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IFTTT support

A lot of new "smart" products have IFTTT support, it makes them smarter. The Homeboy (where I assume Netgear ripped the idea for this product) has solid IFTTT support, so you guys should add it to beat them. Thanks.

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Aspirant

Hmm, I wonder if it's because I'm using the R7000 instead of a base station :-/

Novice

Yay!!!

Star

Your IFTTT integration is a start, but it's not really useable yet. I can only chose the built-in "Arm" mode, but none of my custom modes. That would be ok if I could EDIT the "Arm" mode to add the cross-camera recording that is necessary due to the lag. I need to either select one of my custom modes, or be able to add more rules to the default "Arm" mode. Does anyone test any of this in a real world setting?

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Your IFTTT integration is a start, but it's not really useable yet. I can only chose the built-in "Arm" mode, but none of my custom modes. That would be ok if I could EDIT the "Arm" mode to add the cross-camera recording that is necessary due to the lag. We need to either select custom modes, or be able to add more rules to the default "Arm" mode. Does anyone test any of this in a real world setting?

Aspirant
Yeah ARM/DISARM seems to be system wide and not camera specific. Which is an issue for me since I have 2 cameras in different places where I need to keep one all the time while the other can be turned off based on my location. Also things like sending a snapshot when motion detected and do button integration seem to be completely missing.

It is a good start agree 100%, but not really too useful at the moment, in my case senarios.
Virtuoso

toqy wrote:
A lot of new "smart" products have IFTTT support, it makes them smarter. The Homeboy (where I assume Netgear ripped the idea for this product) has solid IFTTT support, so you guys should add it to beat them. Thanks.

It is already available.

XJW Apprentice
Apprentice

It's near useless for those of us that keep an outdoor camera on.  DISARM does not give us the option.  And ARM is hopeless as you get only 1 rule per camera.  Implement Custom Modes.

 

Even ARM and DISARM have not worked for months.  Netgear support is utterly hopeless.  I have worked in development and support for 30 years.  This can't be that hard to solve.  This is an issue of priority.  Netgear are just not putting any resources on the morphism to solve it.

Novice

IFTTT seems to not work for me - can it be fixed please? Also implement custom mode selection please.

XJW Apprentice
Apprentice

 

Arlo do not appear to have understood that ARM and DISARM are useless to many of us.  When we are Home we switch off internal cameras but leave external cameras on.  This should be a common use case.  ARM and DISARM do not support this use case.  Please stop implementing solutions that only support ARM and DISARM.  We need support for all modes.

 

This item has been open for years with several related threads and hundreds of comments.  Please give it consideration.