Arlo|Smart Home Security|Wireless HD Security Cameras

Temporarily suspend video and audio recording

It would be nice to have a mode called "Temporarily Suspend" that disables the current mode for a set period of time (30 min, 1 hr, 2 hr, etc).  This would allow a user to turn off all cameras but they would automatically return to the previous mode after the set period of time.

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Status changed to: Engineering Investigation
Arlo Employee
Status changed to: Engineering Investigation

I have a similar but different request, which you might consider in tandem with this:


I use Geofencing all the time but what I really want is to set geofencing or scheduling for specific devices, not all.  I don't want my indoor cameras running when I'm home (geofencing good for that) but I do want my outdoor cameras running even when I'm home.  But I am forced to choose all-on or all-off.  So I would like to be able to set geofencing/scheduling just for specific devices = my indoor cameras.


Instead I am having to manually switch one camera or else the whole system on and off each day.  This would be related to the ask to have a temporary hold on specific cameras or the entire system.   In that example, think about that Apple iPhones allow you to switch off WiFi or Bluetooth once until the next day when it automatically restores.






Yes  this would be a great idea with a calendar to tap the dates I will be home on holidays instead of the normal away-at-work schedule. 

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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!


Come on now Arlo, “Snooze” is obviously a much needed and sought after feature. It’s available on my Ring Dorbell app. The various threads on this subject should make it apparent that customers want this. Let’s get it going. No need to delay getting this feature. 

I think a Snooze function for modes would be very well received.  However, I would NOT like it to be like the Ring Door Bell snooze that some people have mentioned.  My experience with Ring Snooze is that it only silences notifications on the device on which I hit snooze.  So I have to hit snooze on my devices and my wife’s devices in order to silence the alerts when we are actively working around our front door.  It is nuts!  Only useful in single device households.


I want Snooze to really act as a “temporary disarm”.  Don’t record and don’t notify anyone during the snooze period.  Disarm for the next “n” minutes and then go back to my normal mode.

It appears there are several ideas here that are basically the same thing.  “snooze”.  It seems like they should be consolidated.


Or, at least turn off notifications during a specific time frame.


For anyone who has given up on the arlo development team (I have). You can use Stringify for this feature with a timer etc. I have implemented in to Siri shortcuts as well so have a quickly easy way to snooze for 1,2,4 or 8 hours or even snooze at sunrise arm at sunset. It’s pretty easy to do.