How do I set up notifications or alerts?

With Arlo cameras, you can choose to receive email alerts and push notifications when motion or sound is detected on each camera that’s connected to your base station. You can also choose to send email alerts to someone else or to multiple people.

 To edit the notifications associated with a camera, you must edit the modes and rules for that camera. For more information about modes and rules, visit What are modes and rules and how does Arlo use them?.

To set up email alerts or push notifications:

  1. Launch the Arlo app or log in to your Arlo account at
  2. Tap or click Mode and select the standalone camera (Arlo Q Plus, Q, or Go) or the Arlo Pro or Arlo base station for which you want to set up notifications.
  3. Tap or click the pencil icon next to the mode that you want to change. 
    Inside the Edit Mode screen, the collection of rules that make up that mode displays.
  4. Tap or click the pencil icon next to the rule that you want to set up notifications for.
  5. Under Alert, select the check box next to Push Notification to receive push notifications on your mobile device.
  6. To receive email alerts, select the Email Alerts check box.
  7. If you selected Email Alerts, tap the pencil icon to enter the email addresses of the people who need to receive email alerts.
    Note: The email address that is associated with your Arlo account is already included.
  8. Tap or click Edit to enter additional email addresses.
  9. Tap or click Save.
    Your settings are saved.