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I need flash to view my security camera

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Jan 12, 2021 Jan 12, 2021

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Why was flash disabled on my security camera? Are you going to buy me a new security camera that does not use Flash? How can I protect my home? I believe you violated my warranty.

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Adobe Employee , Jan 13, 2021 Jan 13, 2021
We announced that Flash Player was going away in 2017.  At the same time, all of the major browser vendors announced parallel roadmaps to remove support for browser plug-ins.  You will soon find it very difficult to find a browser that would run Flash Player, even if it were available.  https://theblog.adobe.com/adobe-flash-update/ At the end of the day, your camera vendor will need to address this (assuming they're interested in supporting the version of the product that you purchased).  Th...

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Jan 13, 2021 Jan 13, 2021

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Contact the security camera vendor to see if they have migrated to a different technology.

 

If it's Arlo, the most widely mentioned security camera system here on these forums, per this post https://community.arlo.com/t5/Arlo/Chrome-is-ending-support-for-Adobe-Flash-Player/m-p/1716970, they have migrated away from Flash as of May 1, 2020.  The Arlo Minimum Systems Requirements page, updated June 26, 2020, makes no mention of Flash Player being required.

 

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We announced that Flash Player was going away in 2017.  At the same time, all of the major browser vendors announced parallel roadmaps to remove support for browser plug-ins.  You will soon find it very difficult to find a browser that would run Flash Player, even if it were available. 

 

https://theblog.adobe.com/adobe-flash-update/

 

At the end of the day, your camera vendor will need to address this (assuming they're interested in supporting the version of the product that you purchased).  They've had three years advanced notice to produce an update removing any dependencies on Flash Player.  You should ask them whether or not an update is available.

 

Alternatively, you could use the Enterprise Enablement features to restore access to your camera by allowing the specific URLs that you need to access.  Again, future browser and operating system updates will drop support for all browser plug-ins, so you'll alsow need to come up with a configuration that's "frozen in time" to prevent future breaking updates from getting applied.  You would not want to use this configuration for general web usage.

 

You can read more about the Enterprise Enablement features in the admin guide, here: 

https://www.adobe.com/devnet/flashplayer/articles/flash_player_admin_guide.html

 

Your camera vendor might be interested in the enterprise support options available from our support partner, HARMAN, for the purpose of producing a replacement client application.  More details on those options can be found in the enterprise support FAQ, here: 

 

https://www.adobe.com/products/flashplayer/enterprise-end-of-life.html

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