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Re: How to use 24/7 recording (CVR)?

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KarenAB Aspirant
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I cannot figure out how to record continuously? It seems I can only do record with motion or audio activated recording, which was not my goal. I purchased a 6 camera set with base station.

Model: VMC4030 | Arlo Pro Wire-Free Camera

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Guru TomMac Guru
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Ryan is correct.... these cameras are not really design to record 24/7.

They run on batteries which have a finite run life.  If you want to have the camera ( Pro/Pro2 ) record for 24/7 you must do two things 1) run on ac power 2) purchase the CVR option plan

 

Thes cameras are reallt of the type " detect motion then record "

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Ryan272 Initiate
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Continuous recording is only allowed if they have AC power. You will also have to spend a minimum of 9.99 per month per camera for the cloud storage of that. 

Model: VMC4030P | Arlo Pro 2 Wire-Free Camera
KarenAB Aspirant
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Thank you Ryan. So my base is plugged in but my 6 cameras run off rechargeable batteries that have a WiFi connection to the base. My hope was to use a USB plugged into the base and run 24/7 video (recording over previous video as space is used up). My Arlo Pro package ($1,000) supposedly comes with the Basic 7 days of recording. But I can not figure out how to record continuously, only motion or audio activated. I definitely would not have spent this amount of money which appears to be useful if I am on vacation and can set the motion detector because I am not at home. I hope I am missing something here?

Model: VMC4030 | Arlo Pro Wire-Free Camera
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Ryan272 Initiate
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Someone can correct if I'm wrong but the camera have to be on continuous power for the option to be available. I have not used my base with an external drive so I can't speak to that. I just know mine only allow for the option of they are not on battery power. The problem is that you're cameras would for very quickly if they were recording constantly. I don't know of any wireless cameras that can run continuous without some sort of external power.

Model: VMC4030P | Arlo Pro 2 Wire-Free Camera
Guru TomMac Guru
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Ryan is correct.... these cameras are not really design to record 24/7.

They run on batteries which have a finite run life.  If you want to have the camera ( Pro/Pro2 ) record for 24/7 you must do two things 1) run on ac power 2) purchase the CVR option plan

 

Thes cameras are reallt of the type " detect motion then record "

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KarenAB Aspirant
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Thank you!

Model: VMC4030 | Arlo Pro Wire-Free Camera