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NETGEAR - Arlo Smart Home Indoor/Outdoor Wireless HD Security Cameras (4-Pack) - White/Black $299.99

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This would be a great deal for someone who wanted to split the 4 pack with a friend. (Assuming that is possible with this system.)
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How about the battery backup for the camera? couple days or months ??
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I've read on several reviews and even comments on here that this version of Arlo cameras eat up the batteries fast. Especially if you are in a highly active area (ie cars going by, pedestrian foot traffic, etc) the motion detection will go off and eat these batteries within weeks. Batteries are expensive to replace about $20 for 4, and rechargeables are even more expensive. Each camera takes 4 batteries.

Also, this is 720p. Most security enthusiast recommend 1080p to capture the bad guys.

Better to get the Arlo Pro with the newer rechargeable battery pack. This is the reason why I'm not pulling the trigger.
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I've read on several reviews and even comments on here that this version of Arlo cameras eat up the batteries fast. Especially if you are in a highly active area (ie cars going by, pedestrian foot traffic, etc) the motion detection will go off and eat these batteries within weeks. Batteries are expensive to replace about $20 for 4, and rechargeables are even more expensive. Each camera takes 4 batteries.

Also, this is 720p. Most security enthusiast recommend 1080p to capture the bad guys.

Better to get the Arlo Pro with the newer rechargeable battery pack. This is the reason why I'm not pulling the trigger.
I believe the Arlo Pro 2 is the one that has the 1080P pic quality. This deal is for a device that is 2 generations behind.
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Not a bad price, however do note that this is an obsolete model at this stage and probably we're seeing the last of this model in the next year.

FYI - for those new to security camera please see my review on why the Arlo and other wire free "security cameras" make for 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

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This would be a great deal for someone who wanted to split the 4 pack with a friend. (Assuming that is possible with this system.)
HI Samuraidog,

You must use these with the supplied base station or a base station from another kit.

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How about the battery backup for the camera? couple days or months ??
Hi DealFinder70,

Battery backup? - I take it you mean how long does the battery last in these cameras?
( note, battery is not intended for backup - but required in use, like your cell phone or laptop )

in my experience I was changing batteries out 3-4x a year per camera.

Remember the design if for the cameras to take short video snapshots upon motion detection - which in my case was very unreliable.

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.. Batteries are expensive to replace about $20 for 4, and rechargeables are even more expensive. Each camera takes 4 batteries.

Also, this is 720p. Most security enthusiast recommend 1080p to capture the bad guys.

Better to get the Arlo Pro with the newer rechargeable battery pack. This is the reason why I'm not pulling the trigger.
HI DarthSatinder,

Indeed, the CR123 batteries can cost a fortune! ...up to $6 per battery! Ouch.

Definitely skip the 720p cameras today, as they are obsolete. ( both Arlo and Arlo Pro are 720p )

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I believe the Arlo Pro 2 is the one that has the 1080P pic quality. This deal is for a device that is 2 generations behind.
Hi McGobbles,

Indeed, Arlo Pro 2 = 1080p

Note as a wirefree product, this will still have the usual issues associated with wirefree operation which makes that entire product category unreliable as security cameras.
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Not a bad price, however do note that this is an obsolete model at this stage and probably we're seeing the last of this model in the next year.

FYI - for those new to security camera please see my review on why the Arlo and other wire free "security cameras" make for 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



HI Samuraidog,

You must use these with the supplied base station or a base station from another kit.



Hi DealFinder70,

Battery backup? - I take it you mean how long does the battery last in these cameras?
( note, battery is not intended for backup - but required in use, like your cell phone or laptop )

in my experience I was changing batteries out 3-4x a year per camera.

Remember the design if for the cameras to take short video snapshots upon motion detection - which in my case was very unreliable.



HI DarthSatinder,

Indeed, the CR123 batteries can cost a fortune! ...up to $6 per battery! Ouch.

Definitely skip the 720p cameras today, as they are obsolete. ( both Arlo and Arlo Pro are 720p )



Hi McGobbles,

Indeed, Arlo Pro 2 = 1080p

Note as a wirefree product, this will still have the usual issues associated with wirefree operation which makes that entire product category unreliable as security cameras.
Just planning to use these as a nanny cam. What do you think for that purpose? Also do you happen to know the cloud storage specifics?
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I'm not too thrill about a battery operated security cam system. Real world doesn't work on battery and so are thieves....
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Wait is this the Pro (720p) or previous one? FYI the 1080p on these are horrible. The app keeps on crashing when trying to view the cameras. We had to lower the quality setting in order to get it to work.
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Just planning to use these as a nanny cam. What do you think for that purpose? Also do you happen to know the cloud storage specifics?
Hi Rojo623,

Have you listed the minimal requirements of a Nanny Cam?

Once you determine what the requirements are you can then better determine what work well enough for that purpose.
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