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Netgear Arlo 2 Camera HD security System $139 Costco YMMV

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At my local Costco... decent amount left, so likely a chainwide mark down. Not bad considering the cameras are $150 each... and this bundle is $229 at Amazon. YMMV
Includes:
2 cameras
1 base station
1 weatherproof threaded mount
2 magnetic indoor mounts
4 sets of CR123 batteries (16 total batteries)

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Created 07-09-2017 at 04:46 PM by ZLeathal1
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At my local Costco... decent amount left, so likely a chainwide mark down. YMMV

Is there no no way to add photos now from a mobile?
Is this referring to a 2-pack of the Arlo HD wireless cameras?
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Stay away from these. There is a 7 second delay before they record.
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Is this referring to a 2-pack of the Arlo HD wireless cameras?
Yes appears to be so, as that was the package that Costco has. Note it does include one base for screwing one of the cameras on.

Remember these use CR123 batteries, which can be rather pricey to purchase. The costco set includes non-rechargeable batteries to get you started.
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Stay away from these. There is a 7 second delay before they record.
Didn't know this. Is the delay a pause before it starts recording, or a constant 7 second delay between viewing and recording?
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Didn't know this. Is the delay a pause before it starts recording, or a constant 7 second delay between viewing and recording?
Yes.

Well the Arlo / Arlo Pro system has a number of delay issues at various points of the system when compared to traditional wired security cameras.

Associated delay / lag issues I found troublesome for it's role as a security camera:
1) Motion Detection and start of recording.
2) Lag in accessing cameras for live viewing.
3) Lag in accessing cameras for settings.
4) Lag in accessing cloud features / stored videos.

I have not experienced a constant value in any of the above and the delay / lag seems to vary from minimal to denial of a request. Some of this will be due to your internet connection, some due to the design of the Arlo system.

On #1 - Arlo Pro cameras have less delay / motion detection issues compared to the 1st gen Arlo camera. The keyword here is LESS.
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Is this in reference to the original Arlo cameras or the Arlo Q HD (1080p) 2 pack that Costco sells online?

I've been looking at the Arlo Qs and were considering purchasing them...
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Is this referring to a 2-pack of the Arlo HD wireless cameras?
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Is this in reference to the original Arlo cameras or the Arlo Q HD (1080p) 2 pack that Costco sells online?

I've been looking at the Arlo Qs and were considering purchasing them...
This is a 2-pack starter kit. Inlcludes two of the regular wireless cameras, the base station, an outdoor (threaded) mount, two magnetic mounts, and 4 sets of CR123 batteries. Same as this set on Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/Arlo-Security-System-Wire-Free-Cameras/dp/B00P7EVST6/ref=sr_1_2?s=electronics... [amazon.com]

I bought two packs of these, as the add-on cameras alone are $150. I plan to pick up a Pro starter system for the audio/talkback on three cameras, netting 7 cameras total (yes, I know the annual plans kick in over 5).
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hey op can you email me a picture of the promo? would like to see which it is, 7 seconds is quite bad but better than nothing right? this is still a pretty solid price
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Yes.

Well the Arlo / Arlo Pro system has a number of delay issues at various points of the system when compared to traditional wired security cameras.

Associated delay / lag issues I found troublesome for it's role as a security camera:
1) Motion Detection and start of recording.
2) Lag in accessing cameras for live viewing.
3) Lag in accessing cameras for settings.
4) Lag in accessing cloud features / stored videos.

I have not experienced a constant value in any of the above and the delay / lag seems to vary from minimal to denial of a request. Some of this will be due to your internet connection, some due to the design of the Arlo system.

On #1 - Arlo Pro cameras have less delay / motion detection issues compared to the 1st gen Arlo camera. The keyword here is LESS.
I agree with the live viewing lag, but it's pulling from the cloud, so it's inevitable. I have not noticed more than maybe a 1 sec recording lag though... plus sensitivity is adjustable. They are not perfect, and cannot replace a wired system.... but I wanted completely wireless, reliable mobile viewing (unlike Foscam) with one singular free/cheap cloud storage... so, trade-offs. I'd be fine with a completely wireless system with local storage, but Arlo still seems to be the way to go.
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hey op can you email me a picture of the promo? would like to see which it is, 7 seconds is quite bad but better than nothing right? this is still a pretty solid price
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(yes, I know the annual plans kick in over 5).
Can you jank the setup and use two different emails on two accounts, or will they know all 7 cams are you since they can watch you when you sleep?
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hey op can you email me a picture of the promo? would like to see which it is, 7 seconds is quite bad but better than nothing right? this is still a pretty solid price
It's not always 7 seconds (For the Arlo Pros at least). The delay for it to start recording can be different for everyone, if you play around with the motion detection sensitivity and the position of the camera it will be less. For instance, Arlo recommends to position the camera where the subject that will trigger the motion detection recording will pass in front of the camera's view from side to side (not walking towards the camera straight on).

I had one camera for about a month before I grabbed some extra cameras recently(Arlo Pro). I don't think I've had anything longer than a 2 to 3 second delay. Just this morning, while walking out of my back door, the recording started maybe 1 to 2 seconds after I came into the camera's viewing area.
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Can you jank the setup and use two different emails on two accounts, or will they know all 7 cams are you since they can watch you when you sleep?
I believe you can have two different base stations to have a max of 5 camera's each and have 2 accounts to get around the 5 cam limit, from what I've remember reading on other Arlo threads. By doing this though, you will have to log out of one account and into the other to view the extra cameras, pretty annoying I think.
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.. I wanted completely wireless, reliable mobile viewing (unlike Foscam) with one singular free/cheap cloud storage... so, trade-offs. I'd be fine with a completely wireless system with local storage, but Arlo still seems to be the way to go.
Having extensive experience with this system,

The Arlo / Arlo Pro system will meet the following requirements of yours:

1) A completely wireless camera ( + easy setup thanks to that Smilie, so far there are few consumer products available which meet this requirements. Note, you can DIY a system or look at professional grade security system options.

2) Free 7 day cloud storage for up to 5 cameras per account.

The Arlo / Arlo Pro system will:
A) Not give you a reliable ( 99.9% available / uptime ) viewing system either mobile or browser based. It will probably be good enough for many, and hopefully Netgear has learned to keep their auth servers online better in the last couple of months.

Having now experience with the Arlo system and a wired system - the wired system I have completely wins in all areas but ease of installation and time to setup.

Is the Arlo / Arlo Pro worth checking out? Yes, however when I purchased it I did so looking for a reliable security camera system which would be easy / quick to setup - and thus my expectations were higher of this product line. It is good to see a dramatic drop in the price of this product line, as imho they should be more affordable.

Remember to please test out the Arlo / Arlo Pro ASAP after your purchase to determine if it is capable of meeting your needs. Especially test out the motion detection. I didn't realize how bad my setup was until I noticed suspects walking right through the detection zone and neither of 2 cameras capturing video of that.

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It's not always 7 seconds...

I had one camera for about a month before I grabbed some extra cameras recently(Arlo Pro). I don't think I've had anything longer than a 2 to 3 second delay. Just this morning, while walking out of my back door, the recording started maybe 1 to 2 seconds after I came into the camera's viewing area.
For me the delay with an Arlo Camera varies from acceptable to complete failure to capture an image. This AM both cameras covering my front porch area failed to catch my exit. Last night they worked fine...
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