Arlo VMS3130 Indoor/Outdoor Night Vision Security System with 1 Wire-Free HD Camera
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Arlo Smart Home Security Cameras are the world’s FIRST 100% wire-free, HD, Indoor/Outdoor video cameras for home monitoring. Motion activated cameras initiate automatic recording and alert you via email or app notifications. Free apps enable remote monitoring from anywhere and with the built-in night vision you’ll even see in dark.
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247 of 263 people found the following review helpful.
Nice design, but useless motion sensor
By J Chan
Arlo Smart Home - 1 HD Camera Security System, 100% Wire-Free, Indoor/Outdoor with Night Vision (VMS3130-100NAS)
I have been bombarded by false alarm alerts that are triggered by cars passing since I installed this camera 5 days ago. The distance between the camera and the road is at least 50ft and only top left corner of the camera FOV sees the road. However, it is the PIR sensor that trigger the recording and there is no way to figure out if the PIR sensor's coverage is same as the camera FOV. I can understand why the PIR sensor can detect the car (big warm moving object) at 50ft away, even spec claims it detects UP TO 20ft only. But, there is this little bird on the front step also triggered the camera. False alarms are generally expected from this type of sensor. But the biggest disappointment is when a postman walked from left FOV to right FOV to my front door (point A to point B in the attached pic), Arlo starts recording only when he turns away. Only his back was recorded. This is unacceptable because it is exactly the scenario I wanted Arlo to record. It failed miserably.
Attached screenshot are from the same day and same settings.
I have changed different angles, different settings but none works for me so far.
I give it one more weekend before returning it.
I have tried everything I can. This camera doesn't work for me. Too many false alarms (>10 videos of nothing per day) and missed detection made this camera useless. This is very unfortunate because I really like the packaging, but I am returning it.
73 of 77 people found the following review helpful.
Caught a guy trying to break in, but...
By Amazon Customer
This review is for the Arlo Smart Home - 1 HD Camera Security System + 4 add-on cameras bundle: Arlo Smart Home Security Camera System - Five-Camera Bundle: One Camera with Base Station and Four Add-on Cameras.
I just bought this system because we had some trouble with vandalism at our house that we are in the process of selling. I was interested in the completely wireless aspect of these cameras and the fast install. I installed the system a few days ago, and literally 7am the next morning my phone goes crazy with motion alerts. I grabbed the phone and saw a guy trying to break into the shed. As I am watching the videos, I see 2 of my 3 installed cameras go offline after capturing 4 or 5 ten second videos.
Turns out the guy grabbed the cameras and threw them in the pool, but not before one of the cameras got a clear shot of his face. Called 911, and the police came out to the house. I was able to download the videos to a cd, which I gave to the police. They found the guy later that day and arrested him.
The cameras are wireless and super easy to install.
The app has a nice UI and a good look and feel.
The video is good quality.
The motion detection is pretty solid as long as you spend some time tweaking the settings for your situation (Playing around with the sensitivity is key).
The night vision works great.
7 days free cloud storage is great.
The cameras are super easy to steal.
The app has some bugs (for example I found that sometimes if you just change 1 setting, it won't be saved), but so far I've found workarounds for most of the bugs.
Can't say much about battery life since I've had the system less than a week.
I'm giving this 4 stars because I caught the guy, but now I'm out like $300+ because of the two disabled cameras the guy grabbed and tossed in the pool. What would be nice is if there was some sort of screw in cage accessory. I'm sure this would have deterred the guy from grabbing the cameras because he didn't have a screw driver on him, but I suppose a cage would probably kill the night vision...
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful.
Easy setup is an understatement!
By Marcia Q.
Bought this and shipped it to my mom because her house has been broken into multiple times. Love my mom, but she has next to zero tech knowledge. I was easily able to walk her through the setup, while I am 400+ miles away. On their website, they even have a video that you can watch (helped her to see that it didn't work the first time because she installed the batteries backwards!) But we got it done, in under 10 minutes (it should easily be done in under 10 for the average user with average tech knowledge). We temporarily have it set up inside until she can get a guy out to put it in it's permanent location, so we have been testing the motion detection and recording, and it does well so far inside, even in low light. I'm hoping outside will be just as good. I was able to log in via the app I downloaded, and got her recordings and sensitivity configured/customized. And bonus - I was able to add myself as a user, so she likes that I am also able to monitor if something happens. I had also bought her two lower level (since they are for inside) versions of the cameras we have (not Arlo), and am going to have to have someone go out to set those up, because I was not able to walk her through remotely, so needless to say, this one was well worth the extra money. I'm hopeful that I will still be as happy once we get it set up outside.