Arlo Pro Wire-Free Security Camera System: The NETGEAR Arlo
Pro Wire-Free Security
(VMS4130) includes an indoor base station with built-in Wi-Fi and a 100% wireless HD
indoor/outdoor camera 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 camera
automatically detects movement, sends alerts to the Arlo app on your mobile
smartphone or tablet, and starts recording video. This indoor/outdoor camera can
be used in temperatures from -4° to 113°F, and carries an IP65 weatherproof
Power Requirements: The camera is powered by a 7.2-volt,
2440mAh rechargeable battery (supplied). The battery can be charged in the
camera when it is 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
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,
Simple Setup: To set up the Arlo network
camera system, you must connect the base station to your router and the Internet, mount
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:
- Basic (Free): The free Basic subscription plan includes 7 days
of cloud recordings (up to 1 GB of cloud storage). When a video reaches its
7-day expiration date, it is automatically deleted. You have up to 1 GB of
cloud storage to use within this period. If you reach the 1 GB storage limit
within 7 days, then no more videos are stored in your account until you
manually delete older videos. Up to 5 cameras and 1 base station can be
connected. 90 Day technical support is offered for the Basic plan.
- Premier ($9.99/mo. or $99/yr.): The Premier plan includes 30 days
of cloud recordings (up to 10 GB of cloud storage). When a video reaches its
30-day expiration date, it is automatically deleted. You have up to 10 GB of
cloud storage to use within this period. If you reach the 10 GB storage
limit within 30 days, then no more videos are stored in your account until
you manually delete older videos. In addition, Premier plan subscribers can
connect up to 10 cameras to the cloud. Unlimited technical support is
included with this plan.
- Elite ($14.99/mo. or $149/yr.): The Elite plan includes 60
days of cloud recordings (up to 100 GB of cloud storage). When a video
reaches its 60-day expiration date, it is automatically deleted. You have up
to 100 GB of cloud storage to use within this period. If you reach the 100
GB storage limit within 60 days, then no more videos are stored in your
account until you manually delete older videos. Elite plan subscribers can
also connect up to 15 cameras and 3 base stations. Unlimited technical
support is included with this 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
camera, keep these tips in mind:
- Position Mode: Use the Arlo app in Position mode to
help aim the camera. Position Mode sends video to the cloud as quickly
as possible. This allows you to aim the camera while watching the video feed
on your Arlo smartphone app to make near real-time adjustments to the
- Field Of View: The Arlo Pro cameras have a 130°
viewing angle. Position the cameras so that the space that you want to
monitor is within the cameras' field of view.
- Elevate Camera: Mount the Arlo Pro motion-detection cameras at least
7' above the floor and aim them slightly down for the best sensor
- Side-To-Side Traffic: For best results, the path of
expected motion should cross the cameras' field-of-view and not head
directly into or away from the camera. For example, if you want to detect
motion near a couch, place the camera to the side of the couch, rather than
above it or opposite it. You can use the Motion Detection Test feature to
verify if motion can be detected in a camera's current placement.
Dimensions: Dimensions for the Arlo Pro security system's base station and
- Base Station: 6.88"W x 4.964"H x 2.29"D
- Wireless Camera: 1.931"W x 2.79"H x 3.129"D
- Weight: 8.4 ounces (camera w/battery); 11 ounces (base