What is the Arlo Smart vehicle detection feature?

The Arlo Smart Vehicle Detection feature detects cars, trucks, buses, motorbikes, and bicycles, and allows you to receive rich notifications when your Arlo camera detects a vehicle. Rich notifications allow you to see alerts from your lock screen that include images of what your camera recorded. The detected vehicle is highlighted by a bounding box in your rich notification.

Consider the following factors when using the Vehicle Detection feature:

  • Distance. Your Arlo camera can detect vehicles up to 100 feet (30 meters) away, depending on their size. For example, your Arlo camera will have an easier time detecting a truck that’s 100 feet away compared to a small car.
  • Lighting. If a vehicle’s head lights are aiming directly at your Arlo camera, your Arlo camera might not detect the vehicle.
  • View. Your Arlo camera must have a clear view of the vehicle to detect it. If a vehicle is behind a tree or other objects, your Arlo camera might not detect it.
  • Speed. The Arlo Smart Vehicle Detection feature detects vehicles moving up to 20 miles per hour (32 kilometers per hour). If a vehicle is moving faster than 20 mph, your Arlo camera might not detect it.

If your Arlo camera isn’t sure it detected a vehicle, you’ll receive this message: “Arlo thinks it saw a vehicle”. If you would like to help improve Arlo’s algorithm, you can verify that Arlo detected a vehicle in your Library and donate the video footage when prompted by your Arlo app.