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Re: Arlo Ultra not recording activities

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HazzMatt Apprentice
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JamesC, Are you saying that removing and re-inserting the micro SD card is supposed to be a possible solution to the failed Ultra Base Station Firmware update on July 29th?

HazzMatt Apprentice
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Hello, there are actually 2-3 different threads on here.  Many of those reporting issues discovered that the motion recording to the library was fine until July 29th.  Arlo pushed out an Arlo Ultra Base Firmware on July 29th and that's when the problems started.  Can you confirm your problems started then too?

HazzMatt Apprentice
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JamesC,  Yes I have used the SD Card for local recordings. Yes, I disabled that feature as part of the troubleshooting process.  Yes, I tried operating without the SD card inserted at all.   Question:  Why cannot Arlo admit that the Ultra Base Firmware that was pushed out on July 29th is the problem.  My motion recording to the libary was working fine until that update was pushed out.  We are now at two weeks plus since the problems started and the problem is still ongoing.

Kammfam Luminary
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I honestly don't know when this issue started for me. I've been having so many other issues, it's hard to keep them straight.

 

edit: I just looked back, and my thread is from 7/16, so I was having this issue well before the last firmware update (which broke my audio and infrared...)

Mjbeuke Apprentice
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Any updates on this??! My frikking base station has to be rebooted 3-4 times a day just to regain the Ultra’s ability to motion trigger recording.....

Which is stupid considering every time it gets rebooted my doorbell will not resync itself with the base until someone presses the button.....

COME ON ALREADY....
Model: VMS5240 | Arlo Ultra 2 Camera Kit
HazzMatt Apprentice
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Rebooting doesn't really do anything for me. If Arlo or the moderator here starts thinking that rebooting helps, they might publish that as the solution. It's Not!! Yikes
bstone01 Aspirant
Aspirant

Same problem here. I just upgraded to the Ultra 4 camera system and have 6 original Arlo cameras connected to the new hub also. One of the new Ultras won’t record. 

PT805 Guide
Guide
I'd say return it. Because my system started with 3 of my 5 cameras not recording. Now none of them record. I spoke to arlo customer service today, they said they have no timeline as to when they would have a solution.
Qia Aspirant
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Do you mean “ active” , on?

I don’t have Sd , because! I get the PVC plan, 

Qia Aspirant
Aspirant

Firts, I like to appreciate all the people that participate, and all the impressions shared with my about this issue.

I scale to 2 level “ Arlo , and they told me to “ restart “ the base station, And, I did it.

then we synced all the cameras ( 4) to the base, and the star wok perfect, and then suddenly one stop working.

I disconnect( unplugged)  the base from the power for a few seconds ( like 45 seconds ), reconnecting the base and until this moment ( 24 hours later) still working all good ( cameras) , now detecting motions and recorded to the library.

But I want to download any video from the library the system give me this error.

Cocoa- error( see screenshot attached)

Still persists the error, that Arlo smart don’t “ know “ the different between a Animal,and , vehicle, and this error happens de 96 % of the time during the night,

please give , share with me your experience about this problem.

Amin_afs Aspirant
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Ok so literally I have the same problem as you all described. I even talked to the tech support and nothing new came out of it! They said they’ll investigate it further!
Anyways, just for those who haven’t tried it, I have done all possible troubleshootings. From a simple reboot to removing and re-pairing the cameras, checking the sensors, and even I tried the hard reset (factory reset) the result of all were the same. Working for 2-4 hours then stopped recording.
I do believe it a firmware issue as its a little chance that both my smart hubs and all 10 cameras hardware defect at the same time!

Model: VMS5440 | Arlo Ultra 4 Camera Kit
Mjbeuke Apprentice
Apprentice
You’re absolutely right - rebooting is NOT a solution. Nor is having to spend money on a smart switch socket to do so anyways.

This is a $700 system of paper weights currently and I am fed up with it. Too bad I can’t return this garbage now
HazzMatt Apprentice
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I talked to Level 2 support again last night and this time they told me that they have a proposed base station firmware being tested now. We might actually finally be on a road to recovery here - after more than two weeks since the last firmware change on July 29 caused all this. Fingers crossed. Although this restoral will hopefully ease our pain, there will be no other compensation for our two weeks of troubleshooting and frustrations. Good Luck to us all.
LandJS Apprentice
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Aspirant that is something in this tech age isn't it when it calls a dog a person and a person a vehicle or animal and once even a bee was a person and a person 10 feet from the camera is just motion.  Good thing they can't be used for face recognition.  If this system did work as advertised it would be a awsome system and they wouldn't be able to keep them in stock.       IF

Amin_afs Aspirant
Aspirant
I just got off the phone with the tech. They have come to realize this is a firmware issue.
Looks like they are working on it and what he told me was they expect a firmware push update sometime soon to fix the issue.
So keep checking your libraries for newly recorded videos.
LandJS Apprentice
Apprentice

Well it's certainly good news they have come to that conclusion, that it took near 3 weeks considering the number of posts on this dedicated community, not so good.  If they all were as quick to respond as James is, then I would be gratefull.

PT805 Guide
Guide
It's kinda ridiculous that they just realized it's a firmware issue. I'm sure everyone here realized it was a firmware issue when it first happened to them.
michaelooooooo Initiate
Initiate

This is not just affecting Ultra. I have Arlo Pro 2 and same exact issues.

HazzMatt Apprentice
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When did your Pro 2 issues start? The Ultra base update that caused my issues was July 29th. My Arlo Pro cameras were not affected.
Qia Aspirant
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JamesC.

Do you have any solution for this issue? 

Can you be so kind and share any information related with the subject, that generate all these debate?

xt328 Aspirant
Aspirant

Same problem here. No detection, no video recording since a few hours.

bbeagle Apprentice
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I’ll chime in here and follow this thread. All our cameras are also not recording motion events since the last update. I haven’t opened up a ticket at Arlo, but will tomorrow if there is no update.

 

if I reboot the main unit, turn off cameras, restart them, etc once in a while I’ll get an alert or two then they’ll all go dead again. One time, one camera was active for about 12 hours and had about 120 motion alerts that day. It hasn’t worked since about a week ago when that happened despite restarting it, unpairing repairing it, etc etc 

Model: VMS5440 | Arlo Ultra 4 Camera Kit
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VCG Apprentice
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I've  had the ultra since 1/16/19 they have been nothing but trouble. Almost every update is a mess, some thing is always different and not working as should. I'm having the same problems as you. Sometimes it picks up motion about 50 % of the time lately.  I have been rebooting, remove device, install device. I'm about done. Remember you have a year to return people.

Model: VMS5440 | Arlo Ultra 4 Camera Kit
LandJS Apprentice
Apprentice

question on the 1 year return apprentice, I thought the Best Buy policy was 30 days.  I'm hoping to get it working but if they can't fix the android app to handle doze mode it's useless to me.

SuperZwu Guide
Guide

Today I received a notification that my support-task has been closed what is leaving me behind without knowing how to continue ... have the software development team found the issue or not? 

Will there be a fix for it soon or are the not even investigating it any more?

I'm willing to wait for a fix but if there's nobody actively working on it I doubt it will come back to a working condition just by itself magically and in that case I would imediatelly return my Ultra-System and buy a different one!

 

Would be really cool to know what's going on ...