On my Arlo Video Doorbell, is there a way to shut off the Video Call to my phone. I don't want it calling my phone everytime someone rings my doorbell. I would rather my mechanical doorbell ring and not my phone. Can someone point me in the right direction in settings to achieve this?
Both my wife and I are getting calls when the doorbell rings but my house chime doesn’t ring at all. When we are both at work and my daughter is home alone this is a problem.
That's a different problem - likely the transformer. You can try disconnecting the power module (as a test), and see if the chime rings w/o it. If it does, then the next step I suggest is to replace the transformer (reconnecting the power module of course).
Note this is a problem I had with my own system.
Are there any plans to enable selective silent mode?
I totally agree with @vaulthigh here: I, too, share my account and it doesn't make any sense to call everyone's phone every time there is a delivery man dropping off a package. The problem is that door chime leaves you an option to react or to ignore, while the phone call demands some kind of action, even if all you want is to shut it down. This is absolutely unacceptable for people who are trying to minimize the number of incoming distraction on a smartphone.
The only problem is the chime buzzes constantly.
Check that the power module is installed properly. If it is, then you might need to replace the transformer.
What model chime do you have?
I will check the connections. I had to get a bigger transformer to power the video doorbell when I first got it. The one that came with my chime wasn’t big enough. Is it possible that my new transformer is too big for the old chime
What chime model do you have, and what are the specs of your new transformer?
I am going to buy a new chime. The chime I had came with a 16 va transformer in a set. I changed it to a 24 va when my video doorbell wouldn’t work. The specs on the chime say 16va so this might be my problem
16 va or 16 volts? 16 va should be fine (va is basically watts).
What chime model do you have?
Chime says caution must use 16 vac 10 va transformer.
When I setup the arlo video doorbell I got a signal that transformer wasn’t big enough. I got a bigger one at Home Depot and it worked for a while then stopped. Seemed like as soon as I signed on to the paid plan it started working again but it was bussing all the time. I want to get a chime that is rated for the bigger transformer I guess. Any suggestions?
I want to get a chime that is rated for the bigger transformer I guess. Any suggestions?
No recommendations on the chimes - my own are very old mechanical ones.
But consider keeping it simple. Wireless chimes and some digital ones have caused some trouble.
Unfortunately Arlo doesn't have a chime compatibility list. But Ring does, and if a chime works with Ring it likely will work with Arlo. A chime that fails with Ring will almost certainly fail with Arlo. https://support.ring.com/hc/en-us/articles/209028546-Ring-Video-Doorbell-Pro-Chime-Kit-Compatibility...