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- QuestionHow 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)Answers
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.
- QuestionHas 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?Answers
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.
- Questioncan it be easily stolen (8 Answers)Answers
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.
- QuestionCan you turn off the cameras (6 Answers)Answers
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.
- QuestionDoes this system require a wi-fi system? (6 Answers)Answers
- Questionwhat is the battery life (8 Answers)Answers
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.
- QuestionAre 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!Answers
- QuestionSubscription 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?Answers
- Questioncan you dtill have a monitor to display video? (5 Answers)Answers
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