Arlo knows that your belongings are precious. That’s why our Arlo Pro indoor/outdoor cameras have rich features such as brilliant HD video quality, two-way audio, live streaming, free cloud recording and a rolling 7 days of storage, with instant alerts and more. But did you know that one of the main benefits of the Arlo Pro camera stems from its base station?
The most important benefit of the Arlo base station is that it helps the Arlo cameras get the longest extended battery life possible. The base station is why our batteries last so long on one charge, and it is one of the key features that makes Arlo such a popular wire-free camera option.
The Arlo Pro base station also has a 100db siren that can be activated either by camera motion detection, just like a house alarm, or manually on the free Arlo app (available for iOS, Android and web browser), as a panic button.
Another benefit is that the Arlo base station creates its own network, so that it is never bogging down your home WiFi. And if your home is extra-large, you can also even add a second base station and place it at the other end of your property to increase your wireless coverage for Arlo cameras.
The Pro base station also offers USB local storage that acts as a backup or an archive for your Arlo recordings. Recordings are always sent both to the cloud and the USB drive in the base station. Simply connect a thumb drive to the USB drive, and the settings turn on automatically.
What if you don’t have an Ethernet connection where you want to place the Arlo base station? Netgear powerline adapters or WiFi to Ethernet bridges can be used to place the Arlo base station just about anywhere and still connect it back to your home network. This allows you to place the Arlo base station where you need it to get the best reception from your cameras.
Arlo also partners with Amazon Alexa, SmartThings, Stringify, Wink, Telguard, and IFTTT, making Arlo the perfect smart-home security camera choice for modern homes.