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IFTTT and Arlo Service failure - ArloQ

Hello

 

Im often getting these IFTTT faults, trying to send arm/disarm commands to my ArloQ cameras with my Amazon Alexa Dot:

 

--- log from IFTTT applet ---

Applet failed
Apr 28 - 3:18 PM
Amazon Alexa
If You say "Alexa trigger santa" Then disarm Arlo
There was a problem with the Arlo service.
Hide details

-----

 

Any one know what is the problem and how can i fixet ?

IFTTT and Arlo are no-brain setups so its difficult to see user errors here

 

Cheer MD

 

 

Model: VMC3040 | Arlo-Q HD with Audio
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Community Manager

Re: IFTTT and Arlo Service failure - ArloQ

PacMan666,

 

Consider clearing the recipe, set up again and test, do you see the same behavior?


JamesC

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Guide

Re: IFTTT and Arlo Service failure - ArloQ

Hey

 

The problem is that its only some times it happens, totally random so it cannot be a config error from my end.

It has to be a backend issue between NetGear - Arlo and IFTTT

 

The strange thing is that sometimes the trigger is run 12-15min after it failes, by it self.

 

It has to be a system failt some how

 

Cheers

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Re: IFTTT and Arlo Service failure - ArloQ

The failure continues... do you know how I can resolve the problem?
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Guide

Re: IFTTT and Arlo Service failure - ArloQ

there is no way to solve the problem.

 

The problems is in the backend of netgear and IFTTT

 

No responde from Netgear :-(

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Guide

Re: IFTTT and Arlo Service failure - ArloQ

still having tons of problem with the ARLO / IFTTT backend. It seems like every 3. or 4. time run the IFTTT Arlo trigger, ARLO services fails

 

Its impossible to debug on without getting access to any sort of logs.

 

and no support what so ever from NetGear :-(

 

 

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Luminary

Re: IFTTT and Arlo Service failure - ArloQ

Umm, The Arlo IFTTT seems to have stopped working altogther at the moment Smiley Sad

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Initiate

Re: IFTTT and Arlo Service failure - ArloQ

It seems that Arlo and IFTTT have completely ceased working together.  Is anyone else having this same issue?

 

I'm like a pirate at the urologist. It's driving me nuts.

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Guide

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yes NetGear and IFTTT support is Very! difficult to get.

 

After 3-4 months i finally got an answer from IFTTT support and there is a bug in the backend they could fix the 27/9.

What the bug is i dont know but its .... BIIPPPP !!!!!

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Experiencing the same problem since mid of September 2017.

IFTTT reports: "There was a problem with the Arlo Service" and "No details available. "Applet failed" in Log.

I recreated the recipes. Saviong and "Check" successful. But same error on run.

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I have the same issue with IFTTT. It stopped working on Sept 20th.

I've tried disconnecting/reconnecting the service, deleting the applet, etc.

 

Applet failed
Oct 02 - 8:38 PM
Arlo
If Arlo Detects Motion, then make a web request
There was a problem with the Arlo service.

 

If I click "Show details" it says "No details are available."

Model: VMC4030| Arlo Pro Wire-Free Camera
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Constructed Applet 9/15/2017 When Arlo detects motion it turns on Wemo Switch. Had no problem setting it up and it worked correctly. Unplugged Wemo switch for a week, then plugged back it and now I always get IFTTT Error: There was a problem with Arlo Service. Tried re-doing applet to no avail. Trying to get a responce from Arlo or IFTTT has been a real challenge. If you make a product and want it to suceed, it shouldn't be this hard to find help, either from Arlo or IFTTT.  Can anyone help?

Model: VMC3030 | Arlo Wire-Free Camera
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Initiate

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I wanted Arlo to work. I'm currently researching a viable replacement unless they can fix this issue. Arlo/IFTTT integration is pretty crucial for how I planned my home automation.

 

Not sure how much I can recoup by selling my Arlo set. Disappointing.

Model: VMC4030| Arlo Pro Wire-Free Camera
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Aspirant

Re: IFTTT and Arlo Service failure - ArloQ

Maybe the Canary Flex? I can't tell if they have IFTTT integration working yet.
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Re: IFTTT and Arlo Service failure - ArloQ

I got tired of IFTTT and Arlo sometimes working sometimes not, then for the last month not working at all.  Selling my camera setup was not an option for me so I found another app called STRINGIFY.  It basically does the same thing as IFTTT but has a completely different interface.  It didn't take long to figure out how it works, they have a lot of getting started videos.  I was able to duplicate everything I was doing with IFTTT which was basically automation between my cameras and my hue lights and also some nest thermostat applications.  I've since deleted IFTTT and am extremely happy with STRINGIFY. 

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Luminary

Re: IFTTT and Arlo Service failure - ArloQ

Have just tried "Stringify" instead of IFTTT and it works fine :-) Thanks for the tip!

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Luminary

Re: IFTTT and Arlo Service failure - ArloQ

Interesting review of Stringify below. Talks about unreliability of IFTTT which rings true on this thread!?

 

https://homealarmreport.com/stringify-ifttt-hands-review-comparison/

 

Quote;

"I’ve been using IFTTT for over four years and sometimes it fails me. Should I blame IFTTT? Should I blame the connected service or device? Should I blame myself?"

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Re: IFTTT and Arlo Service failure - ArloQ

I set up Stringify today as well, and it's working great so far. It's a lot more flexible than IFTTT.
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