Several of my daily videos are showing ridiculous time lengths (i.e. 2 hours) for a 30 second clip. Also, the playback just stops in the middle. Is anyone else having the same problem?
The time coding on the files is critical and Arlo needs to fix this problem.
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Should I contact support ?should I wait ? I really need this freezing issue gone!!
I bought the Arlo product because the reputation and the good reviews now I totally regret every single dolor I spent.
I have just installed my system over the weekend. 2 Cameras are on constant power, one is battery power only.
I have tested all 3, & they seem to be working properly - I am getting motion detection, & proper length videos on all 3. I have 2 set up with Geofencing, & 1 with constant motion detection, which is on constant power. I tested it 3 times & the notification, & video was the proper length. Notifications came in both to my Iphone as well as my wifes. She was out of the area, & I was in range, only the constant "Motion" camera triggered, so it seems the system is working as advertised.
So, I am new here, just purchased last week - I updated everything during the install - possibly they have updated the firmware?
This brings me to the question - Do you need to bring the cameras close to the base station & re-sync to update?
Tell us what firmware your running (Settings>My devices>pick any camera & do the same for your base station>scroll to the bottom>Device info).
I updated everything during the install - possibly they have updated the firmware?
As for firmware updates, as far as I can tell it happens on its own as long as it's connected to the base station.
I've been noticing that some (not all) of my camera recordings tend to freeze after 15 seconds of recording. Sometimes it's only after a few seconds, but most of the time I've noticed the picture freezes at 15, even though the recording is longer than 15 seconds. My recording settings are for motion detection, and it's set to record for as long as motion is detected.
Anyone else experiencing this, and/or know how to fix it?
This is a known issue with Arlo Pro 2 cameras. An issue that has been kicking Netgear's butt for over a month with no resolution. The issue is two-fold, not only are your recording being hung at 14 or 15 seconds, but your time stamps are WAY off. Take a look at your library - you'll have motion recordings that are saying they are 3 HOURS LONG, etc.
I've opened up a support ticket on the matter and it took Netgear a month to even acknowledge the issue existed. They have at least done that, but have no timeline on a fix.
agree with above.... but Also this can happen if using "record till motion stops" and the cam doesn't see anything.
I've found that a 'fixed' time is better and does solve this ( if this is the reason )
Morse is faster than texting!
Yeah my system is brand new as well and I intermittently have the problem with the Pro 2s that are on AC power. No issue with the ones on battery power. This is really beginning to bug me, and it should be a simple fix. Netgear is taking way too long on this, and if my return period is nearing its end without a fix - they're going back. Totally ridiculous to me. These aren't cheap cameras.
Unfortunately, I'm pretty disappointed as well. I can't believe how much time I've already spent on the forums in just four days of ownership/use. I couldn't imagine paying for cloud service this glitchy.
I'm sorry to hear what you've gone through for 4 days. Imagine how frustrated the rest of us are after 7 weeks!! Many pointless calls to Arlo and they smugly reply each time with " Yes, we know there's a problem, engineering are looking into it".
You'll notice here not a single update from an executive or senior staff member at Arlo. They're using the approach of just ignoring us and hoping we'll go away.
All - Really sorry you all are having so many issues - Certainly understand your frustrattion.
I'm now 5 days in & the system is working still as advertised. I have 2 cameras on corded power, one on battery only. (no close power supply) Geofencing is working properly, and have one camera recording constant. I did purchase the CVR for 2 cameras, & nothing has changed, other than for some reason I am now not getting email allerts, just Ios notifications. My activations Vids are 9-14 seconds long. Yesterday was a very windy day, so my deck cam was going off due to my Canopy structure in the frame was flapping in the wind. - I had about 6 motion activations, all were 9-14 second duration Vids.
Sitting on the deck yesterday, thinking about this, brought me to this question?
I have all my cameras mounted using the 3rd party screw in stand mounts for one. Second, I am using the Wasserstein Outdoor rated power cords. I did not like the idea of the magnet mounts, just too easy to steal the cameras.
So my question is - The few that have mentioned the issue goes away when off of constant power... Are you using the magnet mount or screw in mount. The magnets are pretty strong, is it possible this could be casuing some type of wacky interfirence? Is the actual power cord the issue also?
Just a thought from my engineering brain. Best of luck to Ya'll
A cloud update was released late last night that resolves this issue. No user interaction is required to see this fix. Please let us know if you continue to experience this issue moving forward.