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Arlo Smart and activity zones notifications apart from recording

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RichR
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*** Rewriting the whole post again since it did not get posted the first time ***

 

Hi,

 

I have an Arlo Pro covering my front yard and driveway plus part of the street. There is a car in my driveway and one parked in the street right in front of the house.

I wanted to receive notifications only when a person enters my yard or driveway but not walking on the sidewalk or the street. However, I still want to record everything that's happening in front of the camera especially near my car without notifications.

When I setup activity zones for my lawn and driveway, it nofities me when someone enters the house but will not record any activities outside those zones.

Is there a way to setup the zones only for notifications while still having the recording triggered by motion everywhere?

 

Thanks,

 

Richard.

Model: VMC4030| Arlo Pro Wire-Free Camera
JamesC
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RichR,

 

It sounds like you may want to consider not apply activity zones at all (so all activity is captured) and enabling notifications for People only. Take a look here for instructions on how this can be done: How do I enable the Arlo Smart person detection feature?

 

JamesC

RichR
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@JamesC,

 

Thanks for the reply. A setup with no activity zones and notifications only for people is the way I have most of my cameras setup because they only cover my yard. For this front camera, if I enable notifications for people without zones, I will be notified for each person walking by on the sidewalk or the street. That's why I was hoping to find an option to use the zones only for the person notifications.

 

Thanks,

Richard.

JamesC
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RichR,

 

Currently, these two features won't interact in the way you're describing. We're always enhancing and improving these features however, so this may become possible in the future.

 

JamesC

RichR
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@JamesC,

 

Well, I won't whole my breath 🙂 but thanks for letting me know.

 

Richard.

Kingbetsy555
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Does Arlo send out software updates on existing devices?
Model: VMC4030P| Arlo Pro 2 Wire-Free Cameraarlo.netgear.com | Web Site/App
RichR
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 Not sure that's the best thread for this question but yes, Arlo sends firmware updates to existing devices when needed.