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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202 of 216 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.
16 of 16 people found the following review helpful.
Very Mixed results
By Dark Passenger
Pro: the app's generally well designed with some Nifty features. I haven't had any battery problems and I've been using it quite a bit for a month and I'm only down about 15%. Using standard double a batteries. Video quality is high. It's been raining here for a week and still working just fine. Wi-Fi signal is very strong from all the way to the other side of the house where it's mounted.
Con: the delay from the time the subject enters the recording view to the time the camera actually starts to record is completely unacceptable. You find yourself shooting the backs of people a whole lot. This needs to be fixed immediately. The camera's lens is fixed and it will not follow a subject as it moves along.. there is also some delay though acceptable, from the time it records to the time it shows it to you in the App. I think this is a very slow lens because if you were to run past the camera quickly it would probably completely miss the recording. The camera is mounted exactly as they call for in the instructions for maximum sensitivity. It's only going to record a slower-moving subject that's within maybe 10 to 12 feet of the camera after it enters the recording View for after about five seconds. Regardless of the entire view of the camera, it's not recording movement outside of its limited range. Sensitivity goes down even further after nightfall.
Update. We are in winter now and ii went from 47% to 15% battery in a month!@ Looks like original batteries are affected by cold. So i turned it off and next day it somehow lost 15% to zero battery remaining ...after i turned it off!!
50 of 53 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...