Arlo Security Cameras

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  1. Beaver

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    It only records in 10 second blocks so lets say I was working on my doorbell for 5 minutes, there would be 30 recordings.
     
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    interesting, sounds like it could be a big pain in the ass but I guess it is rare that you would actually need the recordings and have to splice a few together to send to authorities or something.

    Does it catch and record every car driving by so you are getting 30 recordings a day you have to look through?
     
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    I assume that is how it would work. I haven't stood there and let it record multiple times. I know there is a way to set a "non record" time during the day so you don't get notifications and recordings when you don't want. For example, when I leave for work at 7:00 it catches me and I can set 7:00-7:05 as a no record time.

    It would record every car going by but I don't have it pointed at the street. I think you can set the sensitivity also. There has been a couple times where I got a notification and watched the video and there was nothing on it. Maybe a bug, I'm not sure.
     
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    interesting,

    One main reason I want to get cameras is to see the front of the house and the vehicles, it would have to also see the street to do so. I wonder if I would end up just ignoring alerts until I notice something has been tampered with or broken in to and then reviewing video at that time rather than being more vigilent of reviewing my alerts.
     
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    The great thing about it is you can mount them anywhere. I could mount one in a tree in my front yard and get the front door and my truck in the driveway if I wanted.

    I will say the sensitivity needs adjusted, it is raining here today and I have received 3 alerts from the camera picking up water droplets. I adjusted the sensitivity to see what happens.
     
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    thanks for the updates. I am likely buying this and for some reason your input is a major factor right now :)
     
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    Haven't had any notifications since adjusting sensitivity. You can also turn them off from your phone when doing things around the house. I was doing some work outside yesterday and my phone had 28 notifications! Wasting the battery that way.
     
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    Apparently they are coming out with the arlo pro cameras that have rechargeable batteries and another solar version. #1 complaint is battery life. cr123a arent that cheap. wonder why they chose to use that battery type.
     
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    also learned you can adjust the record time to different lengths. 10 seconds is just the default.
     
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    Where did you see this news?

    Edit: Wow, I will be willing to wait a few more weeks for this to come out! Looks 1000 times better then the normal Arlos.

    http://www.arlo.com/en-us/products/arlo-pro/default.aspx?cid=us-arlo-fb

     
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    Awesome.

    I am currently looking for a new home so plan to get that before deciding how many cameras I will need.
     
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    If you don't need them to be on battery, you could also look into these:

    http://www.izoncam.com/

    My whole family is using them for home security and they even monitor their new baby with one. They even caught the dog snoozing on the bed when they were away. :lol:

    Fairly inexpensive and easy to set up. The bad reviews are usually just bad units that get replaced pretty easily.

    I suppose if you hooked it to a USB battery/charger you could set it up without an outlet. It comes with a plug that the USB power cable goes into.

    I have four that I bought on sale at Monoprice.
     
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    seems like more of a baby monitor type thing?
     
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    Sure, it's great for that.

    In my case, I have one on each entrance into my home. I pull up the app and I can see every image live. I can also "arm" them so that any motion or sound alerts my phone and I can see if someone broke in or if the cat jumped up on breakfast bar again.

    Any motion or sound "event" is recorded to the cloud and I can then view the 10 second clip and see what happened. If motion continues, more events are recorded. I believe you can save up to 50 events before they want you to subscribe and pay for more space. I just clean off events daily and it's not an issue.
     
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    Do you have them outside? Could a person walk up and unplug them?
     

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