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Cameras utilize siren separately from Base Station

It would be great if Arlo Q could somehow trigger the siren in the New Pro Base. It seems it would be more effective and there would be far less false alarm soundings. I have 4 outside cameras, I'm guessing the siren will be going off more than I want with false alerts. Whereas indoors when the home is empty, there should'nt be any false alarms. I'm way more concerned about someone getting into the home than a delivery to my front door.

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Initiate

I would like to be able to add the siren feature of the new Arlo Pro Basestation with my exsisting Arlo Q cameras I have.  This takes the cameras into the true security world.

 

For instance, I have two arlo Q cameras currently at my house.  Front and back doors.  Im at work and get a motion detection, and somebody is trying to break into my house.

 

Square 1... Call the police. 10-15 min away.

Square 2.... Turn on the siren that is available with the Arlo Q cameras.... but its currenly not, and thus my request.


Square 2.5... yes you can do 2 way audio with the Q's but I think this only brings attention to where the cameras are at... which would probably then get stolen as well($200 a piece)

 

For my application and the non need for wireless cameras I prefer the Qrlo Q's.  I also prefer the price and additional features of the Arlo Q cameras vs the pro(Costco 2 for $299).  I would like to buy an additional Arlo Q camera but also want to have the basestation and thus siren feature in the package.

 

So my requests would be to have the basestation with siren available for purchase either Alone by its-self, or with an Arlo Q cameras.

 

thanks,


C

Community Manager

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Guide

Like to see a seperate Siren from the Arlo base. When external to building, the siren on base located inward is not audible. I'd like to see an option for an ultra loud, battery powered weather proof siren that can be mounted inside or outside depending on local rules. But close enough to door / windows that audible from outside. Power the siren with the same battery the Arlo Pro camera uses to simplifly spare battery inventory. Not concerned by length of time battery would last with siren. If it only lasts a few alerts and requires recharge... not problem. Add the ability to run by electrical power if longer duration is needed. Include the software features too; alert notification, battery condition, duration, etc. 

 

Previous post has similar request and received a reply to consider IFTTT D-Link's Siren. That isn't substantial enough in both audio decibles and battery power option.

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The Arlo development team routinely reviews posts in the Arlo Idea Exchange to assess which features the community would like to see implemented. We greatly appreciate the communities contribution and will keep the status of this idea updated as we get new information on it's potential implementation. Thank you for posting your idea!

 

Thank you,

JamesC

Apprentice

Would be great if the Arlo Q camera could trigger the siren in Pro base.

Apprentice

It would be huge if the Arlo Q could trigger the siren in the Pro base!! I dont need the alarm going off when a dog or leaf crosses my lawn. I do need an alarm when someone enters my home and is seen by the Q. If they can't be integrated, then maybe a IFTTT applet could be created or something some thing similar.

Community Manager

The Arlo development team routinely reviews posts in the Arlo Idea Exchange to assess which features the community would like to see implemented. We greatly appreciate the communities contribution and will keep the status of this idea updated as we get new information on it's potential implementation. Thank you for posting your idea!

 

Thank you,

JamesC

Initiate

Would it be possible to Have the siren come out of the cameras as well as the base? I know they are not extremely loud but if you have a few outside they can replicate the sound so neighbors can hear it and perhaps have the camera's led's blink as well. Make this an option to turn on or off on each device.

 

Just a thought.

 

Also beable to speak through all cameras at once would be good. Or have a pre recorded alert come from all the cameras and base?

Community Manager

The Arlo development team routinely reviews posts in the Arlo Idea Exchange to assess which features the community would like to see implemented. We greatly appreciate the community’s contribution and will keep the status of this idea updated as we get new information on its potential implementation. Thank you for posting your idea!

Novice
I am SO disappointed that I cannot trigger the siren of my Arlo pro base with my Arlo Q camera. I assumed this would be possible when purchasing both because it just made sense to be able to buy the higher quality camera that detects audio for inside, and the weather proof cameras for outside. But the Arlo Q is the only one I need to trigger the siren because obviously the outside ones don't need to. Is this update coming any time soon?? If not I must return it. Thanks.