Re: Arlo Pro 2 every night changes time zone
Does anyone else have an Arlo Doorbell with or Chime? When my base station freezes, as we are all so frusteratingly experiencing, the Doorbell and Chime lose pairing with one another - and the doorbell loses pairing with the camera. If I go into device settings for the doorbell - the camera and chime no longer show as paired, nor is there an option to re-pair them. Same thing in the chime - go into device settings and the doorbell is gone, and the only thing here is "add doorbell" which is syncing a new one.... The only way to bring everything to function again is to remove all 3 devices from my account and re-add them.... which is a PIA because the only way to sync the doorbell is to use a screwdriver to remove the cover and pull a battery to reset it....
Does anyone else out there have these devices that can speak to whether they have this issue when the station freezes/resets? I literally bought another doorbell, chime, base station, and single camera and replaced all 4 yesterday - exact same issue.....
I bought mine right before the firmware update and it worked for like 2 days then turned to a bunch of useless **bleep**. I opened a case with Arlo, spoke to reps for like 4 days with no acknowledgement that there was an issue and they just told me to keep uninstalling the app and or resetting the base. I I cannot imagine a worse support team then the support team at Arlo, I was still within my 30 days and returned this pile of crap to BestBuy and got myself the Nest outdoor IQ cams and this system is light-years better then Arlo and works flawlessly. It's worth the extra money to me to have a working system then waiting for God knows how long for Arlo to get their **bleep** together.
I am not sure the schedule issue is the problem. Rather, it seems like a side effect of a symptom (the changing of the settings) resulting from the real problem (the random freezing/rebooting of the base station) combined with another problem, the inconsistent magement of settings data between the applications. However, I am just speculating.
I actually could help them fix it but they couldn't pay me enough money to get involved with this mess. 🙂 I just hope they do address some of these problems sooner than later because this system has a good set of features (but they aren't much good if they aren't reliable!)
We continue to deploy firmware updates that address the issue in which the time zone changes to the default setting of Pacific Standard Time. We expect that this issue will be fully resolved once we have completed testing and deployment of these ongoing firmware updates.
We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we work to resolve this issue.
I all due respect... thisn is no longer about a Time Zone issue. If Arlo feels they have accomplished anything solving that, they are in the clouds. Read the whole forum thread. this is about Base station lost connectivity and restarts which causes all the problems including Time Zone. Fix that please.
- base goes offline numerous times a day. This disconnects cameras, door bells and reverts settings to default Arlo original preset Armed or disarmed.
- base will reconnect on its own, but takes 1-2 hours.
- video quality has diminished
- USB can’t be formatted and some videos will not play due to ERROR.
Arlo users... please add your input to this feed.. thank you.
my 2 arlo bases keep going offline more than 5 times a day on both off my system , the time zone problem seen like it fixed .
please do some things about i paid alot money for these system .
We have 2 base stations also going offline 1-5 times a day. When it power cycles back on- the individual camera settings and modes get changed. Back to motions sensitivity 80% optimized video quality led battery light on and no audio detection and notifications on.
Another problem is that schedule modes don’t work. The schedule will go to disarmed by itself at midnight. This has bean happening for some time. We just use armed mode and manually switch between custom modes at night. The schedule is unreliable.
Batteries have bean draining super fast since the May firmware update. Not sure if it’s because the cameras are searching for the base that is unresponsive.
People may not be aware of the offline issue because lights on the base can stay green and the iOS app gives little indication the base is in an offline mode - no recordings or notifications. The only indicator sometimes in the web and app is the battery and WiFi icons under the camera are missing. And mode says getting information.
I have also read some community posts about numerous other problems with the android app and other issues.
I would say that teir one tech support has bean detrimental regarding this issue because they tell people to replace their base stations. So people spend 16$ on shipping.
Another problem is with arlos billing department. I was billed 6 times for the 16$ rma return fee. The rma online didn’t work. I called billing and even emailed them my credit card statement. Never got a full refund. Had to file claim with credit card. Also I cancelled a 1 year subscription on the advice of someone thinking this would fix the offline issue - and never got a partial refund for that also. Either the billing department is writing the firmware for the cameras or vice versa. Either way everything is in total disarray.
Can you please tell all of in this thread if Arlo/your support team is even aware of the fact that 4000 base stations for the Arlo Pro 2 system have been freezing and causing all sorts of intermittent issues??? NOT JUST THE TIME ZONE!!!
The firmware update only fixed the timezone change - and not the freezing. The BIGGER underlying problem with this defective firmware.
Can you also explain to all of us in this thread why every person who brings up this issue in a new thread gets merged under this thread - that is marked as "solved" and doesnt even any longer indicate there is an issue with the freezes or have any relevance to them?
Are you guys purposefully throwing our comments in this bunk thread to keep us out the the mainstream eyes?
Most of us have support tickets in and have spoken with Tier 2 support of above.... AND THERE IS NO FIX!!!
HELP US PLEASE with this garbage. I also Private Messaged you both. This is desperate needing Arlo's attention.
This base station freezing is a serious ongoing issue that started with the 2798 firmware and has not been resolved with the most recent 2754 firmware designed to fix the timezone changing...... It is the biggest issue plaguing every single 4000 base station whether or not people are aware of it.
It have made my system completely useless and comprised. Arlo is going to lose a ton of face and customers if they don't resolve this issue quickly. I'm ready to post my scathing reviews on every site - Best Buy, Amazon, Microcenter, etc - multiple times over to hopefully save some other poor sap from wasting their money on this garbage....
PLEASE FIX THIS ARLO
I have been following this thread with interest and a degree of frustration that I think all prior posts have captured. However, I have been prompted to post based on the diffrence between schedules on mobile device and desktop.
Running for Arlo Pro camera and the VMB4000r3 base station with the 18.104.22.168_2754 firmware. In Australian Eastern Standard Time zone -- in Melbourne VIC (GMT+10)
I just updated all my schedules as there was a difference between the desktop and moble app. However the two platform is do not correctly synced. For example on the mobile app the schedule os armed between 5:31pm and 10:58 pm while on the the be desktop app the time is 5:31 to 10.59.
If I change the time on the moble app, to match the desktop, the desktop changes to 5:31 to 11:00pm an remainds out of sync. So if this lack of sync is not simply a UI glitch it creates an inherent scheduling conflict whic could contribute to dropout and timezone issues.
You can try to call arlo teir 2 support. 2 people have told me they are aware of the offline issue. No eta on fix. They have a different number than regular tech support. You can demand to be transferred to them from teir one. Not sure if I believe anything but I was told this. I also voiced concern over why moderators are complete silent.
It was related to the schedule hours end point being set to the top of the hour by the web portal but on the App it was defaulted to 59 mins.
Arlo then made the web portal mimic the app but if your schedule was originally created with the web portal before it was fixed then the issue would remain until the schedules were recreated.
Hope this helps.
If you have problems the best way to put Arlo on the hook is file a BBB complaint. Trust me they will contact you immediately. While this didn't help me resolve technical issues it did take me away from the orbit of incompetent support and moderators having you do BS procedures without acknowledging the problem is internal to Arlo. It's also fair for you to make Arlo acxountable to file the complaint.
I have just been invoiced by Arlo for a service that is being thwarted by these ongoing (and apparently ignored) issues.
My latest experience is an 11 hour outage, overnight where I have had no recordings when usually I have 20 or more!
I am not happy. I am thinking of setting up my original VMB3000 base station to see if this suffers the same trials!
I have tried everything to get this to work, the internet connection light and the camera light just keeps blinking. I can't change the mode to manuel, it won' t let me. My camera worked great for the entire winter and now I can't get it to do anything. It will not upgrade. I just got a message the camera rejected upgrade request. What have you done to my camera Arlo?