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    How dependable are, and how often do the batteries require re-charge or replacement. Is there a low battery indication transmitted in this event?   (9 Answers)

    By Anonymous February 28, 2015.

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      I have 6 cameras. I bought them more than 1 month ago. All the batteries are still working. Some have faced intensive use (20 to 200+ videos a day) and are down to 1 battery bar, whilst others are still at 4 bars. For example, the one above my front door records only 4 to 16 videos daily of 30 secs each. It is still showing 4 bars. The one facing the garden is picking up the wind, clouds, sun, blowing grass, birds, and cats all day long. It has only 1 bar left. My advice is as follows: Lower the sensitivity from 100% to 70%. This means moths, birds and falling leaves are less likely to trigger a recording. Reduce the recording time to between 10 and 30 seconds. Turn on geo localisation so it does not record when you are present. Point the camera at places where movement would be unusual or infrequent. Don't point it at a busy high street, or it will record everything running down the batteries quickly and using up your Arlo data allowance. For that kind of use you would need the Arlo wired camera and a paid Arlo data plan. The ideal use of these cameras is to pick up special or unusual movements, so they are perfect to monitor the inside of your home when you are on holiday, but if you want to monitor a place with lots of movement, I recommend getting the wired version.

      By Trick June 29, 2016.

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      Has anyone used the cloud storage to review stored video? Is there a fee?   (6 Answers)

      I want to ve able to review events recorded somehow, and it says "Cloud storage Lets you save recent activity to view at a later time." Has anyone used this feature? Is there a specific cloud storage app? Do you have to pay a fee to store the video? How many days of storage does it handle?

      By Porkys June 30, 2015.

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        I use cloud storage to review recordings, and 2 GB of data is free. Anymore, and you will pay for the cloud storage. I can typically record 5-6 days with cloud storage. I have a 1TB hard drive and I just download video that I want to keep on to that device. You can also save to a thumb drive or any other external storage device. The system will also send an email notification when your cloud storage is almost full.

        By KeyKey August 5, 2015.

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        can it be easily stolen   (8 Answers)

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          If it is mounted outside and you are using the magnetic mount, then YES it can be stolen. You will have to place it up high or purchase a different type of mount for it that screws into the camera, then you attached it with screws to a wall or something.

          By AXG44 August 26, 2015.

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          Can you turn off the cameras   (6 Answers)

          I'd want to put on inside my house but do not want it to record us, only when we are asleep or away can you turn them on and on individually if so is this done on app or on device?

          By lora July 7, 2015.

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            Yes, you can set them up on a schedule to only record at certain times. Essentially, the part you are scheduling is the motion detection. They're always on (but in power saving mode). The cameras aren't technically on unless you're actively looking at them through the app. When motion detection is on, it will be looking to trigger the camera to turn on. That's how he batteries last so long.

            By gcgolfer06 July 26, 2015.

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            Does this system require a wi-fi system?   (6 Answers)

            I am looking for a system that can use a cell phone app to view and check, but doesn't need a Wi-Fi system installed to make it work.

            By Ron July 27, 2015.

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              Yes it runs off of your home network (WiFi) but you can view the cams using your smart phone and you do not need to be on WiFi

              By JRMinFL July 28, 2015.

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              what is the battery life   (8 Answers)

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                It's really going to be dependent on how you set up the "rules" for your camera. For instance, I have my motion sensors on and the sensitivity set to 100%, so anytime something goes by it records; 24x7. I also have the duration set to 1 min; it can record up to 2 mins. With those two combinations, I probably get 100+ notifications a day. My batteries last about a month. Hope this helps.

                By BestBuyGuy June 11, 2015.

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                Are the Batteries a Standard Size/Type, or Proprietary? Rechargeable?   (6 Answers)

                I really have two questions: 1.) Are the batteries a standard size/type, or proprietary? If proprietary, then replacing them every few days or weeks would become cost prohibitive. 2.) Are the batteries rechargeable? If they are rechargeable and a standard type, then the only inconvenience would be placing the cameras where they could be easily accessed and maintained. Thanks in advance for any responses!

                By Decider2 March 19, 2015.

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                  Cr123a batteries are closer to $2 per battery (not $5-7) and even cheaper in bulk

                  By Anonymous March 21, 2015.

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                  Subscription Costs for App or Cloud Storage   (6 Answers)

                  Are there any ongoing subscription costs for cloud storage? Ongoing subscription costs to monitor live activity over the internet via their app? If there is a fee for cloud storage, does Netgear allow pictures/ video to be pointed at free services, like Yahoo mail for pictures and dropbox for video?

                  By Anonymous April 13, 2015.

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                    First 1GB is free for up to 5 cameras. No pointing to other sources, you need to manaully download and move to other storage, very painful process.

                    By Spamhater007 May 2, 2015.

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                    can you dtill have a monitor to display video?   (5 Answers)

                    By Anonymous March 5, 2015.

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                      You can view video and do various admin actions via apps on smartphones and tablets. You can also access the cameras from any internet connected computer.

                      By NerfHerder March 7, 2015.

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                      Ethernet cable   (10 Answers)

                      If this is completely wireless why do you need the Ethernet cable?

                      By Doggiemom March 19, 2015.

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                        The camera is completely wireless for indoor/outdoor use and yes an Ethernet cable is included in the box that runs from the very slim and sleek base station to your router. Very easy to setup and use.

                        By cobra1128 May 2, 2015.

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