I have been playing around all week with a 4 camera Arlo Pro system. Overall I like it, but it’s not without it’s frustrations.
When I tested the system independently of SmartThings I found the camera response times to be acceptable. For example, deliveries to the front door actually captured the face of the person which was what it should have done. After integrating into SmartThings and creating rules in SHM to record on motion, the same camera now just shows footprints in the snow.
It would seem the Cloud-Cloud communications are causing even more delays.
People have said that they can create rules in the Arlo App but when I try, I cannot create a motion rule to record on the same camera as that which reports the motion. I can in other Arlo modes, just not SmartThings. The integration is almost where is should be, but issues remain.
Also, the PIR sensors are way too sensitive. I’ve had to dial back motion significantly to avoid false triggers. It’s a problem I did not have with the PIR sensors on the older Lowes Iris cameras.
Anyone using these care to share their experiences?