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Camera Positioning Tips

  • Make sure that no objects are too close to your camera.
    If any objects (like walls, light fixtures, or eaves) are within 2.5 inches (6.4 cm) of the sides or front of your camera, they can cause glare or hazy video, especially at night.
  • Elevate your camera.
    Mount your Arlo camera at least 7 feet (2 meters) high and aim it slightly downward for the best sensor performance.
  • Aim your camera.
    Adjust the angle of your camera so that any motion you wish to detect appears in the lower part of the image.

    • If you want to detect motion closer to the camera, such as visitors to your front door, mount the camera at least 7 feet (2 meters) high and aim it so visitors will appear in the lower two-thirds of the image. This angle works well to avoid motion alerts for movement in the top third of the image, like vehicles driving by.
    • If you want to detect motion farther away, such as on a lawn, aim the camera higher to frame the area within the lower two-thirds of the image.
  • Aim with the cloud.
    Use your Arlo camera’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 Secure app to make near real-time adjustments to the camera’s position.
  • Ensure that your camera isn’t looking through glass or other transparent objects.
    Your Arlo camera’s motion sensor decreases in performance when it is aimed to look through glass, plastic, or a mirror.
  • Keep active locations in the camera’s field of view.
    Position your camera so that the space that you want to monitor is within the camera’s field of view.
  • Point your camera only at important areas.
    Arlo’s motion detection feature turns on each time the camera senses motion. If your camera is facing a very busy street, the camera’s AI activates each time a car passes by. This can drain the battery. You may need to adjust your field of view to point the camera away from the busy area. To learn more about battery life, visit: How can I extend my Arlo camera’s battery life?
  • 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.