Re: Ultra cameras won’t detect motion or record
> Do you see the video files on your SD card too?
I've just discovered a 2 hour window this afternoon where some 30 vids were recorded to SDcard but not up to the portal and no notification. My internet access was working at the time as netflix was being used and consuming about 2 of 40Mb/s bandwidth (based on same use right now).
It seems to me the cameras are detecting and recording ok but there's something flakey about comms between base station and arlo cloud.
As an aside, previously I've noticed that the arlo infrared is on thus it must have sensed motion but no notification or vid on the portal.
Sorry Arlo but that’s unacceptable!
You advertised your system is working WITHOUT any monthly payment and it was working till last firmware update and now you are trying to force us all to subscribe to your monthly payment plan!
THAT IS RIDICULOUS!!
That doesn't make sense. I have the Arlo Smart subscription and my cameras just "go to sleep" as far as motion recording goes. Some cameras still operate and the problem rotates between the various cameras. Last night I was told the problem, which started on July 29th, was "identified" and that another firmware update would be coming soon. So, I'm thinking we have different problems, but somewhat intertwined as both our problems occured after the July 29 firmware change came out. Good Luck to all of us.
My god Arlo - get it to frikking gether if that’s even within your scope of capability...
Hello JamesC, what was contained in the July 29 Ultra Base Station Firmware Update that caused these problems for your users? Are you saying that this is only now being documented by Arlo? I've had a ticket in for several days that states that motion recording "goes to sleep". My report is very detailed and lists all the steps taken on my end to attempt remedy. I have two separate systems in different locations, different service providers in different states that have the same problem -- and both systems were fine prior to July 29th.
Same problem since the last update and still doing it.... motion sensing it working in the Ultra at my front door and back door - but no recordings or notifications since the last update.
There are several threads on this same issue now - one guy owns 2 systems in 2 states doing the exact same thing....
@JamesC is there art update on this one??? Of the countless annoying issues that constantly arise with my Arlo system - this one tops them all....
No recordings is simply unacceptable. It’s literally the point of having these cameras.....
Yep there are now 2 or 3 other threads on this exact issue - and it started at the point of the last SmartHub "update".....
Cameras won't detect motion/record at all.... Rebooting the base station fixes it for a few hours - but its unacceptable to have to do that for a SECURITY CAMERA....
As was suggested - anyone experiencing this issue please call in a support ticket. Don't bank on hearing back from them ever.... but at least its documented and multiple users complaining of the same issue should rise it up on the priority fix list....
@JamesC here's another thread for the same issue.... Its widespread and we would love for it to be fixed ASAP! Thanks for anything you can do to get Tier 2 Engineering (and above) involved to snuff this one out ASAP!
I’ve now returned this system and will never ever buy Arlo **bleep** ever again... Absolutely useless.
We purchased the Ultra system on August 4. We have been disappointed in how the Ultras detect motion. Given the high cost of this system, we are thinking of taking the system back for a refund. In our front yard, we previously had a Pro camera which did a good job of detection motion on our driveway and walkway. We replaced it with an Ultra. We were having great difficulty in getting it detect us on the driveway well within 25 feet. We must have spent an hour adjusting it's angle to get it to pick up motion on the driveway. It does not pickup motion on our walkway. Disappointed. So, it appears to us that the motion detection range for an Ultra is much smaller than it is for the Pro. We were going to put the Pro back up (take down the Ultra) but then decided to instead use the Pro attached to metal on the side of the driveway. We then configured the Pro, that when it detects motions, to also turn on the Ultra recording. This is basically using the motion detection function of the Pro to get the Ultra to record. This is really cheating, working around the motion detection shortcomings of the Ultra. We will give the Arlo softward team a bit of time to resolve the Ultra motion detection issue. If it fails to, we will take back the Ultra system as there is little point to have an expensive security system that continues to fail to propertly detect motion.
It is really odd. We struggled getting the Arlo to detect us on our driveway, yet a few times it detected vehicles out on the road on the far left of it's viewing window. We have the Ultra set for 180 degrees. This ended up showing a small part of the road on the very left side of the viewing window. To our surprise, the Ultra noticed car motion on the road a few time. The cars would be about 40 feet away from the camera. Not sure why it could notice this far away motion, yet be challenged in noticing motion within the 25' range.
To the Arlo team
somebody has the solution for this big issue?
since almost a month and 1/2 ,2 ( out of 4) stops records motions to the library.
I tested them ( motion detection test) and, was good.
call Arlo support, open like 4 cases, and until today nothing happens.
one more time, anyone knows what goin on???
are you going to release pretty soon another update to fix the problem?
and guess what, another camera star with the same problem today,which is means that I have only one on “ service “.
How long we( customers) have to wait for a real solution?
Also the smart notifications, send me false alert, confusing “ cars” with Animals 🤭🤭, and “ motion “ and you will see cars, 🤭🤭🤭.
all that stops, because don’t record nothing.
I noticed many people having this similar issue as well .
I made a similar post, and others responded saying they have the same issue. Our issues started on July 29th as a result of Arlo's Ultra base station firmware update on that same day. There is no word of a fix. You stated your problems started much farther back. If you issues started before July 29th, then maybe our problems are not the same. My motion recordings were fine until July 29, but it took me nearly a week before Arlo had told me of the July 29 update. Shame on me for not noticing the firmware update myself, but I didn't know that Arlo posts these notices or where they were. Good Luck to all of us! I now have two essentially worthless Arlo Ultra systems until this problem is resolved.
Welcome to the club. This motion recording failure for the Ultra's started on July 29th after they sent out a Ultra Base Firmware Update. Arlo engineering supposedly knows about it and is trying to fix it, but it's now been two weeks since the bad update came out and we seem to be no closer to having our Ultra systems working again. Of all the issues I've had with Arlo when I started with the Pro cameras, this latest Ultra issue since July 29th seems to be the worst. Good Luck to all of us.
Glad to hear I’m not the only one. Hopefully the fix isn’t far away. Upgraded to the Ultras just recently and have had problems ever since. You'd think they would conduct substantial internal testing before pushing firmware updates out to the community.
Very concerning a security camera system can fail so catastrophically and without warning.
I chatted with Arlo again an hour ago and still no update news, other than they're working on it. The only real good news is that there are no more frustrating tests and troubleshooting steps for me to do. So instead of running around and being angry, I just wait for the fix to come out, but I'm still angry. Good Luck
I don't know how I missed this thread. I have a similar thread ("missing motion...") complaining about how my Ultras just seem to doze off every so often but then work fine 5 minutes later. It also seems to be just my Ultra cameras, and it's all of them at the same time. It's like the cameras are busy doing something else and don't work for a few minutes. I miss motion almost daily, as in someone will walk directly in front of the camera, nothing... then walk back by 5 minutes later, and the camera will trigger.