How do I create a mode with different rules for each Arlo Wire-Free or Arlo Pro Wire-Free camera?

With Arlo Pro and Arlo Wire-Free, you can create multiple rules within the same mode so that each camera performs different actions and sends different alerts.

You can also use schedule mode to activate modes automatically at different times of the day or week. For more information about schedule mode, visit How do I configure and use the Schedule option?.

To create a mode with different actions or alerts for different cameras:

  1. Launch the Arlo app or log in to your Arlo account at
  2. Tap or click Mode.
  3. Tap or click the base station for which you want to create a mode.
  4. Tap or click Add a Mode.
  5. Enter a name for the mode and tap or click Next.
    The Trigger Device page displays.
  6. Tap or click a device to select it as the trigger device for a rule and then tap or click Next.
  7. If you are using an Arlo Pro Wire-Free camera and you want the selected device to perform an action when motion or audio is detected, tap or click Next.
    Otherwise, clear the check box for the trigger that you do not want to use.
  8. If you selected motion as a trigger, set the Motion Sensitivity using the slider and tap or click Next.
  9. If you are using an Arlo Pro Wire-Free camera and you selected audio as a trigger, set the Audio Detection Sensitivity using the slider and tap or click Next.
  10. When prompted, specify what you want the trigger device to do when motion or audio is detected.
    Note: You can select Record video or Do nothing.
  11. If you are using an Arlo Pro base station and you want to turn on the base station siren when the device detects motion or sound, select the Turn alarm ON check box.
  12. If you selected Record video, use the slider to specify how long you want your device to record for when motion or audio is detected and tap or click Next.
  13. If you selected Turn alarm ON, set the sliders for Alarm Duration and Alarm Loudness and tap or click Next
    Note: The base station siren is very loud. Prolonged exposure to the siren might cause permanent hearing loss. Use caution when creating siren triggers.
  14. Select the notifications that you want to receive and tap or click Next.
  15. If you selected Email Alerts, enter the email addresses that you want to receive alerts and tap or click Next.
  16. Review the summary of your settings and tap or click Save.
    Your new mode is saved.
    Note: If you did not select Record video, you will not be able to save.
  17. From the mode menu, tap the pencil icon or click > next to the mode that you just created.
  18. Tap or click Add Rule.
  19. Repeat steps 6-16 to create an additional rule with different trigger devices, actions, and alerts. 
    You can add one rule for each Arlo Pro or Arlo Pro Wire-Free camera that is connected to the same base station.