Hello Everyone, I have some ideas that might improve the experience of using Arlo cameras. I would appreciate it if someone from the developers section would read this post and give it a serious attention. 1. Offline Mode: One of the Arlo's disadvantages is that it doesn't work offline. It would be nice if the app would send the user a push notification when the Arlo is offline. Maybe something happens in the house. Beside that, if the Internet connection lost and there is still power available, the Arlo would still be able to record video and save it on the hard drive (and maybe upload it afterwards when the unit gets connected back to the Internet). 2. Seamless Recordings: This is really annoying to have tons of recordings from the same period of time. It would be nice if the cameras would have an option (just an option, not by default) for a "seamless recording" feature, so the cameras will start recording from the time it detects motion until the time this motion stops (or 10 seconds later e.g.). This way, you will be able to see one recording of 3 minutes and not 18 different videos from the same event. BTW, you might lose some important "movements" between each individual recordings... 3. Expanded Options: Let's say I'd want to turn on the siren when the Arlo camera detects motion, but only on daytime. I don't have this option... In addition, let's say I have couple of cameras and I want to use a different mode or a different schedule on each one of them. I don't have this option, either... 4. Apple HomeKit: From an iPhone and iPad user's point of view, it would be nice if Arlo kit would be integrated in Apple Homekit. When this feature is enabled, iPhone and iPad users would have an option to ask Siri to switch between modes or even turn on/off the siren, and everything with just using their voice. This is only the beginning. You've bunch of opportunities. I would like to hear what do you think about the aforementioned ideas. If you have something to say or anything else to add, please leave a comment below. Best, Adir
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I know Geofencing is still in the Beta phase, so the engineers may already be doing this, but I'd like to suggest the Geofencing recognize devices and respond accordingly. I have 3 phones in my household (soon 4 this Christmas): Mine, my wife's and our teenage son. I have Pro cameras inside and outside. I'd like that when only our son (and soon daughter) is home that the exterior cameras remain on and the interior cameras be off. That way my wife and I can monitor when the kids get home and if anyone comes to the house. But when either my wife or I are home the Geofence would go to the Schedule mode. This could theoretically be accomplished by creating Master & Slave rules/lists. Something like this: - Master List has my and wife's phones - Slave List has kids' phones - Geofencing checks the 2 lists IN ORDER. If any phones in the Master List are In Zone, it will not do any further checks and will go to the Home/Schedule mode. - If no phone in the Master List are In Zone, Geofencing will then check the Slave List. If any of the phones in the Slave List are In Zone, then Geofencing will go to a Custom mode. - If no phones in either list are In Zone the Geofencing will go to the Armed mode. Seems like a simple enough thing to do (easy for me to say!). But this would make the Geofencing feature that much more useful. Thanks!
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