Arlo|Smart Home Security|Wireless HD Security Cameras

Schedule Camera(s) to take Pictures

I am using Arlo for a construction project Im currently working on. This project will be going on for more than a year. It would be great if you could add a feature that would allow me to schedule the camera(s) to automatically take a picture at certain points during the day. For example, I would like to be able to place markers on the schedule at 11:00am and 4:00pm and then have the camera(s) turn on a take a picture at those selected times. This would be great for eventually putting together a timelapse of the project over a year's time. 

 

Thanks - Peter

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Aspirant

I am using Arlo for a construction project too. This project will be going on for half a year.

It would be great if you could add a feature that would allow me to schedule the camera(s) to automatically take a picture at certain points during the day.

 

Timelapse seems like a pretty basic feature to me. I would not have purchased them if I had known that you could not schedule something as simple as sending a picture.

 

This can't be so hard to implement and would make the Arlo even better and more functional !!

 

Let's hope this gets addressed soon. Please Guys!

Novice

Please implement this on a new update... These are expensive cameras, and should have this capability

Novice
I would love this feature as well.
Initiate
I believe it could be easily implemented at least as IFTTT action: you can today set a clause if-this-then-that that triggers a video capture at given hours but not taking a picture. Should be really trivial. Thanks!
Fledgling

You can trigger a scheduled video recording using IFTTT.com but it's only for video, not a still photo sadly.

 

I would really like to see the ability to capture a still photo using IFTTT

Virtuoso

Having this feature would also allow you to use the cameras for time-lapse purposes, which would be expand the uses of the cameras to a wider audience.

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Novice

Just purchased the 4 cam set. Looking forward to this basic yet awesome feature being implemented real soon!

Novice

I had planned to buy an Arlo when I discovered that this feature (taking pictures at predefiend times) is not avaible so therfore I will go for the D-link system instead. To bad, I really like the desing and wireless capability...