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Re: Homekit update


@KingBowser64 wrote:
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.

Strange. You may want to check your browser.

 

Look at this:

 

Arlo Forum Discussions - Arlo Communities

 

About three quarters of the way down.

 

Between Arlo Smart and Firmware Release Notes.

 

This is in Firefox, Edge and Chrome.

 

There is also an RSS feed for the section:

 

https://community.arlo.com/iyazy66697/rss/board?board.id=en-arlo-partner-integrations

 

 

 


My Arlo hardware: Q Plus, Pro 2 (X2), Security Light, Ultra, Doorbell, Chime
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Re: Homekit update

Ah, the “HomeKit forum” was moved from “Arlo Ultra” to “Partner Integrations.” I was confused as to why I could not find it on the Arlo Ultra forum page anymore, but it makes sense for moving it since at least the Arlo Pro 2 will eventually support HomeKit as well.
Model: VMC5040 | Arlo Ultra Add-On Camera
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Aspirant

Re: Homekit update

Howdy! I am in process of purchasing Homekit outdoor cameras after waiting 3 yrs for Ring and hearing all the about the eavesdropping news I decided to move on to a Homekit outdoor camera but there are only Handful of them. I looked into Circle-2, Netatmo but they have their own flaws but just found out about Arlo Ultra getting HomeKit support and after reading ya'll post I am really looking forward for them to roll the Homekit support. 

My question is for the the pro's which one should I purchase Arlo Ultra or Arlo Pro-2? Seems like both will support Homekit.

Please advice

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Apprentice

Re: Homekit update

^ Pro 2 and Ultra will receive the HomeKit update.

For more info refer to the (now out of date) press release detailing HomeKit.
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Tutor

Re: Homekit update

Are there any updates on timing for this. I purchased my Arlo Ultra with the expectation I would be able to add it to my HomeKit App by now?

Model: VMC5040 | Arlo Ultra Add-On Camera
Message 55 of 75
Apprentice

Re: Homekit update

Million dollar question....

@AnthonyNZ wrote:

Are there any updates on timing for this. I purchased my Arlo Ultra with the expectation I would be able to add it to my HomeKit App by now?


Message 56 of 75

Re: Homekit update

Like a lot of you we're waiting for Homekit support before we purchase Arlo Cameras. Has anyone heard if Costco will be selling the Ultra Camera? Currently they have the Pro2, 5 pack on sale for $599, which is an unbelieveable great price, and could mean two things. They are no longer going to sell Arlo Cameras, or their clearing out inventory for the new Ultra Cameras. Anyone got a lead? THANKS!

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Tutor

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I have three Pro-2 camera’s, plus the 4G LTE camera. I also have the Logitech Circle 2 w/HomeKit which would be my my perferred choice, however,  its wireless version is not HomeKit. I only purchased the Pro-2’s due to the portability, excellent night vision and the purported upcoming HomeKit support.  Additionally, I am extremely happy with the Arlo 4G-LTE camera (which doesn’t require the Base Station).  

Model: VMC4030P | Arlo Pro 2 Wire-Free Camera
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Expedy, Thank you for that information. Today I found the Ultra 4 camera system on sale for $799 and since I do not have any other Arlo cameras it seemed like the best choice and I could not beat the price.

Model: VMC5040 | Arlo Ultra Add-On Camera
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Re: Homekit update

Hopefully they are just trying to perfect it before pushing out something broken.
Message 60 of 75
Aspirant

Re: Homekit update

Its very kind that you are working on Apple Homekit support. When will it come ? Its already one  month later.

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Luminary

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I feel homekit will be soon now due to iOS 13!
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Aspirant

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It is possible but remember that iOS 13 is not going to be public until Fall. I hope for a sooner date than that for a feature that was promised to be available at the end of the first quarter.
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Guide

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Arlo does not need iOS 13 to deliver HomeKit support and hopefully will be available prior to then. That was the premise for me buying this product over another service.

Change with iOS 13 will allow ability to store video on iCloud. 1 camera with the 200GB plans and 5 cameras with the 2TB plan. Only 10days footage not 30 so not fully competing with Arlo service. Also the storage does not consume your iCloud storage (eg 2TB allowance). End to end encryption so even Apple will not have access to your videos. (Unlike ring video and google voice services)
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Luminary

Re: Homekit update

True
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Aspirant

Re: Homekit update

Any feedback from Arlo on HomeKit. I’ve also just purchased the ultras for homekit support
Model: VMC5040 | Arlo Ultra Add-On Camera
Message 66 of 75
Tutor

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I don’t think we’re going to see HomeKit until IOS 13 is released in September. The soon to be updated HomeKit has camera enhancements coming. I hope I’m wrong, but don’t look for it soon.

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Apprentice

Re: Homekit update

I would not hold my breath nothing but crickets..
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Aspirant

Re: Arlo Ultra + Smarthub: How to add to Apple Home app?

Will Arlo be supporting Homekit Secure video?

Message 69 of 75
Aspirant

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Will Arlo be available with Homekit Secure video?

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Tutor

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I think that’s what the holdup is. On Friday, Logitech announced they will support Secure Video by the end of the year.  My Logi Circle 2 is running fine right now in HomeKit with IOS 13 Beta 2. 

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Initiate

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We might be getting somewhere, slowly.  Maybe.  I was able to download a new firmware update for my VMB4000 base station, today.

 

Today I went into the iPhone app -> Settings -> My Devices and there was a marker (orange dot?) on my VMB4000 base station.  I clicked through and it told me there was a new firmware available, 1.12.2.3_2762 released 13 Jun 2019.  I installed it, but nothing much appeared to happen, apart from my Arlo Doorbell going out of sync YET AGAIN.  (Looks like I'll be out in the rain with a screwdriver again this morning, trying to get it to reconnect.  *sigh*)

 

I did notice the following, but bear in mind I have a Raspberry Pi set up with HomeBridge, and a config that lets me arm/disarm the Arlo system.  The HomeBridge Arlo module doesn't actually support video streams.  I don't know whether this is a result of the firmware update, or whether it's because of my HomeBridge:

 

When I went into Apple's "Home" app -> "+" -> Add Accessory -> "Don't have a Code or Can't Scan", it shows my three Arlo Pro 2 cameras as "Nearby Accessories", with the same serial numbers as I see in the Arlo App, so I know it's them.

 

Unfortunately, if I try to add them, the Apple "Home" app tells me to "Look for the 8-digit set-up code in the packaging or on the accessory".

 

Maybe they've implemented a little more with the firmware release, and we're waiting for a system for Arlo to give us the setup codes.   Or maybe it's just an unrelated firmware release, and my HomeBridge is just making it look like there's more progress been made than there really is.  I guess if someone without a HomeBridge gives it a try, we'll know which.

 

The wait for HomeKit support is pretty frustrating, but I went through the same thing with my Netatmo cameras, and ultimately I found the HomeKit support was nice, but didn't change my life.

 

Model: VMB4000 | Arlo Pro/Pro2 Base Station
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Aspirant

Re: Homekit update

 


@tls5 wrote:

We might be getting somewhere, slowly.  Maybe.  I was able to download a new firmware update for my VMB4000 base station, today.

 

Today I went into the iPhone app -> Settings -> My Devices and there was a marker (orange dot?) on my VMB4000 base station.  I clicked through and it told me there was a new firmware available, 1.12.2.3_2762 released 13 Jun 2019.  I installed it, but nothing much appeared to happen, apart from my Arlo Doorbell going out of sync YET AGAIN.  (Looks like I'll be out in the rain with a screwdriver again this morning, trying to get it to reconnect.  *sigh*)

 

I did notice the following, but bear in mind I have a Raspberry Pi set up with HomeBridge, and a config that lets me arm/disarm the Arlo system.  The HomeBridge Arlo module doesn't actually support video streams.  I don't know whether this is a result of the firmware update, or whether it's because of my HomeBridge:

 

When I went into Apple's "Home" app -> "+" -> Add Accessory -> "Don't have a Code or Can't Scan", it shows my three Arlo Pro 2 cameras as "Nearby Accessories", with the same serial numbers as I see in the Arlo App, so I know it's them.

 

Unfortunately, if I try to add them, the Apple "Home" app tells me to "Look for the 8-digit set-up code in the packaging or on the accessory".

 

Maybe they've implemented a little more with the firmware release, and we're waiting for a system for Arlo to give us the setup codes.   Or maybe it's just an unrelated firmware release, and my HomeBridge is just making it look like there's more progress been made than there really is.  I guess if someone without a HomeBridge gives it a try, we'll know which.

 

The wait for HomeKit support is pretty frustrating, but I went through the same thing with my Netatmo cameras, and ultimately I found the HomeKit support was nice, but didn't change my life.

 



i have the same new firmware, but cant see anything when trying to add an accssory to homekit

Message 73 of 75
Tutor

Re: Homekit update

That update was released Apr 19.  We all got the same prompt for HomeKit setup.  Arlo then pulled the prompt, but the update stayed...

Message 74 of 75
Aspirant

Re: Arlo Ultra + Smarthub: How to add to Apple Home app?

We're all still waiting for Homekit support.

Does Netgear/Arlo care to inform it's customers what the delay is?

https://youtu.be/Z0YIJQ1jgEI

Model: VMB4000 | Arlo Pro/Pro2 Base Station
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