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Fix for Night Vision issues

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Tjmcguiretx Tutor
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The new firmware downloaded when I took it out of the box last week, no farther updates posted. My issue is not dropping but the very poor night vision. Took this one down and put back up the P1. If no fix in the next few days will return to Amazon until the issue is addressed. Not spending 213$ for a lesser product. 

MrTonyToca Apprentice
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@Tjmcguiretx   +1    Netgear is moving like molasses to address all the issues. With so many Im guessing they dont know where to start.....

Tjmcguiretx Tutor
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How could you release with worse night vision? The day us great, but night is when most crap happens. Caught 2 guys outside my wife’s car with very clear image in the P1, the P2 would not have produced that image. 

JamesC Community Manager
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For the best experience with the Night Vision feature make sure that no walls, tables, or other objects are too close to your camera. If any objects is within 2.5 inches (6.4 cm) of the sides or front of your camera, it can reflect IR back into the camera lens and cause glare or hazy video, especially at night. Be sure to reference the following article for best positioning tips: How do I position my Arlo Pro 2 camera?

 

The engineering team is still actively investigating other night vision issues being reported. We will provide updates on these as soon as more information is available.

 

JamesC

Toy4RickS Apprentice
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James,

 

Good to hear that R&D is still investigating because none of my cameras were within 2.5 inches of walls...

 

Rick

Tjmcguiretx Tutor
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This is not the issue. I replaced a Pro 1 with the Pro2. The 1 worked fine. I have in fact taken the 2 down and put the 1 back up. It’s clearly a hardware issue and not a set up issue. I have to return this now so I don’t lose $213. As I am sure Netgear will not replace in 3 months when they decide it is hardware and want me to buy a new one to fix it. Poor response. Just waiting until you can’t return as they would have to replace a ton of cameras out there they don’t want to.
Toy4RickS Apprentice
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I actually have real sympathy for James, he had to deliver that very lame message

 

Only wish Netgear would grow a pair and give us something real rather than post up your boy to take one for the team company

 

Sorry James, I know you are only doing what you have been told to do

 

Another frustrated "former" customer.  I returned 5-AP1s to buy 5-AP2s, returned them and can't decide what to do now

 

Rick

Paul_FCCL Prodigy
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Actually that was most certainly not addressed to JamesC, it’s directed to Netgear and its Arlo crew who makes use of messengers stalling for solutions and completely denying existence of well known product faults.

MrTonyToca Apprentice
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Lame message indeed. The ones paying all this money for a security camera system are the loyal customers who have put their faith in Netgear and trusted them with their homes and families and to be toyed with in regards to something like that, at this price point is not ok. Losing a loyal customer normally means you lost them for life....Ring may charge for their services but at least they work and do what they are advertised to do for the most part. So its time to look into alternatives. 

V8 Apprentice
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Paul_FCCL wrote:

Actually that was most certainly not addressed to JamesC, it’s directed to Netgear and its Arlo crew who makes use of messengers stalling for solutions and completely denying existence of well known product faults.


Glad it's not just me that see's this.

 

Companies like Netgear beleive they are beyond reproach because they've gotten so big, they arrogance is at such a level that the customer doesn't matter anymore, and it hasn't done for a long time. You would think that the amount of review websites that report a 1/10, 2/10 service rating that are around they would actually try to do something rather than continue to placate customers with nonsense. Sadly I believe the problems and attitude are more ingrained from the top down at CEO level.

 

I read that response yesterday and I don't actually think it can even be constituted as a response at all, just a bunch of words to distract from the real issues in that nothing is being done or progressed, or that the problem is so inherrent it would involve admitting to an actual fault or potential hardware recall.

 

JPC Prodigy
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Sad indeed. I agree it starts from top level management. If it involves politics and backward thinking then this is what we all get very dis-organize.. You all think Arlo/Netgear is working a resolution about this night vision.. They're not.. To them, there's nothing wrong with AP2's night vision.. Instead, they're coming out with Security lights to solve that problem and of course you pay for it..  I could be wrong but it looks like it.. 

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Toy4RickS Apprentice
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@JamesC

 

Any fix in sight for the night vision issues?

Have the disconnected issues been fixed yet?

 

I really want to purchase again

 

Thanks in advance

Rick

Model: VMC4030P| Arlo Pro 2 Wire-Free Cameraarlo.netgear.com | Web Site/App
MrTonyToca Apprentice
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No and No.   Everything remains the same for me. An inferior product to the Arlo Pro 1 in almost every way. Has better day time video but thats it, and doesnt benefit me if I have to climb a ladder every month to change batteries on several cameras, and the night vision still pretty useless. 

Johnny290 Prodigy
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I don't have disconnects, but night vision is very poor, very dark compared to arlo pro 1
Mssbjh Aspirant
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Is there any update to this issue? I'm not really sure if I'm having it since these are my first Arlo cameras, the Pro 2. Can someone post a photo of what night vision should look like?
Model: VMC4030P| Arlo Pro 2 Wire-Free Cameraarlo.netgear.com | Web Site/App
MichaelRo Apprentice
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I’ve been watching these threads re: night vision particularly. Already have a pro system but fortunately didn’t upgrade to the pro 2 yet. It’s amazing how many threads have the SAME issues but Netgear engineering response is the same week after week (remove skins, don’t place near a wall, etc) despite this having been shown to not help the issue.

I’d encourage folks to not just post here. Instead post/comment/tell the tech world out there CNET, ZDNET, etc. amongst all these people, there must be folks who have contacts in these tech review circles.

Remember. Folks on his board have already paid for Arlo products. netgear has your money. Once the reviewers pick this up and include it as a warning to FUTURE customers, you’ll see Netgear take this seriously.
Model: VMC4030P| Arlo Pro 2 Wire-Free Cameraarlo.netgear.com | Web Site/App
Johnny290 Prodigy
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MrTonyToca Apprentice
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@Johnny290 Thats pretty bad, and you even have plenty of light out there. Theres no reason that picture should look so hazy and grainy. Mines is even worse because my backyard does not have any light even though it shouldnt be an excuse because my arlo Pro 1 looked almost as good as the daytime quality with the same exact conditions. 

Johnny290 Prodigy
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Johnny290 Prodigy
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Interesting how Netgear deleted my post from Pro 1 so I put it back
Johnny290 Prodigy
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I mean Pro 2 not pro 1
Mssbjh Aspirant
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Not good!
Model: VMC4030P| Arlo Pro 2 Wire-Free Cameraarlo.netgear.com | Web Site/App
jasbur Aspirant
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A shame. I wanted to get my parents an updated system. I'm sure as heck not giving old people buggy tech. I'll keep looking.

Guru jguerdat Guru
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I'm almost 68. Does that qualify as old? Working fine here although there are differences.

96708 Apprentice
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Does turning up the brightness to 100% help with the night vision? I have the AP1 and thats what I do to get better viewability. IMO if that doesnt work and it seems there is no remedy forthcoming (just like the outdoor AC adapter and IFTT issues) then file a complaint with the BBB.