Arlo Security Cameras

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    I have all of mine inside. If it was easily visible, yes you could walk up and unplug it. The other thing I realized is that if someone killed my power to my house, it would turn them off. But, it does send an alert indicating a power issue or network issue. They are pretty small though and you can make it so there is no light on when armed.
     
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    Do you still love this camera? I might buy it today.

    I guess someone rifled through my wife's SUV last night while we were sleeping.
     
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    Yeah, it has worked great so far. If I were to do it over, I would have waited for the Arlo Pro version because they have internal chargeable batteries and I believe you can use them as speakers to talk to whatever you are seeing on your screen. I had to replace the original set of batteries a couple weeks ago, so not too bad on the battery life.
     
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    Thanks,

    I guess it depends on the price difference. If your battery lasted an entire year that is no big deal if we are talking a $100 difference.

    Thanks for all the info.
     
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    Im reading about the ARLO pro and it takes rechargeable batteries, you still have to swap them out. Wouldn't both units take rechargeable batteries in that scenario? I have never stumbled across something that takes AA batteries but not rechargeable AA batteries for example.

    I dont really need a siren so the benefit is just the rechargeable batteries which I am not sure provides me anything and then the audio which is cool but my cameras are likely far from the vehicles and whatnot so I dont know how much sound they would actually pick up. I would have them outside but under my roof overhang to provide some weather protection and make sure they are not reachable.
     
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    Oh, I thought they had an internal battery and you just plugged it in to charge. I read up on getting rechargeable Cr123 batteries but decided to wait to see how long the originals lasted. I also read that they changed the battery compartment at some point to make it so rechargeables don't fit correctly. I just keep an eye out for good amazon deals for the Energizer Cr123 on Amazon subscribe and save to stock up.
     
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    yeah if they last nearly a year, its not a large expense. seems fine to me.

    The pro is $565 vs $400 for the non pro. It seems the only benefits of the pro are rechargable batteries and the audio set up. The pro does have the ability to save recordings on a device instead of only using the cloud.
     
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    pro comes with 3 wall mounts too but 3 wall mounts only runs $12
     
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    Now that summer is here, these cameras are kind of a pain in the butt. My hanging baskets on the porch set them off, so I moved the camera around but the around 4:00 every day it goes bezerk because of the sun/shadow.
     
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    I've yet to make the purchase but get more tempted all the time, especially now that my daughter is almost 16.
     
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