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Use of Arlington with zero cloud storage

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I love the Arlo system with its wireless ability and battery power but I absolutely do NOT like the idea of cloud storage. Sorry, but I don’t care for the idea of my videos of my house being stored on some remote server where I don’t knows how many people can access them without my permission (I work in IT and I know the weakest link in any system is people). I would like to do ALL local storage with the ability to access that storage remotely (by connecting directly to the base unit). I see that the newer systems allow local storage, but do they allow me to COMPLETELY disable cloud storage/access while also allowing me to use the Arlo mobile app to directly connect to the base unit and view my videos?

Model: VMB4500 | Arlo Pro/Pro2 Base Station
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I would have to agree with your comments, there are other manufacturers out there that operate as a fully closed system if you have the money.
From what I understand the arlo system requires internet to be able to interface to the Apps on the devices.
The base station wifi is closed so there some protection.
The method I use to address the cloud recordings is to use the USB backup and delete the cloud recordings as soon as they are reviewed and archive the USB for future reference.
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Arlo is an internet connected product. Even when you use Arlo’s local storage feature, there is still the internet connection. If you want a completely local camera system, you need a different product.
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