What is Auto Zoom and Tracking and how do I use it?

Auto Zoom and Tracking is a feature that enables your Arlo camera to digitally zoom in on a moving object and follow it. This can help you see people, vehicles, and other moving objects without needing to manually zoom in.

How it works

With Auto Zoom and Tracking and motion detection activated, your Arlo camera zooms in to objects and tracks their movement while the object is within the camera’s field of view. You can also manually zoom in to a live stream and view a crystal-clear image of the object. Your Arlo camera uses its advanced image sensor to enhance the image quality of the zoomed-in area.

Note: When Auto Zoom and Tracking is on, the zoomed-in image might not be in full video resolution because Arlo digitally zooms in on the image.

What you need

You need the following to use Auto Zoom and Tracking:

  • An Arlo Ultra 2, Ultra, Pro 4, Pro 3, or Pro 3 Floodlight Camera positioned in an outside and open environment
  • Auto Zoom and Tracking turned on in the Arlo app

Set up and use Auto Zoom and Tracking

When you set up Auto Zoom and Tracking, make sure your cameras are in an outside and open environment. Auto Zoom and Tracking is meant for areas with a wide field of view, so avoid narrow places like the front doorway and indoor areas.

To activate Auto Zoom and Tracking:

  1. Launch the Arlo app or log in to my.arlo.com.
  2. Tap or click Settings > My Devices.
  3. Select an Arlo Ultra, Pro 3, or Pro 3 Floodlight Camera.
  4. Tap or click Video Settings.
  5. Tap or click the slider next to Auto Zoom and Tracking.
    You can now access Auto Zoom and Tracking on your Arlo camera.

To manually enhance your live stream image:

  1. Launch the Arlo app or log in to your Arlo account at my.arlo.com.
    The Devices page displays.
  2. Tap or click the play button on the live feed of your camera.
  3. Pinch and drag to zoom in to any area you would like to see enhanced.
  4. Let go after you have zoomed in to your preferred area.
    An indicator on the live feed shows that Arlo is enhancing the image.
    Your live stream image is now enhanced.

To ensure that your library includes motion detection recordings, check that Auto Zoom and Tracking is activated. When Auto Zoom and Tracking is activated, your Arlo camera automatically zooms in and tracks the motion for a curated clip. To access Auto Zoom and Tracking clips, simply check your library in the Arlo app or website.