Arlo Smart Home - 2 HD Security Camera Kit, 100% Wire-Free, Indoor/Outdoor with Night Vision by NETGEAR  £199.99 @ amazon
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Arlo Smart Home - 2 HD Security Camera Kit, 100% Wire-Free, Indoor/Outdoor with Night Vision by NETGEAR £199.99 @ amazon

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Arlo Smart Home - 2 HD Security Camera Kit, 100% Wire-Free, Indoor/Outdoor with Night Vision by NETGEAR (VMS3230-100EUS)

£199.99

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If you're dead set on this, the 3 pack at £249.99 is better value or the warehouse deal on the 3 pack for £175 is even better.
Decent price hoping for deals to appear on the pro 2.
leehardacre1 h, 35 m ago

If you're dead set on this, the 3 pack at £249.99 is better value or the …If you're dead set on this, the 3 pack at £249.99 is better value or the warehouse deal on the 3 pack for £175 is even better.


snagged that. thanks
It's always 'horses for courses' with camera systems, but I have been really impressed with the Arlo kit and it works well with smartthings (it can record all the time but ours provides alerts by automatically going to Armed Home at bedtime and Armed Away when we all leave home).

I recommend budgeting for a set of these rechargeable batteries that work well with Arlo:

amazon.co.uk/gp/…c=1

(they were £37.99 when I jumped in)
so the cameras themselves are wireless too? battery operated only?
EN1GMA5 m ago

so the cameras themselves are wireless too? battery operated only?


Yes.
EN1GMA5 m ago

so the cameras themselves are wireless too? battery operated only?


yes.
gone with the 3 pack used - very good for £185
only issue with all these connected things is that too many hubs!!!

ive currently got a NAS, hive hub and smart meter hub connected to my superhub. going to have to get a switch soon.
I've had the system for a few years. On the whole its a pretty slick system I've been pleased with - controlling it with the phone app is particularly good However the motion sensor could be better in terms of range and speed of kicking the cameras on, and more worrying 2 of the cameras have recently started showing 2% charge even though they have new batteries. Reading online it seems the contacts can deterioate and not register the batteries properly. Sometimes carefully reinserting the batteries solves this, sometimes it doesn't.
yoshi2 h, 1 m ago

gone with the 3 pack used - very good for £185


Description of used one says, 'missing battery'.
makkan001 h, 8 m ago

Description of used one says, 'missing battery'.


Only a problem if you buy the Arlo Pro or pro 2 as they have special battery packs.. the old system uses batteries
Shame the original arlo can't do local recording. Thats the one feature that pushes me towards the pro.
neversay8 h, 41 m ago

It's always 'horses for courses' with camera systems, but I have been …It's always 'horses for courses' with camera systems, but I have been really impressed with the Arlo kit and it works well with smartthings (it can record all the time but ours provides alerts by automatically going to Armed Home at bedtime and Armed Away when we all leave home). I recommend budgeting for a set of these rechargeable batteries that work well with Arlo: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01MT5AIRW/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1(they were £37.99 when I jumped in)


Interesting about the Smartthings integration. Out of interest what are the differences in the recordings between Armed Home vs Armed Away?

I'm sold on a home camera system of some sort, and am torn between Arlo, Arlo Pro, a custom "MotionEyeOS" setup and a Hikvision IP + NVR solution, all have pros and cons
Edited by: "josh971" 19th Mar
josh97130 m ago

Interesting about the Smartthings integration. Out of interest what are …Interesting about the Smartthings integration. Out of interest what are the differences in the recordings between Armed Home vs Armed Away?I'm sold on a home camera system of some sort, and am torn between Arlo, Arlo Pro, a custom "MotionEyeOS" setup and a Hikvision IP + NVR solution, all have pros and cons


Broadly:

Armed Away puts alerts on all cameras and sensors, including internal movement ones, triggering pop-up and text message alerts. It's designed to make sure I see/respond to the alert.

Armed Home sets notifications on for outdoor cameras, front/french doors, all windows, and garage sensor. It has just a pop-up as we tend to trigger it accidentally. (That said, to protect our bikes, the garage sensor will always send text alerts 12pm-6am)

Home still tends to have cameras set to record when triggered, but with no notifications. I have a Smarthings shortcut to 'Cameras On' and 'Cameras Off' for when we are spending a lot of time in the garden and immediately outside the house.

I'm still fine tuning it, but nothing can really come near, let alone in, the house without me being aware.

Ours is Arlo which is fine for our usage (we are in a very safe area) but I can't comment on the others - like you say, they all have pros and cons. Smartthings is working great for me though with lots of Aqara sensors, but it does take basic tech skills and patience to do all the integrations.
neversay11 m ago

Broadly: Armed Away puts alerts on all cameras and sensors, including …Broadly: Armed Away puts alerts on all cameras and sensors, including internal movement ones, triggering pop-up and text message alerts. It's designed to make sure I see/respond to the alert.Armed Home sets notifications on for outdoor cameras, front/french doors, all windows, and garage sensor. It has just a pop-up as we tend to trigger it accidentally. (That said, to protect our bikes, the garage sensor will always send text alerts 12pm-6am)Home still tends to have cameras set to record when triggered, but with no notifications. I have a Smarthings shortcut to 'Cameras On' and 'Cameras Off' for when we are spending a lot of time in the garden and immediately outside the house.I'm still fine tuning it, but nothing can really come near, let alone in, the house without me being aware.Ours is Arlo which is fine for our usage (we are in a very safe area) but I can't comment on the others - like you say, they all have pros and cons. Smartthings is working great for me though with lots of Aqara sensors, but it does take basic tech skills and patience to do all the integrations.


I'm halfway to your setup, I have Aqara sensors and ST, (although I also have Ring integrated too), I definitely want to achieve what you've got. However having had a quick scoot around the ST forums, there are a lot of advocates of Blink over Arlo. Specifically looking at this thread

i'll have to do lots more reading on the pros and cons of both systems, one thing that annoys me though is that there are never any Blinks on Amazon warehouse!
Was looking at Arlo for a long time but the battery situation put me off. I just bought a Blink XT one camera system for £119 from blinkforhome. I tried to post deal but mods deleted it was from a new seller or something. Back up to £149 now.
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