Arlo Pro Home Security Camera System
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Work as advertised. Love that there isn't a subscription charge for 7 days of cloud storage.
A free app lets the Arlo Pro system show multiple camera views on your smartphone or tablet.
The Arlo Pro security system by NETGEAR adds vital security options to the Arlo system. The Pro hub has a fast processor to keep your video clear and smooth. Each camera has a wide 130-degree field of view. And the hub includes a 100+ dB siren that can be triggered automatically by motion, or manually.
The cameras can be magnetically mounted indoors or out. Each one has a powerful rechargeable battery so you can go completely wireless. You can set up email alerts that will notify you when any of the cameras detects motion, and store footage in the cloud for later review. You'll get clear 720p video, and the camera's LED night vision will even let you see up to 25 feet away in low light.
The Arlo Pro comes with everything you'll need to install and position the included 100% wire-free cameras. You get three wall anchors, mounting screws, and magnetic brackets, so you can install your system right away.
Download the free Arlo app for your Apple® or Android™ device, and you'll have access to a live stream from your surveillance system, so you can reassure yourself when you're at work or far from home on holiday. Control when each camera is active with the scheduler, set modes and rules to govern when your camera is on and recording, and catalog stills and video by date and time in the library.
When you tell your camera to record an event, HD video is automatically saved to the cloud. Arlo's free Basic level of storage keeps up to 1 gigabyte of archived footage for one week before deleting, with more robust packages available for a monthly fee. The Arlo storage system uses advanced 128-bit data encryption and advanced security protocols from NETGEAR to keep your data safe.
Average Customer Review(s):
Work as advertised. Love that there isn't a subscription charge for 7 days of cloud storage.
The Arlo Pro Home Security Camera System works just like I hoped it would. Setting it up was a breeze. I would recommend purchasing different bases, and they do not need to be the ones that are sold by Netgear, if the cameras are to be installed outside. A camera being held by just a magnet can be easily taken down by a thief, which would be ironic. The thing that is to prevent robberies is itself stolen.
Great camera for general monitoring in and outside of the home. The installation and setup are fairly easy. The picture quality is good however panning out causes picture distortion. If you want simple system for monitoring, this is it. I will be purchasing two additional cameras from Crutchfield to add to the system. I have noticed that the cameras are very senstive to motion however you can disarm the motion detection. I have also noticed that the cameras tend to time out quite often for some reason. I would recommend this system as compared to some of the high end, expensiive systems that are out there.
Pros: Wireless. Price. Ease of installation and placement of cameras.
Cons: Picture quality degrades as you pan out. Cameras time out quite often.
Excellent features but limited in definition as video is 720 pixel. The two camera HD system I installed picked up an animal but could not tell if it was a cat or a fox, because the system lacked sufficient pixels. I hope Arlo comes out with at least a 2M pixel system for added definition. Otherwise the system is great if one just wants to detect an intruder without being able to recognize the person.
Pros: The system features are excellent. Love the connectivity and alerts with my smart cell phone.
Cons: Lacks video definition for facial recognition and not able to determine what animal came onto the property. Arlo also needs to work on reducing the price that I believe the camera system is a little pricey.
Very nice camera system. Easy to setup
Arlo Pro Wire-Free Security Camera System: The NETGEAR Arlo Pro Wire-Free Security Camera System (VMS4330) includes an indoor base station with built-in Wi-Fi and three 100% wireless HD indoor/outdoor cameras with motion detection. You can easily add more cameras for watching other areas of your home or business. You can wirelessly keep an eye on things while you are away using the Arlo app on your Apple iOS or Android device.
Applications: You can use the Arlo Pro Wire-Free Security Camera System to watch over an empty home or business, to monitor your driveway or the entrance to your home, or to safeguard any space in or around the house. The Arlo Pro security system can also keep an eye on the kids after school, pets home alone, sleeping babies, and elderly family members.
Camera Features: The Arlo Pro Wire-Free Security Camera features a full-color CMOS image sensor with a video resolution that is configurable up to 1280 x 720 with H.264 compression. It has a wide-angle lens with a 130° horizontal field of view, and a fixed focus range of 2' to infinity. With its built-in microphone and speaker, you can remotely carry on a two-way conversation with someone at the camera location. It has built-in infrared LEDs that illuminates up to 25 feet in very low light. The Arlo Pro cameras automatically detect movement, send alerts to the Arlo app on your mobile smartphone or tablet, and start recording video. This indoor/outdoor camera can be used in temperatures from -4° to 113°F, and carries an IP65 weatherproof certification.
Power Requirements: Each camera is powered by a 7.2-volt, 2440mAh rechargeable battery (supplied). The batteries can be charged in the camera when they are connected to the included power adapter via the included Micro USB cable. Charging time is approximately 2.5 hours. When the battery charge is low (less than 15%), an amber LED near the lens will flash once per minute. Battery life is affected by environmental factors (mounting location) and by video quality settings. Typical battery life is approximately 4 to 6 months.
Base Station: The Arlo Pro Base Station serves as the hub of the Arlo security system. It is connected to your router through the included Ethernet cable. Everything the Arlo Pro cameras record is sent to the cloud for secure storage in your library. All of the connected cameras are synched to Base Station via Wi-Fi (802.11n / 2.4GHz) with a range of over 300 feet (line of sight). The Base Station has a built-in siren, which can be triggered by a camera when motion is detected. There are three siren volume settings, the loudest of which is over 100 decibels. The Base Station features two Type A USB ports for plugging in a USB storage device for local recording, if desired.
Arlo App: To monitor your Arlo security system on your smartphone or tablet, you will need the Arlo app. The app is compatible with Apple iPhone/iPad/iPod touch, and requires iOS 8.0 or later. It is also compatible with Android devices running OS 4.1 and up. With a Mac or PC, you'll need one of the following browsers: Internet Explorer 10 or above, Firefox 3.5 or above, Safari 3 or above (except on Windows and Linux), or Google Chrome (any version). A high-speed internet connection, with a minimum of 1 Mbps upstream, is recommended.
Simple Setup: To set up the Arlo network camera system, you must connect the base station to your router and the Internet, mount and sync the cameras, and download the free Arlo app on your computer or mobile device. Once the system is set up, you can change settings, view content and view camera streams remotely using the app or web browser client. Arlo Pro can alert you by email notification or through the Arlo app whenever it records a video.
Service Plans: The Arlo Pro Wire-Free Security Camera System automatically saves each video recorded in an online cloud storage account. How much video your cloud account holds and how long it stores each video depends on your subscription plan:
Note: You can also add friends to your Arlo account. Friends can view live streams from your cameras, record video clips, view, share, favorite and delete clips from your library, and take snapshots. Friends have limited access to some of the settings and features on your Arlo account. You can select which cameras friends can see and what administrative rights are available to them.
Cloud Storage and Security: Recorded video from the security cameras is stored in the Arlo cloud so you can see all the activity the cameras detect at any time. The Arlo system is designed to maintain the highest level of security to keep your videos private and secure in the cloud.
Mounting Options: You can place the wireless network cameras on a shelf or other flat surface, or you can mount them to the supplied magnetic wall brackets. When positioning your Arlo Pro camera, keep these tips in mind:
Dimensions: Dimensions for the Arlo Pro security system's base station and wireless cameras.
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Nemo said it's the system many at Crutchfield use, if it's good enough for the guys that sell it that's good enough for me! [ Debra Nov 29, 2017 ]
Suggested by a friend [ PENNIE Oct 29, 2017 ]
reviews and ease to install [ David May 14, 2017 ]