Notices

Check out Arlo cameras

Old 02-01-2018, 06:45 PM
  #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Spring hill, FL
Posts: 409
Received 80 Likes on 44 Posts
Default Check out Arlo cameras

I have been hearing about a bunch of theft and such. I purchased the Arlo pro cameras for a vacation home and they are awesome. If you don't have a hard wired cat 5 or some other wired surveillance system you may want to try these. Totally wireless, battery operated up to 6 months, motion activated so no wasted recording and has sound. I do not sell them or work for them this is only for all of you worried about security around your home or boat. You have to have a good wireless internet for them to work good. It is o.k with phone line but must be high speed. Look them up and stop all this scum from getting away with this crap. I like the 450 marlin better but who wants all the mess to clean up If you have a question or need help just ask so easy anyone can do it.
Old 02-01-2018, 06:55 PM
  #2  
THT Sponsor
THT sponsor
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 674
Likes: 0
Received 270 Likes on 122 Posts
Default

They are great. There is a little delay though that sometimes causes you to miss what walked in front of the camera.
Old 02-01-2018, 07:03 PM
  #3  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Spring hill, FL
Posts: 409
Received 80 Likes on 44 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Quacktastic View Post
They are great. There is a little delay though that sometimes causes you to miss what walked in front of the camera.
I did notice the same but only very slight. I had my Sister walk around the cameras while I viewed them from my phone in Florida while she was in N.C. I would say real time maybe a 5 to 10 second delay and thats through phone line in Mountains. My new system I think I'm going to try the new 1080p system for dock and lift. Here we have high speed cable that should work real good.
Old 02-01-2018, 07:06 PM
  #4  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 17,300
Received 2,775 Likes on 1,979 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Lovegettinsnooked View Post
I have been hearing about a bunch of theft and such. I purchased the Arlo pro cameras for a vacation home and they are awesome. If you don't have a hard wired cat 5 or some other wired surveillance system you may want to try these. Totally wireless, battery operated up to 6 months, motion activated so no wasted recording and has sound. I do not sell them or work for them this is only for all of you worried about security around your home or boat. You have to have a good wireless internet for them to work good. It is o.k with phone line but must be high speed. Look them up and stop all this scum from getting away with this crap. I like the 450 marlin better but who wants all the mess to clean up If you have a question or need help just ask so easy anyone can do it.
The Arlo pros are shit. Look up my posts here on THT with like 10 reasons why. They are fine as a toy but do not use them for security surveillance. ps. you posted in the main boating forum..
Old 02-01-2018, 07:16 PM
  #5  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Spring hill, FL
Posts: 409
Received 80 Likes on 44 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by mystery View Post
The Arlo pros are shit. Look up my posts here on THT with like 10 reasons why. They are fine as a toy but do not use them for security surveillance. ps. you posted in the main boating forum..
We have an $8,000 high tech surveillance in our shop that has been robbed twice. They put on hoods or hospital cap and gown and off they go. If they are good they are quick and don't get caught. Someone sets off motion on Arlo I open my door and I'm there. If I'm not home I can call a neighbor. I love the system guess it depends what you are looking for. Would love to hear if there is something better that is wireless.
Old 02-01-2018, 07:49 PM
  #6  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 17,300
Received 2,775 Likes on 1,979 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by Lovegettinsnooked View Post
We have an $8,000 high tech surveillance in our shop that has been robbed twice. They put on hoods or hospital cap and gown and off they go. If they are good they are quick and don't get caught. Someone sets off motion on Arlo I open my door and I'm there. If I'm not home I can call a neighbor. I love the system guess it depends what you are looking for. Would love to hear if there is something better that is wireless.
Two different scenarios. The arlo pro's motion detection was shit last time I tried their product, they tried fixing it via firmware updates, and it was still shit. There are posts on their forums about it missing key footage, including break-ins. The Nest cam is much better if you want a plug and play wireless solution.
Old 02-01-2018, 08:10 PM
  #7  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 1,266
Likes: 0
Received 246 Likes on 155 Posts
Default

If Nest Cam is wireless what are these wires on the cameras on their web site?
https://nest.com/cameras/nest-cam-iq-indoor/overview/
Old 02-01-2018, 08:25 PM
  #8  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 17,300
Received 2,775 Likes on 1,979 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by forgot View Post
If Nest Cam is wireless what are these wires on the cameras on their web site?
https://nest.com/cameras/nest-cam-iq-indoor/overview/
Wireless as in WiFi
Old 02-01-2018, 08:49 PM
  #9  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Tarpon Springs, FL
Posts: 3,555
Received 1,588 Likes on 999 Posts
Default

I don't get that. In order to be really useful you have to use the WiFi and to do that you have to be within maybe 60-70 feet of the router or other similar device or pay for a cellular line. So, run 70 ft of power instead of relying on a battery-based system.
Old 02-01-2018, 08:56 PM
  #10  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 17,300
Received 2,775 Likes on 1,979 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by GaryDoug View Post
I don't get that. In order to be really useful you have to use the WiFi and to do that you have to be within maybe 60-70 feet of the router or other similar device or pay for a cellular line. So, run 70 ft of power instead of relying on a battery-based system.
A half-way decent router strategically placed should have more than a 60 foot reach.

Both the arlo pro and nest utilize wifi

Cellular line has nothing to do with it, either device needs internet.

70 foot of power? most houses have outdoor outlets or can be easily installed.

battery on the arlo was shit. lasted a few days in a medium traffic area. then the devices would randomly die requiring them to be physically reset. On top of 8 or 9 other issues.
Old 02-01-2018, 08:57 PM
  #11  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: James Island, SC
Posts: 3,320
Received 341 Likes on 210 Posts
Default

I've had Arlo for about 18-24 months now. They were great for the first 6 months, but now they absolutely devour batteries, as in days, not weeks or months, and frequently go offline...far more so now than when I first put them up.
Old 02-01-2018, 09:05 PM
  #12  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Tarpon Springs, FL
Posts: 3,555
Received 1,588 Likes on 999 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by mystery View Post
A half-way decent router strategically placed should have more than a 60 foot reach.

Both the arlo pro and nest utilize wifi

Cellular line has nothing to do with it, either device needs internet.
Most routers only reach about 75 feet max RELIABLY. Now can you buy a special high power one, maybe.

Arlo makes a cellular version, Look it up!! Maybe you should check the web site before shooting off your big mouth.
Old 02-01-2018, 09:07 PM
  #13  
Senior MemberCaptains Club MemberPLEDGER
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 8,845
Likes: 0
Received 297 Likes on 226 Posts
Default

I too have been looking....Arlo reviews aren't great.

Looking hard at the Ring setup that includes a floodlight. Easy installation and seems to work well. Only downside is no "dusk to dawn" sensor but I can program on and off times to get around that.
Old 02-01-2018, 09:27 PM
  #14  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 656
Likes: 0
Received 107 Likes on 42 Posts
Default

I bought a few different Yi cameras on Amazon around Christmas time. So far I'm happy with the motion detection and video quality.

I prefer the dome camera inside and the outdoor camera. They are inexpensive, have an sd card and a cloud subscription if you want.
Old 02-01-2018, 10:16 PM
  #15  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: UsA
Posts: 1,647
Received 405 Likes on 268 Posts
Default

Basically all these so called security cameras are good for is so you watch the thief drive off with your shit.
Old 02-02-2018, 04:47 AM
  #16  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Cape Fear, NC
Posts: 11,800
Received 2,620 Likes on 1,620 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by halfwaythere View Post
Basically all these so called security cameras are good for is so you watch the thief drive off with your shit.
Old 02-02-2018, 04:53 AM
  #17  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Forked River NJ
Posts: 684
Received 18 Likes on 15 Posts
Default

Seasoned burglars normally cut the phone, and cable lines on the exterior of the building prior to entry. Most places the wires are exposed at the building.
Old 02-02-2018, 05:04 AM
  #18  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: NH and FL
Posts: 413
Likes: 0
Received 39 Likes on 27 Posts
Default

I've had Ar;p's for almost two years and they have been great. Battery life has remained good and stable. There is a small delay. One is outside on an eave - no power. One is inside and high. I didn't want a cord running from a low socket up to the raised ceiling.
Old 02-02-2018, 05:05 AM
  #19  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 17,300
Received 2,775 Likes on 1,979 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by GaryDoug View Post
Most routers only reach about 75 feet max RELIABLY. Now can you buy a special high power one, maybe.

Arlo makes a cellular version, Look it up!! Maybe you should check the web site before shooting off your big mouth.
Yes, I know there is an Arlo go. There are also devices called MiFi/Jetpack/hotspots.

Last edited by mystery; 02-02-2018 at 05:28 AM.
Old 02-02-2018, 05:06 AM
  #20  
Admirals Club Admiral's Club Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Posts: 17,300
Received 2,775 Likes on 1,979 Posts
Default

Originally Posted by halfwaythere View Post
Basically all these so called security cameras are good for is so you watch the thief drive off with your shit.
these are not security cameras. you'd probably want something hard wired, recording 24x7 to a dvr, etc

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.