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Does anybody here use these handy cams?

Re: Arlo wireless Internet camera
On Friday, April 28, 2017 at 11:02:04 PM UTC-4, cameo wrote:
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Yes. I have 4 of them with one base station that I have had up since early  
December. They are nice little camera's that catch a decent video, have a g
ood battery life and  were easy to install. The camera's basically catch mo
tion, you can set how sensitive they are) for between 1 - 60 seconds. So fa
r the camera's are still with their original batteries which as at around 7
5% or so. The biggest downside is that once the camera's sense motion, they
 start to record, meaning that there is usually about a second or two lag b
efore the recording starts. For camera's that are more macro focused, you c
an miss some of the action for the first second, but for cameras that are m
ore long shot they usually get it all. The other thing (not really an issue
, but something to be aware of) is the farther away the camera, the more it
 can lag. One of our cameras is around 200 feet away from the station, with
 many obstacles in the way, and you can see some lag with it, vs the camera
s that have a more direct line of connection have a quicker response. Hope  
that helps, if you want to know more, let me know.

Re: Arlo wireless Internet camera
On Friday, April 28, 2017 at 11:02:04 PM UTC-4, cameo wrote:
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Yes. I have 4 of them with one base station that I have had up since early  
December. They are nice little camera's that catch a decent video, have a g
ood battery life and  were easy to install. The camera's basically catch mo
tion, you can set how sensitive they are) for between 1 - 60 seconds. So fa
r the camera's are still with their original batteries which as at around 7
5% or so. The biggest downside is that once the camera's sense motion, they
 start to record, meaning that there is usually about a second or two lag b
efore the recording starts. For camera's that are more macro focused, you c
an miss some of the action for the first second, but for cameras that are m
ore long shot they usually get it all. The other thing (not really an issue
, but something to be aware of) is the farther away the camera, the more it
 can lag. One of our cameras is around 200 feet away from the station, with
 many obstacles in the way, and you can see some lag with it, vs the camera
s that have a more direct line of connection have a quicker response. Hope  
that helps, if you want to know more, let me know.

Re: Arlo wireless Internet camera
On 4/29/2017 5:20 PM, henryevery1659@gmail.com wrote:

> On Friday, April 28, 2017 at 11:02:04 PM UTC-4, cam

eo wrote:
>> Does anybody here use these handy cams?

>
>
> Yes. I have 4 of them with one base station t

hat I have had up since early December. They are nice
little camera's that catch a decent video, have a good
 battery life and  were easy to install. The camera's
basically catch motion, you can set how sensitive they
 are) for between 1 - 60 seconds. So far the camera's
are still with their original batteries which as at ar
ound 75% or so. The biggest downside is that once the
camera's sense motion, they start to record, meaning t
hat there is usually about a second or two lag before
the recording starts. For camera's that are more macro
 focused, you can miss some of the action for the firs
t second, but for cameras that are more long shot they
 usually get it all. The other thing (not really an is
sue, but something to be aware of) is the farther away
 the camera, the more it can lag. One of our cameras i
s around 200 feet away from the station, with many obs
tacles in the way, and you can see some lag with it, v
s the cameras that have a more direct line of connecti
on have a quicker response. Hope that helps, if you wa
nt to know more, let me know.
>
Thanks for the info.
 I just got a pair of them from Costco but only  
depl
oyed one so far. First I had a hard time to sync it wi
th the base  
station because as I found out later, th
e Quick Guide is somewhat  
misleading about that proc
edure. I had to Google up the right way to do  
it. Af
ter that everything was easy. Right now I only have it
 set up for  
live viewing as I didn't have time to fi
gure out how to set up the  
motion detector so I don'
t get too many false positives while still  
catching
the significant events. I also haven't seen a way to s
pecify  
parts of of what the camera sees as the trigg
ering field. My older  
D-Link DCS-2230 wired cam can
do that and can send video clips to an ftp  
server an
d even record it on its own SD card. Plus it can mail
snapshots  
or video clips as well. It also has a bett
er low light vision even  
without the infraread light
s.
 
The Arlo delayed video is also bothering me but
I assume it may have  
something to do with its transm
ission of HD video and any lost data  
packet needs to
 be retransmitted to the base station. That also expla
ins  
why the cam distance matters. I wonder what kind
 of band the base  
station uses to talk to the cams.
Its Wi-Fi seems to go farther than my  
own WiFi route
r.
 


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