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Arlo 720P HD Add-on Security Camera VMC3030 Walmart YMMV--$30

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This is my first post, I did a search and didn't find this deal so if it's a dupe please delete.

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https://brickseek.com/walmart-inv...u=46284317

I used zip code 91915 showing 5 in stock.
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Nice deal! Out of stock by me though :/ thanks for posting
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limited stock in my area. hoping I can still get it after work
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Awesome find!
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limited stock in my area. hoping I can still get it after work
slim pickings for those that wait, if you want it you need to go now. These have $30 for some time now, so there are probably none.
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slim pickings for those that wait, if you want it you need to go now. These have $30 for some time now, so there are probably none.
agree, however i did see one reduced down to $10.
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For those new to the Arlo system:

1) This is a cloud dependent device
2) It requires a base station to work
3) Each Arlo ( gen-1 ) uses 4x CR123 batteries. The cameras are sold with non-rechargeable batteries.
4) Arlo gen-1 does have more lag issues than the gen-2+ models.
5) Battery powered, wifi to basestation
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slim pickings for those that wait, if you want it you need to go now. These have $30 for some time now, so there are probably none.
Def wishful thinking on my part. Doubt I can find any later.
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Not Pro. Should be $30.
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For those new to the Arlo system:

1) This is a cloud dependent device
2) It requires a base station to work
3) Each Arlo ( gen-1 ) uses 4x CR123 batteries. The cameras are sold with non-rechargeable batteries.
4) Arlo gen-1 does have more lag issues than the gen-2+ models.
5) Battery powered, wifi to basestation
Thanks for the recap as it saves me the research. While happy with my Arlo Pro 2 system overall (completely wireless!!!), less than expected battery life and slower than desirable response times lead me to believe that buying the older versions is not worth it no matter the cost. Someone prove to me otherwise as there is some local stock.
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Thanks for the recap as it saves me the research. While happy with my Arlo Pro 2 system overall (completely wireless!!!), less than expected battery life and slower than desirable response times lead me to believe that buying the older versions is not worth it no matter the cost. Someone prove to me otherwise as there is some local stock.
Thanks mrkmrk

Just due to the costs for the batteries and the lag issues for the Arlo gen-1 I would skip it.

The only thing that the Arlo gen-1 was better imho than the Arlo Pro was a narrow FOV which give it a slightly better ID distance.

Still not by very much due to the 720P resolution.

The Arlo Pro 2 is better, thanks to the 1080P resolution.

( in theory, given 100% effective pixels - compression of course reduces this )
Arlo Pro / Arlo Go / Netgear Flexpower HD camera 720p at 130 degress: 5.644 feet { 36.12 sq feet covered }
Arlo 720p at 110 degrees: 6.67 feet { 42.68 sq feet covered }
Arlo Pro 2 1080p at 130 degrees: 8.47 feet { 81.34 sq feet covered }

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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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Just due to the costs for the batteries and the lag issues for the Arlo gen-1 I would skip it
Just a comment on the batteries... You can use rechargeable batteries which are relatively cheap on ebay. I believe the manufacturer states not to use them but mine have been fine for a couple years now. If/ when the batteries cause problems, my cameras will be obsolete. I was able to get the 3 pack and base station clearance deal from a couple years ago and just added 2 more of these. There aren't many outdoor/ wireless cameras that can be had at these prices.
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Just a comment on the batteries... You can use rechargeable batteries which are relatively cheap on ebay. I believe the manufacturer states not to use them but mine have been fine for a couple years now. If/ when the batteries cause problems, my cameras will be obsolete. I was able to get the 3 pack and base station clearance deal from a couple years ago and just added 2 more of these. There aren't many outdoor/ wireless cameras that can be had at these prices.
HI rastaman

Cheap != value

Having used the Arlo system for over 6 months, I can say they failed as security cameras ( see my notes in the wiki of the link above on ID distance if you want to see why I state this ).

Yes, cheapest outdoor rated battery operated camera... however, without rechargeable batteries in the kit the value is not really imho that good considering the faults of this model.

Unless you're already sold on the Arlo gen-1 cameras and the Arlo system, I would recommend avoiding them.
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Unless you're already sold on the Arlo gen-1 cameras and the Arlo system, I would recommend avoiding them.
I agree with this. However, as these are only add on cameras, the intended user would already have the base station. I definitely wouldn't recommend getting these then buying a base station separately. For anyone looking to set up a new system, this wouldnt be a good fit.
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I agree with this. However, as these are only add on cameras, the intended user would already have the base station. I definitely wouldn't recommend getting these then buying a base station separately. For anyone looking to set up a new system, this wouldnt be a good fit.
it's really too bad there is not an open hack for these cameras.. then it would be a deal if you can update the firmware and free these from the cloud...
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