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Improve Notification Rules

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sstringer
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I have a 4-camera Arlo Pro system.  I get so many notifications (50-100/day) that it renders them uselss. 

 

Yes, I know I can (and have) reduced sensitivities, etc. to fine tune the system.  That's not the point of this feature request.

 

Motion detection is fine and necessary.  It's just that if I get so many messages (sent to every phone in my family to make matters worse), that I either have to turn them off entirely or ignore them.  Either way, it defeats the purpose of motion detection and alerts.  

 

What is needed is a much better set of notification rules that send notifications on a camera by camera basis. For instance, send notifications only when a) I'm not home (so a combination of geofencing per camera) and b) only on the first major event within a period of time (yes, I know my dog is outside, now shut up).  Receiving 5 notificaitons in 10 minutes is what I'm trying to avoid here.

 

The current binary (it's either entirely on or entirely off) system doesn't work.

 

 

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JamesC
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sstringer,

 

You can accomplish what you describe by setting up a custom mode with custom rules. Create custom rules with notifications disabled and use these custom modes with the schedule and/or Geofencing to set up for desired time frames.

 

How do I create a mode with different rules for each Arlo Wire-Free or Arlo Pro Wire-Free camera?

 

JamesC