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Not good reviews at all. Special battery at additional expense. Pass! Thank you for posting.
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Not good reviews at all. Special battery at additional expense. Pass! Thank you for posting.
this system is actually one of the highest rated ones, both in terms of value (7 free cloud storage) and ease of use (intuitive app interface)
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agreed, the Arlo line is one of the better solutions out there. I was very interested in using them, but ended up going with a Unifi video system.
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Nevermind, 4-pack does not include kit.
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Quote from cykevinwu View Post :
Not good reviews at all. Special battery at additional expense. Pass! Thank you for posting.
Its a good system plus people are looking for the best price not whether you want to buy it or not.

Batteries are a pain to change every 6mths or so if you've stuck them in a tricky spot.
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Quote from calvin113 View Post :
this system is actually one of the highest rated ones, both in terms of value (7 free cloud storage) and ease of use (intuitive app interface)
Quote from metfoo View Post :
agreed, the Arlo line is one of the better solutions out there. I was very interested in using them, but ended up going with a Unifi video system.
Complete garbage.
Arlo is a terrible idea.
1) Motion detection only works when close to the camera, because it relies on PIR only. You also dont get any pretrigger frames.
2) no continuous record.
3) MONTHLY FEE!!! If you want more than 1gb or 7 days of recording you have to pay monthly.
4) Battery replacement, time, cost, Murphy's law-they will die when you need it
5) Cannot display 24/7 on internal monitor
6)Cannot integrate into any other system.
7) wifi is unreliable
8) Its way over priced, it would cost about the same to pay someone to run ethernet.
There are toys and should not be used. Pay someone to run ethernet.
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Not good reviews at all. Special battery at additional expense. Pass! Thank you for posting.
I'm surprised that you'd even need to read reviews about this system, it's famous for being the only commercially-successful system with completely wireless IP cameras that offers both free storage and decent battery life. I've got 6 of these cameras, a couple of them are still going strong on a battery that I swapped into them way back in March.

That said, this $144 price isn't super slick, especially since most consumers who want a wireless IP cam system probably need more than one; after all, this doesn't really target the same kind of home 'monitoring' market where there's no reason not to use wired IP cams with more features (e.g. Nest Cam, Logitech Circle, Piper etc.) instead. The standalone Arlos can be had for $100 each when they're on sale, and you could probably swipe a cheap base station off eBay from those who bought multiple kits when Target had the 2-pack kit (2 cameras + base station) for $180.
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recording start couple Seconds after motion trigger.
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Last edited by Augus June 29, 2016 at 08:42 AM
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Complete garbage.
Arlo is a terrible idea.
1) Motion detection only works when close to the camera, because it relies on PIR only. You also dont get any pretrigger frames.
2) no continuous record.
3) MONTHLY FEE!!! If you want more than 1gb or 7 days of recording you have to pay monthly.
4) Battery replacement, time, cost, Murphy's law-they will die when you need it
5) Cannot display 24/7 on internal monitor
6)Cannot integrate into any other system.
7) wifi is unreliable
8) Its way over priced, it would cost about the same to pay someone to run ethernet.
There are toys and should not be used. Pay someone to run ethernet.
I've had mine a few weeks and love it. If I pay someone to run ethernet, then I have to keep paying if I want to move cameras around (which I have done).

This deal doesn't seem that great.
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Quote from fenderman View Post :
Complete garbage.
Arlo is a terrible idea.
1) Motion detection only works when close to the camera, because it relies on PIR only. You also dont get any pretrigger frames.
2) no continuous record.
3) MONTHLY FEE!!! If you want more than 1gb or 7 days of recording you have to pay monthly.
4) Battery replacement, time, cost, Murphy's law-they will die when you need it
5) Cannot display 24/7 on internal monitor
6)Cannot integrate into any other system.
7) wifi is unreliable
8) Its way over priced, it would cost about the same to pay someone to run ethernet.
There are toys and should not be used. Pay someone to run ethernet.
Complete garbage.
Just because it's a terrible idea for you when you have better options, does not mean that it is a terrible option for other people who are less fortunate than you are in terms of flexibility.
  1. Most of the target audience (which is CLEARLY not you, by the way) actually want higher thresholds for motion detection to trigger, i.e. less frequently rather than more. Pretrigger would admittedly be nice, but it's not a critical issue and doesn't get in the way of its main purpose.
  2. You can hack it to make it do CVR, but that defeats the entire purpose of having a wireless system. That'll burn through its battery life faster than an iPhone would...
  3. 7 days of recording is more than anyone in the target audience actually needs. Some of its competitors offer 5 days instead (which is still plenty!), whereas most others don't offer any days free at all.
  4. Don't be silly, batteries are a one-time investment where you just buy a bunch of rechargeable li-ions and keep a bunch pre-charged at all times and rotate when one of the cameras tells you that it's running low. No incremental cost, and no cameras dying at any point.
  5. You sound like you're trying to compare this system to a traditional wired security camera system w/ DVR. Those are far cheaper per camera (and higher quality video too) if your property allows for Siamese wires to be run everywhere.
  6. I haven't seen any of their IP camera competitors offer integration with anything else apart from IFTTT and Nest's ecosystem of products. You can easily make Arlo integrated with IFTTT too, btw.
  7. Wifi is wireless, ethernet is not. It's only as unreliable as your own wifi network, which is completely under your control.
  8. It's priced this way because it's a unique solution that exists for that niche of the market. Don't compare wireless to wired, I already said earlier that if you have the means to go wired, then please go wired.

Edit: The more I reread your last few points, the more it sounds like an angry professional home security installer who's losing business because wireless systems don't need wires to be run...I know that's probably not true, but tone the pushiness for running wires down a little bit won't you. Consumers can educate themselves more than well enough on the issue of wired vs. wireless. Also, if you're going to be running wires for a home security system, why would you do it with IP cameras that take ethernet (even if it can draw power through the same ethernet cable like the Arlo Q Plus does) compared to traditional bullet or recessed cams that take siamese into a DVR? All of my acquaintances who I know use wired ethernet IP cams simply have the wires exposed (no need to pay someone to do that) and use it for pet/nanny/baby monitoring purposes, rather than security surveillance purposes.
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Last edited by mrcookies June 29, 2016 at 09:03 AM
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Quote from billm0066 View Post :
I've had mine a few weeks and love it. If I pay someone to run ethernet, then I have to keep paying if I want to move cameras around (which I have done).

This deal doesn't seem that great.
Instead of moving camera around why dont you simply find the optimal place to mount them the first time. Makes no sense.
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Quote from mrcookies View Post :
Complete garbage.
Just because it's a terrible idea for you when you have better options, does not mean that it is a terrible option for other people who are less fortunate than you are in terms of flexibility.
  1. Most of the target audience (which is CLEARLY not you, by the way) actually want higher thresholds for motion detection to trigger, i.e. less frequently rather than more. Pretrigger would admittedly be nice, but it's not a critical issue and doesn't get in the way of its main purpose.
  2. You can hack it to make it do CVR, but that defeats the entire purpose of having a wireless system. That'll burn through its battery life faster than an iPhone would...
  3. 7 days of recording is more than anyone in the target audience actually needs. Some of its competitors offer 5 days instead (which is still plenty!), whereas most others don't offer any days free at all.
  4. Don't be silly, batteries are a one-time investment where you just buy a bunch of rechargeable li-ions and keep a bunch pre-charged at all times and rotate when one of the cameras tells you that it's running low. No incremental cost, and no cameras dying at any point.
  5. You sound like you're trying to compare this system to a traditional wired security camera system w/ DVR. Those are far cheaper per camera (and higher quality video too) if your property allows for Siamese wires to be run everywhere.
  6. I haven't seen any of their IP camera competitors offer integration with anything else apart from IFTTT and Nest's ecosystem of products. You can easily make Arlo integrated with IFTTT too, btw.
  7. Wifi is wireless, ethernet is not. It's only as unreliable as your own wifi network, which is completely under your control.
  8. It's priced this way because it's a unique solution that exists for that niche of the market. Don't compare wireless to wired, I already said earlier that if you have the means to go wired, then please go wired.
1) With a wired system and cameras that have alarm inputs you can get BOTH.
2) You cannot hack it because of the battery life..so it cannot continuously record.
3) Its 7 days OR 1gb whichever comes first. Does the target audience never leave their home for more than 7 days?
4) you are being silly by running around replacing batteries. At some point you will fail to replace they or they will die sooner than expected. Murphy's law.
5) Siamese wire, are you kidding? Its 2016. Ip cameras. Power over ethernet. Run a single ethernet cable.
6) im talking about integration with standalone NVR (onvif) or third party VMS pc based recording solutions. These are closed systems.
7) No its not. Wifi has to accept interference per fcc regs. Neighbors wifi or a microwave can take it down. I can take it down via a mobile app on my phone if i wanted to.
8) Wired in the long term is cheaper and better.
Arlo is garbage and users should be warned. I know your type you have to justify your purchase. Please dont mislead others into making the same mistake.
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Quote from fenderman View Post :
1) With a wired system and cameras that have alarm inputs you can get BOTH.
2) You cannot hack it because of the battery life..so it cannot continuously record.
3) Its 7 days OR 1gb whichever comes first. Does the target audience never leave their home for more than 7 days?
4) you are being silly by running around replacing batteries. At some point you will fail to replace they or they will die sooner than expected. Murphy's law.
5) Siamese wire, are you kidding? Its 2016. Ip cameras. Power over ethernet. Run a single ethernet cable.
6) im talking about integration with standalone NVR (onvif) or third party VMS pc based recording solutions. These are closed systems.
7) No its not. Wifi has to accept interference per fcc regs. Neighbors wifi or a microwave can take it down. I can take it down via a mobile app on my phone if i wanted to.
8) Wired in the long term is cheaper and better.
Arlo is garbage and users should be warned. I know your type you have to justify your purchase. Please dont mislead others into making the same mistake.
I agree. Wired systems are cheaper, you get more cameras, reliable, and NO BATTERIES!
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I bought this system when it was much more expensive. It was easy to setup and maintain, but it had two sever problems.

1) It would not sense any motion out beyond 15'. I needed a camera in front of the house above the garage for a nice wide view. In the two weeks of me owning the system, all it ever recorded was when I installed the camera. No comings and goings. No cars pulling into the driveway. Nothing.
2) It uses CR123 lithium batteries and if you want any kind of useful video clarity, they slurp those bad boys down. Even the cheap crap Chinese bulk packs of CR123s end up like $1 each battery. Each camera needs 2 of them. The camera that recorded nothing for 2 weeks and I had on medium resolutions, etc...yeah...after 1.5 weeks it needed new batteries.

Everything else was a splendid experience, but if it cannot do the simple task of recording movement, something even the cheapest wired ones do easily, then it has limited usage. If you have the cameras down low and do not care about recording motion activated beyond 15', then this could be a good system for you. I ended up with a wired camera and DVR system for less money and the video quality and features are so much better it is not funny.
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