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Arlo essential indoor camera work without a base station and how do I record without using a subscription

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@Sfc wrote:

Arlo essential indoor camera work without a base station and how do I record without using a subscription


If you have no base, then you need a subscription for recordings.  The single-camera Arlo Secure would be sufficient.

 

If you get a base, you can save recordings locally.  However, if you want to see those recordings in the app, you need a smarthub (VMB4540 or VMB5000). 

 

There are limitations to local storage:

  • Recordings are only available in the app (not the browser)
  • Recordings only available to the primary account (not friend accounts)
  • No ability to make manual recordings and snapshots.
  • No thumbnails
  • Remote access requires router settings changes which some find difficult - and which cannot be made on some networks (for instance StarLink and T-mobile broadband).

Given the cost of the smarthub combined with the limitations, IMO the single camera subscription is the best option.

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StephenB
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@Sfc wrote:

Arlo essential indoor camera work without a base station and how do I record without using a subscription


If you have no base, then you need a subscription for recordings.  The single-camera Arlo Secure would be sufficient.

 

If you get a base, you can save recordings locally.  However, if you want to see those recordings in the app, you need a smarthub (VMB4540 or VMB5000). 

 

There are limitations to local storage:

  • Recordings are only available in the app (not the browser)
  • Recordings only available to the primary account (not friend accounts)
  • No ability to make manual recordings and snapshots.
  • No thumbnails
  • Remote access requires router settings changes which some find difficult - and which cannot be made on some networks (for instance StarLink and T-mobile broadband).

Given the cost of the smarthub combined with the limitations, IMO the single camera subscription is the best option.

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