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.


I don’t usually find myself defending Arlo, but I consider facts important when discussing pros and cons of various systems.

I have a ring doorbell and camera.  Ring also Only suspends notifications on a single device.  It does not suspend recording.  

My Arlo solar panels work great, so I don’t see any advantage there. 


Ring battery powered cameras are much larger than Arlo least the spotlight sure is.


Ring does not have geofencing and even the Ring “schedule” functionality only provides a schedule for silencing notifications, not arming and disarming cameras.


Be careful to read the fine print and read the community forums for all products before you buy them.   In my experience there are usually plenty of complaints on every forum.  I find it very sad this is true, but it appears to be the case.



When i bought my Arlo system, i knew it didn't have this feature.  Didn't miss any fine print.   I saw this thread and gave my vote.  The problem is, Arlo obviously isn't listening to it's customers.  Look at how long this thread has been active.  Doesn't that tell you something? 



Yup halo311 has it right.  That’s the point everyone seems to be missing we’ve been asking for this forever.


Again this past week I turned off my system so that the notifications and recordings  from my Landscaper at my home  1700 miles away would stop and to preserve battery life.

5 days later I realized my cameras were disarmed still.  This is why we need the temporary disarm and rearm or to allow for multiple schedules so we can do it ourselves.


Who cares what ring does or doesn’t do, we gave our money to Arlo and have asked Arlo to help us with this.  Why can’t they at least tell us why or why not they can or can’t or won’t do this.


Yep I just wanted to +1 this idea and make sure the Dev team is aware this would be a great feature. I think there could security issues if it's too easily enabled by a user unwittingly. If a preset number of cameras could be temporarily disabled, the same way you slide across the screen to manually enable the base alarm, it'd be a very handy and foolproof feature. 🙂