HI I have 5 Arlo Camera’s (various models) and I have linked them all to ST.
Unfortunately, Arlo doesn’t have a feature to let you know if one of your camera’s goes offline, so I am making a substitute by using ST to record from each camera at a fixed time each day, just to make sure they are up and running.
So I made a scene called “camera check”, Action is the “camera>turn on>refresh>record”. then I used Automation to trigger the scene at 6.45am everyday and send me a text to say it’s done.
When I manually trigger the scene I get a tick - indicating success (I assumed) and when the time is triggered I get the notification - indicating success (again I assumed) but it would seem that in ST a tick/success is defined as the scene ran not the scene achieved its result/target action.
I always get a message saying it ran but I don’t always get a recording. Both when it’s triggered by an automation and / or when it’s manually triggered. I can work on that as I think the issue is trying to record too many camera’s simultaneously.
So here’s my question / issue. Is this how scene’s are supposed to work - a tick just means it executed not necessarily that it achieved its action outcome???
Any suggestions on how to improve the scene / automation to try and achieve my aim - are my camera’s online and working is always appreciated.