properties demand not only intrusion, fire, and flooding protection but also an easy-to-use tool for automatic regular check-ups if everything is okay inside the premises.

Photo by Schedule will also help to control surroundings by specified time periods. For example, to check if a gardener or cleaning company arrives on time, contractors are on-site during business hours¹, etc.

Photo by Schedule is available for any PhOD detectors from Baseline, Superior, and Fibra product lines:

How to set up Photo by Schedule

To set up the function, you need a compatible hub running on OS Malevich 2.19 and the latest Ajax app version.

Compatible hubs

Compatible app versions

Hub 2 (2G) Jeweller

Ajax Security System 2.33 for iOS

Hub 2 (4G) Jeweller

Ajax Security System 2.35 for Android

Hub 2 Plus Jeweller

Ajax PRO: Tool for Engineers 1.27 for iOS

Hub Hybrid (2G)

Ajax PRO: Tool for Engineers 1.26 for Android

Hub Hybrid (4G)

Ajax PRO Desktop 3.16 for macOS

Ajax PRO Desktop 3.16 for Windows

To set up a Photo by Schedule function, do the next steps in the Ajax app.

  1. Select the hub if you have several of them.
  2. Select MotionCam (PhOD) detector from the list of devices.
  3. Go to the detector settings by tapping on the gear icon.
  4. Select Scenarios.
  5. Tap on Create Scenario.
  6. Select By Schedule.
  7. Enter the scenario name and configure the execution time.
  8. Select the days of the week you need to repeat Photo by Schedule.
  9. Select when the detector can take photos: at any time or only in armed mode, which is the choice by default (the option is available only in the Ajax Security System app).
  10. Tap on Save.

Complete privacy control

ajax motioncam phod photo

Photos taken by MotionCam detectors are encrypted at every stage of transmission. Only system users can access the virtual Ajax Cloud storage and view them. While stored, no photos are processed or analyzed.

Ajax apps use passcodes, login biometrics, two-factor authentication, and session control by default. Another protection layer is the Privacy menu: it allows to determine which user can access photos from detectors. Installers or security companies cannot access Privacy settings or photos, but the system admin may enable them to use the Photo by Schedule feature. By default, the access to Photo by Schedule is deactivated for all users.

The process of taking photos is entirely transparent. If a particular detector takes a photo — all users receive notifications, but only those with access can view the photos.

Learn more about PhOD detectors:

1 — Please check if there are legal restrictions on photography in your region. It may be necessary to gain permission from anyone involved in the photo beforehand.