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Arlo - Add-on HD Security Camera (VMC3030)

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Main Features
Controller app for Apple iOS devices.
iOS App
Controller app for Android devices.
Android App
Integrated night vision provides a good picture even with low light levels.
Night Vision
Compatible with Amazon Alexa.
Amazon Alexa
Compatible with the Google Assistant.
Google Assistant
IFTTT stands for "If This Then That" and is a service that allows you to link simple statements. Example: When I enter my house in the evening, all the lights should turn on.
IFTTT
Data can be securely stored on the Internet so that you can access it anytime, anywhere.
Cloud Storage
Data can be stored directly in the product or on a memory card (SD card) in the product.
Local Storage
This device can notify you of pre-determined events via email, SMS or push messages in its smartphone app.
E-Mail/SMS/App Alarm
This product can sound an alarm to alert you to suspicious movements or noises.
Siren alarm
This product has a built-in motion sensor that detects movement.
Motion Sensor
You can set schedules for this product to operate and carry out actions and certain times.
Schedule
Easy Installation

This add-on security camera for your existing Arlo system is 100% wire-free. You can place it anywhere without having to worry about the nearest outlet, with its wire-free design also helping the camera to stay undetected. IP65 certification means that this camera can withstand rainfall, so it can be used outdoors without getting damaged. Infrared night-vision allows the camera to continue to detect for motion at night, keeping your family safe during the most vulnerable time of the day. Note: You need the Arlo Base Station in order to use this camera.


All advantages at a glance:

  • Live stream
  • Use it outdoors (waterproof)
  • Cable free camera
  • Night vision
  • Compatible with IFTTT

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The Arlo HD Security camera stands out due to its possibilities for customization. You can make a personal recording schedule so that your camera only detects for motion and sound during specific times of the day. Geofencing can even switch off motion detection the minute the camera detects your home. Both of these help you to avoid unnecessary security notifications when you're already at home. You can also use motion detection input from the camera to activate other devices via IFTTT. For example, you can have a Philips Hue light turn on when the camera detects motion or sound.

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  • View live anytime: You can tune into Arlo's live stream from anywhere in the world and see instantly what's going on in your home. The camera's 720p resolution guarantees a clear image that leaves no detail missing.
  • Instant alerts: When the Arlo detects motion or sound, it alerts you either via an email or notification. You can then view a short video of what triggered the alert, which can then be downloaded or even shared with friends.
  • Make a security network: You can integrate up to 5 Arlo cameras in one system for free. For those who want even more Arlo cameras in their home, Netgear's premium subscription plans expand this up to a total of 10 or 15 cameras.
  • Long lasting: While some wireless home security cameras need to be charged daily, the Arlo has a battery life of 4 to 6 months. You can rest easy knowing that it has you covered 24/7.
  • Built for the future: The Arlo is compatible with both the Alexa and Google voice assistants. You can ask them to call up the live feed from a specific room on your phone or tablet. You can also use the camera to activate other devices using IFTTT.
  • Free cloud storage: Arlo stores the last 7 days worth of video clips for free. If you want to store a longer period of video, or even have all footage recorded uploaded to the cloud, read about Arlo's subscription plans below.

The Arlo Add-on Security Camera in action

Getting started with your add-on camera

Arlo has made integrating your add-on camera into your existing Arlo system simple. The process is completed in five simple steps:

  1. Bring the new add-on camera to within 1-3 feet of the base station
  2. Press and hold the 'Sync' button on the side of the base station for about two seconds. Release the button.
  3. Wait for the Sync Status LED on the Base Station to blink green.
  4. Press and hold the 'Sync' button on the top of the add-on camera for around two seconds, then release the button.
  5. A blue LED will blink slowly when the sync process has begun. When the blue LED begins to blink rapidly, the synchronization process is complete.


Your new camera is ready for use. You'll need to complete this process separately for each add-on camera you want to integrate into your system.

Where should I put my new camera

There a few guidelines to be aware of when it comes to placing your new add-on camera.

First and foremost, you should place the camera 7 feet above the ground where possible. This is the best height for capturing everything that's going on in the room. Tilting the camera's lens slightly downwards also helps to get better performance out of the camera's sensors.

You have two options when it comes to how you mount your camera. The simplest option is to place it on a flat surface. An ideal position is on a shelf or table, where the camera won't stick out due to it being surrounded by other objects. A shelf is the best option when it comes to reaching the optimal 7-ft. placement height.

You can also mount the camera directly onto the wall. A magnetic screw on the mount is then used to keep the camera securely in place. Installing the mount is easy, with Netgear including installation instructions at delivery. Separately available for purchase is a 4-pack of the magnetic wall mounts. This pack allows you to place 4 mounts around your home, allowing you to quickly switch the position of your camera(s). This is an ideal option for customers who want to monitor different positions around their home depending on the time of day.

Want more?

You can increase both the amount of available cloud storage, expand the number of cameras in your system, as well as unlock the ability to continuously record everything that the camera sees. Here's a breakdown of the upgrades available for the Arlo:

  • Arlo's Premier Plan allows you to store up 30 days of cloud recordings from 10 different cameras. This is available for $9.99 month/$99 year.
  • The Elite Plan gives you up to 60 days of cloud storage and allows you to use up to 15 cameras in your home. The Elite Plan is available for $14.99 month/149$ year. .
  • For ultimate security protection, you can have your camera store all the footage it records in the cloud with a Continuous Video Recording plan. For $9.99 per month/$99 per year (per camera), you can get 14 days of 24/7 CVR each month. $19.99 month or $199 year (per camera) gives you 30 days of 24/7 CVR. These plans are booked in addition to either the Premier or Elite plan.

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Expert Reviews
8.6
Tested by tink expert
Moritz
Installation 9

Netgear has kept the synchronization process simple. It's only a matter of minutes before your add-on camera is ready to be used.

Product Quality 9

The camera is IP65 certified, so it can withstand even heavier downpours when its used outdoors. A total battery life of 4 to 6 months is a serious technical feat, with other outdoor cameras requiring you to charge them daily.

App/Software 8
The user-friendly Arlo App allows you to tune in from anywhere so that you can always keep an eye over your home security. Store videos and get instant alerts and notifications.
Functionality 9

A 720p HD camera with integrated night vision, that sends instant notifications or email when it detects motion or sound. Additional features like support for IFTTT and voice assistants are nice bonuses.

Reliability 9

The combination of instant notifications and short video clips make for a great solution when it comes to keeping your home safe. You get a brief summary of what's going on, allowing you to quickly react in the event of a break in.

Design 8

Netgear has tried to make the design as subtle as possible, with the tiny Arlo camera barely being detectable. The wire-free design helps to bolster the camera's incognito profile.

Data Protection 9
Video is only stored for a limited time and can be deleted at any time by the user. Always ensure that your home WiFi network is encrypted and secure before connecting your Arlo device to it.
Value for Money 8

A worthy upgrade for existing owners of the Arlo already impressed by the camera, who want to expand their home security network.

Netgear has kept the synchronization process simple. It's only a matter of minutes before your add-on camera is ready to be used.

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Technical details

Technical details

Product dimensions2.8 x 1.7 x 2.5 in.
Weight1.07 lbs.
Video resolutionConfigurable up to 1280 x 720 (720p)
Video formatH.264
Imaging
Color sensor CMOS
Automatic black and white balance
Automatic exposure
Motion detectionAdjustable sensitivity (with automatic e-mail and push notifications)
Digital tilting and zoomingYes
Night vision
850nm LEDs (with a range of approx. 22-25 feet)
IR cut filter
Power supply 4 Lithium CR123 batteries
Battery life4-6 months
Viewing field110 °
Operating temperature14 to 122 °F
Installation
FAQs
Is the magnetic fixture able to withstand strong winds?

The magnetic mount is able to withstand rain and wind. It's recommended to take the camera indoors during severe weather conditions such as storms or gale-force wind.

How far away can I place the camera from the base station?

The add-on camera can be placed up to 300-ft. away from your base station. In order to get high-quality video and quick e-mails/notifications, avoid placing the camera too far away from the base station.

Can I specify which room the camera is in?

Yes. You can specify which room the camera is in, and use this information in conjunction with IFTTT and voice-assistants (such as the Google Assistant and Alexa).

How should I place the components in relation to each other?

Individual Arlo cameras must be placed a minimum of 6.5 feet away from each other. Each camera should additionally be placed a minimum of 10 feet away from the Base Station.

What temperatures can the camera operate in?

The camera can operate in temperatures of between 32 and 122 degrees Fahrenheit.

Can I have the camera record a window?

Pointing the camera towards a glass object such as window may lead to false positives resulting from reflections in the window. It may also lead to sun glare in the video during the day time.

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