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Re: Can Arlo Pro be put in a window?

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Can Arlo Pro be put in a window?  I have tried but I get a picture but it doesn't turn on with motion.

Model: VMC4030| Arlo Pro Wire-Free Camera

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It will record through a window but it will not detect motion because the glass will block the IR required for motion detection.  Either place it outdorrs or use a different camera outdoors to trigger the indoor one.

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It will record through a window but it will not detect motion because the glass will block the IR required for motion detection.  Either place it outdorrs or use a different camera outdoors to trigger the indoor one.

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the night vision will also be impared

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Depends on what you mean. Night Vision, as in the IR illuminators needing to be turned off so they don't reflect off the glass, yes. The ability to see through the glass and record works fine as long as you control reflections.

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jguerdat wrote:

It will record through a window but it will not detect motion because the glass will block the IR required for motion detection.  Either place it outdorrs or use a different camera outdoors to trigger the indoor one.


How do I get the Arlo to record automatically through the front window then without motion detection?  

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Your only choice would be to use a second camera mounted outdoors where motion detection would work and create a mode when motion detected by the second camera causes the first to record.

 

The Q cameras detect motion through glass since they don't use PIR detectors - it uses pixel-based detection.