Home security cameras generate notifications related to motion detection, person detection, person recognition, etc. when an event and/or person is detected within the camera feed. Detecting motion, attributing it to the presence of a person, and identifying the person require progressively greater amounts of time, and can lead to separate notifications in quick succession. Such notifications interrupt and burden users and can cause them to miss or ignore relevant ones. This disclosure describes techniques that reduce notification volume by introducing user-configurable cascading delays in delivering notifications to provide time for person recognition. For persons who are recognized, users receive a single optional notification while other notifications are suppressed. The techniques provide contextually appropriate and user-configurable suppression of notifications from home camera feeds without introducing an unreasonable delay in notification delivery. Notifications of relevance and value continue to be delivered, and with suppression of other notifications, can be more prominent.

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