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Read article about Arlo Pro not affected by heat. Now can't use Arlo Pro until they cool down.

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Omas
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I have recently read an article here some time ago about Arlo Pro cameras not affected by the heat. Mine just have and I can’t use them until they cool down. Not happy!

Model: VMC4030 | Arlo Pro Wire-Free Camera
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michaelkenward
Sensei Sensei
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Where are you? Hell? Australia?

 


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Arlo hardware: Q Plus, Pro 2 (X2), Pro 3 (X3), Pro 3 Floodlight, Security Light (X2), Ultra (X2), Doorbell, Chime
Omas
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Yes Michael I do. We hit 116.34F yesterday. I really need a discreet cover or housing with a small fan in it to try and keep it cool. I think I added a screenshot of the shutdown screen from dashboard.
Model: VMC4030 | Arlo Pro Wire-Free Camera
michaelkenward
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I doubt if any kit is going to be designed for the extremes you are getting.

 

Arlo probably needs some NASA engineers to design things for those temperatures.


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Arlo hardware: Q Plus, Pro 2 (X2), Pro 3 (X3), Pro 3 Floodlight, Security Light (X2), Ultra (X2), Doorbell, Chime
jguerdat
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ANd keeping it out of the sun may help. 

storgeman
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Mine also failed when we hit 116 summer before last.  One camera was fully exposed, it shut down while another one in the shade kept running.  I moved the exposed one under an eve where its shaded.  It worked all past summer with no issues.  I don't believe they can handle full sun in the heat of the day.   I wonder how they do when its -10 outside with a wind chill of -30 ?

Model: VMC4030 | Arlo Pro Wire-Free Camera
StephenB
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@storgeman wrote:

Mine also failed when we hit 116 summer before last.  One camera was fully exposed, it shut down while another one in the shade kept running.  I moved the exposed one under an eve where its shaded.  It worked all past summer with no issues.  I don't believe they can handle full sun in the heat of the day.   I wonder how they do when its -10 outside with a wind chill of -30 ?


Of course if you exceed the published temperature limits, the cameras might will fail.

 

Several folks here have said that removing the batteries (running with the outdoor AC charger) lets them run at both hotter temps and colder ones.

 

FWIW, wind chill doesn't affect inanimate objects w/o an internal heat source.  In the case an AC powered Arlo camera, wind might bring the camera down to the real temperature more quickly.  It shouldn't have any effect when the camera is battery powered.