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Arlo Baby clicking when I enter the room but monitoring is off?

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STH2014
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When I enter the nursery the camera makes a clicking noise even though the mode is “monitoring off”. Can anyone confirm if it is the IR adjusting to the change in light when I open the door? Is the camera still detecting movement and light even when the monitoring/recording is disabled? I am worried someone else unknown to us has access to the camera. Thank you.
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steve_t
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Just checked mine and it behaves the same way. Even with monitoring off, when I make the room dark, the two IR LEDs light up with a click sound

JessicaP
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Is this happening with the latest firmware version for the Arlo Baby, which is version 1.8.6.2_22781 (Arlo Baby - 1.8.6.2_22781 - 6th December 2018)?

STH2014
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Yes firmware is up to date. And it doesn’t consistently click when I open the door and let light in to the room. Which is why I am worried.
steve_t
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Pretty sure mine is constantly recording since it seems to have a 3-5 second pre-recording feature. All my videos start with 3-5 seconds of video before the motion/audio activity that triggers the recording. This would line up with the IR lights being on and clicking on/off in response to ambient light. Not sure if it still happens when running off the battery

STH2014
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It should not be recording ie. "mode" is set to monitoring off and there are no recorded videos popping up on my library. I also just changed my password since starting this thread and it is still happening. I just want confirmation that the clicking is from the IR activating and this will happen even when the Arlo is not actively recording. Thanks. 

steve_t
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Yes, mine behaves the same way

co0oda
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Also noticed the same thing with mine, latest firmware downloaded. Can anyone confirm why this occurs and is there a security risk here that it is still listening/viewing even when “off”?
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