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Re: Arlo and IFTTT Motion Detection Broken

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Arlo is in Stringify... under Things...scroll down to letter N for Netgear.
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An update went out late last week that should resolve the issue users were experiencing with IFTTT applets failing. Please let us know if you are still experiencing an issue.

 

JamesC

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I can confirm that my Arlo Motion Detection in IFTTT is working again; it just took 2.5 months.

 

-UsedJeans

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@JamesC , I am still having issues.  I disconnected Arlo at IFTTT and reconnected.  It shows that it connected succesfully.  Then I try to use the applet: Begin recording when motion is detected during the workday

I want to use IFTTT because I am in Arlo's SmartThings mode, not the normal Arlo Armed mode.

 

The first IFTTT applet option pulldown shows my 4 arlo cameras to select for motion, but a couple seconds after this page loads I get a temporary red banner "We can't access your service".  I have confirmed in my arlo app that all 4 arlo cameras are working.... I can play and see live video.

 

The 2nd IFTTT option to select camera to record just says "loading" with error under it: "Arlo doesn't have any available options".  I click try again then the error changes to "Arlo seems to be down right now."  When I go to my IFTTT services, Arlo page it shows still active.

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@kevin4, I've never used SmartThings...  However, I would assume that if you're managing your Arlo system/cameras using SmartThings, that you should use triggers and/or actions through SmartThings?  Maybe connect your IFTTT account with SmartThings: https://ifttt.com/smartthings.  I am thinking that because your cameras aren't armed using the normal Netgear Armed mode, then the trigger isn't being setup properly in IFTTT.  I know that my triggers/applets do not run if the system isn't in Armed mode.

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@JamesC, someone should get IFTTT to update the Incident: http://status.ifttt.com/incidents/2wpfb9t09n8v.

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I was trying to setup IFTTT today and it states "We Can't access your service"

Is this related?

 

Model: VMC3030 | Arlo Wire-Free Camera
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tried to get arlo to talk to amazon echo show - works great, tried via IFTTT to be able to tell alexa to arm cameras, although IFTTT shows both amazon and Arlo connected just fails when I try to set applet. I see a fix said was done, all my gear has current firmware, however it just says in IFTTT app cant connect - has this been fixed ? or still bugs or? any other way to be able to get alexa to be able to arm and disarm my arlo camera network?

-original alro cams battery operated versions

 

any / all help is appreciated

thanks, Ktt

Model: VMC3030 | Arlo Wire-Free Camera
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"We can't access your service" error msg, all hardware has current firmware, both alexa/amazon and arlo say connected, try to install simple applet to arm & disarm - but get this msg although all showed connected. alexa echo - show easily connected my cameras and I can see them live. want to be able to have the kids when they come and go use alexa to arm the cameras - but this is not working - reading arlo said a fix went out? really does not seem so - anyone having issues or any other way to arm / disarm the cameras beyond IFTTT - thinking thats a no - whats up arlo? is this fixed or not? 

thanks for any / all help in advance

Ktt

Model: VMB3000 | Arlo Base Station, VMC3030 | Arlo Wire-Free Camera
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This problem is still unresolved. When I attempt to set up an IFTTT applet for my Arlo Q I get get a temporary red banner which reads "We can't access your service".  The dropdown list to select devices just reads "Loading" with a message underneath reading "Arlo doesn't have any available options. Try again".  If I select the Try again option, the message changes to "Arlo seems to be down right now. Try again".

Model: VMC3040 | Arlo-Q HD with Audio
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I gave up on NetGear to solve this issue a long time ago....since someone i. this forum suggested using Stringify with IFTTT...

It has been flawless since...give Stringify a try!
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I don't have an Arlo Q so am unable to assist with that at all but I can confirm that the issue was resolved for me using the Arlo Pro wireless cameras.  I am able to set up new triggers and have them do things in IFTTT without issue again.  I had already deleted any recipes that existed before the issue arose so I'm also not able to give information about that. 

Model: VMC4030| Arlo Pro Wire-Free Camera
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IFTTT could not load cameras or connect to the service; even though under settings the service shows as connected.  I abandoned IFTTT and used an app called Stringify instead - the cameras connected immediately and I was able to set my time lapse video recordings.  Pumped about Stringify as I can see it solving a lot of the rules/recording shortcomings and complexities of the Arlo product (Base Station and Cameras).

Model: VMC4030| Arlo Pro Wire-Free Camera
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Could you please solve the problem with IFTTT? There is no solution! The problem is not solved nothing's changed
Model: VMB3000 | Arlo Base Station
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IFTTT does not work for me. It says "Arlo seems to be down right now" when I try to setup an applet where Arlo is armed from a Google Assistant phrase.

Model: VMC3040 | Arlo-Q HD with Audio
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Apprentice
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Arlo and IFTTT still doesn’t work for me. I get request failed 404 error when trying to create an applet. I had an IFTTT applet via alexa to arm and disarm arlo that worked. I tried disconnecting the service and reconnecting and have now lost this applet along with the ability to create new ones.  Any updates or anyone have success with 404 error after disconnecting and reconnecting Arlo IFTTT service?

Model: VMB3000 | Arlo Base Station
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At this point in time I guess there is nothing to hope anymore. Down since September...

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Former NETGEAR Employee.
Disclaimer: Views and opinions expressed here are my own.
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Everything is working for me just like it used to,

Sorry some of you are still having problems, but I'm glad we're fixed here....

Model: VMC4030| Arlo Pro Wire-Free Camera
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It seems to work if a connection between IFTTT and Arlo has previously been established. If a new connection is attempted, in some instances, it fails. This is certainly a bug so it is technically not working with regards to IFTTT and Netgear. Hopefully there will be a fix to this issue so that it can be fully utilized. Stringify can be used in most instances to replace IFTTT receipes that are no longer working.
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I'm unable to create an applet using the Arlo Arm/Disarm actions.

 

When choosing, I get a "Loading" string in the camera selection combobox that never updates. 

 

Looking at the response, seems to be giving a "The requested page or file does not exist"

Model: VMC4030| Arlo Pro Wire-Free Camera
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I wonder if this has to do with motion detection triggers vs arm/disarm actions.  It appears at a glance that people no longer having problems (including myself) are using the triggers from motion to turn on lights or whatever and the folks still having issues are trying to arm and disarm the devices via smart home assistance voice commands.

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It’s not just arm/disarm, it’s anytime you try and establish a connection from IFTTT back to Arlo.  You can go from Arlo to an IFTTT trigger, for example, If Arlo detects motion, turn on a Hue Light.  But, you can’t arm or disarm using voice commands, or have Arlo follow Then. For example, If Front camera detects motion THEN record motion on back.  You can do these things other ways, just not with IFTTT.  It used to work great and would be nice to have back.  

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The pallet that Arlo creates works; our system says connected but nothing works. Trying to arm the system gives a 404 error. Unfortunately Stringiy also can not arm/disarm - feeling like Netgear is letting us down. (stringify does work for rules like record in motion, the base station rules won’t work for us)
Model: VMC4030| Arlo Pro Wire-Free Camera
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I’ve got Stringify to work by arming a single cameras base station. This arms it for all cameras attached to that station. I’ve been testing it every night in Stringify to Arm at 9:00pm. It’s worked great. 

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Wow, totally frustrating that Strinfigy will arm for some and not others (same for IFTTT where folks have that working). In Stringify, I have tried to use the same trigger and different cameras (to rule out a camera issue) and it just will not fire/arm the base station (arm or disarm).    I am curious if it has something to do with additional 'modes' on the base station.  We have Armed, Disarmed, Schedule, Day Mode at Home.  Would have to convince my partner to delete the additional modes in order to run some tests, he was frustrated setting them up so not convinced I could get him on board with more effort 🙂

Model: VMC4030| Arlo Pro Wire-Free Camera