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Netgear ARLO camera bundle - £289.99 @ Amazon
Netgear ARLO camera bundle - £289.99 @ Amazon

Netgear ARLO camera bundle - £289.99 @ Amazon

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3 cameras and base unit.
Cracking deal. Have been tracking this for a while and is the lowest its ever been.
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The Arlo camera is completely wireless, with HD smart home security camera you can get exactly the shot you need - inside or out. The Arlo camera is weatherproof and includes motion detection, night vision and apps. It can capture clips and send you alerts whether you’re at home or away for round-the-clock peace of mind.

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Great price, Great system . ............. as long as you understand the limitations.
This is not an always-on system, Because the cameras are battery powered you do need to change these.
Or buy rechargeables. System uses 4xCR123A batteries which are expensive. Non-Rechargables can last up to 6 months. Rechargeables less so. I have a charger and a batch or rechargeables - which obviously adds to the cost.
On the flip side its is a piece of p*ss to install, 3 camera system took less than and hour, including mounting a camera on shed at the end of the garden. No running cables for video or power all over the house and outside. If you set this up with a schedule for when you need it active, then you can significantly cut battery use.
Similarly can ge setup with geofencing so it will auto arm when you leave a specified area.
Adding extra cameras is a doddle.
If you ever move house you just unscrew and take with you. Again another hour to setup wherever.
You get cloud access to a weeks worth of triggered recordings for up to 5 cameras.

At the end of the day some will hate it - but I love my system.
Here is Techmoans independent review - he is respected dashcam/actioncam/security-cam reviewer.:
techmoan.com/blo…tml


Edited by: "meggie_dude" 8th Mar

meggie_dude

Great price, Great system . ............. as long as you understand the … Great price, Great system . ............. as long as you understand the limitations.This is not an always-on system, Because the cameras are battery powered you do need to change these.Or buy rechargeables. System uses 4xCR123A batteries which are expensive. Non-Rechargables can last up to 6 months. Rechargeables less so. I have a charger and a batch or rechargeables - which obviously adds to the cost.On the flip side its is a piece of p*ss to install, 3 camera system took less than and hour, including mounting a camera on shed at the end of the garden. No running cables for video or power all over the house and outside. If you set this up with a schedule for when you need it active, then you can significantly cut battery use.Similarly can ge setup with geofencing so it will auto arm when you leave a specified area.Adding extra cameras is a doddle.If you ever move house you just unscrew and take with you. Again another hour to setup wherever.You get cloud access to a weeks worth of triggered recordings for up to 5 cameras.At the end of the day some will hate it - but I love my system.Here is Techmoans independent review - he is respected dashcam/actioncam/security-cam reviewer.:http://www.techmoan.com/blog/2016/8/26/netgear-arlo-wireless-battery-powered-camera-system.html



Thanks for the information, always good to hear it from someone who has the system and is willing to state the negatives as well. As you seem to know your stuff do you have any recommendations for an always on system? 2 cameras would be enough our home. Thanks in advance

SpartanDavie

Thanks for the information, always good to hear it from someone who has … Thanks for the information, always good to hear it from someone who has the system and is willing to state the negatives as well. As you seem to know your stuff do you have any recommendations for an always on system? 2 cameras would be enough our home. Thanks in advance


Hi Davie.
Yes there are always plenty out there who will form an opinion without actually having tried whatever item it is.
I bought this eyes wide open and with an acceptance that it may let me down - which touch wood so far it hasn't.

In terms of your question about always-on systems then I'm afraid I can't answer it. There are tons of these out there, but the power demands of the cameras mean that they will have to be powered via a wire, whether it be via Power lead, or POE (Power over Ethernet). Some of these systems will 'claim' to be wireless (because they connect to the receiver via wifi), but they still need a mains power connection.
This Arlo system is the only one I know of that is cost effective and the battery life/running costs are acceptable (assuming you purchase re-chargeables and a decent charger)
Sorry I can't be of more help.
Edited by: "meggie_dude" 8th Mar

meggie_dude

Great price, Great system . ............. as long as you understand the … Great price, Great system . ............. as long as you understand the limitations.This is not an always-on system, Because the cameras are battery powered you do need to change these.Or buy rechargeables. System uses 4xCR123A batteries which are expensive. Non-Rechargables can last up to 6 months. Rechargeables less so. I have a charger and a batch or rechargeables - which obviously adds to the cost.On the flip side its is a piece of p*ss to install, 3 camera system took less than and hour, including mounting a camera on shed at the end of the garden. No running cables for video or power all over the house and outside. If you set this up with a schedule for when you need it active, then you can significantly cut battery use.Similarly can ge setup with geofencing so it will auto arm when you leave a specified area.Adding extra cameras is a doddle.If you ever move house you just unscrew and take with you. Again another hour to setup wherever.You get cloud access to a weeks worth of triggered recordings for up to 5 cameras.At the end of the day some will hate it - but I love my system.Here is Techmoans independent review - he is respected dashcam/actioncam/security-cam reviewer.:http://www.techmoan.com/blog/2016/8/26/netgear-arlo-wireless-battery-powered-camera-system.html



I managed to get a set of 4 batteries and a charger off Amazon for £12.49,which I didn't think was too bad when you see the price of none rechargeables for these.

Biggunspaul

I managed to get a set of 4 batteries and a charger off Amazon for … I managed to get a set of 4 batteries and a charger off Amazon for £12.49,which I didn't think was too bad when you see the price of none rechargeables for these.


Yes, that is a good price, but with these high voltage CR123A's you are best buying ones with inbuild PCB to prevent overcharging. Some of the cheap as chips unbranded chinese makes without this have been know to blow up when charging or even in the camera. Not good.
These are a good brand - I have 4 of these and the same brand charger. amazon.co.uk/gp/…c=1
I have Eagletac ones from ebay for the rest of the cameras, but they haven't run out thus far so haven't tested.
Edited by: "meggie_dude" 8th Mar

meggie_dude

Great price, Great system . ............. as long as you understand the … Great price, Great system . ............. as long as you understand the limitations.This is not an always-on system, Because the cameras are battery powered you do need to change these.Or buy rechargeables. System uses 4xCR123A batteries which are expensive. Non-Rechargables can last up to 6 months. Rechargeables less so. I have a charger and a batch or rechargeables - which obviously adds to the cost.On the flip side its is a piece of p*ss to install, 3 camera system took less than and hour, including mounting a camera on shed at the end of the garden. No running cables for video or power all over the house and outside. If you set this up with a schedule for when you need it active, then you can significantly cut battery use.Similarly can ge setup with geofencing so it will auto arm when you leave a specified area.Adding extra cameras is a doddle.If you ever move house you just unscrew and take with you. Again another hour to setup wherever.You get cloud access to a weeks worth of triggered recordings for up to 5 cameras.At the end of the day some will hate it - but I love my system.Here is Techmoans independent review - he is respected dashcam/actioncam/security-cam reviewer.:http://www.techmoan.com/blog/2016/8/26/netgear-arlo-wireless-battery-powered-camera-system.html


Serious question as I have been looking at these myself. Whats to stop me from covering my face and stealing the one of your shed at the end of the garden?

Deaa

Serious question as I have been looking at these myself. Whats to stop me … Serious question as I have been looking at these myself. Whats to stop me from covering my face and stealing the one of your shed at the end of the garden?


I'm assuming he hasn't got great big arrows pointing to it...

Besides that, what's to stop you stealing a regular camera?

Deaa

Serious question as I have been looking at these myself. Whats to stop me … Serious question as I have been looking at these myself. Whats to stop me from covering my face and stealing the one of your shed at the end of the garden?


LOL. OK, so I hope this is a generic question and you aren't just targeting me??
I guess you would have to know it was there. If you didn't the cameras would have already picked you up before you got to it. The data is saved onto the cloud so even if you nicked it I would know it was you.
BTW mine are bolted to the wall/shed and high up, not using the magnetic mounts, if that is why you asked, so require a bit more effort to remove. but I guess you could nick any camera if you wanted to cover your face etc.
Edited by: "meggie_dude" 8th Mar

meggie_dude

LOL. OK, so I hope this is a generic question and you aren't just … LOL. OK, so I hope this is a generic question and you aren't just targeting me??I guess you would have to know it was there. If you didn't the cameras would have already picked you up before you got to it. The data is saved onto the cloud so even if you nicked it I would know it was you. BTW mine are bolted to the wall/shed and high up, not using the magnetic mounts, if that is why you asked, so require a bit more effort to remove. but I guess you could nick any camera if you wanted to cover your face etc.


Haha no not you personally! it was the magnetic mounts that had me asking, I know they have to be easy to remove to change batteries ect. they also aren't hard wired in like other cameras again making them easy to remove. My worry is, someone looks over my back garden, see's my bike and thinks oooh i'l have that, does a quick scan for cameras sees my Arlo and things ooh I can have that too! and basically just picks it up, shoves it in his pocket and rides away on my bike!
Is the bolting something you have botched yourself or an official option for securing them?

bilbob

I'm assuming he hasn't got great big arrows pointing to it...Besides … I'm assuming he hasn't got great big arrows pointing to it...Besides that, what's to stop you stealing a regular camera?


Any security camera is easy to see. In fact people seeing it is a better security feature than having footage of a something in most cases.
These cameras are designed to be easy to remove are expensive and can fit in your pocket, that's why I was asking.

Deaa

Haha no not you personally! it was the magnetic mounts that had me … Haha no not you personally! it was the magnetic mounts that had me asking, I know they have to be easy to remove to change batteries ect. they also aren't hard wired in like other cameras again making them easy to remove. My worry is, someone looks over my back garden, see's my bike and thinks oooh i'l have that, does a quick scan for cameras sees my Arlo and things ooh I can have that too! and basically just picks it up, shoves it in his pocket and rides away on my bike! Is the bolting something you have botched yourself or an official option for securing them?


Fair enough - I understand. Yes they are easier to nick due to the mag mount. So I just bought these.
amazon.co.uk/gp/…c=1
Bargain at £1.25 each delivered, and if you want metal mounts there are plenty others to chose from.
Left them on mag mount initially till the bolt on brackets arrived. So in reality no real difference to a wired system setup, apart from the lack of a wire. If a thief wanted the camera on any system he would just take it, but these ones only work with the Arlo system, so are of little use to someone who doesn't have that setup.
Really a camera system is as much a deterrent as anything. Just means they are more likely to nick your neighbours bike than yours.

Edited by: "meggie_dude" 8th Mar

meggie_dude

Fair enough - I understand. Yes they are easier to nick due to the mag … Fair enough - I understand. Yes they are easier to nick due to the mag mount. So I just bought these. https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01CTY1L7A/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1Bargain at £1.25 each delivered, and if you want metal mounts there are plenty others to chose from.Left them on mag mount initially till the bolt on brackets arrived. So in reality no real difference to a wired system setup, apart from the lack of a wire. If a thief wanted the camera on any system he would just take it, but these ones only work with the Arlo system, so are of little use to someone who doesn't have that setup.Really a camera system is as much a deterrent as anything. Just means they are more likely to nick your neighbours bike than yours.


I'm definitely tempted! How well do the notifications work? I like the idea of being alerted when someone enters its sights, does that work well? sorry for the massive amount of questions by the way!

Deaa

I'm definitely tempted! How well do the notifications work? I like the … I'm definitely tempted! How well do the notifications work? I like the idea of being alerted when someone enters its sights, does that work well? sorry for the massive amount of questions by the way!


No Probs. Happy to help.
You have the choice of Push notifications and/or email, and this can be set individually per camera. As can camera sensitivity and all kinds of other stuff, including notification of low battery.
You set how long you want for any captured motion and it records to the cloud for that period of time, anything from a few secs to minutes,
Notifications work really well, in fact too well, to the point where I have turned them off. Filling up email I can always turn these on if we away from property for any period of time.

Edited by: "meggie_dude" 8th Mar

meggie_dude

No Probs. Happy to help.You have the choice of Push notifications and/or … No Probs. Happy to help.You have the choice of Push notifications and/or email, and this can be set individually per camera. As can camera sensitivity and all kinds of other stuff, including notification of low battery.You set how long you want for any captured motion and it records to the cloud for that period of time, anything from a few secs to minutes,Notifications work really well, in fact too well, to the point where I have turned them off. Filling up email


Thanks for that I appreciate the time!

Can anyone explain to me the differences between Arlo and Arlo pro? Many thanks

silviuccia

Can anyone explain to me the differences between Arlo and Arlo pro? Many … Can anyone explain to me the differences between Arlo and Arlo pro? Many thanks



the pro comes with rechargeable batteries I think and also 2 way audio so you can hear and talk to the people burgling your house!

Also 1080p

I have Philips hue bulbs and have the Arlo camera set up (with IFTTT) so that if motion is detected after midnight the hallway lights will flash on and off,so anyone coming near the house will think someone is up and about.

silviuccia

Can anyone explain to me the differences between Arlo and Arlo pro? Many … Can anyone explain to me the differences between Arlo and Arlo pro? Many thanks



The word Pro

Deaa

Serious question as I have been looking at these myself. Whats to stop me … Serious question as I have been looking at these myself. Whats to stop me from covering my face and stealing the one of your shed at the end of the garden?



You can also buy skins for these so they blend in with the background.

amazon.co.uk/Arl…ins

Took the plunge, awaiting the man now

Original Poster

Hi All,
Purchased this from Amazon. Setup was very easy and was up and running in 20 mins.
The app is slick but does have a delay on the live view.

Main point to note as pointed out by the others this is not a solution for 24/7 recording and mainly for motion detection based recording. I have listed out a a few pros and cons

Pros
Easy to setup
Wireless cameras with a strong magnet on the base can be placed anywhere easily.
Sleeves and mounts to place outside available.
Very clear picture
FREE 7 day recording to the cloud available with option to connect a USB drive as well.
Very discrete due to small size. Hardly notice them.
Reliable motion detection.

Cons
No 24/7 recording like a nest cam.
Delay in the live view stream.
Completely wireless means batteries need replacing and hence must be placed in a reasonable reachable position.

This is based on an initial review only and will update based on future feedback.

£10 cheaper today.
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