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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246 of 261 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...
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful.
Affordable Alternative to Expensive Wired Cam
By P. Phillips
Had it for about 7 weeks now. As a security camera it's certainly not the most versatile on the market, but for the price and the features you get for that price it's a very viable alternative to the pro installed security cam setups or even the cheap Chinese DIY security cam sets sold here and at Costco.
-Pretty sophisticated set of features from setup mode to schedule creation.
-The video is clear and the night mode is more than adequate.
-The setup is easy and I haven't had any glitches with the cam communicating with the base station.
-The iOS app is easy to use and only the occasional glitch when wanting to disable the camera sometimes.
-Battery life has been great but I think this is heavily dependent upon how you have it setup (sensitivity, length of video clip, etc). That being said, you can find sets of 12 rechargeables here for a reasonable price.
-The free cloud backup for the last week seems more than adequate for general purposes. A week should be long enough to realize if you need to keep a particular clip, and if you do, you can easily download it in the app and it puts it in the Photos app on your phone.
-Easy to install the mount. Just one screw. Magnet mount is very secure.
-Wide field of view without being distorted.
-Doesn't record 24/7. Only activated by motion. If something happens outside its activation range, you won't see it. If you extend the activation range by upping the sensitivity then you're gonna start to fill up your cloud storage and wear the batteries out quicker.
-Doesn't record sound or pass sound thru when viewing the live feed.
-Due to the fact that everything is done via the Internet, the alerts, video viewing, etc can be a little slow to load. Also, if someone walks fast up to the camera and then turns around, this lag may mean that the cam doesn't start recording them until they've after turned around and are walking away.
-I don't believe the sensitivity can be divided into quadrants like Ring. This means that if the street is in view of the camera, you'll probably get false activations by large trucks going by since the truck may have a large IR signature.
-No way to talk to people they the camera like you can do with Ring.