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Johnsonabq
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Is it possible to use my two Pro 3 Floodlights with a base station and not connect to the cloud?

Thanks,

Jeff

Model: VMB5000 | Arlo Ultra SmartHub
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jguerdat
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Possible? Yes. Useful? No.

 

Arlo needs the server connection to manipulate the system. You don't have to have cloud recording if that's the issue - use the local storage and don't have any subscriptions. I doubt you can access the local storage without an Internet connection so you'd have to pull the drive for viewing on a computer (while risking filesystem corruption because of the inability to safely eject the drive)

Johnsonabq
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Understood,

It's the subscription I was hoping to avoid. The internet connection w/o monthly fees. Also, can I record to the base station in a continuous manner? These short clips are a help, but I'd really like them to be longer.

Thanks!

Jeff

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Unless you have a metered Internet connection, there's no charge for the use of Arlo without a subscription.

 

No, there's no continuous recording unless you subscribe to CVR (Continuous Video Recording). That's a separate sub.

 

Rercording length is set in your modes and rules. Read the FAQs here in the support section for full details. You can get up to 2 minute recordings per trigger or up to 5 minutes for "record until motion stops" as long as you understand that it's what the camera determines as motion, not your eyes. Testing would be in order.

Johnsonabq
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I see the settings now that you were talking about. I had no idea what "modes" meant. 

Thank you, 

Jeff

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