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How long can the Pro 2 live-view, and is it a local stream?

 

I read that previous models would timeout the liveview after 30 minutes.

 

Can a Pro2 live-view for longer? When plugged in for example.

 

I ask because I would also like to be able to monitor the kids, for example when they are in the garden and I'm in the kitchen.

 

Also is the live-view stream local? I.e. is it direct from the camera, to base station, to app. Or does it stream from the base station, to the arlo servers on the web, and then back to the app?

 

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Re: How long can the Pro 2 live-view, and is it a local stream?

Since these are battery-operated cameras, the default is to save the battery by limiting live view. No way around it - it's the design spec. As such, the stream is also via the servers, not local. Only the Baby supports local streaming.

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Re: How long can the Pro 2 live-view, and is it a local stream?


@jguerdat wrote:

Since these are battery-operated cameras, the default is to save the battery by limiting live view. No way around it - it's the design spec. As such, the stream is also via the servers, not local. Only the Baby supports local streaming.


But the Pro 2 can be plugged in. It even supports CVR when plugged in, so surely it should similarly be able to do continuous live view?

 

 

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Re: How long can the Pro 2 live-view, and is it a local stream?

That's a function of the app/browser interface. You'd think it could keep going but the interface will time out.  The Q camera will keep going.

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