in this video I'm gonna be taking a look at the net gear arlo wireless camera system now have reviewed other wireless cameras in the past and whenever I've done that there's always been a few people get in touch to say hold on a minute you said it was Wireless it's not Wireless because you have to plug the cameras into a power source well of course yes mr. obvious that's how Wi-Fi works you do always need power at both ends however on this occasion you might like these ones because these cameras run on battery power and that of course helps with positioning you can put these in places where you might not want to run cables in addition of course they're HD cameras 720p HD they've got night vision and motion activation there's apps for iOS and Android and you can also view the cameras over the Internet through a normal web browser there I bought the two cameras starter kit I actually got this one quite a few months ago but it's only recently that I've had a chance to set it up I imported mine from Amazon in the US there's no financial benefit to doing it that way it's just that I had some store credit built up there that I needed to spend now you don't have to buy it in a to camera kit you can start all the way down in one camera and a base station and you can also go all the way up to five cameras and a base station in kits form but you don't have to buy in a bundle like that you can just get the one camera and whenever you want to add another Camry can buy individual cameras as well now I'll put some specs on screen but if you want to read through all of these you'll need to press pause there but to summarize the cameras are wireless they're 802 point and 2.4 gigahertz 720p cameras with water-resistant cases they can go indoors or outdoors they've got motion activation and infrared illumination and they run on these batteries here each camera takes four of these these are cr123a lithium cells now you might not be able to get these in every store but you can quite easily get them through places like Amazon inside my box were four mounts on one side we've got a metal dome and on the other side there's a screw hole the dome itself has got a rough coating which will stop the camera moving on it and we've got the appropriate screws to mount those to the wall the documentation inside the kit includes a QuickStart guide as well as a sticker for you to put up to inform people that they're being recorded by your security system now inside my kit I got a US power supply but of course you'll get the appropriate one for whatever country you buy your system from and in addition to that there's a cat5e network cable and then finally we've got the base station this is the thing that the cameras transmit their video back to this then has to be plugged into your existing router via that network cable on the left there we've got two USB ports that apparently offer future expansion I'll probably never be used for anything we're at a reset hole an on/off switch and a power socket on the side there's a sync button as well I'll show you how that does in a moment and on the front we've got some LED indicator lights I'm going to set my system up using the app which is available for iOS or Android I think you might also be able to set this system up without an app just using a web browser but I haven't tried it that way anyway following the instructions that you get you plug the network cable in you plug the power cable in you switch it on you plug the other end into the back of your router and then you go and get your camera now let's just have a look around one of these cameras first for a minute so you can see it's got a flat base on there so you just put it down on a normal surface on the back we've got a dent which is rubberized we should touch this to the mount and on the base we've got a tripod screw hole so it can put it on pretty much any kind of tripod mount we want the bottom has this battery compartment is going to rubber seal around it to stop any moisture getting in of course and then we've got to put those four batteries in here now these lithium cells aren't rechargeable they're just used once batteries you could use rechargeables but it's not really recommended apparently looking at the front of the camera of course we've got the lens at the top as I mentioned 720p on the bottom in the middle that's the motion sensor to the right of that is a little indicator LED and then the LED on the left is actually an infrared illuminator to light up areas once it gets dark right so let's get these cameras synched up with the base station the first step is to hold down the sync button on the top of the camera itself you get a blue flashing light you then go to the base station hold the sync button on that you get a quick flashing orange lights on the camera itself in a rapidly flashing blue one which indicates the camera is now synced to the base station once the cameras in normal operation those LEDs aren't lit right so I've got both cameras synced up in there so let's just have a look at them in action so I've pressed to go live because the cameras aren't live until you press that button you see they're in low-power mode until you press a button and then the camera starts transmitting video to the base station so you can see here I've got a live video in that one and I've put the other camera on the windowsill so let me just move that one around you can see we've got both cameras live at the same time in the same app so everything's working fine let's go take a moment to look at some mounting options so inside the box we got this dome that attaches to the back of the camera with magnets as magnets inside the camera itself the dome is just a piece of metal but it's got a nice strong attachment between those two things and you can't really see it moving around too much but of course that dome just attaches to the wall with one screw you could get other more secure methods you can attach anything to that tripod screw mounts of course pretty much but I've also got this table and ceiling and wall mounts which I thought might be more used to being positioning the camera where I was planning on putting it in the end after all I don't really need it but I just thought I'll show it to you this attaches with two screws to the wall rather than that one screw that the other mounts attaches to and it just gives you a little bit more freedom of movement in the overall positioning so you see the two screws go through the plates on the back there the front just twists onto the back plate but you can see you get a bit more movement with this you can put it all over the place if you were to put it on a ceiling and of course in the software it also lets you flip the image if that helps you at all that indent on the back as we mentioned is rubberized that stops the camera moving around once you've got it in position but you can also use that tripod screw map for a much more secure fit I've decided to stick with the dome mount so I'll show you how quickly you can install one of these first off drill a hole in the wall I think it was six and a half millimeters and then you put the plastic plug into that and then you put the screw into that just leaving a little bit of room so you can put the dome on top of the screw hold it nice and firmly against the wall you don't want it moving about so that's that and then you just put the camera onto the dome then you activate positioning mode in the app and that lets you see what the camera sees but with less delay so you can get the camera position exactly how you want it and the whole thing from end to end took me probably two minutes if you're concerned that those white cameras are a little bit too noticeable on the wall you can get silicon skins for them which will help them to blend in a little bit better now one thing we need to talk about that we haven't mentioned yet is battery life how long do those four batteries lasted a camera well a manufacturer's say it's anywhere between four and six months now you might be thinking well Don that's a bit inaccurate can you not narrow it down a bit more well no because it's based on a few things you see the settings for the video quality can affect this also how long the camera is recording and how long you're actually streaming and watching video over it because when you're not doing that it's in a low-power standby mode so those estimates are based on the camera recording for about five minutes per day am i not sound like much but when it's only doing 10-second recordings here and there it actually turns out to be plenty for me so the next question inevitably is how much does it cost to run one of these cameras in a year well let's assume that I'm running out of battery power every four months or that minimum number so that means I'm using twelve batteries per year in the UK for by twelve lithium cells you're looking at about 20 pounds so there you go at 20 pounds to run each camera per year obviously that's going to be more expensive than a Wi-Fi camera that you can plug into the mains power supply but it also gives you the convenience or beer to put the camera wherever you want and for me that's worth paying that extra for for other people it might well not be and one more thing to think about with regard to battery powered cameras of course you're going to need to be able to have regular access to the camera to be able to replace those batteries however you don't want everyone to have access to it so you don't want it to be in a position where someone could just reach up and take you off the wall my solution to this we're bit to put it below an upstairs window if you've got one somewhere you can reach out of and just quickly take the camera off the wall to replace those batches however passers-by couldn't get to it unless it had a large pair of ladders and if you especially concerned about the security of the camera itself I have seen people in the forums talk about putting the camera on a tripod screw mount but sticking the camera to the mount by putting Loctite adhesive in the screw threads right let's take a closer look at the apt now I've got this running here on an iPad to give us a nice big screen to look at notice I've got three cameras now although I've deactivated one at the bottom the top two aren't live those images that you're looking at from earlier on if I click the top right one to make it live I'm just going to click that button in the middle of the screen so it's a couple of seconds to activate now those thumbnails that are on there after the last time I was using the camera or the last time it recorded something itself we can make this fullscreen just go bottom right there that's a full-screen image now looks pretty decent as I say 720p HD it's not super sharp but it's it's pretty clear I'll step out here live so you can see what the movement's lights there yeah I'm waving just to give you an idea as to the frame rate very smooth not me the the frame rate was smooth I've got the iPad in the other room here so I'll just pop back to that now and I can show you here I'm adjusting the brightness of the bottom there I've got a few different controls every time you do anything there's a little bit of a delay before it happens so you just have to be patient so that's the brightness although I don't tend to mess around without it seems to be fine just saw left in the middle the next well long we can take a snapshot which will take a still frame out of what we're looking at and put that in our photos folder then we can activate a manual recording you can see I press that now and it's counting up at the bottom so what we're looking at on screen now is being recorded and once I press stop that then gets transmitted from the camera back to the base station and that recording is in the base station though and of course over time it'll get uploaded as well to the clown or whatever now you can see other videos that I've recorded earlier on these are all stored in the base station you can access them really quickly rather than than being in the cloud the base station has some memory in it so I'm accessing the video files now from the base station to my iPad rather than going from the camera to the iPad which is always going to be a little bit slower so here's a video that I recorded earlier on but he's similar to the other one that I've just done but without the wave but you you get an idea this is a motion-activated video so I didn't actually press record on this the camera saw me come out and recorded this itself as you can see here we can zoom in see look who's that villainous shifty looking fella don't trust that fella at all so I'm going to record a short video you could set the time length that you want it to record once it sees motion but there's always a little bit of a delay you can sort of get a couple of feet into the sea before the video starts recording you can see I actually got out of the door before it started there but you know it caught me on video anyway and we can download that video to the phone or iPad or whatever I'm using and then from there we can email it we can put it on Twitter or whatever we want because it's now just a video file on the iPad now the thing that triggered me to finally get this camera set up believe it or not I've had it in the house for six months or so is because I had a headshot that started visiting in the back garden I noticed it was out during the daytime our headshots are not supposed to be out during the day if they are they're supposed to be something very wrong now I wasn't too sure what times it was coming in and where it was going from and did it have any young anywhere that it was looking after and what was going on so I started putting little cameras out in the garden I got this set up just for this to see what was going on where was it going where was it coming from and what was wrong with it so all these cameras have been motion activated I moved them around the garden different positions once I realize where it was coming from ensue and as soon as it walks past one of the cameras it sets off the motion trigger which then starts the camera recording it and you can set the recording length to whatever you want usually I've said it's about 20 seconds or so those 20 seconds of video are then sent up to the base station but when I then see that there's being motion because the motion activation has been triggered I get a little alerts on my phone popup message or an email if I want to I can then click on that and watch the video that's stored in the base station I can then download those videos and these are what you're looking at now it's a few things that you can get from these you can see how it operates at night how quickly the motion activation work you can see how the infrared illumination lights up the area that we've got an IR cut filter on here because that means the colors are accurate during the day and then it goes into black and white at night now as far as the head shot goes I know some people don't worry it's now return to being nocturnal again you see the thing was it was a little bit hungry I think I fed it up with some cat food for a few days and it's gone back to its normal routine I still see it but it only comes out at 9:00 now so panic over but it's a good way to test out those cameras and it's the kind of thing that you couldn't do with a wired Wi-Fi camera imagine I had to put a big power cable across the the lawn and have that powered all night and then I'd have some sort of adapter which I'll need to put in plastic or something to stop only electricity going bananas these things I could just plonk them wherever I want in the garden and whatever comes near them will activate the motion activation start the camera recording in the morning I get up and it says at 3:00 in the morning or whatever there's motion on the back fence so that I could have a look at this video and see exactly what's being going on as you can see we've got a couple of cats visiting here as well in the middle of the night here's a magpie that decided to eat the head chunk food that was left over notice also there's a drip on the lens Oh at the bottom in the middle that's something you'd have to think about if you put these cameras outside you got to watch that if they do get wet they tend to get the drips so that gets stuck to the lens a little bit as you can see here as well as the head shot we've had a Robin we've had cats we've got this mouse here now so there's all sorts of stuff going on in the garden I didn't even know about now just another quick word about battery life the cameras of course try and preserve battery life wherever possible so I've got one camera here but there's another camera to the left on the Lord if I start looking through that camera now you can see the IR illumination comes on so the IR LEDs on a camera only come on when you're looking at the camera life or whether their cameras recording something because it's seen motion they're not on all the time right let's talk about camera range how far away you can place a camera from that base station and still get a good signal according to the specs it's 300 plus feet line of sight now I'll talk about how it's worked in my experience wherever I've put these cameras whether it's in the front or the back of the house or anywhere in the garden I'm getting a full strength signal which is three bars now admittedly it's not a big house or a big garden but just to give you an idea as to how far away the base station is from this camera it's above the conservatory in the room above there about halfway along now look to the back right of your image there's a bench there we the white bucket on it if we go to the other camera we can see that bench on the left there so this is the second camera and this one is also giving a full-strength signal and I think the signal strength is down to that separate base station it definitely seems to pick up a good strong signal also notice above each image we have a battery indicator next to the strength meter as well you might have spotted there that those cameras have custom names it helps you identify them so you can call them whatever you want it makes it a lot easier to spot what cameras recorded motion when it sends you an alert on your phone there are also lots of customization options for how the cameras react to motion whether they record video and things but one thing I've got to point out notice at the top here it says motion and audio detection on you need to ignore the audio detection bit that's for a different camera they do another camera the Arlo Q which is an internal camera for inside the house that has a microphone on it in two-way communication the are low the water resistant battery-powered one doesn't have a mic on it and it can't detect audio but back to these settings we can have all the cameras armed could have all the cameras disarmed we can have schedules for whether the cameras are armed at certain times of the day and night there's also geofencing on here so when you leave the house with whatever device you've set in there say your phone all the cameras can come on all the motion sensors can come on as well and then you can do custom things which is what I've done here so you can see the top of the screen I've give it a name that I recognise what this function is actually going to do the function at the top there we've got the fence gap camera we've got it to look for motion now if we go into that motion setting we can see we set it quite high there so if it sees any motion it's going to notice it and what's it gonna do well we can get it to record video if we want it to and I've got it to do that and I've set it to 20 seconds worth of video so if anything comes through the fence cut it cost 20 seconds worth of video and at the bottom it sends me a push notification to my iPod or phone or whatever it is I've set it up on so that's just a quick look at one mode but you can do all sorts of things you can have the modes combined you can have them do two cameras or record video the other one just looks for motion all that kind of stuff anyway let's look at the settings one of these cameras we can switch the camera on and off at the top we can give the camera a name that we recognize what the camera is actually pointing out and then we've got some video settings so if we have a look at we can turn the night vision on or off which of course is the infrared illumination in the black and white image we can invert the image flip it upside down we could also crop in on the image here is obviously not opt kazoom it's a digital zoom so you're losing image quality when you zoom in on it but if you wanted to just cut something off at the edge you could perhaps do that I don't think I'll bother then at the bottom we've got three different quality settings now notice I've chosen the top one but there are two others and they do apparently affect the battery life I can't tell you how long because I'm got through a set of batteries yet but I'm using the best quality one which is this one here that's the sharpest one it'll do let me show you what the other ones look like though because they're not particularly impressive the middle one it's not too bad but the lowest one is really pretty poor quality and bear in mind you're trying to capture what's going on you want a pretty decent quality image so I've set it to the top quality and if it runs through batteries a little bit quicker well so be it now when you buy an Arlo system you automatically get the basic package which means it'll stall your videos for up to seven days in the cloud and you can attach up to five cameras to your system and you get three months of customer support if you want anything beyond that you have to pay so if you want to attach more cameras or have longer storage in the cloud you get the premiere or the elite package for a certain fee per month now I mentioned earlier on the base station has some flash memory within it and it's 128 Meg's so that's gonna store the most recent video files it enables you to have instant access to those if you want to watch what's just happened you can look at it very quickly and download it to your phone if you want to keep it older files of course will be uploaded to the cloud now 128 Meg's doesn't sound like an awful lot but as an example a 20 second video file that's being created by motion activation is just 1.8 Meg's in size so you can fit quite a few of those in that 128 Meg's before it offloads them into the cloud now that motion activation on these cameras is triggered by this sensor in the middle at the bottom now a lot of Wi-Fi cameras that look at motion use it by analyzing the image the video and seeing what's moving within there this doesn't do that it looks at the whole scene now what you can do is you can affect the sensitivity of that sensor you can up and down but unlike most Wi-Fi cameras for example their own our low q– camera you can't exclude or include certain areas of the video because the camera isn't recording video all the time what this camera does of course anything goes in front of that sensor it's going to start recording so you gotta have to be very careful with your placement of these cameras otherwise you're just going to get loads of footage of your washing blowing in the wind or whatever now in this video we've been looking at the iPad app mostly but of course the apps are available for iOS and Android a lot of people will be using them on smartphone so I thought I'd show you what it looks like on a smartphone we get the same two cameras there get all the same functionality we get in the tablet version we can watch the videos back we can make them fullscreen we can change the different modes go into the settings everything is there that's in the iPad app and also you can do exactly the same stuff all of it online through a normal web browser you can watch your videos you can stream your cameras live and of course I should say of course people will ask if you take your phone away from your Wi-Fi network and just use it on a mobile phone network you can still of course see your videos at home you don't have to be on Wi-Fi another thing I should mention they also have and if this then that functionality so it integrates with that so if it's a home automation you can use your Arlo camera system to activate various functions or whether you walk past the sensors and something happens or whether it's a certain time of day and all the cameras will come on whenever you want there's all sorts of stuff in there well that's thing I wanted to show you what this camera can see in the dark so just have a look at this scene in the day and then we'll have a look at it night you can see we can make out stuff it's not as bright obviously as it was during the daytime but this whole area is being litter by one little IR LED on the front of the camera if we were to turn off the infrared night vision function you can see what the camera consumes not very much at all so it's definitely better with the infrared night vision on of course everything ends are being black and white but you can definitely see what's going on if you're the light up an area like this with even more light you can buy separate IR LED illuminator panels so there you go that's the Netgear arlo wireless camera system and i'm so made up with mine i've ended up buying two additional cameras to go with it to the I've already got and they're just so easy to set up get them out of the box put the batteries in press the sync button you know if I'm running in about two minutes then you can put the camera wherever you want and you get a full-strength signal of course if you were to get a traditional Wi-Fi camera that you can plug into a mains power supply or supply power over ethernet to it you're gonna save yourself a lot of money over this system but what this system does is give you flexibility to put those cameras wherever you want and move them around very easily I don't know any other system where I could have got a camera that's water-resistant I could just put at the bottom end of the garden it's gonna four month battery life it's got motion activation it's got infrared night vision I mean these things are gray and I've been there to capture all sorts of footage I've never been able to capture with any other cameras of course as a ongoing cost associated with getting batches for these cameras and there's a little bit of thing to think about with regard to getting those batteries are disposed off correctly all that kind of stuff but I'm absolutely made up with these cameras so all that remains for me now is to say as always thanks for watching what do you do know I'm typing a comment well I just hope it's something useful for a change of course I'm pointing out the fact that when you have batteries in something when they go flat you need to replace them so when did it become your job to state the obvious all the time well no one else is pointed it out so clearly they don't know therefore I'm passing all my years of experience of knowledge to the general public everyone knows how batteries work that's why I don't want bothered mentioning it okay how about this one he pointed out it was wireless and yet I can clearly see two wires coming out to the base station yet again with the obvious I don't understand how you think any of this stuff could be useful to anyone the problem with you is that you're so clueless you don't know when you've been idiotic of course that's not to mention the wine is going into the wall so para the Rooter I've never felt the broadband wine is going into the house and then of course is that electricity wires go from the house to the Paris station and then the people at the Paris – you're gonna have loads of wires but if I got wider charges for their phones Oh which I was wild then I come up with this nonsense as well what about the read Wired magazine

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50 thoughts on “Netgear Arlo REVIEW – The Battery-powered Indoor/Outdoor Security Camera

  • July 27, 2019 at 12:07 pm
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    Hi, my cameras go offline what can be happening

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  • July 27, 2019 at 12:07 pm
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    Would be ace if it had rechargeable battery via usb-c

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  • July 27, 2019 at 12:07 pm
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    Great review…very detailed! Thank you for feeding the hungry rodents!

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  • July 27, 2019 at 12:07 pm
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    Arlo is a piece of crap, don't buy it!!!

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  • July 27, 2019 at 12:07 pm
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    you talk to much about simple stuff we are not that dumb

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  • July 27, 2019 at 12:07 pm
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    Do the outdoor cameras have audio?

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  • July 27, 2019 at 12:07 pm
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    SONIC!! Is that you??

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  • July 27, 2019 at 12:07 pm
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    And will a amazon echo spot be able to use on this arlo

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  • July 27, 2019 at 12:07 pm
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    What about recording can you use external hard drive and you said it has 7days recording s that when purchased 7 days from then only or everyday 7 days a week for 2 camera I need it for please help thanks

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  • July 27, 2019 at 12:07 pm
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    Can you hold them all the time to record?

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  • July 27, 2019 at 12:07 pm
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    Any look at the Arlo 2 Pro?

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  • July 27, 2019 at 12:07 pm
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    STAY CLEAR OR WIRELESS AND WIFI CAMERAS FOR GUARDING YOU HIGH DOLLAR VALUABLES!
    Any WiFi or wireless cameras suck, plain n simple. You might be mesmerized at first but, when the poor reliability hammers your ass, you'll be the dummy and the sales developers at Netgear did a grand job selling garbage PLUS made bonuses off your negligence purchases.
    kNOWLEDGE IS POWER, use it first!
    Choosing cost over quality leads one to the lowsey systems.
    Choosing quality over cost nets you the best money can buy and not cutting corners from a mere novelty gimmick.

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  • July 27, 2019 at 12:07 pm
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    Thank you for this well done review. I’ve recently bought the Arlo 6 camera system from HSN. Because of your review, I’m going to open the box and try it out.

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  • July 27, 2019 at 12:07 pm
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    Thank you by far the best guide and explanation I have found for this item. Cheers

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  • July 27, 2019 at 12:07 pm
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    Do not buy arlo go camera netgear wont stand behind there one year warranty and these cameras are not repairable arlo go Verizon

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  • July 27, 2019 at 12:07 pm
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    With out a doubt one of the best reviews I've seen for the arlo.
    You really answer every question and put things into terms even I can understand.
    Very impressive video.

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  • July 27, 2019 at 12:07 pm
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    a streaming hedghog channel !

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  • July 27, 2019 at 12:07 pm
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    Would it make sense to mount these on second floor soffits? The battery life says "maybe" but the inconvenience says "no."

    I would rather not have to run electricity and network cable, but it would be nice if these cameras came with a larger battery pack that could also be hung. Maybe a battery box screwed to the underside of the soffits to compliment a camera system like this. That might work but I'm not sure if there is a demand for something like that.

    Running wires in an existing structure, especially one with blown in cellulose insulation in the attics is a real pain.

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  • July 27, 2019 at 12:07 pm
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    Quick question you can only control the cameras when you're around them well what I'm to ask if it works long-distance like when you're at work

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  • July 27, 2019 at 12:07 pm
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    I went for these compact cameras a year or so ago, they are pretty good. However, the standard cameras require 4 batteries and if used at the highest resolution, with email/SMS alert messages at maximum they will require replacing every 8 weeks or so, I got 4 months from them at the lowest sensitivity at first. Those batteries are available online at half the price mentioned in this video, buy in bulk and you’ll pay half.

    I have the security mounts out front so they’re a bit more secure, an Amazon van damaged my front wall pillar, the cameras got that repaired with no cost from myself which paid for the whole assembly! It made the whole process of chasing up the guilty party a doddle.

    The Pro Model, which I added as a third camera uses a special rechargeable pack, that one lasts about 4 weeks before requiring a re-charge, I have it on it’s highest settings, the quality is true 1080 HD and it has built in 2 way sound. The camera at the back of the house only receives around half the WiFi signal despite being within the positional limit as described in the instructions but that doesn’t seem to affect quality.

    I’d turn off the alerts while you’re in the house as the cameras are so effective, they could be beaming messages every time an insect flies past, or someone walks past, postman arrives or the Fox poos on the lawn etc.

    All in all they’re the best cameras for the price.

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  • July 27, 2019 at 12:07 pm
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    This review just popped up on a list of recommended videos. I was intrigued by these little cameras. Unfortunately, they have a minimum operating temp of 0 C. Where I live, winter temps regularly fall below freezing, sometimes by 5-10 degrees. Other cams are more robust in that regard.

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  • July 27, 2019 at 12:07 pm
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    This camera set up would suit me perfect except they are expensive here in Australia so I won’t be buying this anytime soon .

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  • July 27, 2019 at 12:07 pm
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    Looking at getting one of these cameras but wanted to know whether you can have it set to just record constantly at night rather than motion detection? Reason I ask is my new car was vandalised last night and park on my street outside my house. If anyone would to walk up to my car it wouldn’t pick up motion detect due to the distance. Just don’t want to waste money if it can’t record constantly

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  • July 27, 2019 at 12:07 pm
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  • July 27, 2019 at 12:07 pm
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  • July 27, 2019 at 12:07 pm
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    It's a shame everything has to be cloud based now. I can't believe that they charge you for having more than 5 cameras in your own home and people just accept that. If you want to upload videos to the internet, you should have the option to shop around for your cloud provider of choice or use your own NAS rather than be locked in to this service, which by the way they could close down any time they want to get more money out of you by forcing an upgrade. Maybe if you could shop around they would fix the problem where you can view other people's cameras without their permission or better yet, not release the product with such a huge security flaw in the first place.

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  • July 27, 2019 at 12:07 pm
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    Nice review! Thank you.

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  • July 27, 2019 at 12:07 pm
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    I drank three cans of red bull and now I am wired.

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  • July 27, 2019 at 12:07 pm
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    Ha ha the muppety people!

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  • July 27, 2019 at 12:07 pm
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    That is quite a neat system. Maybe they'll bring out a solar-powered/assisted version in the future. Rather than churning through a set of batteries every few months (the standby/use time certainly indicates it's pretty low-power) it'll charge up during the day or week.

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  • July 27, 2019 at 12:07 pm
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    I have those cameras. They start with long delay and then they STOP after 10 sec. missing the rest. Is not worth it, I'm very disappointed. I've tried to return it but after 15 days Best Buy won't take it back.

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  • July 27, 2019 at 12:07 pm
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    what a cute little fella

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  • July 27, 2019 at 12:07 pm
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    You Look Like Damien Hirst in the camera footage lol

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  • July 27, 2019 at 12:07 pm
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    Lol, those two characters at the end are amazing.

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  • July 27, 2019 at 12:07 pm
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    just looking for a little advice. We have developed a need for some camera's (drunks in the garden and a rather unpleasant neighbour caught in the yard a few times) I also live on a really bust corner and have a little concern around our cars in the driveway. At least 2x of these camera's would be facing a pretty busy street. I'm not overly concerned about batteries but i am concerned about capturing the whole story. In your example it was a 20 second capture where as I would be thinking more like a minute or even more ( If someone was in my back drive I would want it recorded until they are gone. Now obviously this will be annoying when stray cats and birds are about but how do you think the system would respond to this? Is there unlimited storage in the cloud? Am i right in thinking that it is saved for s short period on the router then uploaded to cloud and then 7 days to download if need be?

    Additionally can i customise which camera's I get alerts for? eg. The 2 camera's at the front will be recording very regularly due to traffic and and such and my backyard will be on a lot due to pets however as I mentioned if someone is in my back driveway I would like to know quickly.

    Lastly have you done any testing with multiple users of the same cameras? myself and partner having access in different devices?

    TIA Joshua

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  • July 27, 2019 at 12:07 pm
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    hey is there any way i can change the pass?

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  • July 27, 2019 at 12:07 pm
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    Does the camera save video without the base station? Or if the base station is not powered?

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  • July 27, 2019 at 12:07 pm
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    ROOTER——–OH ROWTER! DIRTY ROOTER!

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  • July 27, 2019 at 12:07 pm
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    DO NOT use arlo. The feed from your arlo camera goes to arlo's servers then to you. They're storing every second that passes through. In the year that I had a 2 cam setup outside my house their "database" went down. Proof is in the pudding https://imgur.com/a/kaQ5rQR . Got ahold of arlo and asked them if they store end user data from devices and the lady said "I don't know". You would think customer service would know something as serious as this. I'm not trying to scare you off but just be warned. If someone breaks into your house while their database is down then there's no way to see what is going on. Get yourself a closed system and use a raspberryPi to sling it to your cellphone or tablet while your outside of your network. More and more companies are violating customer privacy and it's sickening.

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  • July 27, 2019 at 12:07 pm
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    The best review !

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  • July 27, 2019 at 12:07 pm
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    Thanks a lot for the thorough review of these cameras.

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  • July 27, 2019 at 12:07 pm
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    And that's why Sonic The Hedehog exists – to evade those pesky WiFi cameras!

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  • July 27, 2019 at 12:07 pm
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    Techmoan:
    The wild life observer

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  • July 27, 2019 at 12:07 pm
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    Great review!!! Thanks

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  • July 27, 2019 at 12:07 pm
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    i love the fact you do actual freaking reviews on products. in depth useful and well explained.

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  • July 27, 2019 at 12:07 pm
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    those are really solid cameras, especially given they are 100% cordless.. Damned nice of you helping the hedgehog out 🙂

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  • July 27, 2019 at 12:07 pm
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    I dont know about magnetic mount outside. Wouldn't a strong wind blow it down?

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