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Neighborhood Watch

I think it would be very neat if Arlo would allow the cameras to be used as a mesh network within a specific geographical area, users would give permission for certain cameras that see doors, street view, alleys, Etc.

If Arlo could design a software that notified anyone in the mesh network of certain activity,He could affectively create a neighborhood watch.. I feel that this would dramatically increase response time and allowed tighter neighborhoods do utilize each other’s cameras to find would be criminals, lost animals, etc.

So only the 'good' people and not those wanting to exploit others would have access to this network. Gee I wonder what my neighbors are up to tonight?


That’s the purpose of choosing which cameras you allow community access to such as street view, etc, also my idea is limited to access when arlo sees the same person or animal on multiple cameras. Community access would be available when the software dictates that it’s the same person and then Releases those clips to the neighborhood watch. Not just random access to other people’s video. 


This is actually a good idea, if well implemented. 

Ring has it already.

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!

Arlo Moderator

Hi @MJanis


The Arlo Video Doorbell is only compatible with the Arlo Mobile app at the moment. Thank you for your question.



i have the Arlo mobile app on my iphone.  I would like to know if the Arlo Video Doorbell can be connected or joined with the Neighborhood Watch or the Neighbors?

Arlo Moderator



You may want to look at this article here: How do I add friends to my Arlo account?

So there's no community as Neighbors from Ring?

Arlo Moderator

Hi @angelfajardeno


If you have any questions, please feel free to ask on the community & we will be glad to help. Arlo currently does not have a community app. 


Great idea!!