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Multiple triggers (Arlo Pro 2 and Security Light)

Hello,

 

Basic functionality of my Arlo equipment (three Arlo Pro 2 cameras and three Security Lights) works as expected and I am able to create Custom modes and Rules. Still I like to get an advice about how to set the equipment to work optimally in my specific case:

  • My house has three possible entries (“weak points”), so on each I installed one camera and one light, both pointing to the same spot, but mounted from somehow different angles
  • Main goal of Arlo equipment in my case is prevention, so the desired functionality is fairly simple: in case of an “event” corresponding camera should take a recording and ALL three security lights should start blinking for a specific time period

 

General question is: how should I set necessary rules, that my Arlo equipment will perform expected functionality in the most reliable way?

 

Essentially the key question is: is it OK that all the devices are set to actively monitor for motion or is it may be better if only one device per location is doing so?

  • If all devices are active, than in normal situation there will always be more than one trigger per event: like camera will start recording and switch on lights and at the same time also light will request camera recording and also switch on all the lights!?
    • Is such situation of “multiple triggers” considered normal and acceptable for Arlo equipment, or this will cause unnecessary confusion?
      • Worst case is if one device is getting different requests at the same time. For example: light is programed to start blinking white if it detects moving, but at the same time camera is requesting the same light to switch on permanently in red light!? I know that this is example of a wrong use, but just to highlight possible conflicts.

 

Thank you in advance for the advice or guideline.

 

Best regards

            Zvone

Model: VMC3030 | Arlo Wire-Free Camera
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Re: Multiple triggers (Arlo Pro 2 and Security Light)

I use cameras and lights to cross-triggereach other so if one misses, the other will catch. I think your idea is spot-on.

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Re: Multiple triggers (Arlo Pro 2 and Security Light)

I use cameras and lights to cross-triggereach other so if one misses, the other will catch. I think your idea is spot-on.

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Re: Multiple triggers (Arlo Pro 2 and Security Light)

 

Thank you for the clear answer, I understand that cross triggering is the logical and preferred way how to use Arlo equipment.

 

I conclude that Arlo equipment is designed in a way that when device is once “active”, additional triggers or requests are not “disturbing” the performance. Still I would like to understand if additional triggers and requests are simply ignored (by the device already “performing”) or they are somehow queued and processed later?

 

Best regards

            Zvone

 

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Re: Multiple triggers (Arlo Pro 2 and Security Light)

There's no queuing. ANy camera recording will simply have to finish, reset and be available for the next detection.

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