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Sharing Doorbell Access

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robertox
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I set up the video doorbell yesterday for my parents.

 

Is there a way for them to share that device with me, so I can see the recordings - and device information?

 

The doorbell is directly on their wi-fi network, not the existing Arlo hub. 

 

The existing Arlo hub is used for their other cameras - Pro 2 (free plan) - which are shared with me.

 

They don't have a subscription for the doorbell yet, since they are still on the free 90-day trial.

 

Thanks.


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jguerdat
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The Grant Access is under the main Settings area, not in the doorbell settings. The connected vs. disconnected just means the doorbell is not connected to a base/hub.

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Streak2
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Go to DoorBell Settings and select Grant Access. Enter your email address there.

 

https://kb.arlo.com/000039122/How-do-I-add-friends-to-my-Arlo-account

 

make sure to go into edit to make sure that the doorbell has been selected to share.

robertox
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From the doorbell's "Device Settings" menu in the Arlo app on their phone, there are the following menu options

 

- - - - - - - - - -

Connected to → Disconnected *

 

Time Zone

 

Flicker Adjustment

 

Silent Mode

 

Doorbell LED

 

Traditional Chime → Mechanical

 

Language

 

Device Info

 

Device Utilities

 

Support

 

VIDEO

 

Video Settings

 

Activity Zones

 

AUDIO

 

Audio Settings

 

DOORBELL CALL

 

Call Settings


RESTART

REMOVE DEVICE

- - - - - - - - - -

 

There is no option to "Grant Access".

 

* I don't know why it says "Disconnected" when it is working.  There's a thread here somewhere about that.

jguerdat
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The Grant Access is under the main Settings area, not in the doorbell settings. The connected vs. disconnected just means the doorbell is not connected to a base/hub.

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robertox
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"The Grant Access is under the main Settings area, not in the doorbell settings."

 

Thanks, I found it. 

 

Open the app on the owner's device - in this case, my parents - and open the SETTINGS in the lower right hand corner.

 

scroll down to ACCOUNT, and under ACCOUNT is

  • Profile
  • Grant Access
  • Subscription

 

Select GRANT ACCESS

 

That takes you to the FRIENDS menu.  Since I already have access to the other cameras, there was no need to ADD me.

 

Select the user - in this case, me - which takes you to the FRIEND (without the "s") screen.  At this point, I could see the other three cameras I already have access to.

 

Select EDIT in the upper-right hand corner.  This shows all of the devices available.  The three cameras I already have access to had green check marks next to them.   I selected the doorbell.

 

On my device, I had to restart the app for the doorbell to appear.  But it has been working since.

AniB
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Be sure to grant yourself "Admin Rights".  This gives you the ability to download and delete videos.  You'll aso be able to talk, record, and take photos with the camera..

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