Arlo|Smart Home Security|Wireless HD Security Cameras|NETGEAR
Reply
Aspirant

Arlo Pro Activity Zone is NOT available anymore

I had configured activity zone on my arlo cameras before. I deleted them for several months and now that funcion is not available anymore! Is the firmware update causing this? In brief, now I want to create zone and no options available. I did follow article 1001908 and no luck! 

 

Any help is appreciated, thanks

Model: VMC4030 | Arlo Pro Wire-Free Camera
Message 1 of 20
Arlo Moderator

Re: Arlo Pro Activity Zone is NOT available anymore

Hi @darkeyes

 

Is this occurring on the web browser or the Arlo Mobile App? I am not able to replicate this issue through the App. I am able to create an activity zone.

Message 2 of 20
Aspirant

Re: Arlo Pro Activity Zone is NOT available anymore

It happens on both web browser and mobile app. My Arlo app on web browser has version 2.7.2 release date is 03/22/2019. Hope these help to troubleshoot, thanks, ShayneS

Message 3 of 20
Arlo Moderator

Re: Arlo Pro Activity Zone is NOT available anymore

@darkeyes

 

2.7.2 is a fairly old version of the Arlo mobile App. Can you update this to the recent version and check for the activity zones feature. Do you have a screenshot of the missing opton?

Message 4 of 20
Aspirant

Re: Arlo Pro Activity Zone is NOT available anymore

I don't see option to upgrade firmware. See attachment, please.Arlo Firware.JPG

Model: VMB4000 | Arlo Pro/Pro2 Base Station
Message 5 of 20
Arlo Moderator

Re: Arlo Pro Activity Zone is NOT available anymore

That is your base station firmware, I was referring to the app version on your mobile device. The latest versions are Android - 2.7.9 & IOS @.IOS 2.7.7. I have provided a link here to the Firmware Release Notes

Message 6 of 20
Aspirant

Re: Arlo Pro Activity Zone is NOT available anymore

Acutally the Arlo app on my android phone is up-to-date, it is version 2.7.6_25569, released date 03/29/2019. No, there's still no option to set Zone! what can be missing or missed configure? thanks.

Message 7 of 20
Highlighted
Aspirant

Re: Arlo Pro Activity Zone is NOT available anymore

Just update again with version 2.7.9_25600 released date 04/23/2019 on my mobile phone and no option to set zone! missing configuration somewhere?

Message 8 of 20
Arlo Moderator

Re: Arlo Pro Activity Zone is NOT available anymore

@darkeyes

 

Can you provide a screenshot of the missing Zone option.

Message 9 of 20
Aspirant

Re: Arlo Pro Activity Zone is NOT available anymore

Here you go! It used to have Active Zone option for me  to draw a rectangle on my front door to set active zone. The screenshot does not include the bottom of the screen where there are options to Roate Image 180, Night Vision and Power Management. Thanks for helping me!

 

Missing Active Zone Setting.JPG

Message 10 of 20
Arlo Moderator

Re: Arlo Pro Activity Zone is NOT available anymore

You do not happen to be a granted access user? you are on the admin account correct?

Message 11 of 20
Aspirant

Re: Arlo Pro Activity Zone is NOT available anymore

I am logging on with the only account I created when first setup my Arlo. I have only one account, thanksAccess.JPG

Message 12 of 20
Apprentice

Re: Arlo Pro Activity Zone is NOT available anymore

I turned off my zones... I had it configiured a few times for all my cameras and it stop getting alerts or recording motion every time after I enabled it for a few days. Feature is useless if you ask me. 

Message 13 of 20
Arlo Moderator

Re: Arlo Pro Activity Zone is NOT available anymore

@adocorp

 

  Have you tried contacting customer support regarding this issue? I have attached the link here for you - Arlo Tech Support

Message 14 of 20
Apprentice

Re: Arlo Pro Activity Zone is NOT available anymore

I have contacted Arlo support. They told me to remove the zones which did not help. Next steps was to remove camera and add it again which did resolve it for a short period of time then it comes back. It feels for any resolution for an issue, you have to remove the camera and re-add it.  Why is that?

Message 15 of 20
Arlo Moderator

Re: Arlo Pro Activity Zone is NOT available anymore

@adocorp

 

I suggest contacting support and updating your case if you have one, with the results are experiencing after re-adding.

Message 16 of 20
Aspirant

Re: Arlo Pro Activity Zone is NOT available anymore

I called support for the same problem. The support person told me how to go in where activity zones used to be but we could not find them. They were confused. After a few minutes on hold they came back and said that you now have to pay for that feature. I told them i just bought these cameras specifically for motion detection with zones, it was working for a maybe 3 months, and now they disable the feature and you have to pay. So now one camera notifies me constantly all day. They would not grandfather me into the service or offer any compromise for the problem they caused, and would not accept a return. Then, to be very nice to the support person, they hung up on me. Very disappointed with spending hundreds of dollars to have it wasted or made less useful unless I start paying more money... I feel like i was taken advantage of by this company by them selling my a product and then taking some important parts of it away. They should be paying me for the services we agreed on for the price and that they did not provide.
Message 17 of 20
Aspirant

Re: Arlo Pro Activity Zone is NOT available anymore

Arlo has informed me that they changed their policies and reneged on the activity zone feature that I specifically purchased the product for. They wait to take it away until after the return period has passed so if you are unhappy there is nothing you can do. I have had several calls with support for support or returns and they have all been fruitless. One support ticket told me to call back and ask for a refund which i had already done. GET OUT ASAP. This is not a trustworthy company... sadly, i did my homework, was excited, and the really, really, let me down..
Message 18 of 20
Aspirant

Re: Arlo Pro Activity Zone is NOT available anymore

I tried to post the reason for activity zones not working and my comment that i pasted into multiple posts was blocked. Wierd... bottem line, they take zones away after 3 months now and don't tell you. I have multiple tickets in with them and they just give me the run around. RUN AWAY from these guys... i was really excited and they took advantage of me...
Message 19 of 20
Guru

Re: Arlo Pro Activity Zone is NOT available anymore


@Aklare wrote:
 bottem line, they take zones away after 3 months now and don't tell you.

 


It sounds like you are complaining about the need for a paid subscription when the camera is battery powered.  And that what happened is that your trial subscription ran out.  Is that correct?

 

If so, this information was in the FAQs when you purchased.  But I agree it would have been easy to miss, and it's unfortunate that you didn't realize it until after the return period was over.

Message 20 of 20