Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Arlo Camera Keeps Triggering. What to Do?

There’s no doubt that Arlo security cameras are marvelous security gadgets that alert the owner in case of any suspicious activity. However, the problem can arise if the Arlo camera keeps triggering even when there is no motion in actuality. In case, you have also completed the Arlo camera setup and are facing the same problem with the security device, consider walking through the information given in the write-up.

Why Arlo Camera Keeps Triggering?

Numerous reasons can be there why your security camera keeps triggering even when there’s no motion. However, the most prominent reason is that the camera’s motion detection sensors are too sensitive. As a result, the camera is picking up even the tiniest motion. FYI, Arlo cameras detect motion in two ways as per the model number. Some of them use built-in infrared systems while a few security cameras like Arlo Baby detect the motion as soon as the video frame changes. Whatever the situation might be, you are required to change the sensitivity levels of your wireless security camera. Here’s what you need to do:

  • Launch the Arlo Secure app on your smartphone or tablet.

  • Your devices must be connected to the 2.4GHz band of your home network.

  • Now, choose the Mode option and select the camera model for which you want to change settings.

  • Select the pencil icon under the Armed section.

  • Edit the rule after choosing it.

  • Adjust the slider to make changes to the camera’s sensitivity levels.

  • Tap the Save button.

  • Select Edit Mode > Done.

Once you adjust the motion sensitivity settings, consider checking if your security camera is still sending you false alerts. Otherwise, keep adjusting the slider accordingly until the problem doesn’t get ruled out. In case the problem is still there, then it means that the issue is not with the motion detection rules. You need to spend some more time to get the issue fixed.

Solution: Arlo Camera Keeps Triggering

1. Uninstall the App and Install It Again

The second reason why your security camera keeps sending you notifications is that the camera app itself is tainted by bugs or glitches. In this case, you might also face issues while managing the camera. Therefore, ensure that you are using the latest stable version of the Arlo Secure app. If the app is still giving you problems, then you are required to kick off other potential issues too. For this, you need to uninstall the app and reinstall it. The app can be installed again either by surfing the web or moving to the respective app store of the mobile phone. Once done, log in to the camera using Arlo login details and check if false notifications are still popping up.

2. Adjust the Audio Detection Settings

The problem in the discussion might also arise if your camera is picking up distant audio. Maybe it is recording the sound of winds or leaves rustling and mistaking it for motion. To patch things up, you must adjust the audio detection settings of your security camera. All you have to do is reduce them so that wind or other unwanted sounds won’t get recorded. The steps to change the audio detection settings of the security camera are given below:

  • Open the Arlo Secure app on your mobile device or visit my.arlo.com.

  • Now, select the Mode and pick up the device to be updated as you did while changing the motion detection settings.

  • Choose the mode for which you want to modify audio sensitivity settings.

  • Tap the pencil icon corresponding to the rule you wish to amend.

  • Select the audio trigger.

  • Move the slider in the left direction to reduce the audio sensitivity.

  • Tap Save and Done after that.

3. Reposition the Camera

The improper positioning of the security camera can also be the reason why you are experiencing such problems. Maybe your camera is mounted in an exposed setting due to which it is even detecting wind. You need to install your camera on a secure surface so that it won’t sway. Avoid installing the security camera in a windy location. If possible, do not try to point your camera toward trees and plants.

That’s all about what to do if your Arlo camera keeps triggering. We hope that you will be able to do away with the problem using the tips discussed above. If not, then try to set up an Activity Zone on your security camera.

Marc Berman
Marc Berman
Marc Berman is the founder and Editor-in-Chief for Programming Insider, the online destination for network, cable, digital and syndication. Berman has written for a wide range of publications, including Forbes, CBS Watch, Next TV, PromaxBDA, Newspro, Campaign US, The New York Daily News, The Hollywood Reporter, Variety, Emmy Magazine, and C21 International. He has also appeared on “Entertainment Tonight,” “Extra,” “Access Hollywood,” “Inside Edition,” “The CBS Evening News,” E!, CNN, CNBC, Fox News and MSNBC.

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