Due to the recent actions from Arlo and Smartthings ArloPilot has been permanently broken. This has left a huge management gap for Arlo devices. I wanted to make this avaliable to the community as this is something i am working on to fill the gap left with the exit of ArloPilot.
Arlo Assistant as it stands now will allow you to effectively create rules in Smartthings for your Arlo cameras. The features are completely based on what Arlo Pilot could do and what you could do setting up modes in the Arlo Cloud. The feature set will be evolving over time as improvments are made and features are added.
Please feel free to download the new application from Github at:
So what does Arlo Assistant allow you to do:
- You can use Smartthings Mode, Smart Home Monitor, Smartthings ADT Alarm state, or virtual switches as controllers to dictate if a Arlo Assistant Mode is active. This effectively Allows you to define the modes that Arlo Pilot would trigger off of.
- Because this functions from within Smartthings you can use it’s devices as triggers for the define actions. Those triggers are currently based on Motion, Audio, Contact, a Button, Accelleration, Switch and Moisture. When an event occurs on these devices, the app will validate if the appropriate mode conditions exist and then will process the action.
- The actions have been setup to mimic what the Arlo cloud manages. and they are as follows:
a. You can trigger a recording for the alro cameras for up to 120 seconds.
b. You can trigger light activity. This is there for to represent the ability to manage Arlo Security light, but has the added benifit of potentially managing any lights connected to smartthings.
c. You can send out notifications from smartthings via Push or SMS Text.
If you find anything missing please let me know and i will work on getting it added.