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Re: Can I use two base stations to increase distance for Arlo Pro 2 cameras?

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Wagnerbatista Aspirant
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Good morning, I own a very large house and would like to know if I can use two base stations connected in cable to my router to increase the installation distance of arlo pro 2 cameras?

Model: VMC4030P | Arlo Pro 2 Wire-Free Camera
Guru TomMac Guru
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Yes... the only real way to expand coverage area is with muli bases.

( there is no limit on the number of bases but the service level is base on number of cameras )

 

I run one at each end of the home to give all the cameras max signals. Sync the closest cameras to each base.

 

Of couse each base will need it own etherent port.

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JoseCanyusi Guide
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Will both bases register under a single account or will I need to set up an additional account?

Also, are there plans for a camera bridge? I understand the current bridge is only for the security light. Is this correct?
Model: VMC4030P | Arlo Pro 2 Wire-Free Camera
Guru jguerdat Guru
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No issue on multiple bases - add them as needed. 

 

It's very likely there will be no bridge since multiple bases do the same thing.

Wagnerbatista Aspirant
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"Will both bases register under a single account or will I need to set up an additional account?

Also, are there plans for a camera bridge? I understand the current bridge is only for the security light. Is this correct?"

 

my doubt is this too

Model: VMC3030 | Arlo Wire-Free Camera
Guru jguerdat Guru
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You can use multiple bases on one account with no issue. The only limitation is the total number of cameras, not bases.

 

The lights bridge is needed since connection to the lights is done via Bluetooth, not WiFi. That means it can't be used for the cameras. If you need to extend the camera connection capability, use a second base connected to a switch or a WiFi or powerline extender.

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Wagnerbatista Aspirant
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a doubt that has arisen here.
Does the remote control system allow the cameras to be triggered anywhere?

Model: VMC3030 | Arlo Wire-Free Camera
Guru jguerdat Guru
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Not sure what you're asking. If you mean using the app or browser from afar to use live view and manual recording, yes. The app/browser just needs Internet access since you're actually accessing the servers, not your cameras/base.

Wagnerbatista Aspirant
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What I asked was this: To access the cameras live, do I need to sign the arlo plans or can I do it without having to pay?

Model: VMC3030 | Arlo Wire-Free Camera
Guru jguerdat Guru
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 As long as you have no more than the number of cameras for our plan, you need to do nothing else to access them in any way. The number and location of bases has nothing to do with your account or plan.