What is IFTTT and how do I use it with my Arlo device?

IFTTT (If This Then That) is a free cloud-based service that connects your Arlo account to your smart home devices so that they interact in the ways you want.

For example, when you use the conditional if-then Applet shown in the following image, “if arlo, then hue,” your smart lights will turn on when your Arlo camera detects motion:

When Arlo is connected to your IFTTT account, you can use a smart home device to announce motion or audio alerts, start/stop recording, announce when your wire-free cameras are low on battery, and more.

The following Arlo cameras are compatible with IFTTT:

  • Ultra
  • Pro 3 Floodlight Camera
  • Pro 3, Pro 2, and Pro
  • Arlo Wire-Free
  • Video Doorbell
  • Q and Q Plus
  • Baby
  • Security Light

Set up and use Arlo with IFTTT

To create an IFTTT account:

  1. Download the IFTTT app on iOS or Android, or visit https://ifttt.com/.
  2. Sign up for an IFTTT account and follow the prompts to create an account.

To implement an Arlo Applet that was shared by another user:

  1. Launch the IFTTT app or visit https://ifttt.com/.
  2. Sign in to your IFTTT account.
  3. Tap or click Get More.
  4. Search for Arlo, and connect your Arlo account.
    The Arlo Channel page displays.
  5. Review the popular Arlo Applets.
  6. Click an Applet icon.
    Note: Choose an Applet that calls for apps and devices that you already use.
  7. Follow the prompts to implement the Applet.

To create a new Applet:

  1. Launch the IFTTT app or visit https://ifttt.com/.
  2. Tap or click Get more.
  3. Tap or click the + icon at the top.
  4. Follow the prompts to create your own Applet.