Arlo|Smart Home Security|Wireless HD Security Cameras

Allow access to RTSP

Please allow us access to RSTP on OUR cameras. Let us use OUR cameras in the way we want and not the way you want us to use them. Given the option, I'll happily opt out of anything you want me to and assume all risks etc myself. 


Allow us to connect OUR cameras to our own wireless networks


This would greatly improve the usability of these devices and result in some VERY happy customers who would probably start recommending Arlo instead of warning people off them.


A friend of mine is using a major competitor of yours system which allows all this and the performance difference is truly embarrassing, if they had a 4k version of their system which im hoping isn't to far off, I would switch in a heartbeat. 

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It is interesting, Arlo used to allow for this, but has since removed it.  It would be largely helpful.  I am starting to migrate all my smart home devices off the cloud.  I never paid for Arlo service and in the past and those who are using RTSP wouldn't be paying either way, but will purchase devices, like Arlo, which would allow for it.


what a waste of my time it was making this post 👍


I would like to see RSTP as well, then every thing could be saved to my NAS on my disks, in my house


glad to have found this thread before buying the floodlight camera. guess i'm going with amcrest for the RTSP


I would realy like to use the Arlo Essential in areas without Internet-access as a local wi-fi security cam.


The camera is great with its water-resistent design and long battery life, but it has a really big lack of feature - you need a stabile Internet-line...


 Can you please integrate a RTSP function so we can connect the camera to a router without Internet-access and use e.g. VLC og just HTML for monioring the live feed on a local network?


This would make the Arlo camera much much better.





+1... unfortunately, I had already bought the Arlo essential before seeing this post. Now I spent too much money on a completely useless material, as I don’t plan to ever get internet for a warehouse!1 


I feel your pain, arlo is the single most regrettable purchase I’ve ever made. I made the mistake of investing in their more premium arlo ultra system so I’m hugely out of pocket $3300NZD in my local currency + $24 a month for the privilege of recording in 4k on my 4k cameras.. absolute scam artist.