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HOMEKIT - Ultra 4K

Hi,

 

What about this announcement? Additional informations ? Dates ?

 

Arlo is taking advantage of the CES in Las Vegas to officially present its Arlo Ultra, a new alarm system, and announces the expected HomeKit compatibility (but not for all models).

The company also announces the arrival this month of HomeKit compatibility for Arlo Pro 2 and Arlo Ultra. The videos captured by the cameras will now be available via the "Home" application, and can be integrated into complex scenarios.

The iOS application will manage the enriched notifications, which can then be consulted on the Apple Watch with the appropriate subscription. Finally, Arlo unveils three new products, Siren, Sensor and Remote, to extend the Arlo ecosystem with a motion detector, alarm and remote control. This security pack will be available in the second half of 2019.

 

Thank you in advance for your replies

regards

Dom

Model: VMS5440 | Arlo Ultra 4 Camera Kit
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Community Manager

Re: HOMEKIT - Ultra 4K

We're working to release firmware updates to allow for this integration to take place. We will make an announcement when HomeKit integration is completed.

 

JamesC

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Hi James

would you have an approximate date for the release of the firmware?

Regards

dom

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Retailers are selling the devices stating it supports homekit...

 

 

https://www.jbhifi.com.au/arlo/arlo-ultra-4k-uhd-wire-free-security-camera-system-3-cameras-smart-hu... 

 

see the "Details" tab:

Connected home device type - Security cameras & systems

Wireless - True

Networkable - True

Rechargeable - True

Wi-Fi - Yes

Works with Google Assistant - True

Works with Apple HomeKit - True

Works with Amazon Alexa - True

Connected home features - Yes

Waterproof - True

Weatherproof - True

Motion detection - True

HD recording - True

Cameras included - 3

Night vision - True

Manufacturer's warranty - 2 Years

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Guide

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Would not trust any information from JBHifi
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@MDNZ wrote:
Would not trust any information from JBHifi

yes, i agree, but thought id point it out to the Arlo rep so maybe they can get them to remove incorrect information

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Apprentice

Homekit is finally here

 
Model: VMS5140 | Arlo Ultra 1 Camera Kit
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Apprentice

Re: Homekit update

It's here...
Model: VMS5140 | Arlo Ultra 1 Camera Kit
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Apprentice

Re: Homekit update

Have you been able to add any cameras yet? Won’t discover either of my Pro 2 cams. Anybody have luck with Ultras?
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Apprentice

Re: Homekit is finally here

I had attached a screenshot, but I don't think it's visible. Regardless, I think a firmware update is necessary b/c nobody can get HomeKit to recognize their cameras.
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Aspirant

Re: Homekit is finally here

Crossing fingers this isn’t another tease and it’s actually coming in the next couple of days.
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Initiate

Re: Homekit update

I think the homekit update just rolled out because my arlo app greeted me with a homekit screen to add the cameras. 

Model: VMB5000 | Arlo Ultra Base Station
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Apprentice

Re: Homekit update

Nothing for me yet hopefully will work soon but firmware was updated earlier today for me..
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Aspirant

Re: Homekit update

Same here, Arlo Pro 2 is not discoverable for HomeKit setup. I’ve checked the firmware on all camera and base.
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Re: Homekit update

Thank you for posting this news. I'm sure there are many of us that have been waiting to hear that this feature is now available to Apple Users.

Model: VMS5440 | Arlo Ultra 4 Camera Kit
Message 40 of 75
Aspirant

Re: Homekit is finally here

I got the same message but it’s detecting my cameras. I’m one of the early adopters so I have a Pro 2 kit that came with a VMB4000r3. My Firmware is 1.12.2.0_2794.
Hopefully I don’t have to buy a new base station for it to work properly.
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My base is showing firmware 1.12.1.7_32817 and no option in Arlo app to add to HomeKit
Message 42 of 75
Apprentice

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I still have access to add HomeKit cameras in the App. This I assume is because I have the Arlo Baby, which I only purchased to replace the Arlo Q in one specific part of my residence. This transasction was based on the fact the press release noted only Baby, Ultra and Pro 2 would support HomeKit. So the Q, Pro and Original cameras are not compatible....

 

So I guess we have to wait, even longer for firmware to rollout to the Ultra and Pro 2 to enable support.....

 

 

 

 

 

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I have the same model and firmware @DeeZuL and I was not able to add the camera to HomeKit at all today, they were not detected. Now I’m checked my base and the HomeKit setup option has been removed, however I’m still on the same firmware.
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Guide

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I have the Ultra cameras and still have not had the message displayed about HomeKit. When first installed it wanted permission to home. Have basestation VMB5000R4 and firmware 1.12.1.7_32817 and states it is up to date.
Just a waiting game
😉
Model: VMS5340 | Arlo Ultra 3 Camera Kit
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Aspirant

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Same as most of you guys, on Friday morning I woke up to an app update and HomeKit became available but when trying to add the cameras, it wouldn’t find them. Later on same Friday night, the HomeKit option was gone from the settings.
Hopefully this is a hint that it will come sooner than later.
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@jdarmstrong My HomeKit options disappeared as well.
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Tutor

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Arlo pro 2 kit user here.... I had a “HomeKit” option in the arlo app (it was useless), but today that section disappeared.

Side note - has anyone verified if the ultra cam 2-way talk is actually useful? Since the pro2 function is NOWHERE as good as “ring” 2-way.
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They have rolled back firmware for vmb4000r3. Hopefully reinstall coming with HomeKit working?!
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Re: Homekit update

I am no longer able to simply find this forum on the Arlo Ultra forum page anymore (was no longer on the top 3 pages). I was only able to find it by searching “HomeKit” in the search bar. I wonder if Arlo is trying to hide this specific forum.
Model: VMC5040 | Arlo Ultra Add-On Camera
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