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Can I mix Pro 3 camera's: connect 2 cam's to hub and 1 cam via wifi router?

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StefHoffman
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I need to connect 1 camera Pro 3 that is out of range for the Smarthub VMB4540.

Have 3 existing camera's VMC4040P. I understood form this community that those can't be connected by wifi-router.

As 1 camera is out of range and I have no way of repositioning the SmartHub, I'm considering to purchase 1 new camera that is able to connect with Wifi Router.

  1. Would that work? 2 cam's directly to SmartHub, 1 new camera via wifi-router
  2. Which camera would you advice as the new camera that can connect via wifi-router?
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@StefHoffman wrote:

Would that work? 2 cam's directly to SmartHub, 1 new camera via wifi-router


Yes.  Though you won't get local storage for the wifi-connected camera.

 


@StefHoffman wrote:

Which camera would you advice as the new camera that can connect via wifi-router?


Options are the Pro 3 Floodlight, the Pro 4, and the Essential.

 

The Essential is less expensive than the Pro 4, but personally I'd go with the Pro 4.  The battery in the Pro 4 is replaceable (and removing/reinserting it is a way to restart the camera, which isn't possible with the Essential).

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@StefHoffman wrote:

Would that work? 2 cam's directly to SmartHub, 1 new camera via wifi-router


Yes.  Though you won't get local storage for the wifi-connected camera.

 


@StefHoffman wrote:

Which camera would you advice as the new camera that can connect via wifi-router?


Options are the Pro 3 Floodlight, the Pro 4, and the Essential.

 

The Essential is less expensive than the Pro 4, but personally I'd go with the Pro 4.  The battery in the Pro 4 is replaceable (and removing/reinserting it is a way to restart the camera, which isn't possible with the Essential).

StefHoffman
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Hi Stephen,

Thanks for crisp advice!!

Just ordered the Pro 4, looking forward to mix & match 🙂

KR, Stef

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