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Arlo by NETGEAR Security Camera Kit – 4 Wire-Free Indoor/Outdoor Cameras & 2 Arlo Q Indoor Cameras (VMK3500) save $250, now $549.99

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Amazon.com has a special Lightning Deal going on now to save $250 on the Arlo Netgear Security Camera Ultimate Kit VMK3500 which includes 4 indoor/outdoor wireless cameras, 2 Arlo Q indoor cameras, and an outdoor mount. If you are in the market for setting up your own home security camera system, it looks like this is a great deal.

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Good deal but FYI: not arlo pro.
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Not pro. Don't do it.
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The wireless cams are 1st generation in this bundle, which are horrible.
The Pro is 2nd generation, very good cams.
The Q (wired) in this bundle is very good, if you are ok with wires.
The Pro 2 was just released, also a great cam, which is why they are dumping these first gen ones...
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I have been using these cameras since last November and they work just fine. This Amazon deal is a great value for what you get in the kit. Yes they have newer cameras called Arlo Pro which have more features and are more expensive; but, if you are interested in a solid performing, good value, product, I do recommend these Arlo cameras. I just checked the Arlo website and you can even add some Arlo Pro cameras to this set up later if you want to, you can mix and match the different cameras.
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What is the advantage of pro 2 beside the 1080p?

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The wireless cams are 1st generation in this bundle, which are horrible.
The Pro is 2nd generation, very good cams.
The Q (wired) in this bundle is very good, if you are ok with wires.
The Pro 2 was just released, also a great cam, which is why they are dumping these first gen ones...
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For those looking at security camera system solutions please take some time to do your research.

A number of us have had the Arlo and Arlo Pro systems and have returned them.

I've written a short summary under:
"Arlo / Arlo Pro - why they make poor security cameras:"

In the wiki here:
https://slickdeals.net/f/10409612-lorex-dahua-oem-6x-4k-8mp-security-camera-system-w-8-port-poe-ip-nvr-2tb-hdd-kit-at-costco-b-m-ymmv-for-799-99

I hope their Arlo Pro 2 version turns out to be significantly better. Note there is a lot of competition in the consumer "wire free" product market and you can expect significant competition heating up this year.
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What is the advantage of pro 2 beside the 1080p?
That's it really. I have all of them, and I do notice a huge difference between the 720p and 1080p. Basically it comes down to 2 things on these cams:
1) Will be able to make out any kind of detail if/when you have an incident
2) How good is the motion detection

We had an incident happen in our driveway, but using these old 1st gen cams we were unable to make out a face or license plate, so it was totally useless. With the new cams, had another incident and it was no problem.

In addition, the motion detection sucks on these 1st gen devices. They start recording about 10-20 seconds too late, and that is when you need to capture the action! Pro/Pro 2 does not have those issues. Also the battery life is 10x better on Pro/Pro2. If you like changing batteries every 1-2 weeks, go for the 1st gen.
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That's it really. I have all of them, and I do notice a huge difference between the 720p and 1080p. Basically it comes down to 2 things on these cams:
1) Will be able to make out any kind of detail if/when you have an incident
2) How good is the motion detection

We had an incident happen in our driveway, but using these old 1st gen cams we were unable to make out a face or license plate, so it was totally useless. With the new cams, had another incident and it was no problem.

In addition, the motion detection sucks on these 1st gen devices. They start recording about 10-20 seconds too late, and that is when you need to capture the action! Pro/Pro 2 does not have those issues. Also the battery life is 10x better on Pro/Pro2. If you like changing batteries every 1-2 weeks, go for the 1st gen.I
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That's it really. I have all of them, and I do notice a huge difference between the 720p and 1080p. Basically it comes down to 2 things on these cams:
1) Will be able to make out any kind of detail if/when you have an incident
2) How good is the motion detection

We had an incident happen in our driveway, but using these old 1st gen cams we were unable to make out a face or license plate, so it was totally useless. With the new cams, had another incident and it was no problem.

In addition, the motion detection sucks on these 1st gen devices. They start recording about 10-20 seconds too late, and that is when you need to capture the action! Pro/Pro 2 does not have those issues. Also the battery life is 10x better on Pro/Pro2. If you like changing batteries every 1-2 weeks, go for the 1st gen.
I have a mix of gen 1 wire-free, Pro, and Q in my house. As you mentioned, there is an improvement with the Pro and Pro 2 cameras, however I have had good success with my gen 1 cams as well. It really comes down to where you have the cameras placed, and how far you need to view. For example, I'm still using my gen 1's on the back door, side yard, etc. and haven't really had any issues with motion detection or video quality. Placing the cams at a decent height, and pointing them downwards tends to help in my experience. I also discovered that the kit posted has 6 cams but still includes free cloud storage - I wish I knew this when I purchased my kit. IMO that makes alone adds quite a bit of value.
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I have a mix of gen 1 wire-free, Pro, and Q in my house. As you mentioned, there is an improvement with the Pro and Pro 2 cameras, however I have had good success with my gen 1 cams as well. It really comes down to where you have the cameras placed, and how far you need to view. For example, I'm still using my gen 1's on the back door, side yard, etc. and haven't really had any issues with motion detection or video quality. Placing the cams at a decent height, and pointing them downwards tends to help in my experience. I also discovered that the kit posted has 6 cams but still includes free cloud storage - I wish I knew this when I purchased my kit. IMO that makes alone adds quite a bit of value.
Hi Dealfinder55,

You have been exceptionally lucky. I had to point 2 cameras at one spot from different angles in the hopes of a successful image capture - to at times to completely surprise when a subject would walk through the zone and nothing would trigger regardless of the sensitivity settings. Unless I witnessed those complete failure cases I would have thought now one had come by.

The Arlo system and other wirefree systems are simply too unreliable to be considered security camera systems.
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Hi, I've just been able to find the angle of the Arlo Pro 2 - 130 degrees, for some reason Netgear did not put this on one of the products main page.

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That's it really. I have all of them, and I do notice a huge difference between the 720p and 1080p.....
Here's the data which shows the significant improvement by going to the Arlo Pro 2, and clearly a good reason to not even consider the Arlo Pro or Arlo 1st gen at this time.

ID spec distance and associated area max covered calculations ( 100ppf+ ):

This is the theoretical max based on raw pixels from the horizontal resolution and the horizontal FOV. Calculations based on data provided in ads / spec sheets. Some vendors like to play games and list diagonal FOV instead of horizontal FOV as that number is bigger and not clarify that it is diagonal FOV.
Actual real world results will be decreased due to the quality of the camera ( glass vs plastic lens, compression quality, sw/firmware,... ), installation view, as well as environmental conditions ( low light, haze, fog, glare off snow, water rain,.. ).

Practical meaning: Place your cameras in such a manner that any suspect / subject you wish to potentially ID is within this ID spec distance, as well as in a placement which will give you a high likelihood of obtaining a good facial image ( mount camera 8 feet or less high ).

compare to:
Ring Video Doorbell 720p at 160 degrees: 4.08 feet { 23.23 sq feet covered }
Logitech Logi Circle HD Wireless Security Camera 720p at 135 degrees: 5.44 feet { 34.85 sq feet covered }
Arlo Pro / Arlo Go 720p at 130 degress: 5.644 feet { 36.12 sq feet covered }
Logitech Circle 2 (V-R0008) 1080p at 180 degrees: 6.11 feet { 58.6 sq feet covered }
ezviz Mini Trooper 720p wire free cam at 116° : 6.33 feet { 40.54 sq feet covered }
Foscam C1 720p at 115 degrees: 6.38 feet { 40 sq feet covered }
YI Home Camera 720p at 111 degrees: 6.61 feet { 42.3 sq feet covered }
Arlo 720p at 110 degrees: 6.67 feet { 42.68 sq feet covered }
Blink XT - 720p ( 1080p version is planned ) at 110 degrees: 6.67 feet { 42.68 sq feet covered }
Ring Video Doorbell 2 / Pro / Elite 1080p at 160 degrees: 6.88 feet { 66.06 sq feet covered }
Ring Spotlight Cam wired / battery / solar 1080p at 140 degrees: 7.86 feet { 75.44 sq feet covered }
Ring Floodlight Cam 1080p at 140 degrees: 7.86 feet { 75.44 sq feet covered }
D-Link DCS-933L 640x480 at 45.3: 8.0988 feet { 25.92 sq feet covered }
ezviz CV-200 Mini Plus 1080p 135° : 8.15 feet { 78.21 sq feet covered }
Arlo Q / Arlo Q plus 1080p at 130 degrees: 8.47 feet { 81.34 sq feet covered }
Arlo Pro 2 1080p at 130 degrees: 8.47 feet { 81.34 sq feet covered }
Nest Cam Outdoor / Indoor 1080p at 130 degrees: 8.47 feet { 81.34 sq feet covered }
Samsung SmartCam SNH-V6431BN / V6414BN 1080p at 130 degrees: 8.47 feet { 81.34 sq feet covered }
Xiaomi MIJIA Smart 1080P IP Camera at 130 degrees: 8.47 feet { 81.34 sq feet covered }
Amcrest IPM-721S 720p IP camera at 85 deg H FOV as per chat w/Amcrest: 8.63 feet { 55.2 sq feet covered }
Zmodo "spoe is not compatible with poe" bullet cam 2.8mm 720p at 81 degrees: 9.06 feet {57.99 sq feet covered }
Ring Stick Up 720p at 80 degrees: 9.17 feet { 58.67 sq feet covered }
Canary Flex 1080p at 116 degrees: 9.488 feet { 91.08 sq feet covered }
YI Dome Camera 1080p HD 112°: 9.82 feet { 94.396 sq feet covered }
Foscam R2 1080p at 110 degrees: 10.00 feet { 95.94 sq feet covered }
Reolink Argus 1080p at 130 110°: 8.47 10.00 feet { 81.34 95.94 sq feet covered }
Amcrest ProHD 1080p IP2M-841 / IP2M-841B at 90 degrees: 12.23 feet { 117.41 sq feet covered }
Annke AU-I61DR0104#US1 Cube Camera 4mm 1080p at 85°: 12.95 feet { 124.33 sq feet covered }
Swann PRO-T852 BNC connectors 1080p 80°: 13.76 feet { 132.12 sq feet covered }

LaView 2MP dome camera (LV-PD50208) 2.8mm lens 1080p 98 degrees: 11.23 { 107.8 sq feet covered }
LaView 2MP bullet camera ( from kit LV-KNT91F84E2 ) 4mm lens 1080p at 83.6 degree: 13.16 feet { 126.28 sq feet covered }
LaView 2MP bullet camera (LV-PB932F4) 1080p 79 degree: 13.9 feet { 133.13 sq feet covered }
LaView 4MP dome camera (LV-PD5040) 2.8mm lens 2688x1520 98 degrees: 15.72 { 211.23 sq feet covered }
LaView 4MP Dome (LV-PD504028) 2688x1520 90 Degrees: 17.12 feet { 230.08 sq feet covered }
LaView 4MP bullet camera (LV-PB3040W) 2688 x 1520 79 Degree:19.5 feet { 262.0 sq feet covered }
LaView 4MP bullet camera (LV-PB3040W) 4mm lens 2688x1520 70 Degrees: 22.01 feet { 295.78 sq feet covered }

Qsee 3MP IP Bullet Camera (QTN8037B) 2048x1536 65°-70° ( using 70 degrees ): 16.77 feet { 171.7 sq feet covered }
Qsee 3MP IP WiFi Dome Camera (QCW3MP1D) 3.6mm 2304 x 1536 81°assume H FOV: 16.30 feet { 187.70 sq feet covered } ( using 2304 x 1536 on data sheet, Costco page shows 2048x1536 )
Qsee 4MP IP Bullet Cameras (QCN8026B) 3.6mm lens 2560 x 1440 84° : 17.47 feet { 223.61 sq feet covered }

Amcrest 4MP IP Bullet Camera (IP4M-1025E) 3.6mm lens 2688(H)x1520(V) 83°: 18.34 feet { 246.44 sq feet covered }

Hikvision DS-2CD2332-I 3MP EXIR Turret IP Cam 2048 x 1536 w/4mm lens 75.8° : 15.49 feet { 158.64 sq feet covered }

Dahua IPC-HDW4231EM-AS starlight fixed lens 1080p 1920x1080
w/2.8mm lens FOV H 110 degrees: 10 feet { area covered 95.94 sq feet covered }
w/3.6mm lens FOV H 87 degrees: 12.65 feet { 121.43 sq feet covered }
w/6mm lens FOV H 51 degrees: 21.58 feet { 207.16 sq feet covered }

Lorex 2MP / 1080p camera at 90 degrees: 12.23 feet { 117.4 sq feet covered }
Lorex 3MP camera at 75 degrees: 15.65 feet { 160.22 sq feet covered }
Lorex 2K / 4MP cameras at 83 degrees: 18.56 feet { 249.38 sq feet covered }
Lorex 2k / 4MP cameras 2688×1520 at 101 degrees ( like the bullet LKB343B or dome LKE343 in a lorex kit from costco online ): 17.12 feet { 258.2 sq feet covered }
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