Arlo Smart Home Security Add-on Camera
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Cons: short lag time during motion detection
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Perhaps you've discovered an important blind spot in your security coverage, or moved into a larger home or office location. No problem! Just add additional Arlo VMC3030 wireless security cameras to your existing Arlo VMS3330 system by NETGEAR. The camera's LED night vision illuminates up to 25 feet away, so you can even see in the dark. This small, light add-on camera can integrate seamlessly into your Arlo network and give you additional peace of mind.
No wires and an elegant design help the Arlo VMC3030 blend in with your home decor.
Average Customer Review(s):
Cons: short lag time during motion detection
These two cameras are the add-ons for my system. They are reliable since the motion detection are very accurate and the notification on the phone is almost instant. I used to have the Belkin netcams and they gave me so many false motion detections in a day. These Arlo cameras are truly wireless, you just pick a spot to hang them in the house or outside in the backyard. The most important advantage for me is the free 7 day clip storage that comes with every camera. You can store up to 1 gigabyte or 7 days of video clips free of charge. If you need more storage, you can pay monthly fee, but for me the 7 day storage is plenty. I plan to buy the Arlo Q since the free plan allows you to have up to 5 camera. I'm glad I purchased the Arlo system for my house.
Pros: Reliable, truly wireless, free 7-day clip storage.
Cons: Battery life is dependent on the weather. A little pricey compared to the competition.
Arlo HD Security Camera System: This unit is an additional camera for the Arlo HD Security Camera System (item number 941ARLOSYS). The system, sold separately, includes an indoor base station w/ built-in WiFi and three wireless HD indoor/outdoor cameras with motion detection.
Applications: With this camera added to the Arlo security system, you can watch over an empty home or business, to monitor your driveway or the entrance to your home, or to safeguard any other space in or around the house. The Arlo security system can keep an eye on the kids after school, pets home alone, sleeping babies, and elderly family members. No matter who or what you care about most, the Arlo system helps make sure it all stays safe.
System Requirements: You will need the following to activate your Arlo Smart Home Security system.
Simple Setup: It takes just minutes to setup your new Arlo network camera system. Just connect the base station to your router & the Internet, mount & sync the cameras, and download the free Arlo app on your computer, laptop, smartphone, or tablet device. After your Arlo system is set up, you can change settings, view content and view camera streams remotely using the app or web browser client. Arlo can alert you by email notification or through the Arlo app whenever it records a video.
Service Plans: The Arlo HD 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 & 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.
Base Station: The Arlo HD security camera system's included base station connects to your existing network router using an Ethernet cable. The base station then creates its own WiFi (802.11n/2.4GHz) hotspot to communicate with the system's included wireless network cameras. The base station features a 500mHz MIPS 74K processor with 128MB Flash/128MB RAM memory for fast and reliable performance. The base station needs to be installed indoors.
Note: You can connect more than one Arlo base station to a network if open Ethernet ports (443/80) are available on your router. Each Arlo base station must be connected to an Ethernet port on your router.
Wireless Network Camera: Each camera features a full-color CMOS image sensor, a 110° wide-angle lens, and is capable of capturing up to 720p video. The cameras have a fixed focus of 2' to infinity, plus automatic balance and exposure adjustment. The Arlo cameras automatically detect movement, send alerts to the Arlo app on your mobile smartphone or tablet device, and record video to your free private cloud storage to review anytime. Additional VMC3030 security cameras (this unit) can be added to the system.
Wireless Range: You can place the Arlo cameras a maximum of 300' from the base station. In indoor installations, the range might be less if metal objects or thick walls and ceilings are between a camera and the base station. Be sure to place the Arlo cameras at least 10' from the base station, and allow at least 6.5' between cameras.
Note: Check the Camera LED on the base station; if it's blinking amber, the base station detects a low data rate; a sign that a camera is too far from the base station.
Optional Range Extenders: You can use the Arlo HD security camera system with a range extender or a Powerline adapter (sold separately) to offer you greater flexibility when deciding where to place the Arlo system's base station and cameras. Instead of connecting the base station directly to your router, you can connect the base station to an Ethernet port on a WiFi range extender or Powerline adapter (sold separately). This means you can put the Arlo base station farther away from the router or in a central location in your home to get better coverage with the Arlo security cameras.
Note: NETGEAR tested the Arlo camera system with NETGEAR WiFi range extenders and Powerline adapters (sold separately). If you are using an extender or an adapter offered by another manufacture, make sure that the device has an Ethernet port.
Motion Detected Recording: When motion detection is enabled, the cameras start recording automatically as soon as they detect motion. The Arlo camera system will also send an alert by email or push notification when motion is detected to your mobile device. Arlo cameras also turn on whenever you use the Arlo app to see what's happening at the moment.
Note: The cameras' motion sensors are much more sensitive to side-to-side movement across its field of view than to movement directly toward or away from the camera. The best area for motion detection is 5' to 20' from the camera position.
Instant Alerts: Instant alerts make Arlo systems useful for home monitoring. The Arlo security camera system sends instant alerts so that you know actions are occurring when they are occurring. Instant alerts are available when the cameras' motion alert is enabled using either Arlo's Scheduler feature or Manual mode selection.
Arlo App: Download the free Arlo app onto your Apple iOS (6.0+) iPod/iPhone/iPad or Android (4.0.3+) smartphone/tablet to view crystal-clear live and recorded HD video on your mobile device from the Arlo HD security camera system. The Arlo app also lets you configure the system from your mobile device & get push notifications. Configure unique features like Modes, Scheduler:
Mounting Options: You can place the wireless network cameras on a shelf or other flat surface, or you can mount them to the wall (magnetic wall-mount brackets included). When positioning your Arlo camera, keep these tips in mind.
Note: If you are concerned about someone stealing a camera that uses a magnetic mount, you can use the threaded insert on the camera to attach it to the Arlo Adjustable Mount (VMA1000; sold separately from NETGEAR).
LED Indicators: The Arlo security camera system can tell you what state it's in simply by observing the LEDs on the front of the cameras and base station.
Battery Powered: Because the Arlo weatherproof cameras are battery powered, you can place them wherever you need them without needing to find a power outlet. Each NETGEAR Arlo wireless camera uses four CR123 lithium 3V photo batteries. The batteries last between 4 and 6 months.
Note: You can use rechargeable batteries with the Arlo cameras; however, NETGEAR cannot guarantee the performance of rechargeable batteries. In general, rechargeable batteries don't last as long as disposable batteries. Click here to find out what type of rechargeable batteries are compatible.
Dimensions: Dimensions for the Arlo security system's base station and wireless cameras.
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We have the system and just wanted an extra camera. [ Adam Aug 13, 2018 ]
Works great adding 3rd camera for extra protection [ Randy Oct 02, 2017 ]
Needed more cameras and these match the ones I have. [ WILLIAM E Dec 25, 2016 ]
Added to my system. [ RALPH Jan 25, 2016 ]