Arlo|Smart Home Security|Wireless HD Security Cameras

Update Snapshots at regular intervals

I've seen suggestions for an "emergency record" mode, where one click would begin recording all cams.  I have suggestions for a couple things:


  1. Allow for an updated snapshot at regular intervals, not just at the last motion detected.  For example, even if no motion has been detected for days, updating the snapshots displayed in the Arlo dashboard every hour, two hours, or whatever would be great.  I wouldnt have to click "LIVE" and then "PAUSE" on each camera separately just to get an idea of how things are looking currently.
  2. A button to make all cameras live simultaneously as well as a "pause all" would be great also.  Or, related to above, just a button to refresh snapshots on demand.
@DOTTAT  wrote:

Why is there not an option to force a preview update

That sounds workable to me, since it allows people with lots of cameras or poor data service to avoid the downside.


You probably do want this to done in the background though - and there will be a lag.  The base station needs to get the notification to refresh, then it needs to wake up the cameras, take the snapshot, and send it back to the cloud.