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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.

Damir Skripic
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    6 comments

    Mark Emerson

    Any information on Arlo/NeAtgear interaction with Google Home? Also, being in Minnesota what is the cold operating range for Arlo?

    Thanks,

    Mark Emerson
    Minneapolis, MN

    Taranom Kazempour

    Hi Mark! Both the Arlo Pro and the Arlo Go operate at temperatures between -4° to 113° F (-20° C to 45° C), and they both are weather resistant IP65 certified. And Arlo interacts with Amazon’s Alexa, Samsung SmartThings, IFTTT, Wink, Telguard, and Stringify.

    Theo

    With the base station being capable of local storage with a USB hard drive, does the system still require an internet connection if only a locally stored video archive is desired?

    Taranom Kazempour

    Hi Theo! The base station acts as a local backup of the cloud recordings, so it does not back up when internet connection is lost.

    Kendal Van Dyke

    I’m surprised that for being such a big benefit that there’s no option to connect Arlo Q cameras to a base station. Adding the ability to do so would allow me to have a total package for recording indoor/outdoor activity and local backups of all recordings.

    Is this something the team has considered adding in a future release?

    Ed

    Can I record only to my local storage and not use the cloud storage? If I use only local storage for my recordings, and I HAVE an internet connection, can I see my local recordings using the Arlo app from a remote location? If I use only local storage for my recordings and I do NOT have an internet connection for my Arlo base station, can I see my local recordings using the Arlo app either remotely or within range of the base station?

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