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VMB5000 Base Station upgrade

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ralfyguy1 Apprentice
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I currently have 4 Arlo Pro2, 5 Arlo Pro and 4 Arlo cameras on a VMB4000 base station. I have two questions:

 

1. Can I get access to the Local Recordings without unplugging the USB Drive if upgrading the VMB4000 to the VMB5000 Smart Hub?

2. Does the VMB5000 Smart Hub have as good of a signal coverage as the VMB4000?


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Guru StephenB Guru
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@ralfyguy1 wrote:

 

1. Can I get access to the Local Recordings without unplugging the USB Drive if upgrading the VMB4000 to the VMB5000 Smart Hub?

 


The VMB5000 uses microSD and not USB.  But you can access the recordings w/o removing the card.  https://kb.arlo.com/000062337/What-is-Direct-Storage-Access-and-how-do-I-use-it

 


@ralfyguy1 wrote:

 

2. Does the VMB5000 Smart Hub have as good of a signal coverage as the VMB4000?


I haven't noticed any difference, though my cameras aren't that far from the base.

 

FWIW, I suggest holding off a bit on upgrading the base.  Direct Storage Access is new, and there are some issues with it that I hope Arlo will address.  One is the lack of thumbnails, another is that it doesn't support "grant access".

 

Though 13 cameras is a lot for one base.

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Guru StephenB Guru
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@ralfyguy1 wrote:

 

1. Can I get access to the Local Recordings without unplugging the USB Drive if upgrading the VMB4000 to the VMB5000 Smart Hub?

 


The VMB5000 uses microSD and not USB.  But you can access the recordings w/o removing the card.  https://kb.arlo.com/000062337/What-is-Direct-Storage-Access-and-how-do-I-use-it

 


@ralfyguy1 wrote:

 

2. Does the VMB5000 Smart Hub have as good of a signal coverage as the VMB4000?


I haven't noticed any difference, though my cameras aren't that far from the base.

 

FWIW, I suggest holding off a bit on upgrading the base.  Direct Storage Access is new, and there are some issues with it that I hope Arlo will address.  One is the lack of thumbnails, another is that it doesn't support "grant access".

 

Though 13 cameras is a lot for one base.

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Sensei michaelkenward Sensei
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@StephenB wrote:

 

FWIW, I suggest holding off a bit on upgrading the base.  Direct Storage Access is new, and there are some issues with it that I hope Arlo will address.  One is the lack of thumbnails, another is that it doesn't support "grant access".

 


Also missing from Direct Storage Access is local access with your browser on a desktop PC.

 

A serious shortcoming by my reckoning.

 

 


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ralfyguy1 Apprentice
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Well, that's not what I envisioned. No PC Access makes it useless to me then.

Sensei michaelkenward Sensei
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Indeed.

 

Maybe this is something else, like thumbnails, that will get fixed in the future.


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@ralfyguy1 wrote:

Well, that's not what I envisioned. No PC Access makes it useless to me then.


FWIW, I agree PC access is needed.

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