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[APP] Arlo - Security Camera (1.3.1 - Alpha)

How far away is a first beta release?

Hi @Mikael_Olsson welcome.

As soon as I have a stable app, ill be moving to beta.

Likely this will be after base stations are added, as they allow for device to use a heartbeat rather then a reconnect every 3 minutes.

I believe it is close, however I am only able to work on it during my limited spare time, which is shared with my other apps.


Also no Arlo camera`s yet, but Arlo seems to be the option for my. So I will follow this topic.

Just a word of caution to all prospect Arlo buyers.
I have some Arlo cameras and while I like them because they work well, look slick and on the whole pretty good and simple to use.
In terms of integrations they are the very opposite, for instance they have IFTTT integration but only the most basic and rudimentary so in reality you cannot use it (or instance you can only toggle between armed/disarmed not set custom modes which means if you use custom modes you cant use IFTTT), same thing with the Chime.
If you ARLO and IFTTT you will find countless of posts with people who are asking for integration points.

Now, a Homey app might solve this (and I surely hope so), but if an open echo system is important you might wanna look at another brand, in hindsight I wish I had…

Any chance of putting the code on github so people can help out?
I wrote my own Arlo homey app a while back but gave up as I had limited time (and the Arlo API is very strange), but I would gladly help out with this effort…

The beta will be open for contributions, however we are currently in alpha.



Version 1.3 has been released, this includes lots of fixes as well as the first ‘base station’ (VMB4000 - or Arlo Pro Station).

While the base station does not currently offer much in the way of features, it will make your connection to the cameras much more robust, hopefully fixing some of the issues you may have experienced.

If you have a VMB4000 - add it and let me know how you go, if you dont, please also let me know if the changes I have made have fixed anything.



Just wondering how everyone is going with 1.3.1?

For me connection with two Arlo Pro 2 camera’s is stable, even the motion detection works well!