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AC power has been disconnected from your Arlo device.

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So I'm getting this dreaded message and can't get rid of it. Camera is not connected to AC it is using battery. Is it true that I have to use AC to get zone alerts? Please don't respond with 'Turn off zone alerts' as that would defeat the purpose. Thanks in advance.

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You either need AC power or a Smart subscription to use zones.

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@jguerdat wrote:

You either need AC power or a Smart subscription to use zones.


Correct.  But there is a bug in the system somewhere at the moment, so I am seeing the same error even though my cameras are on a subscription.

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Aspirant

I am having the same issue currently with all 3 of my cameras. I contacted support today and was on live chat for 2 hours and guess what.....no solution. They opened a case which I assume will never be looked at. Currently getting 40+ notifications on my driveway cameras due to cars going by. I am pretty annoyed about the subject. So annoyed I already started looking at a new camera company.

Model: VMB4540 | Arlo Pro 3 SmartHub
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Thanks for responding. I have a 5 camera  Arlo Smart Premier Multi Camera subscription and I still have the same error message on one camera. Are you still experiencing the same error?

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Community Manager
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The development team is investigating reports of this issue. I will provide an update as soon as I have more information.

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Aspirant

I get this error as well.  Not on a subscription.  Also see nothing in my library (I expected some amount of days saved and ability to download without subscription).  I spent an unbelievable amount of money on Arlo to get zero value unless I pay monthly.  Ready to send back.

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kds0321,

 

Arlo Pro 3 requires a subscription to an Arlo Smart plan to utilize cloud activity zones and to save recordings to the library. For more information on subscription plans, take a look here: What are the available Arlo subscription plans and how much cloud recording is available?

 

JamesC

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Thanks James, I purchased this based on the advertising that 7 days recordings to library was included without a subscription, and 30 (or more) with a subscription.  That was a critical promise when I purchased these.  I need to know how I can get the 7 days' recordings promised, or how to return, these do me no good without that.  Thanks!

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Virtuoso
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@kds0321  The 7 day storage is for the Pro2 and older not Pro3 and newer. Not sure who promised this to you and on the box it says 3 month smart subscription included so you should have that. You should return it to where you bought it. 

Model: VMB4540 | Arlo Pro 3 SmartHub
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Thanks for the help @dcfox1.  $800 invested and zero value.  Will be returning.  Hopefully the company collects feedback on this.

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Virtuoso
Virtuoso

If you don't mind where did you buy it that told you the Pro3 had 7 day free cloud storage. You could use local storage with a USB in Smart Hub. 

Model: VMB4540 | Arlo Pro 3 SmartHub
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I purchased from Costco, however did research online first.  I believe it was on Arlo directly, however may not have distinguished between the Pro, Pro 2, Pro 3 to know that this wasn't included in the Pro 3.  I did watch some Arlo videos about this and when setting it up, mentioned in the setup (on app) that 7 days was included.  Simply put, an $800 purchase shouldn't require a subscription to run the basic product.  Does a local storage device allow me to play the videos on my phone?  I'm happy to plug in a USB device for storage if so, if it will automatically write over the old videos, and still allow me to save the ones I need to save.  Seeing this on my phone is a critical feature (I have an older system that saves on a hard drive already).

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Virtuoso
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I just use it for back up to cloud but yes to most of your questions. You won't get thumbnails on phone but an icon to download the individual recording. you can put the USB in computer to view after ejecting it from hub I wish  it was different. Here is an link. 

https://kb.arlo.com/1146850/How-do-I-view-videos-saved-on-a-local-storage-USB-device

Model: VMB4540 | Arlo Pro 3 SmartHub
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