Arlo|Smart Home Security|Wireless HD Security Cameras

Push notification when live view is used

Would be great to receive a notification when live viewing is used. For geofencing reasons my whole family have access to Arlo. Although it’s because it’s new on a number of occasions my wife or daughters have been at friends houses and said “hey, look at this” and have switched live feed on in my living room whilst someone is home. As there is no shutter this would be the same if it was hacked. It’s all a little big brother and so would be good to have all shared accounts notified if live feed is enabled.

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I second that feature request. We heads of households would like to know when a particular camera is in Live View mode. We can already receive notifications and use as trigger events in Stringify/IFTTT flows/recipes when motion is detected or a video is recorded. It seems like adding the Live View Invoked event to the notification & shareable triggers lists would be pretty straightforward. 

People want to know when they are being watched.