Arlo|Smart Home Security|Wireless HD Security Cameras|NETGEAR

Different Activity Zone Actions

I think the current Activity Zone feature is basic and very limited and have an idea on how to improve it. Can we have Activity Zones (AZ) a little smarter and be able to control what actions to take if the AZ is triggered?


For example, my current Arlo setup has an AZ on my front garden, if anyone steps onto it then my Arlo starts recording and triggers a push notification to my phone. This is fine but only gives me a trigger if anyone enters the AZ and also only footage from the moment they walk onto it and nothing before.  Maybe they have been watching my house from outside but I have nothing to show this with a setup like this. 


If I could setup different AZ and control the actions as below:-


Zone 1 setup outside my home. When activity is triggered in this zone -
- Start recording.
- No push alert
- In nighttime mode, no flash light. Just use night vision


Zone 2 setup on my front property. When activity is triggered in this zone -
- Continue recording

- Send push notifications

- At nighttime flashlight on


This way you capture more footage of possible intruders but also keep the camera in covert mode if the person doesnt step onto your property and no alerts if this is the case. It would be more efficient that continuous recording and also battery life would still be good. It would also not require as much storage space. I really think this would be an excellent feature and one I would like. 




Ive the Arlo Ultra but see no option to set Activity Zones that just start recordings. How do you do this? It would be very useful.

Arlo Moderator

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!