Arlo|Smart Home Security|Wireless HD Security Cameras

Custom alert sounds for Android/iOS

Really need to customize the notification sound.  For instance, I want to be alerted to motion on some cameras while sleeping, but the notification sound is not enough to do that because it is too brief and I just sleep right through it.  Would be nice to select an mp3, or at least provide some more aggressive options for alerts.  Perhaps even per camera custom sounds, as one can do with ringtones for different contacts.

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Onlooker

 daniel0319: this is not a solution. Either way posting it as a solution in a thread thats used for "new ideas" is just plain wrong. Stop showing the arlo devs that people think its ok for them not implementing custom sounds for iOS users due to some half a$$ work around. If you think any arlo user who just spent 100s if not 1000s of dollars should have to jump thru hoops to setup a non-reliable notification system with your "solution", then you are part of the problem as well. The fact is that this is an issue that needs to be addressed with the higher-ups. This problem is 100% unacceptable and the reason many of their users have now switched to other company's products. In any company that offers services to the general public, the main focus and/or goal should be making the customers happy and supplying them with a product or service that meets their needs so there would be no reason to look elsewhere. This issue is a clear violation of that practice. Since i have been on this thread for almost a year now, i am going to take it upon myself to contact the higher-ups in the company and make sure they are well aware of this issue we all have been dealing with. I advise anybody else as frustrated as myself to do the same. THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE ARLO!

Take your anger out on Arlo...to say I’m part of the problem is delusional.  I was robbed by someone in my driveway late one night a year ago, which prompted me to pick away at the problem until I figured out a workaround for my issue.  This is the best workaround I’m aware of.  Should I not post it and not share this?  Many people who have messaged me and thanked me.

 

I agree it’s ridiculous that’s Arlo has still get to fix the problem, but I’m going to use the best option I can figure out.  I have five Arlos around my home, and it’s very disappointing that this product is deficient in several ways.  But to think that the Arlo brass is going to read my post and assume all is well with their customer satisfaction is absurd.

 

 

Fledgling
I read in a post years ago that the ability to change the alert tone for the arlo app was “coming soon”. Is there a way to do that yet?

Did anyone else notice that the original idea that I posted specifically for IOS has been deleted and merged with this "idea" that they've marked "partially implemented?"

 

I had an idea thread with multiple responses and a good amount of "kudos" that was specific to iOS users. They've basically removed that idea altogether in hopes to shield their lack of action, IMO.

Initiate
Looking to find out if there is a way to change sound notifications for Arlo pro 2 on IOS device
Fledgling

Has there been an official comment from Netgear recently about when it will be possible to customize the alert sound on the iPhone/iOS?

It’s incredible that this still hasn’t happened.

Fledgling

Anything from arlo yet on ios alert sounds being able to be changed? Some kind of update would be nice. Wondering if I need to change to another type of camera. They do have quite a delay when trying to view live feeds. But just hearing nothing about even an update for sounds makes me wonder if anyone is out there working on updates at all?

Aspirant

Been over two years for iPhone... Don't hold your breath.

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Onlooker

I only bought the unit ARLO PRO with SIREN because it had the Siren, it did not say the Siren was only indoors.  As far as I am concerned, this unit is worthless.  My phone vibrates with it detects motion... like I hear the vibration when I am sleeping.  To this day I have yet to be alerted... real time with motion is detected.  I only find out motion has been detected when I check my messages.  All this unit does is make a video clip of someone in my yard.  By the time I see it, they are long gone.  There are hundreds of ring tones in my phone... why can’t the unit use them?

Observer

ARLO NEED TO BE MORE HONEST.. nowhere in buying brochures do they mention that you cant have seperate notification sounds for Individual Cameras  Bit deceitful in my opinion and also EXTREMELY annoying.