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How to change from Arlo smart base station change to a Arlo Pro Base Station?

I am using a Arlo smart base station ( for the VMC3030 cameras ) ! I have a new Arlo Pro base station I want to activate ! Do I have to deactivate the one I am using ? Also do I deactivate the cameras also ?

Model: VMB3000 | Arlo Base Station
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Re: How to change from Arlo smart base station change to a Arlo Pro Base Station?

I got it ! I am technologically challenged ! This was so easy ! There was no problem at all ! What I did was delete the base station that was activated ! I then connected the Pro Base station and my router picked it up ! I named it then I activated my cameras ! All went very smooth ! Thanks for the tips !

Model: VMB3000 | Arlo Base Station
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Re: How to change from Arlo smart base station change to a Arlo Pro Base Station?

@BAHappycamper

You can add the Pro base first to your account, then I would remove the cameras from the HD base and resync them to the Pro base. Then it is up to you if you wand to remove the HD base or just keep it on your account with no cameras attached to it in case you want to use it later.

 

Brian

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Re: How to change from Arlo smart base station change to a Arlo Pro Base Station?

So I can have 2 base stations linked together for my 5 cameras ? If that is the case then I wouldn’t have to deactivate the one I am using now ? I am going to buy a Arlo Pro camera soon and I would need the Pro base station to activate the Pro camera ! I will deactivate 1 camera so I can stay on the BASIC PLAN ! Having 2 different base stations ( one being the Pro ) ....... would the other base interfere with the Pro Base on activating a Pro camera ?

Model: VMB3000 | Arlo Base Station
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Re: How to change from Arlo smart base station change to a Arlo Pro Base Station?

No and the new Pro camera will work fine on the old base. All cameras work on all bases. The advantages of having a Pro base is the ability to use the USB ports as well the siren.

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brh Master
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Re: How to change from Arlo smart base station change to a Arlo Pro Base Station?

@BAHappycamper

You can have as many base stations as you want on your account, (I have 2 Pro bases on one account and 1 base on a different account), but on the free plan you are limited to 5 working cameras without paying for the cloud storage for additional cameras.

You can, though, after removing the cameras and base from the first account, keep the HD base and add it to a second email account with any additional cameras. There are a couple of caveats by doing it that way and they are:

1) you will have to arm each base separately and

2) to edit the settings you must log onto the account that the cameras and base are associated with.

You can grant permissions from  Base A to Base B and again from Base B back to Base A to be able to view all the cameras in the same app.

 

Brian

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Re: How to change from Arlo smart base station change to a Arlo Pro Base Station?

I got it ! I am technologically challenged ! This was so easy ! There was no problem at all ! What I did was delete the base station that was activated ! I then connected the Pro Base station and my router picked it up ! I named it then I activated my cameras ! All went very smooth ! Thanks for the tips !

Model: VMB3000 | Arlo Base Station
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