Arlo


The arlo implementation allows you to integrate your Arlo devices in Home Assistant.

There is currently support for the following device types within Home Assistant:

Configuration

To enable device linked in your Arlo account, add the following to your configuration.yaml file:

# Example configuration.yaml entry
arlo:
  username: YOUR_USERNAME
  password: YOUR_PASSWORD

Configuration Variables

username

(string)(Required)The username for accessing your Arlo account.

password

(string)(Required)The password for accessing your Arlo account.

scan_interval

(integer)(Optional)How frequently to query for new data. Defaults to 60 seconds.

It is recommended to create a dedicated user on Arlo website to be used within Home Assistant and then share your Arlo cameras.

Finish its configuration by visiting the Arlo sensor page or Arlo camera page or Arlo control panel page. Arlo also has a service call arlo.update that can be manually called to force an update prior to the regular scheduled interval.

The Arlo component also provides a camera service to enable/disable the motion detection sensor. The example below enables the motion detection every time the Home Assistant service starts.

#automation.yaml
- alias: Enable Arlo upon HA start'
  initial_state: 'on'
  trigger:
    platform: homeassistant
    event: start
  action:
    service: camera.enable_motion_detection
    entity_id: camera.arlo_frontdoor

Alarm

Configuration

Once you have enabled the Arlo component, add the following to your configuration.yaml file:

# Example configuration.yaml entry
alarm_control_panel:
  - platform: arlo

Configuration Variables

home_mode_name

(string)(Optional)Arlo base station does not have a built-in home mode. You can map one of your custom modes to Home Assistant’s home mode by setting the name of the custom mode in this configuration variable. The name of the custom mode should match exactly as you set it up in the Arlo app.

away_mode_name

(string)(Optional)Arlo base station does not have a built-in away mode. You can map one of your custom modes to Home Assistant’s away mode by setting the name of the custom mode in this configuration variable. The name of the custom mode should match eactly as you set it up in the Arlo app.

Default value: Armed mode in Arlo

night_mode_name

(string)(Optional)Arlo base station does not have a built-in night mode. You can map one of your custom modes to Home Assistant’s night mode by setting the name of the custom mode in this configuration variable. The name of the custom mode should match eactly as you set it up in the Arlo app.

Default value: Armed mode in Arlo

Examples

These examples are based on an Arlo base station named my_arlo_base_station. Replace this with the name of your base station’s entity_id.

Arming the Arlo Base Station when leaving.

- id: arm_arlo_when_leaving
  alias: Arm Arlo cameras when leaving
  trigger:
    platform: state
    entity_id: group.family
    from: home
    to: not_home
  action:
    service: alarm_control_panel.alarm_arm_away
    entity_id: alarm_control_panel.my_arlo_base_station

Setting Arlo to a custom mode (mapped to home_mode_name in configuration.yaml) when arriving.

- id: disarm_arlo_when_arriving
  alias: Set Arlo cameras to Home mode when arriving
  trigger:
    platform: state
    entity_id: group.family
    from: not_home
    to: home
  action:
    service: alarm_control_panel.alarm_arm_home
    entity_id: alarm_control_panel.my_arlo_base_station

You can also completely disarm the Arlo base station by calling the alarm_control_panel.alarm_disarm service, and trigger the alarm by calling the alarm_control_panel.alarm_trigger service.

More examples and configuration options can be found on the Manual Alarm Control page.

Camera

This component is not yet able to live stream from your Arlo camera, but it will be able to playback the last video capture.

Configuration

Once you have enabled the Arlo component, add the following to your configuration.yaml file:

# Example configuration.yaml entry
camera:
  - platform: arlo
    ffmpeg_arguments: '-pred 1 -q:v 2'

Configuration Variables

ffmpeg_arguments

(string)(Optional)Extra options to pass to ffmpeg, e.g., image quality or video filter options.

Note: To be able to playback the last capture, it is required to install the ffmpeg component. Make sure to follow the steps mentioned at FFMPEG documentation.

Sensor

To get your Arlo sensors working within Home Assistant, please follow the instructions for the general Arlo component.

This platform does not support Arlo Q.

Configuration

Once you have enabled the Arlo component, add the following to your configuration.yaml file:

# Example configuration.yaml entry
sensor:
  - platform: arlo
    monitored_conditions:
      - captured_today
      - last_capture
      - total_cameras
      - battery_level
      - signal_strength

Additionally, for Arlo Baby cameras that have additional sensors, you can add them to the monitored_conditions collection:

# Additional sensors available for Arlo Baby cameras
sensor:
  - platform: arlo
    monitored_conditions:
      # ...
      - temperature
      - humidity
      - air_quality

Configuration Variables

monitored_conditions

(list)(Optional)Conditions to display in the frontend. The following conditions can be monitored.

captured_today

Return the number of videos captured on the current day.

last_capture

Return the timestamp from the last video captured by your Arlo camera.

total_cameras

Return the number of recognized and active cameras linked on your Arlo account.

battery_level

Return the battery level of your Arlo camera.

signal_strength

Return the wireless signal strength of your Arlo camera.

temperature

Return the ambient temperature detected by your Arlo Baby camera.

humidity

Return the ambient relative humidity detected by your Arlo Baby camera.

air_quality

Return the ambient air quality (a reading of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in parts per million) detected by your Arlo Baby camera.

If no monitored_conditions are specified, all of above will be enabled by default.