Arlo Q – Wired, 1080p HD Security Camera | Night vision, Indoor only, 2-Way Audio | Cloud Storage Included | Works with Alexa (VMC3040), White, Standalone Camera (VMC3040-100NAS)
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- Works with Alexa for voice control (Alexa device sold separately).
- Stream live video 24/7 and watch past recordings in sharp 1080p HD resolution from anywhere in the world using your smartphone, tablet, or computer
- Save on expensive subscription fees with free cloud storage that lets you view, share, and download recordings from the past 7 days at no cost. No contract required.
- Receive instant alerts on your mobile phone whenever motion or sound is detected. Wi-Fi range 300 feet line of sight
- Built-in mic and speaker enable two way communication so you can listen in and talk back. Field of view: 130 degree
- Enhanced night vision capability lets you see clearly even in total darkness
- Arlo Smart adds powerful intelligence to your Arlo cameras. Customize alerts to detect people, specific zones, Activity zones Up to 3, and contact emergency responders right from your smartphone's lock screen (optional service, includes 1 month trial)
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What’s in the box:
- (1) 1080p HD Security camera (VMC3040)
- (1) Power adapter and cable
- (1) Wall mount plate
- (4) Mounting screws
- (1) Arlo window decal
- (1) Quick start guide
NETGEAR Arlo Q – 1080p HD Security Camera with Audio
Every Angle Covered
See and hear in perfect detail with the Arlo Q HD security camera. Experience a new sense of security with 1080p HD video, night vision, and 2-way audio. Arlo Q alerts you whenever motion or sound is detected and notifies you with instant alerts so you never miss an important moment again.
- See in perfect clarity with 1080p HD video
- 2 Way Audio – Built in mic and speaker
- Receive instant alerts if motion or sound is detected
- See even in dark with night vision
- 130-degree field of view
- FREE Cloud Recording – 7 Days of free cloud recordings
- 24/7 Continuous Recording – Optional non-stop video recording (CVR) service
- See all the details with 8x digital zoom
- Attaches magnetically or using a wall-mount for simple setup
Watch live streamed or recorded videos from your computer, smartphone or tablet using free Arlo apps.
- Free apps available for iOS, Android, Fire OS
- Access Arlo using any web browser
- View 5 live video streams at the same time
- One Arlo app for all your cameras
Free Cloud Recordings Included
Your Arlo system includes Free cloud recording services and options to upgrade.
- Live and remote video streaming
- 7 days of secure cloud recordings
- Optional continuous video recording (CVR) plan records nonstop video and audio
- Email alerts & push notifications
Every Angle Covered
With Arlo you can monitor every angle of your home. Arlo Q is ideal for indoor monitoring of your home, while Arlo Wire-free weatherproof cameras can be placed outdoors ideal to see who’s coming up the driveway, knocking at the door, or out in the yard.
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See and hear in perfect detail with the Arlo Q HD security camera. Experience a new sense of security with 1080p HD video, night vision, and 2-way audio. Arlo Q alerts you whenever motion or sound is detected and notifies you with instant alerts so you never miss an important moment again. Requirements: High-speed Internet, Wi-Fi connection, AC power/electrical outlet. Wi-Fi Speed: N600 & Frequency: 2.4 & 5 GHz. Night vision: 850 nm LEDs: illuminates up to 25 feet.
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If you are in a situation where you can’t lock your door, and you don’t trust your roommate. Buy this, you won’t regret it. My camera is still working flawlessly two years later. This camera also works great as a pet cam which I do frequently to keep tabs on my ragdoll kittens when I’m away on travel for work.
I'll try to mention things I didn't see in the fiftyish reviews I read prior to purchase. Fast initial setup, not too much tinkering to get the position just right, and easy to change monitor/notify modes or set up your own custom mode. It's like having an unblinking telepathic watchbird perched in my kitchen. I named it Huginn after Odin's raven that scans the earth to tell him what humans are up to. Alerts through the iPhone app are 3-5 seconds after the event; emails (for which you can specify multiple recipients) usually come another 10 seconds later. Excellent.
The seven-day free cloud backup rocks. The Q Plus with a 128gb card for local backup rocks far harder. Mine is paired with SanDisk Ultra 128GB microSDXC UHS-I Card with Adapter, Black, Standard Packaging (SDSQUNC-128G-GN6MA) . It's great if you're trying to avoid a subscription for more cloud storage, though $50-90 for additional hardware (upgraded camera and the memory card you choose) for five cameras would add up to many moons of premium subscription. You'll have to think about what suits your needs; I say local backup storage is king. All activity in the busiest part of our home during the past three days has taken 2-3% of the card at 1080 video and audio as well -- awesome. You can set it to stop recording when the card is full or automatically overwrite the oldest records once 80% full. Records on the card are mp4 files titled with the epoch time of the event, which you can easily convert to standard date and time with a Google search or just sort the folder of recordings by the date the file was created.
Regarding motion-activated recordings, some old reviews of the battery-operated Arlo units griped about delayed activation. A moving object that was in sight for only a few seconds might be captured for the last half, so only someone's backside would be seen while exiting your driveway. I don't know if today's firmware for battery-operated Arlo units handles it differently but there are no such issues with the Q Plus. It shows playback beginning a few seconds before the motion occurred and then stops recording based on your chosen setting, either upon motion stopping or when a specified length of time has been recorded. I'm guessing this unit has some kind of revolving cache of the past five seconds that it continually overwrites until motion is detected, then using those few seconds as the beginning of the recording.
The only downsides so far:
1) The memory card mysteriously stopped writing after the first couple days and required reformatting. May be related to me removing the card without properly "ejecting" through the menu. Hasn't happened again but watching out. You can verify remotely that the card is functioning, needs reformatting, etc. (hasn’t happened again after 15 months).
2) Switching modes by iPhone app (home/nonalert to away/alert) sometimes requires as much as 10 seconds for the camera status to be interpreted before changes can be made. Inconvenient but manageable. Might be my old phone. (Yes, upgrading my old phone, network cables from CAT5e to CAT7, and using POE instead of wifi dramatically increased speed.)
3) Windows restrict the IR broadcast for night vision by reflecting the light rather than passing it. The camera's entire field of view is lit up beautifully like noontime on the night vision recording except the window only showing a reflection of the interior. See attached photo of my kitchen at night. Anyone standing just outside that door window peeking in would be invisible to the camera inside. That's just physics and nothing the manufacturer can address. I'll fix it with an outside camera, or at least an exterior IR bulb illuminating that space just outside the window.
All things considered, this system rocks too hard. I keep imagining scenarios like receiving an alert, watching a burglar, then debating whether to startle him with the two-way audio ("Hey bro, nice tattoo.") or just call the police and showing them his every action in 1080 video. If Sonos ever gets IFTTT integration I might just have "Been Caught Stealing'" by Jane's Addiction blare at him upon entry.
This system is a huge security asset and Huginn will have a few buddies soon. Highly, highly recommended.
— 5 MONTH UPDATE —
This system won’t stop rocking and five stars ain't enough. The peace of mind during a week out of town was phenomenal. A few observations.
1) Storage capacity. The camera sits in the busiest part of the house and the 128gb memory card has recorded every motion and word in 1080p. At the rate it’s filling, the card will hold at least eight months of records before it’s full and begins writing over the oldest (turned out to be five months; see update below). Some might call it excessive, but the 64gb card was only $20 less, so no regrets.
2) False alerts. Turns out the motion sensor can activate when the brightness of the room changes suddenly. If the sun is just right and the wind is strong enough to blow my trees fifty feet behind the house, the rapidly changing shadows cast through the window will set the camera to record. This “false positive” is no burden for me but may affect your application. You can choose “hot spots” in the field of vision so, for example, passing cars seen through the window are ignored, but this shadow effect is the entire room.
3) Another application. I hear squirrels over my head in the early morning as I sit on a couch by an exterior wall. Are they on the gutter? Are they in the attic? Huginn was recently assigned temporary duty in the attic, staring at some peanut butter crackers for two weeks. He didn’t complain and reports no squirrel activity in the vicinity, and this bird doesn't blink. I probably wouldn’t spend so much money on a pest cam but this cost me nothing new (except leaving a security post unfilled for a time).
— 15 MONTH UPDATE —
Huginn is still going great. A few more observations.
1) The local storage in 1080p has kept the past five months of recordings before storage is full and it deletes the oldest (128GB card). I’m still pretty satisfied: it’s over 20,000 individual recordings from the busiest part of our home and enough time to look back if we suspect a break-in occurred.
2) Sometimes excessive wireless network traffic causes the connection to be lost, indicated with a lavender light. I frequently caused it by playing three wifi speakers at once. I never verified but I bet the local storage still saves recordings. Worth noting, after any temporary loss of internet service, recordings made during the downtime will not be uploaded when service is restored.
3) Switching to the power over ethernet (POE) feature eliminated the potential wifi interference and increased data transfer dramatically. Since the device receives its power through the same network cable transferring data, I initially thought just an ethernet connection would suffice. Rookie mistake; turns out you need to "inject" power into the cable. My router does not support POE, and looking around online suggests not many do. For larger networks there are relatively cheap 6-12 socket POE injectors and for small networks you can find an individual. DON'T BUY ONE! I had never looked closely at the supplied ethernet adapter until hunting for a solution. Turns out the power cord for the camera plugs into to a small outlet on the ethernet attachment, so the Arlo Q Plus has its own inline POE injector. The only additional hardware you need is an ethernet cable. I don't know much about networking, but CAT5e cables are old tech that does not sustain max data transfer at long distances. CAT6 and CAT7 are newer generations with more insulation and other magic I don't fully appreciate. What I do appreciate is that upgrading every network cable in my house to CAT7 only cost $15. Not even a question at that price, though for you may require more linear feet and dollars of cable than I did to upgrade.
1) I have never seen a 1080p camera with poor picture quality like this. More than 6 feet away it is hard to make out facial details and at a farther distance it simply doesn't capture an HD image regardless of the 1080p claim. It comes default with a setting of 720p and you need to enable the 1080p mode manually. I wonder why that is?
2) When a subject is moving the camera captures the image but it has so many artifacts the facial features are completely unrecognizable.
3) When the motion sensor activates it captures about 5 seconds of video then stops or it doesn't record anything at all. This is a seemingly arbitrary bug in the software that has now manifest full time even after a reboot. A security camera must work without fail or there is not point to it.
4) When adding the camera using the app the final step fails over and over again even with great WIFI connectivity. The Arlo Q even has a prompt in the software when it is taking too long to setup. This pairing issue should be addressed by Netgear.
5) There is a firmware bug updating from 1.7.4_5517 that will completely disable your device making it essentially a paperweight. Even if you do get it working again after multiple factory resets it is quirky at best. Again motion capture is completely random and buggy. Firmware updating FAILS and launches you into an eternal reboot cycle.
6) After fixing the endless cycle of firmware reboots with multiple factory resets there is no longer the option to update to the latest firmware and the camera randomly shuts off but the motion detection still sends warnings. <sarcasm>Motion detection without an image really makes you feel secure</sarcasm>
7) The camera works for a few hours then freezes stating "The camera is starting a motion alert". You must power cycle the camera for it to work again.
Does this get any better in the latest firmware?
Do I simply have a defective unit?
Probably, but I have been reading other reviews and it is starting to look like poor programming and bad QA.
So why did I go to the effort of testing all of this?
I believe users should know what they are getting into with this camera. It is not cheap and therefore I have an expectation that it will work properly. It fails to capture detailed images which is its primary function, It lacks stability and it has been a very frustrating experience.
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Cuando la conectó por Wifi en ocasiones la conexión es lenta aunque mi red es buena, sólo con cable de Ethernet la conexión es estable por cierto tiempo, ya que necesita apagarse y prenderse para volver a conectarse, lo cual resulta incómodo y no te da la certeza de que siempre esté mandando video a los servidores.
Cuando salgo de viaje la apago y prendo para hacer un tipo de “reseteo” y que comience a grabar, generalmente funciona pero en una ocasión no funciono y durante mi viaje no podría ver qué sucedía en mi hogar, por lo que no volvería a comprarla, mi prima me había comentado lo mismo y no le hice caso, fui tonto por no hacer caso.
La próxima probaré otra marca, pienso comprar otra y dejar esta cómo cámara secundaria.
1. Solid software
2. Reliable and stable functioning
3. Sound and motion monitoring
4. Excellent picture quality
5. No monthly charges with microSD card
6. Reliable notifications
7. Easy to use App
2. Requires a microSD endurance card for maximum reliability
We own 2 of these and are very impressed. Highly recommended!
They really need to work on improving the price... At least if you want more than one at once.