How does the Foresight feature work on my Arlo camera?

The Arlo Foresight feature lets you see what triggered a motion event before it happened. Your Arlo camera or wired video doorbell captures video prior to every motion-triggered video recording, so you never miss a moment. This feature has been automatically added to your saved videos in the Arlo cloud.

For the Foresight feature to work with your Arlo camera:

  • You must have a compatible Arlo camera that is plugged directly into a power source.
    • The Foresight feature is currently available for Arlo Ultra (or newer), Pro 3 (or newer), Pro 3 Floodlight Camera, Pro 2, wired Video Doorbell, Q, Q Plus, and Baby.
    • For the Arlo Ultra, Pro 3, and Pro 3 Floodlight cameras, use the Arlo indoor magnetic charging cable and power adapter (VMA5000C or VMA5001C) or Arlo outdoor magnetic charging cable with integrated power adapter (VMA5600C or VMA5601C).
    • For the Arlo Pro 2 camera, use the Arlo indoor power adapter and power adapter cable (VMA4800) or Arlo outdoor power adapter (VMA4900).
    • The wired Arlo Video Doorbell and wired Arlo cameras require continuous power, so Foresight is always enabled.

Note: Plugging in the Arlo Solar Panel Charger does not enable the Foresight feature on your Arlo camera.

  • You must have an Arlo Smart Premier or Elite subscription if you have an Arlo Ultra, Pro 3, Pro 3 Floodlight Camera, or Video Doorbell.
    Note: Alternatively, you can record to a microSD or USB device.
    For more information about Arlo Smart Premier and Elite, visit the Arlo Smart landing page.
  • Your camera must be in an ‘Armed’ mode.
    For more information about modes, visit What are modes and rules and how does Arlo use them?.
  • You must have motion detection activated on your camera’s current mode.
    For more information about motion detection, visit How does the motion detection feature work on my Arlo cameras?.