Before I take the plunge and invest in some Arlo cameras, I wanted to double check that my intended use case is indeed possible.
I plan on buying the two or three camera kit and putting two at the front of my house and one at the rear. I then want to integrate this with SmartThings to try and maximise the battery life and also minimise unnecessary notifications.
For example, I want to configure the following rules:
- If my both presence sensors (mine and my wifes) are present, do not raise any alerts/notifications and don’t record
- If motion is detected after 10PM (for example) in the garden, record and notify irrespective of presence sensors
- If both presence sensors are away and motion is detected, notify and record from the respective cameras
I’m not sure how good the SmartThings/Arlo integration is and whether this is possible? Can you set up arbitrary rules like this? I know the official integration is imminent but don’t want to invest unless I can set these up to work the way I want to.
Would be interested to hear feedback on the above and general opinion of the Arlo cameras from those that own them.