Ok here’s where my current confusion lies
ARLO is in fully armed mode …so, any camera switched ON by Smarthings will be active and available as a motion sensor to Arlo…
In my ARLO armed mode, I have it set to record on motion (and audio) for the duration of the motion (I have Arlo pro2 cameras) and I have sensitivity sliders for each….
On motion that crosses the threshold, ARLO will trigger, record for set duration, AND notify me…all good…
Given that Arlo is handling the sensing and recording, surely Smarthings ONLY role is to turn cameras on and off according to a rule/schedule (as defined in my ROUTINES settings )
Turn on certain cameras, turn off others either at a predetermined time, or when someone arrives/leaves etc…a very useful thing to have !
Cameras that are on will be available for ARLO to trigger AND record…
Still all good…!
So what exactly is the point of SHM in this scenario?.
Given that recording is being handled by Arlo (as is notification) why then do we need ANOTHER layer of complication …i.e. a custom rule in SHM?
I understand that makes sense IF we want to be ALERTED by SHM, but ARLO is already doing that …
And the most puzzling is WHY would we want to “capture video from these cameras” in SHM with NO sensitivity controls, and less clip length options…
Surely this is merely duplicating what ARLO is doing already (and with more options)
Unless I’m going mad, I don’t need SHM at all in my scenario painted above and cant see why anyone would?
Look forward to hearing your thoughts !
All the best