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Theft Deterrent

The cameras placed outside can easily be stolen.  The motion sensor lag sometimes does not capture video until it is too late.

I believe that each camera has its unique serial number.  It would be great if Arlo could disable stolen cameras or provide some ability to track or recover stolen cameras.  Even an image captured when an attempt(s) is later made to register the camera to a new base station.

57 Comments
Novice

Any update/status?

 

Should be easy to build in thuis feature and make it availanle in next update. 

 

Hint: Find my Arlo!

Apprentice

You are never going to prevent physical theft. If they want it, they will find a way.

 

but why not implement an Apple style device registration process? You can’t register an arlo camera to your account if it’s previously been registered to another account? Then allow account owners to remove the device from their account when they want to sell the camera etc. I believe the removal part is already implemented.

 

this is still not going to stop someone stealing the camera, but it’s at least useless to them if they did.

Novice

I would like to have a tracker either incorporated in the camera, or a phony camera that is placed more obviously. The dud could have a tracker inside disguised as a camera. I will then be able to track the culprit to his liar.

mur_golf

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Aspirant

I totally agree. There should be a way to disable the cameras by reporting them stolen to Arlo. I hope we are not just talking and that Arlo is doing something about it.

Aspirant

It would be great if there is an anti thief device as its alot of money to lose because someone feels the need to invade your property and take the camera. I saved up for months so i could finally buy Arlo Ultra just so someone unscrew it from my front porch 8 days after i put it up so im really annoyed. You make this expensive camera to do certain things but you dont have anti thief device on it. Some people just cant go out and keep buying another expensive camera to replace it. 

Paula

Aspirant

It would be great if there is an anti thief device as its alot of money to lose because someone feels the need to invade your property and take the camera. I saved up for months so i could finally buy Arlo Ultra just so someone unscrew it from my front porch 8 days after i put it up so im really annoyed. You make this expensive camera to do certain things but you dont have anti thief device on it. Some people just cant go out and keep buying another expensive camera to replace it.