Geofencing with multiple devices
I have geofencing set up with two devices, my phone and my wife's. It's set up so that the system activates when we leave and disarms when we come back. This works perfectly with one device because it does exactly what you want - it turns on when you leave the house.
But what I've noticed with two devices is that it activates if either one of us leaves, so even when someone is still home, the system is activated. So it seems like the logic is, "if any device is out of zone, then do X" when what I'd like is, "If all devices are out of zone, then do X". If you think about it, if the point of geofencing is to allow you to activate the system when you leave then there's no point in activating it while someone is still home.
Am I missing something? Is there a way to set this up so that it only activates when both of us are out of zone?
Wife's: iPhone 5s iOS 9.3.1
I did a test tonight, taking each phone out of the zone individually. When I left my wife's phone at home and took mine out of the zone, the system armed. When I left my phone at home and took my wife's phone out of the zone, the system did NOT arm. The mystery deepens!
Sounds like the system is not actually set for both devices or location settings on your wife's phone isn't set properly/not working. Remove both devices from geofencing (one at a time, if necessary) and add back in, saving as appropriate inbetween. Check location settings on both devices.
Is the Arlo log in on your wife's phone signed into the primary account or is it using an account that has been given access via the Grant Access feature?
And to answer jquerdat's question, her location settings seem to be working fine because it shows her as "out of zone" when she's away from the house.
I have this same problem. My wife's phone and mine are both iPhone with iOS 9.3.1 and we share the same login. When one of us leaves, and one is still in the geofenced zone, Arlo enables away mode. Here are some screen shots.
This shot shows I'm away, and wife is home:
This is immediately after when I switch mode to "Geofencing" to on, Arlo immediately switches to away mode:
For those of you having issues utilizing multiple devices with Geofencing I will be reaching out to you in a private message to collect and escalate more information to the Beta team.
Also take a look at the latest article regarding Geofencing and multiple user support: How do I add and manage multiple mobile devices for geofencing?
okay this great EXCEPT FOR MAKING ANOTHER ACCOUNT COME ON!!! If I have 2 device on one account and she's getting notifies and can see the video and edit and do everything I can WHY DOES SHE HAVE TO MAKE ANOTHER ACCOUNT?? Just one more thing to remember damn I love that it make no sense.
Does Netgear have a timeline when this will be addressed? I am tired of getrting constant notices while my wife is still at home.
Arlo iOS update this evening (6/16) with the details listed as "Bug Fixes". I tested a couple of the scenrios I was having issues with and they seem to be working now. ie, Husband phone left zone, wife phone stayed in zone and the in zone rule was to look at the calendar, when was to Disarm at that time. Once 10pm arrived, the calendar then changed to 'armed" and all worked. More testing to be done with a variety of scenerios - both phones leaving zone, etc. But some hope....
Tried enabling and disabling rules, devices, device geo etc etc etc, but still same problem.
I have forwarded these topics to the beta team for review. Geofencing is still a beta feature and will see more updates in the future.
Regarding the use of multiple devices with Geofencing, some users have reported refreshing their enabled devices (toggle enabled devices off, save, and then toggle back on) has helped with the issue being discussed here.
Well, believe it not.... I toggled my wife's enabled device, saved and then toggled it back on and saved. I had little confidence this would do anything.....BUT, it seems to working now - even with the Home Mode = Schedule. I will have to test this over the next couple of days as various scenerios natually happen - but this will be great if this functionality now works!
So, does it work?
Any update on this from the Beta team?
It is extremely annoying to use the geofencing only to have a ton of alerts because my wife is still home. If it recognized that both phones were out of the set geofencing distance and THEN armed - all would be good.
Consider refreshing your enabled devices within Geofencing settings. Disable all listed devices, save and then enable the devices again.
Also be sure the app stays logged in and is running on both mobile devices. If the app is logged off/not running Geofencing will not work.
Do you still see the same behavior?
I ended up deleting the App and then reinstalling on my phone / primary account. It seems to be working. Don't ask me why. Maybe try that and see what happens.
I also have the same issue that my wifes phone does not disarm the camera when we use the geo fencing feature. If I cannot resolve this I will be returning the camera. I would love for it to work, please help?
I tried doing that with both my phone and my wife's phone to no avail. The cameras still arm every time my wife is at home and I am not. This is incredibly frustrating and I think I will be returning the cameras unless this gets fixed soon!