Python Arlo is a library written in Python 2.7/3x that exposes the Netgear Arlo cameras as Python objects.
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Python Arlo

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Python Arlo is a library written in Python 2.7/3x that exposes the Netgear Arlo cameras as Python objects.

Developer Documentation: http://python-arlo.readthedocs.io/

Installation

$ pip install pyarlo

# Install latest development
$ pip install git+https://github.com/tchellomello/python-arlo

Usage

# connecting
from pyarlo import PyArlo
arlo  = PyArlo('foo@bar', 'secret')

# listing devices
arlo.devices

# listing base stations
arlo.base_stations

# get base station handle
# assuming only 1 base station is available
base = arlo.base_stations[0]

# get the current base station mode
base.mode  # 'disarmed'

# listing Arlo modes
base.available_modes # ['armed', 'disarmed', 'schedule', 'custom']

# Updating the base station mode
base.mode = 'custom'

# listing all cameras
arlo.cameras

# showing camera preferences
cam = arlo.cameras[0]

# check if camera is connected to base station
cam.is_camera_connected  # True

# printing camera attributes
cam.serial_number
cam.model_id
cam.unseen_videos

# get brightness value of camera
cam.brightness

# get signal strength of camera with base station
cam.signal_strength

# get flip property from camera
cam.flip_state

# get mirror property from camera
cam.mirror_state

# get power save mode value from camera
cam.powersave_mode

# get current battery level of camera
cam.battery_level
92

# get boolean result if motion detection
# is enabled or not
base.is_motion_detection_enabled  # True

# get battery levels of all cameras
# prints serial number and battery level of each camera
base.get_cameras_battery_level  # {'4N71235T12345': 92, '4N71235T12345': 90}

# get base station properties
base.properties

# get camera properties
base.get_camera_properties

# get camera rules
base.get_camera_rules

# get camera schedule
base.get_camera_schedule

# get camera motion detection sensitivity
cam.get_motion_detection_sensitivity

# refreshing camera properties
cam.update()

# gathering live_streaming URL
cam.live_streaming()  # rtmps://vzwow72-z2-prod.vz.netgear.com:80/vzmodulelive?egressToken=b723a7bb_abbXX&userAgent=web&cameraId=48AAAAA

# gather last recorded video URL
cam.last_video.video_url

Loading Videos

# by default, all videos recorded within
# the last 30 days will be pre-loaded
arlo.ArloMediaLibrary.videos

# Or you can load Arlo videos directly
from pyarlo.media import ArloMediaLibrary
library = ArloMediaLibrary(arlo, days=2)
len(library.videos)

# showing a video properties
media = library.videos[0]

# printing video attributes
media.camera
media.content_type
media.media_duration_seconds

# displaying thumbnail to stdout
media.download_thumbnail()

# downloading video
media.download_video('/home/user/demo.mp4')

Ambient Sensors Data Usage (Arlo Baby Monitor)

# Get the base_station instance corresponding to the Arlo Baby
base_station = arlo.base_stations[0]

# Store all ambient sensor history in self._ambient_sensor_data
# All of the accessor properties will call this if values are not cached.
base_station.get_ambient_sensor_data()

# Get cached sensor history (property)
base_station.ambient_sensor_data

# Get most recent temperature reading in degrees celsius (property)
base_station.ambient_temperature

# Get most recent humidity reading in relative humidity percentage (property)
base_station.ambient_humidity

# Get most recent air quality reading (property)
# Not 100% sure on the unit of measure, but would assume it's VOC PPM
base_station.ambient_air_quality

Music Playback Usage (Arlo Baby Monitor)

# Get the current playback status and available track list
base_station.get_audio_playback_status()

# Play a track, optionally specify the track and seek time in seconds
base_station.play_track(
    track_id='229dca67-7e3c-4a5f-8f43-90e1a9bffc38',
    position=0)

# Pause the currently playing track
base_station.pause_track()

# Skip to the next track in the playlist
base_station.skip_track()

# Set the music loop mode to repeat the entire playlist
base_station.set_music_loop_mode_continuous()

# Set the music loop mode to repeat the current track
base_station.set_music_loop_mode_single()

# Sets playback to shuffle
base_station.set_shuffle_on()

# Sets playback to sequential
base_station.set_shuffle_off()

# Change the playback volume
base_station.set_volume(100)

Night Light Usage (Arlo Baby Monitor)

# Turn on the night light
base_station.set_night_light_on()

# Turn off the night light
base_station.set_night_light_off()

# Set the brightness of the night light
base_station.set_night_light_brightness(200)

Supported Devices

If you have a different model, please feel free to contribute by reporting your results.

Model Tested by Status Results/Issues
Arlo 1st Generation @tchellomello working/ok N/A
Arlo 2st Generation @tchellomello working/ok N/A

Contributing

See more at CONTRIBUTING.rst.