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To Enable Activity Zones, Please connect your device to AC Power

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YNR
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My 3 month trial is completed now I am getting error saying To Enable Activity Zones, Please connect your device to AC Power when I try to edit the Activity Zone.

 

Please help me to create new Activity Zone... I am getting alert for every movement on the road because of this battery is draining off with 7-8 days.

 

Bought this in Costco 4 months back, Will they take return now???

 

Model: VMB4540 | Arlo Pro 3 SmartHub
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dcfox1
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@YNR wrote:

My 3 month trial is completed now I am getting error saying To Enable Activity Zones, Please connect your device to AC Power when I try to edit the Activity Zone.

Please help me to create new Activity Zone... I am getting alert for every movement on the road because of this battery is draining off with 7-8 days.

Bought this in Costco 4 months back, Will they take return now???

 


Since your 3 month trial ran out you need the camera on AC power for Activity zones. With a Subscription you can run it on battery for the zones and cloud recording. 

Model: VMB4540 | Arlo Pro 3 SmartHub
YNR
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so activity zones will not work without subscription.??

dcfox1
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They will as I said but they have to be on Ac power. Costco may have them or in the Arlo Accessory store. Just make sure it is for the Pro3, not the older models. 

YNR
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To enable activity zones the app says you have to be connected to AC. The cameras use batteries. Bottom line, without a subscription, the cameras are worthless.

YNR
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If I can pull the power cable to camera why I need spend $350 on these cameras.. 

 

dcfox1
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That's up to you. I was just telling you the options you have. 

Model: VMB4540 | Arlo Pro 3 SmartHub, VMC4040P | Arlo Pro 3 Wire-Free Camera
YNR
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For wire free cameras we need to have wired power to have activity zones... wowww Arlo, such a stupid design you guys have

dcfox1
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FWIW I don't work for Arlo. This is a User forum. 

YNR
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I am not saying anything to you.. I really appreciate your help

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