Arlo|Smart Home Security|Wireless HD Security Cameras

Custom alert sounds

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.


I couldn't agree more.  I can't hear my alert sound from my iPhone 8+ when there is an alert that sounds off, but,  I see that no one can hear the darn thing.  I paid Best Buy over $850.00 for this system.   the Overall System works great, but if a bad-guy was at my door, OOPS, "NO ALERT SOUND"!!    NETGEAR I know you can do better. but if you think we should accept this thinking,

"If I can't hear the alert tone,  ,   ,   does that mean there isn't a badguy at the back door, trying to break into my house."



I just bought an Arlo Pro 2 - 4 camera set-up today and everything went together very easily. I had it up and running in no time. The alerting sound on the iphone is not suitable for this type of usage however. I really can't believe there isn't a way to change it to something a little more.... ALERT'ish... like where it's something unique and recognizable as an Arlo alert instead of being mixed in with a hundred other apps making the same alert sound throughout the day. I've really become tone deaf to it.  I've only had it an afternoon, but this is my only nick on the system so far.  Too bad it's a big one.  Please fix this somehow. ....soon.


Yes they need to really have an option to change the notification sound for iOS. My car just got broken in this morning around 3:16am. The notification for the Arlo is not unique. I was awake around that time too and I thought it was probably my slickdeals app or email app alerting me. I found out 15 mins later when I just happen to check my phone.

Just an update, I contacted Arlo support and didn't get anywhere with this. I didn't think I would, but I did bring it to their attention at least.

When the alert for Arlo sounds like all of the other alerts on your phone, it pretty much renders the alert system useless. Furthermore, my dog has now learned what the sound means and will bark anytime he hears the sound. That is funny but it's true and changing the Arlo sound would really help that issue.


@JamesCThanks for the reply. Any thoughts on the issue with not being able to actual change the alert sound?


Also @JamesC what's the process for getting ideas from "New" to "Future Consideration?"

It's been a few years and at least on the iphone we can't change the alert sound. Please visit the thread below and give it kudos to support adding this functionality to the iphone since it appears it's the only thing we can do.


This is disappointing. I own both Arlo and Ring. Ring has a unique alert tone for motions long before. They also recently added a option in the Ring app where you could change the tones for the phone notification. There is a variety of tones from dog barking to sirens. There is even a alert that says: a person is detected. It seems Ring keeps adding more features to their app unlike the Arlo app.  

@Tranp10I didn't think about the possibilities of what the tones could be considering I just want a different sound but yeah that would be a really nice feature. I especially like the voice sound! I may have to check out Ring lol. 


Netgear Sir/Madam: 


Please include an option to change the Arlo alert tones in the Apple IOS system.  Currently, Arlo IOS users cannot differientate by sound a routine text message from a real security alert.  I find this not acceptable. 




Yes!  Allow each camera to have different notification sounds and settings.  Some cams I just want to record but never notify, others I would like to know which camera the notification is coming from.  Some are more important than others.