When positioning your Arlo camera, keep these tips in mind:
• Keep active locations in the camera’s field of view. Your Arlo camera has a 110-degree viewing angle. Position your camera so that the space that you want to monitor is within the camera’s field of view.
• Aim with the cloud. Use Arlo’s Position mode to send video to the cloud as quickly as possible. This allows you to aim the camera while watching the video feed on your Arlo smartphone app to make near real-time adjustments to the camera’s position. Go to your camera’s Setting options to turn on Position mode. After the camera is in place, you can turn off Position mode, or it automatically turns off after five minutes.
When positioning your Arlo motion-detection camera, keep these additional tips in mind:
• Elevate your camera. Mount your Arlo motion-detection camera at least seven feet above the floor and aim it slightly down for the best sensor performance.
• Ensure that side-to-side traffic crosses Arlo’s field of view. Arlo’s motion sensor is much more sensitive to side-to-side movement across its field of view than to movement directly toward or away from the camera. The best area for motion detection is five feet to 20 feet from the camera position.
For best results, the path of expected motion should cross Arlo’s field-of-view and not head directly into or away from the camera. For example, if you want to detect motion near a couch, place the camera to the side of the couch, rather than above it or opposite it.
You can use the Motion Detection Test feature to verify if motion can be detected in a camera’s current placement. The camera’s LED flashes amber when motion is detected. Go to your camera’s setting options to turn on the Motion Detection Test feature.