I really wish Netgear would address this problem that has been getting worse over the past 2 weeks...
As I have reported several times, including just a few days ago along with several others, I am getting the Push Notifications/Alerts on my cell phone when motion is detected on any of my 3 Arlo wireless cams, but the email alerts as well as the video that is supposed to then show up in the Library is quite delayed (been taking anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour to get email alert or video to show in Library, or not showing up at all!!). I'm still missing email alerts and videos from yesterday that never showed up at all!
What good are my Arlo cameras if I'm not home, but get a push notification alert(s) about motion being detected, but cannot "see" exactly what is going on at that moment??
No email message means no image to click on, and no video in Library means the same. This is absurd! I've checked and re-checked each and every setting, even deleted all previous days' videos, but there is no rhyme or reason as to why some motions show up, some show up quite late, while others don't show up at all.
I am very disappointed and not a happy camper or customer of late at all. In the past 2 weeks, this problem has gotten worse instead of better. My husband wants to rip the 3 cameras down at this point and literally dump them and take the $450 loss for what we paid, because he's tired of seeing me stress out and be upset over this.
Please Netgear - PLEASE address this problem on these boards to myself as well as all your other Arlo customers with the same problem. And as I suggested in my last post from 1/29/16, it would be great if you created a 24-hr Status page to let your customers know if there are server problems, software problems, hardware problems, etc.
Thank you in advance,
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Thanks, iSage! I've forwarded this feedback to our lead engineer and will meet with him later today to see if he has any further questions. I really appreciate your help!
You're most welcome, Nifer. Thank YOU again for staying on top of things.
Since the day I last reported (3/17/16), everything appears to be working just fine again <knock on wood>
I just wanted to thank the Arlo team for listening, reacting, and fixing this problem. My Q has been running flawlessly for a long time. I really appreciate the effort that you've taken to fix the problems with the server. While it's never nice to experience problems, it's a wonderful thing when a company stands by its products and fixes those problems.
So, from me, a huge pat on the back to the Arlo team.
- Not receiving notification of alerts is not a normal thing. Maybe you can try two email addresses (different providers..such as yahoo vs gmail or work) to see if there is something up with the email provider.
- Delay in recording is normal. I personally think that a 1 sec delay is inherent in the design of Arlo, and anything greater than that can be somewhat reduced with the placement of the camera. Side to side movement will trigger the threshold quicker than a straight on view of the object coming toward the camera.
Are you referring to email or app notifications? I suspect you mean app so make sure your rules have notifications enabled (sounds like they are if your wife is getting them) and then check your phone's app settings to ensure that notifications somehow haven't been disabled. If it looks ok, try reinstalling the app.
If you had to check your email to get them to load, that's an issue with your email client or the email server. You can check the timestamp on the emails to see when they were sent. Checking email doesn't force Netgear to send emails.
I have been getting alerts of motion detected over the last 2 weeks but not getting any video recording. You claimed to have this problem fixed but clearly IT IS NOT!!! What are you doing to solve this problem???
I am having the exact same problem, to the point of wanting to take my cameras back or sell them and get something that actually works. I have not revived my product yet on Amazon or Best Buy (where I purchased most components) but as far as recommending to my family and neighbors who have asked, I have told them they need to wait and let me get back to them. For the last week, this issue has been driving me crazy. My phone explodes with alerts, but then there is nothing there. Any advice on what the issue is? Thanks!
Consider a base station reboot (using the on-off button on the back of the base station), allow the base station to come back online with a solid green power and internet LED and try again.
Are you still seeing this behavior?
Is this happening intermittently or with every motion detection? Are you able to produce library content via manual recording when live streaming?
Are you still seeing this behavior?