Overview: The Arlo Q (VMC3040) is an HD Security Camera with
Wi-Fi that has 1080p video, two-way audio, motion and sound detection, and night
vision. This compact camera can be placed on a tabletop or mounted to a wall.
Unlike the Arlo Wire-Free cameras, the Q requires no base station--it connects
directly to your router. The camera comes with a 10' Micro USB cable and an AC
Video Quality: Arlo Q delivers stunning Full HD 1080p video with sharp
detail. With its full color, 4-megapixel CMOS image
sensor and 130° wide-angle lens, Arlo Q lets you view entire rooms from
corner-to-corner. It has ten 850nm infrared LEDs surrounding the lens to provide
Night Vision up to 25 feet in total darkness.
Two-way Audio: The camera is equipped with a microphone and
speaker, enabling you to hear what's going on in the room, and communicate with
anyone there. When sounds are detected, you will receive alerts on your iOS or
Setup: You can setup the Arlo Q camera in a matter of
minutes. You will need to download the free Arlo app to your computer (Windows,
Mac), Apple iOS (7.0 or later), or Android (4.1 and up) device. Once you have
set up an Arlo account, simply plug in the camera using the included AC adapter
and USB power cable, and connect it to your router via Wi-Fi.
Schedules: The Arlo Q HD security camera operates on a
schedule. It is pre-configured for a Monday-Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm schedule
with motion sensors on. All other times, motion sensors are off. you can add or
modify a schedule using your computer or mobile device.
Motion/Audio Detection: When the Arlo Q is armed, motion and
audio detection are activated. Using the Arlo app, the sensitivity levels can be
adjusted as necessary. You can identify "action zones" within the camera's view
where you want the camera to detect motion. When motion or noise is detected,
Arlo can start recording, push notifications to your smartphone, and send you
Geofencing: Using the Arlo app on your mobile device, you
can use geofencing to arm, disarm, or resume a schedule mode when you arrive at
or leave a given location.
IFTTT: The Arlo app can be used with If This Then That (IFTTT),
which is a free cloud-based service that connects smart home devices and
applications. Through IFTTT, you can arm or disarm Arlo when you enter or exit
an area. If Arlo detects motion, you can set up IFTTT to call your phone, turn
on lights (requires
Philips Hue or similar system), or start recording. And you can set up Arlo
to turn off during the day and arm at night.
Streaming: You can change the video resolution settings to
manage bandwidth. The maximum bandwidth usage when streaming is as follows:
- 1080p: 1500 kbps
- 720p: 700 kbps
- 480p: 300 kbps
- 360p: 200 kbps
- 240p: 100 kbps
Cloud Recording: With Arlo Q, recordings are sent to the
cloud for secure storage in your library. This allows you to view your
motion-triggered recordings, and save the most important ones. You can access
the recordings from anywhere with a mobile device, or on a Windows or Mac
computer. Seven days of free cloud recording is provided, or you can upgrade
your account with a paid subscription for 14 or 30 days of recording.
Mounting: The Arlo Q HD Security Camera can be mounted in a
variety of ways. It has a flat base that allows it to be placed on a tabletop or
shelf. The base has a strong magnetic plate that can attach to any flat steel or
iron surface. With the supplied wall-mounting plate, you can mount the camera on
the wall. Arlo Q requires AC power, so you must locate the camera within reach
of an electrical outlet.