A smarter way to cover every detail. Zoom in to see and record video in 2K with HDR for a clearer, undistorted picture, day or night. Spend less time recharging with 6 months of battery life*. Connects directly to Wi-Fi without the clutter of extra gear. Pro 4 is wire-free and weather-resistant to deliver fast, easy installation and flexibility to get the perfect camera view, year-round. With the integrated spotlight, see important features like faces and licenses plates in full color, at night with color night vision. Get the big picture with 160° diagonal view. Get smarter alerts for quicker action. Receive notifications for people, vehicles and packages and take quicker action like sound the siren, call a friend or dial emergency services with the included 3-month trial of Arlo Secure**. Ward off unwanted guests by triggering the siren or integrated spotlight automatically or manually from the Arlo App. Works with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple HomeKit*** and Samsung SmartThings.
Spend less time recharging
6 months of battery life on one charge.*
No hub required
Connect directly to Wi-Fi.
Zoom in to see sharp details
See and record video in 2K with HDR for a clearer, undistorted picture, day or night.
See more at night
See important features like faces or license plates in full color, at night, with color night vision.
Smarter alerts, quicker action
Receive notifications for people, vehicles, and packages so you can take quick action such as sound the siren, call friend or dial emergency services, with the included, Arlo Secure trial.**
Light up the night
Ward off unwelcome guests using the integrated spotlight.
Respond quickly to notifications
Hear and speak to visitors at your door with clear, two-way audio.
Get the bigger picture
With a wide 160° diagonal viewing angle lens that has auto image correction, reducing the fish-eye effect.
Coverage for every corner
Fast, wire-free set up (no wiring required), delivers increased installation flexibility to get the perfect camera view.
Ward off unwanted guests
Set the built-in siren to trigger manually or automatically from the Arlo App.
Plays well with others
Works with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple HomeKit*** and Samsung SmartThings.
Built to withstand the heat, cold, rain or sun.
Powerful AI – object detection
Recognizes when a package is delivered and knows the difference between a human and a tree branch.
* Will vary with device settings, use, activity captured and environmental factors.
** Arlo Secure includes cloud recordings of video clips at 2K or lower resolution for 30 days. Renewal of an Arlo Secure subscription is required to maintain Arlo Secure features, including cloud storage. Secure Smart service not available in certain counties.
***Apple HomeKit compatibility for Arlo Essential requires connection to a compatible SmartHub or Base Station, sold separately.
Cameras need a very strong WiFi signal to work well. The trade off is the installation is easy, install the cameras anywhere. We needed to buy the mesh WiFi and up the internet speed to get WiFi all over the house, but the cameras work well. You only get the anti theft mounts if you buy a three pack. I bought 2 extra cameras and had to buy 2 mounts separately. You have to mount cameras on a vertical surface or figure out how to mount it yourself. I made some adapter mounts myself. I wanted to mount under the eaves for protection, but can’t do it with their mounts, only move 45 degrees. I don’t like the magnetic mounts, easy to mount, but easy to steal.
I was surprised by how this security camera. I have tested the Wyze Outdoor Camera and the ring stick up camera and i am a Ring fan but this Camera changes the game. i haven't seen many 2k cameras out there. This has a 160 degree viewing angle. Before i had to have two Ring stick up cameras but now i can just have one mounted. This not only has a ultra wide viewing it is also very smart. It has auto zoom and it detects animals , vehicles, packages, and humans. Mine is mounted on a 3rd floor story outside window ledge and it still detects the difference. the clarity is one of the best also as playback videos are 100% clear and there is no lag. The pictures i uploaded you can make out the detail like what a person is wearing or what make and model of a car is. ect. If my camera was mounted on a first or second floor i could easily tell license plates and faces.
Have in front while the other is in back to record proof of loud neighbor after hrs yelling having parties. This one caught the car wash guy they hired. Dump his vacuum crap in front of our place along the curb. Went out and got his plates and he saw questioning I told him he needs to clean it up I got in on camera. If he dumps like this that means he dumps other stuff too and it may not be as small. This was from his first vehicle he cleaned and still had more to do. The camera is so good on zoom you could see his shorts were wet. Gross. Wonder if there cars smell like pee if he had to sit while cleaning.
Live Feed Delay, Poor Battery Life, Cheap Material
I have not owned cameras from other companies, so I don't know how this product compares to the competition. For the following reasons, I think the Pro 4 is a poor value:
1. Significant time delay in live feed and mobile app notifications:
I bought these cameras because I've had packages stolen from my front door. I've had a couple instances of trespassing that my side camera has caught, but both times I wasn't able to catch the person because there was a 15-20 second delay on the mobile app feed. The camera is within 10 feet of my modem and router, so I am pretty sure this problem is due to outdated wireless technology in the transmitter.
2. Motion detection problems:
The camera in the front of my house goes dead within 2 days because it mistakenly detects motion. I have the motion activity detection area set to a minimal space in front of my door, but if a car goes by or a light flickers anywhere in the field of vision, the camera will send a motion alert. I tried reducing motion detection sensitivity in the app, but it did not help.
3. Battery life:
If you read through the reviews for this camera at any retailer, you will see the battery life is a universal issue. My cameras go dead as soon as 2 days, and in my experience last at maximum 2 weeks with little to no motion detection. Because of this, the cameras are essentially useless when used as wireless devices.
4. Poor quality plastics
I have to regularly dismount and recharge my cameras because the battery life is so short. When I took one down off of its mount, I accidentally dropped it and the camera popped out from its white plastic housing. The inner camera plastic cracked so severely that the camera will no longer snap into place (see photos).
I don't recommend purchasing this camera system. I made the mistake of buying several of them at once, and I regret not returning them as soon as I started having issues.
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Arlo pro 4
Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.
I love the Arlo pro 4 , it’s a great camera and has great video Quality , I love how it zooms in and the camera will move when it text the animal or person moving, the only down fall is the battery life they say it last for 6 months no it will not last that long it depends on how much motion it picks up , the one that I have in my driveway the battery was at 100% 2 days later it’s down to 92%.
The Arlo Pro 4 Spotlight Camera works without a hub or base station, and being wire free makes installation a snap.
Download the app, register an account, enter your wifi information then plug the battery in the camera, scan a QR code, and you're pretty much done other than the actual camera mounting itself, which is as simple as everything else. I did an indoor installation in my server room and it took me 10 minutes start to finish.
Not requiring a hub means you will have to subscrive to their cloud storage (a 90-day free trial is included) which starts at $2.99/mo for one camera.
The camera comes with a removable battery which you can charge using the magnetic charging cable (it takes about 3 hours for a full charge), but it requires you taking the camera down. The claimed battery life is 6 months, but I saw it drop 25-30% in a week so if you put it anwhere there is much activity, you won't see anything close to the claimed battery time. They do offer an accessory battery and charge kit, so you can simply swap batteries when they get low, as well as a solar charger to keep a constant charge.
The Arlo Pro 4 is full of features including HD (2K) live streamin, wide angle 160-degree view, built-in spotlights and sirens, two-way audio, color night vision, rechargeable batteries, weatherproof housing and support for Alexa and Google Assistant. The 2K resolution offers a clear and bright view of what's going on.
Overall it's hard to beat. The only negatives I found is that it only supports 2 Ghz wifi, and the magnetic mount system which makes it so easy to install would also seem like it may make it easier for an intruder to take down or steal the camera.
All the same great features of the Pro 3 but now you can connect direct to Wi-Fi.
What this means is if you do not want to buy a kit with the hub, or you need to mount it far away from your hub which may provide a weaker signal, then this is for you. Now you are not limited to the distance from your hub, but rather the distance from your home/business Wi-Fi.
If the distance is not an issue and you plan on using with the hub, then the Pro 3 would work fine for you as well.
I tested the new Pro 4 both as a straight Wi-Fi connection and then also through the hub. I noticed that when you create an activity zone when connected straight to Wi-Fi you are limited to drawing a square or rectangle, but when connecting through the hub I can draw any shape of activity zone I desire.
Battery life is determined and how much the camera is activated both during the day and at night which also used the LED light.
I get a few months out of my PRO 3 cameras on the front porch which get less activity and maybe 1-1.5 months from the camera facing my driveway which detects more traffic as this is the main entry point of our house.
It was easy to add this camera to my system. Simply opened my Arlo app on my android device, went to devices, chose ‘Add Device’, Choose ‘Camera’, Choose my Pro 4, then follow the instructions. You will get a QR code that displays on your phone that you simply hold up to the camera about 8 inches away for the App to find and connect the camera. User friendly interface.
The only con that I have with these cameras is when you are in live stream mode, there does seem to be at about a 5 second delay from a person's movement to actually seeing that movement on my viewing device. That also makes audio back and forth delayed as well. Hopefully, this will be tightened up with software in time.
The Arlo Pro 4 comes with a magnetic mount. Works well at most angles, but the way mine is angled it feels a little loose. It has not moved yet and is somewhat protected by my porch so I do not foresee it being an issue, but you may need to test before mounting.
Overall, the Arlo units are top notch cameras with a great interface. The cost to monitor and keep 30 days of history is reasonable as well.
I have recommended to neighbors and friends.
I’m so happy to have made the choice of buying the Arlo Pro 4! We had a person slash 2 tires in our driveway. I went to the neighbor across the street to see if his camera picked anything up. It didn’t go the distance. I did a lot of research for different cameras looking for clear images, night vision, distance, durability etc. I chose the Arlo Pro 4 and I’m so happy I did!
A:AnswerArlo Pro 4 Spotlight Cameras(VMC4050P) come with an Arlo Smart trial. When the trial expires, you have the option to purchase an Arlo Smart subscription. Without an Arlo Smart subscription, you can still add up to 5 cameras to your Arlo account, live stream, and receive motion and audio notifications. Arlo Pro 4 is not eligible for free rolling 7-day cloud recording.
A:AnswerLocal onboard or local HD storage is not an option. A subscription for 1 camera provides 30 days of clip storage at 2K resolution at a modest less than $3 per month cost. Subscriptions for multiple cameras are discounted.
A:AnswerYou can charge your Arlo Pro 4 camera with the Arlo Outdoor Magnetic Charging Cable (sold separately). Connecting this cable provides continuous power while your Arlo Pro 4 camera is mounted outdoors. This means your camera continues to operate during charging. You can also use the Arlo Solar Panel accessory (sold separately) to connect your Arlo Pro 4 Camera to continuous power. The solar panel uses direct sunlight to keep your battery charged. The solar panel is weather resistant, comes with an 8-foot magnetic power cable, and an adjustable mount. ^KN
A:AnswerYou probably have a very clear picture within the first 20 feet. At night, that may only be around 15 Feet while using some other light source. Yes, you can see 40-60 feet away, but will only know it's a person, a dog, etc. Unless you know the individual real well, you would not be able to identify who that person is. I don't believe any of the competitors and their cameras are really that good. Just look at the price and the quality of the camera lens. For good night vision, you need a floodlight. The Arlo wired Video Doorbell works excellent by leaving your outdoor lights on all night. You'll get a very good view of someone coming up to your door. But the 160 - 180 degree view is very misleading. It doesn't show any of the sides of your house next to the door. The further out you go, however, the wider the view. The spotlight on the Arlo Pro 4 is very weak. I don't believe it to be sufficient when mounted outdoors.
A:AnswerArlo Pro 4 camera comes with a free Arlo Smart trial. When the trial expires, you have the option to purchase an Arlo Smart subscription. Without an Arlo Smart subscription, you will still be able to use the features listed here : https://kb.arlo.com/000062312. ^RM
A:AnswerIntegrated Spotlight is enough to light up the area where the camera detects the motion to give colored video quality at night. You can choose to turn it off and let the camera use its night vision for more subtle video recording. ^RM
A:AnswerLooks like you can. It's through the arlo.com website. The first time logging in, it sends a push notification to your phone to authenticate you. Once you're logged in, the interface looks very similar to that on your phone. This includes the ability to watch recordings, as well to watch live. As a reminder, there is a lag with all live recordings. I think it's something like 10 seconds.