Re: Smart Notifications Are Not Working
The firmware on the camera is 1.092.0.19_26228 - this is the same as my other arlo pro, which works perfect.
Basestation Firmware: 126.96.36.199_27099
I have tried both the mobile app and the web portal. Neither is showing any automatic recordings for that camera.
I'll give it to the end of the month and if there is no resolution, I'll just unsubscribe. There is no added benefit to an Arlo Smart Subcription that does exactly the same as the Basic Plan. Actually some motions on the Basic Plan are not detected...I was hoping the smart feature would resolve this. The cameras might pick up trees blowing in the wind but not humans walking by ( on the Basic Plan). The Arlo Smart Subcription offers no enhancement and no benefit.
I am experiancing this very same issue, I have the arlo basic sub with smart service added on, Since getting the "Smart service" I have not been recieving the relevant notifications for front section and driveway... Only getting them when "All other motion" is turned on.
App is the latest version on Samsung Galaxy Note 8 which has latest OS version
Base station : HW: VMB4000r3 FW: 188.8.131.52_27099
Camera: HW: H3 FW: 184.108.40.206_26229, 220.127.116.11_26229
Any Ideas? Its slightly frustrating paying for a service that isnt working...
I totally agree. After paying so much for the system and the extra cameras everything should be free. I do like it though except for now I have to pay $10.00 a month for the extra cameras after the five.
I recently upgraded to smart premier. I don't think it works because I turned off the notifications for animals and I still get animals. I get animals more than people. I did get it free for a month. I'm not sure if I will keep it though.
I've been subscribed to Premier and recenctly got the Arlo Smart feature that they released to Australia, however my smart alerts are not working. I have never received any non-standard motion alerts. No person, animal or car alerts - they are all just stanard.
Have been troubleshooting now with Level 1 for about two hours. They have escalated it. Let's see. Quite frustrating.
Just try to keep the origan topic here.
Yesterday (03.12.2018) it went two hours before the email came - and no message from the app.
---Svein Olsen, Oslo, Norway---
(...and I hope Google translater do it well...!)
Netgear Arlo keep releasing products but refuse to fix problems that make their products useable.
They say when a customer receives great service they tell one person. But when they receive bad service they tell about 10.
I will never stop telling people how bad. Netgear Arlo is.
I have given them plenty of time and money to change their ways. Looking at the threads about CVR - clearly they don’t give a damn.
I'm reaching the end of what I can possibly try to get my smart notifications working again. When smart notifications where first released I was really excited and signed up right away. It worked really well! Due to a past incident I have camera plugged into AC and looking at my street. That way I can record anyone approaching or leaving my propoerty; whether a car or person. I want to record all of the cars that drive by, but only be notified about people.
Late in October I was woken up at 2am when my notifications started going off for everything. It lasted for about a day or two and just resolved on its own. I assumed it was a bug some new code they pushed out and filed it. However, two weeks ago the problem came back and won't go away. It happened around the same time the new smart notifications for animals and vechiles got rolled out. Since then I've gotten alerts for animals, vechiles, and just general motion.
What's more interesting is that my main camera pointing at the street works fine during the peek of day when the sun is way up, but once it sets and it gets dark the problem comes back really bad. I get several dozen notifications over night. Oddly they're all general motion alerts, not vechiles, even though its cars driving by my house. I can turn off notifications and change the activity zones to remove the street, but then that defeats the whole purpose of the camera.
I've tried turning smart notifiations on and off, ensured all cameras are in an "active" state for smart notifiations, turning people notifications on and off, restarting my base station, removing and adding cameras again, and even removing cameras and their batteries before adding them back. I don't know what happened to the quality control testing at Arlo, but their support is 100% not helpful. They just keep telling me to redo all the steps I've done before. My neighbors must think I'm crazy walking outside every two days to take the cameras down and redo what I've already done before!
Is there anything that someone can recommend or help I can get to resolve this problem? Before smart notifications broke I was actually a very happy customers. Which based on what I've seen from this community and the reddit arlo community is rare these days. I'm starting to save money up to buy another system, but I'd like to not have to do that.
Same problem here, animals notification off but still animals notifications
RBK53| Orbi Router + 3 Satellites
Arlo Pro 2| 5 cameras
Arlo Ultra| 3 base stations and 6 cameras
It's good to know that I'm not alone with experience these types of problems. I was getting worried I was in a unique situation after searching and high low for a similar thread across here and Reddit. However, given the lack of responses on here, Reddit, Arlo's supports deaf tone to these issues, and having run out of troubleshooting options, I might have to just wave the white flag on this product.
It's sad as up until two the first occurence of this problem in mid-october I was a raving fan of this product. All of my colleagues and friends looking at getting cameras got a strong Arlo recommendation from me. I'm going to have to now change my stance and strongly not recommend the product. I'll continue to use the cameras as I've invested a fair penny, but I'm going to be saving to replace them with another product that cares about customers as soon as possible.
Okay so a few weeks have gone by and I haven't found any changes in service or support.
Has any progress been made to identify and fix this issue? I received an email telling me that my subscriptions are coming up for renewal. I think that I'm going to cancel for a few months until this is remedied.
What’s really annoying is every year I sign up to CVR, thinking it’s been a year surely they’ve fixed the bugs by now. But each year it’s worse than the previous year.
One question to you all, are you on Android or Apple? I'm on Android. The tech support guy instructed me to uncheck "all other motion" and to leave the animals, vehicles, and people if I wanted them. But on my app, "all other motion" isn't an option. My theory is that the Android version of the app is simply missing this toggle and therefore, it is "stuck" on. Just a thought.
It may help if all of us who are experiencing this issue call and submit help tickets. Maybe then, there will be enough of a signal to convey the problem exists.
I am on iPhone I’ve tried this I have tried all the different detections individually and all have the same result. Personally I ain’t gonna bother signing up again unless they release another update claiming they’ve fixed it.
Shoot, there goes that theory! This is really frustrating to have the Smart Notifications not function the way they're supposed to. Getting a "ding" every 10 seconds in meetings is getting really old. Hope Arlo can get a solution soon, but I'm not seeing evidence on these discussions of Netgear involvement or interest in resolving the issues.
Mine hasn't worked right since November 23rd. That was the last notification that I had received from my backdoor camera.
@ShayneS can you please help?
Ticket # 40591942
I can't be sure but I'm confident that adding things like "package" and "vehicle" and "animal" broke what was previously working just fine.
I contacted Arlo help and we spent over an hour resetting cameras and base station and trying all kinds of other things before they gave up and created a tech support ticket for me, of which they have still not got back to me.
I was planning to cancel my smart subscription until they can fix all this nonsense, but the fact they havent even had the decency to provide us feedback on this channel makes me think they don't actually care as long as money is entering their accounts, do im inclined to refund the entire system and purchase Nest instead. Which is unfortunate as ive enjoyed the product up until now, but the purpose of this system is to keep my family and home safe; in its current state it simply does not fullfil this purpose.
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