You could do something like this with one of the rule engines (Rule Machine if you already had it, SmartRules on iOS, or the upcoming rule engine in progress). Using IFTTT, there may be a delay with those virtual switches (certain programs with IFTTT have a large delay, others show almost none)
Arlo direct integration is coming and will allow a bit more to be done (such as possibly using Arlo motion detection in Smart Lighting)
I’m fairly new to Smartthings so missed the RuleMachine smart app. I have SmartRules but my understanding is this only works off Smartthings and not Arlo. How is one supposed to trigger a Smartthings thing from an Arlo motion detection??
You would set up a virtual switch so that Arlo Motion Detection would turn on that Virtual Switch via IFTTT.
Then in SmartRules, you would set up the rule to be started by that Virtual Switch turning on and ending after X minutes.
I use a similar thing for my new text message alert via IFTTT. If I get a new text, it turns on a virtual switch. I have a rule in Rule Machine that will turn my Hue Bloom lights green if that virtual switch gets turned on, giving me a visual notification of the new text. Then I just have a routine to reset all of my IFTTT notifications (I also have one for missed calls and 2 others that can be added in for later use).
You can use Smart Lighting as long as you have switch capabilities on both ends. And similarly routines to arm/disarm based on virtual switch status. When routine turn on virtual switch, IFTTT picks it up and fires recipe to arm. When switch turns off via routine, IFTTT picks it up and recipe fires to disarm
I cannot for the life of me get the “smartlighting” app to turn on my desired switch/lights when Motion is detected on my connected arlo. Each component works fine itself, and are all connected to my SmartThings Hub. And in the “smartlighting” smartapp, it was very simple to go through the options to make the exact control scheme: “which lights do you want to control”? = garage. What do you want to do? = turn on. How do you want to trigger? = motion. Which motion sensor? Outdoor arlo camera. Turn on when? Motion starts. Turn off after motion stops? = 10 mins. Only during certain times? = sunset to sunrise. But when executed it has never turned on my garage lights. I’ve confirmed that my outside arlo camera is set to active at all times. Can anyone give me some tips??