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Re: Arlo Video Doorbell and HomeKit integration

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Does the Arlo video doorbell integrate with HomeKit?  A lot of the Arlo line does but I can't find anywhere that states the video doorbell does.

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maniac180,

 

It’s a goal of Arlo’s to make as many cameras compatible with these integrations as we can but we don’t have an announcement to make regarding Video Doorbell compatibility at this time.

 

JamesC

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Thanks JamesC!  So currently, you can only view the video doorbell via the Arlo app or by logging in to your account online?

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maniac180,

 

That's correct.

 

JamesC

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Ok we get it. Scripted answer over and over. You just cut and paste it over and over each time the question comes up?
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They just added HomeKit to Arlo Pro 3 base VMB4540 and cameras. Finally! 

Model: VMB4540 | Arlo Pro 3 SmartHub, VMC4040P | Arlo Pro 3 Wire-Free Camera, AVD1001 | Arlo Video Doorbell
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Any reason why this is being excluded?  I was going to get this doorbell, but all this is doing instead is pushing me to get a Netatmo or Eufy instead.

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I am also interested to see Arlo release homekit support for the doorbell. Could you at least share with us whether this is planned? 

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Smart home purveyor Arlo has announced the new Arlo Video Doorbell with a wide vertical field of view —but unfortunately no HomeKit integration. The new video doorbell camera is here to take on the likes of Ring and August. ... When pressed on HomeKit support, Arlo says they have no announcement to make at this time.

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this is crazy to think a company would create a "new" product without Homekit support. I have 6 pro 2 cameras, an old Arlo Q, a Baby Arlo, pay for the yearly subscription and just purchased the new Video Doorbell. My thinking was how would it not be Homekit compatible... well I was wrong. The old argument with the wireless cameras was that they were wireless well the doorbell is hardwired in. Can anyone explain the reasoning that the new video doorbell is HomeKit compatible? 

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I think this has to do with their subscription model for this device. If they integrate with Homekit, we would have access to features that would otherwise be unavailable without their subscription. 

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Only for HomeKit Secure Video.  They can at least have the livestream happening through HomeKit, like they do with almost all their other cameras.

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I went with the Arlo Video Doorbell to have a consistent experience with my video needs. When will the doorbell be ready for HomeKit? I will be very hard for me to recommend Arlo if they do not have consistent experiences across all all platforms. 

Model: AVD1001 | Arlo Video Doorbell
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Just installed the Video Doorbell and like others, was surprised to find it wasn’t supported on HomeKit. Wouldn’t have changed the purchase decision, already have 5 cameras, so the doorbell was going to be it. My Ring has been causing too many false notifications. All the cameras work on HomeKit, so expecting the video doorbell to doesn’t seem far fetched. Let’s try to get some consistency on the products, so I can recommend them without a list of caveats.
Model: AVD1001 | Arlo Video Doorbell
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Especially since iOS 14 has facial recognition with the HomeKit. The only camera feasible for this is the video doorbell.
Model: AVD1001 | Arlo Video Doorbell
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Any updates on this, Arlo? I’ve spent a lot of money on your camera systems and it disappoints me that tight integration with Apple HomeKit is still not active with the video doorbell. Additionally, we need Arlo to start supporting HomeKit secure video to allow us as consumers the ability to choose our own recording options. The new iOS 14 and updated HomeKit items are really exciting. I would be deeply disappointed to have to return all my equipment and buy into another manufacturer. 

Model: VMB4540 | Arlo Pro 3 SmartHub, VMC4040P | Arlo Pro 3 Wire-Free Camera, AVD1001 | Arlo Video Doorbell
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I just bought the Arlo Video Doorbell. I am indeed very surprised about the lack of Homekit support.
Arlo can you answer if this support is planned or not?
If not, I will have to send back and go for other solution.
Thanks for your answer.
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SylvainD,

 

It’s a goal of Arlo’s to make as many cameras compatible with these integrations as we can but we don’t have an announcement to make regarding Video Doorbell compatibility at this time.

 

JamesC

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Ok, thanks for your answer. Then I have to send back my Arlo system.
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