Arlo Pro 2 Wire-Free cameras trigger when the infrared technology detects an object that is warmer than the surrounding environment. The motion sensor is more sensitive to side-to-side movement across its field of view than to movement directly toward or away from the camera. The motion sensitivity settings range from one (low sensitivity) to 100 (high sensitivity).
These instructions apply to setting up Arlo Pro 2 Wire-Free cameras with Arlo Pro 2 base stations.
Note: Cameras must be synced one at a time.
To set up and sync Arlo Pro or Arlo Pro 2 Wire-Free cameras:
Open the battery compartment by pressing the latch and pulling back gently
Insert the battery and close the battery door
Bring the camera within 30 to 100 centimetres of the base station
Sync the camera to the base station:
If you are using an Arlo base station, press the Sync button on the side of the base station for about two seconds and then release the button.
Note: If you press the Sync button on the Arlo base station for too long, the LED under the USB symbol blinks amber for 10 minutes. While the USB LED is blinking amber, the sync process is blocked.
If you are using an Arlo Pro or Arlo Pro 2 base station, press the button on the top of the base station for about two seconds and then release the button.
Wait for the sync status LED to blink green.
Press the Sync button on top of the camera for about two seconds and then release the button. A blue LED on the camera blinks rapidly to confirm sync. If the LED on the camera blinks amber, the sync is not successful. You must repeat the sync process.
Check the camera LED on the base station. If the camera LED on the base station turns solid green, the sync process is complete.
Repeat these steps for each camera.
Note: If you do not complete the sync process within 60 seconds, press the button on the top of the base station and try again.
Tap or click the device for which you want to create a mode
Tap or click Add a Mode
Enter a name for the mode and tap or click Next
Tap or click a device to select it and tap or click Next
If you want the selected device to perform an action when motion or audio is detected, tap or click Next
If you selected motion as a trigger, set the Motion Sensitivity and motion activity zones
If you selected audio as a trigger, set the Audio Detection Sensitivity using the slider and click or tap Next
When prompted, specify what you want your device to do when motion or audio is detected
If you are using an Arlo Pro base station and you want to turn on the base station siren when the device detects motion or sound, select the Turn Siren ON check box
If you selected Record video, use the slider to specify how long you want your device to record when motion or audio is detected and tap or click Next
If you selected Turn Siren ON, set the sliders for Siren Duration and Siren Loudness and tap or click Next. Note: The base station siren is very loud. Prolonged exposure to the siren might cause permanent hearing loss. Use caution when creating siren triggers.
Select the notifications that you want to receive and tap or click Next
If you selected Email Alerts, enter the email addresses that you want to receive alerts and tap or click Next
Review the summary of your settings and tap or click Save
Your new mode is saved. You can now select it from the mode menu.
The Premier Plan gives you 30 days of cloud video storage (up to 10GB) and support for up to 10 cameras on a single account.
The Premier Plan is free for the first year from activation. After the first year, you can choose to continue to pay for the Premier plan or revert to the free Basic plan (which is 7 days of cloud video storage and support for up to 5 cameras).
To redeem your FREE Arlo Premier Plan:
Look for your promotional code inside the Arlo Pro 2 box.
Activate your Arlo account on https://arlo.netgear.com and log in. You can also upgrade your plan via your Arlo app on your smart device (Note: the plan upgrade feature is not available on the iOS app).
Go to Settings then click on 'Subscription'.
Click 'Upgrade Now' and select 'Premier Plan'. Make sure the annual subscription option is selected.
You will be presented with an option to purchase Continuous Video Recording (CVR). This is an additional feature and is not included as part of the free Premier Plan. If you do not wish to buy this feature, select 'No Thanks' and then 'Continue'.
Enter the supplied promotional code in lower case and click 'Apply'.
If prompted, enter your credit card details. There will be no charge for the Premier Plan upgrade for the first year.
Towards the end of your free subscription period, you will be notified and can choose to continue or revert to the free Basic Plan option.
Finalise your subscription on the 'Confirm Subscription Change' page.