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Re: Pro 3 floodlight

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GuyMV
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Pro 3 floodlight paired to VM 5000 base. I’ve set the light duration to both 5 and 10 minute operation, but the light never stays on for more than 30 seconds. Ideas?

Model: FB1001 | Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight

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JamesC
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GuyMV,

 

The floodlight will remain on for the duration of the motion detection rules you are using. Take a look at your mode and set up a custom mode or adjust the duration of the default Armed mode motion detection trigger. For more information on custom modes, take a look here: How do I create a mode with different rules for each Arlo Wire-Free or Arlo Pro Wire-Free camera?

 

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jguerdat
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Do you mean when motion is detected? That's a setting in your modes and rules.

GuyMV
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Hi, and thanks for the reply, but no: it didn’t help. I’ve been through both options without change. I’ve begun to think it’s something to do with my SmartBase 5000, but haven’t had the time to investigate. I’ll reset the thing; if nothing changes, I’ll pair the floodlight back to my NETGEAR router and see what happens.

Thanks again.

T0mgl
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What was the outcome, I have the same issue?

GuyMV
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tl;dr no change.

With light duration set for 5 mins:

I rebooted base with floodlight paired: no change, light on <20 sec

Deleted floodlight, removed battery, rebooted base just because, paired floodlight and reinstalled battery: no change, light for <20 sec

Deleted floodlight, removed battery, paired floodlight to NETGEAR router, inserted battery: no change, light for <20 sec
I now assume it’s the floodlight. Any suggestions, anyone?

JamesC
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GuyMV,

 

The floodlight will remain on for the duration of the motion detection rules you are using. Take a look at your mode and set up a custom mode or adjust the duration of the default Armed mode motion detection trigger. For more information on custom modes, take a look here: How do I create a mode with different rules for each Arlo Wire-Free or Arlo Pro Wire-Free camera?

 

JamesC

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GuyMV
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Thanks, JamesC - I get that. My goal (and that of others, it seems) was to have the floodlight remain lit for x-minutes after detected motion, sound and recording stopped, as additional deterrence. After a deep dive through the many posts on this issue, I understand it isn’t possible, and the only “fix” is to lengthen the recording time to x-minutes to keep the light on.

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