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Alerts Should Lead Directly to Live View OR Recording

I've experimented with several security cameras over the past few weeks, and Ring has the best alerting implementation BY FAR. When a motion alert is received from Ring, it leads directly to a Live View of the event. If you view the alert some time AFTER the event, it leads directly to the Recording of the event. I never precisely timed this, but if roughly 20 to 30 seconds had elapsed after the motion event occurred, Ring was smart enough skip the live view, and take you to the recording. This was MUCH more elegant and faster than what Netgear is doing now with Arlo.

 

Nest also has a nice alerting method that shows a short video clip of the event embedded in the alert itself. Apparently this has been previously suggested on this forum, and it is marked as coming soon...which is great!

 

I'm currently testing Blink XT as well as Arlo Pro 2. Arlo is SIGNIFICANTLY higher quality than Blink, but I am really surprised that I can get to the Blink event video faster than Arlo's. Blink's alert always leads directly to the event. No additional taps or logins. This still isn't better than Ring's method, but it shows that Netgear has some work to do.

 

If embedded alert videos are coming soon, then my suggestion is to blend this with the Ring implementation. If we view the alert quickly, send us directly to the Live View. If we view the alert later, send us to the Recording. No additional taps or delays. While you're at it, eliminate the constant login requirement. My phone is very secure already.

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Follower

Ok... What's up with post formatting? My suggestion:

 

If we view an alert quickly, send us directly to the Live View. If we view the alert later, send us to the Recording. No additional taps or delays.

 

While you're at it, eliminate the constant login requirement. My phone is very secure already.

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I was also wondering what was going on.... That's really intuitive, I think not!!!
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I agree with other posters. Why force us to login again. My iPhone and iPad are secure...at least give the users the choice!

 

Viewing the video is delayed ss we are forced  to go through this step. 

 

It would be more useful to click the notification and be taken directly to the live feed or recording in the library. 

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I just wrote the same type of request and then saw your post. Totally agree. Havig to log in and navigate before you can interact when there is already a 3-5 second delay really limits the ability to effectively interact via the device. I would like to see options in the settings to incorporate the live feed being instantly received when motion triggers. Everyone may not want that, but having it available is huge when you want to deter someone from standing on your doorstep.