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Automated message played through camera

I believe that if the Arlo Pro could playback a pre-recorded message at the time of motion detection, it would add another effective level of deterrent. 


I for one am not able to speak "live" through my phone for all occurrances of a motion detection (could be in a meeting, showering, sleeping, etc). If the message can be along the lines of..."Hi! This is an Arlo Security Camera!" it would not be inappropriate for a wanted visitor (eg delivery man) and at the same time give notice to any unwanted visitor of the presence of a security camera, which is not always seen. 


When I woke up this morning I saw a motion detection event had occured at 3AM. My phone was on silent because...well...sleep is pretty damn important to me. I saw on the video a young man in all black clothing with a flashlight looking through the windows of my car on the driveway. He probably didn't notice the camera above him. Luckily I had just cleaned out my car, so there was nothing for the man to take, but if he had heard an automated message from the camera, I imagine he would have fled immediately and not even look inside the car. 


Great idea!!! It will be even better if it allows some decent preset options focused incl stern ones about the police being notified. You could also allow custom messaging with personal or computer voice.

Excellent idea! Offer choice of pre-recorded warnings we can set to play when motion is detected! I guess you could let us record our own "greeting" lol -- but I'd prefer a tough sounding or robotic voice. "No trespassing. Police have been called." Maybe a less threatening "Residents only please" if you live on a multifamily, where you might pick up neighbors instead of a thief.