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Make sure this fits by entering your model number.; 100 percent wire-free: Free of power cords and wiring hassles; 1080p HD: High quality video with sharper and brighter details; rechargeable, indoor/outdoor and night vision; Activity zones: Highlight areas in your camera’s view where you want to…

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Arlo Pro 2 Review: Smart Home Security Camera
Arlo Pro 2 Review: Smart Home Security Camera


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Specification: Arlo Pro 2 Review: Smart Home Security Camera

Brand name Arlo
Item Weight (g) 136
Product Dimensions 4.9 x 7.1 x 7.9 cm
Batteries: 4 CR123A batteries required. (included)
Item model number VMC4030P-100EUS
Series VMC4030
Color White
Connectivity Type Wi-Fi
Wireless Type (n) 802.11
Hardware Platform Smartphone
Lithium Battery Energy Content 17.57 watt_hours
Lithium Battery Packaging Batteries contained in equipment
Number Of Lithium Ion Cells 1
Number of Lithium Metal Cells 1
Amazon Bestsellers Rank 11,775 in DIY & Tools (See Top 100 in DIY & Tools) .zg_hrsr { margin: 0, padding: 0, list-style-type: none, } .zg_hrsr_item { margin: 0 0 0 10px, } .zg_hrsr_rank { display: inline-block, width: 80px, text-align: right, } #19 in Motion Detectors #19 in Spy Cameras #16 in Home Alarm Systems
Shipping Weight (g) 581
Date First Available 1 Dec. 2017

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2 reviews for Arlo Pro 2 Review: Smart Home Security Camera

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  1. Ryan Offord

    In the time I’ve had it I have had 3 out of 4 cameras replaced. Each broke and showed a pink screen as night vision got stuck on permanently.The latest firmware update stopped the cameras recording at night and Arlo won’t accept responsibility. They have suggested I spend more with them on a replacement base unit (that’s not going to happen).The cameras frequently lose connectivity. To sort this you have to press a reset button on the camera. Well, what happens if you aren’t there (you know, when CCTV is supposed to be at it’s most useful). Tough. If you are on holiday you have to get a plane, fly home, jump in a taxi, press a button, hope for the best (it doesn’t always work first time) and then get a taxi back to the airport etc… or you can just wait for 2 weeks and hope nobody tried to break in.I have moved my car from right in front of a camera and it missed it. It’s 5m long and wasn’t spotted. Likewise when I had a skip delivered right in front of the camera and it didn’t see the yellow skip or the truck it came on.When you open the app it takes forever to sync (on a 200mbps internet connection). It fails a LOT in doing this and states the cameras are offline. They aren’t, it’s just the app is rubbish. If they do go offline you have to reset them manually. Note: Don’t put them too high else getting a ladder out every couple of weeks will frustrate you further.You can’t actually change the duration to record or set it to continue recording if something is moving. It simply doesn’t work.The cameras almost always miss whatever triggered them in the first place. I have recorded countless hours of nothing (or my cat but hey).The batteries don’t last long. I bought rechargeable ones and they do OK but I was spending £20 a month at one point on batteries.I have wasted hundreds on this and have finally given up. Time to throw this in the bin and buy something else. It’s so bad I won’t even sell it on eBay as I know I’ll have trouble selling this absolutely useless electronic brick.

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  2. Amazon Customer

    Pros:Great picture qualityEasy to install (No electrical work required)Fairly Discrete in sizeMobile app software is great on iOS and Android“Family Sharing” works well, so my wife and I can both check the camera recordings / live feed if we need to.Cons:Battery life for me is about 6 weeks only. That’s on medium settings for motion and audio detection, and “optimised” picture quality. If I put the quality higher that drops to around 4 weeks… Definitely no were near 6 months that I’ve seen claimed elsewhere.Getting the audio trigger sensitivity right is really difficult. (We seem to have a blackbird who sits on the camera in the morning and sing, which triggers the camera even on the lowest audio sensitivity)

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