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Have 4 (Md: VMC3030), but batteries run out quickly, especially when recording. Thinking about replacing a couple with a wired model (Essential Indoors?), and enrolling in a plan, Secure, so that I have service support. However, I'd like to a recommendation.

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@jscottadams wrote:

Have 4 (Md: VMC3030), but batteries run out quickly, especially when recording. Thinking about replacing a couple with a wired model (Essential Indoors?), and enrolling in a plan, Secure, so that I have service support. However, I'd like to a recommendation.


The essential indoor is a good choice for indoor use.  It has no battery, so it won't work if there is a power failure.

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The Pro 5s is another option which you could use outdoors or indoors - though it is more expensive. 

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The outdoor essential models are also a possibility for outdoor use - but personally I prefer cameras with a removable battery. 

None of these models can be paired with VMB3xxx hubs.  But you can connect them directly to your home wifi.  Either way, you will need a subscription, as Arlo doesn't offer 7-day cloud storage on new camera models.

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@jscottadams wrote:

Have 4 (Md: VMC3030), but batteries run out quickly, especially when recording. Thinking about replacing a couple with a wired model (Essential Indoors?), and enrolling in a plan, Secure, so that I have service support. However, I'd like to a recommendation.


The essential indoor is a good choice for indoor use.  It has no battery, so it won't work if there is a power failure.

.

The Pro 5s is another option which you could use outdoors or indoors - though it is more expensive. 

.

The outdoor essential models are also a possibility for outdoor use - but personally I prefer cameras with a removable battery. 

None of these models can be paired with VMB3xxx hubs.  But you can connect them directly to your home wifi.  Either way, you will need a subscription, as Arlo doesn't offer 7-day cloud storage on new camera models.

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