Re: About 1/3 of recordings, play about 10 seconds and video freezes but audio keeps playing
I know you’d mentioned getting some word over to the engineering team - surely there’s been countless call ins on this too.
I can’t get my camera to record for two minutes unless it’s on battery power only.
I have never in my life heard no of a device functioning on battery but NOT ON AC Power....
@JamesC is there any chance you could help us get some attention to this matter and have this looked at through firmware updates?
There’s no way to view video from the microSD yet - so if it’s not on the cloud you can’t even see what is happening around the house when Pro 2s are plugged in....
Yes, Thank You!
Another piece of information: I took down the Pro 2 and placed it inside the house about six feet away from the base station. Camera was plugged into the AC adapter that came with it. Within a couple of hours, I had three short recordings. I don't think it's a weak wifi signal.
Arlo branded charging brick and short cord it came with & offbrand brick with 17’ outdoor cords.
Far away and on their outdoor mounts, and close to the base station inside.
Plugged in and on battery.
The only time it happens is plugged into AC power regardless of which camera, power brick, or charging cable I am using (short 4’ish cord and Arlo brick that came with it - or the Wasserstein 17’ and brick it came with - and it happens on all 5 Arlo Pro 2’s and not on my Ultras).
Anyone with regular Arlo Pro having this problem or just Arlo Pro 2?
Wow just had another email from arlo support the third asking for the exact same information as the other two emails,one was addressed to someone called hank whoever he is.
So again I supply the same info isp router brand etc,I’m getting dizzy going round in circles.
I think the tech guys need rolling in honey and have us throw wasps nests at them to wake them up.
With that update I remember starting to see shortened 15ish second clips and the frozen video/working sound - exactly as described in this thread and still ongoing today. However at the time - I didn’t know how to describe it and I had NO IDEA what could be causing it. In fact I have some old threads out there from May and June where I was describing this problem - and I’ve seen other threads pop up out there describing this issue - but this was the thread that gave me the “Ah Ha!” moment causing me to dig deep on AC power testing.
That update also crippled the base station causing it to randomly freeze for hours - which there is a giant most-viewed thread on.... not sure if they fixed that yet because I’ve been using the VMB5000 SmartHub, so I’m unsure if they addressed all the base station freezing issues or not....
@Beef - I know the frustration of repeating yourself - but let’s read between the lines here. We have @JamesC helping us look into this - and now you have had contact from Arlo. The silver lining a they are actively looking into this for us!
Let’s hope the engineers can figure it out!
@JamesC I’ve done extensive testing with this issue and it is most certainly only happening only on AC power. Feel free to have any engineering team members email or call me if I can help track down and resolve this one
What a splendid response Dannybear!!
I recently bought a Pro2 two camera kit and after about 8 hours trying to get it to work as described I came to this site for help.
Of course, rather than help to fix it, I got good information confirming I'd bought a product online which flouted all three requirements of the Consumer Rights Act 2015.
I considered that by having a reliable 56Mbps download /10Mbps upload with low latency the latest firmware and batteries charged that I met Arlo's proper operational threshold for WiFi.
I considered the product unfit for purpose, of unsatisfactory quality and a misleading product match as described by Arlo.
Having discussed the matter with the Retailer I repacked the kit and returned it under the terms of the Act and was promptly given a full refund.
My advice is test everything within 14 days and notify the Retailer why you are dissatisfied. (Use this forum as evidence perhaps). You then have a further 14 days to return the product for a full refund.
I do hope this helps any depairing recent purchaser. As for the others read the Act. Don't buy on the high street. Test and report to the Retailer with who you have contract (not Arlo)
So please stop moaning if you are within 14 days of purchase. Just send it back lol and then Arlo will get your hint eh?
Support got back with me last week, finally admitted they're aware of this problem and are working on a solution.
Today I get an email saying that the case will be marked closed in 3 days unless I respond. I had five video freezes today, so obviously the issue is not resolved, at least for me.
I responded, asking them to keep working on a solution. Are others still having issues as well?
Now needs rebooting or something. Pro2