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Ability to view recordings on local storage

Within the Arlo App (or if not possible another co-joined app) to view recordings stored on local USB storage.

Because the Base station is placed in an out of the way location, (so the "baddies" don't interfere with the system and internet,  the process of "Safe removal of USB device", then removing the storage device, then replacing storage device, then activating external storage device (so you don't miss anything), then plugging into PC, then sorting through the file list, is tedious, time consuming and awkard to say the least.


I have a 500GB SSD connected and enough storage for about12 months. Having to do this once a year I find completely acceptable.


Engineering - please try out the procedure as if you were in the real world and see for yourselves. A simple app to drag the file to a temporary location for viewing and possible saving would be great.

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We greatly appreciate the community’s contribution and will keep the status of this idea updated as we get new information on its potential implementation. Thank you for posting your idea!


The ability for the app to be able to access the recorded videos will greatly improve the usefulness of the app and overall usability.  This ability to access local storage through the primary application is a function that is provided in many competive products.  Further, it's one of the few mitigation features Arlo could provide to soften the blow on removing "basic cloud storage".