Arlo|Smart Home Security|Wireless HD Security Cameras

basic plan and local back up storage.

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amartinii Aspirant
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I purchased the 6 camera set. Will cameras beyond the 5 camera limit for basic cloud storage still record to local backup storage( camera 6 and greater)? Or will I have to go with one of the paid plans?

 

 

Guru jguerdat Guru
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You're safe. All video goes to the servers as well as local storage.

Guru TomMac Guru
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PS... if you purchased a special 6 pack setup, yes... all 6 will function under the basic plan ( special code during setup to make it all work with 6 )

 

I f you add more cameras above your plan limit , it will not record to the cloud or back up drive on the Pro base...

As only those cameras sync'ed and active will function

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amartinii Aspirant
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Thanks.  So additional cameras above the set of 6   bacWILL NOT back up to local storage?  Will I have to upgrade basic plan for additional cameras beyond the set of 6 to back up to local storage as well?

Club1820 Star
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Hi, just to confirm your response, - are you saying that if an extra camera is added beyond the 5 (standard) or 6 (special pack) that it will NOT even record to a USB drive attached to the Arlo Base? 

Guru jguerdat Guru
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Once you exceed the number of allowed cameras for your plan, the extra ones aren't available so won't record anyplace. 

Club1820 Star
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OK thanks.  I thought that just applied to the cloud recording.   So essentially in my case, I'm limited to 5 since I don't care to go beyond 7 days of cloud recording.

Guru jguerdat Guru
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You can always use a sec email address for a sec account with a second base and gain 5 more cameras. Then use Settings, Grant Access from one account to the other to see everything in one login.

Club1820 Star
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Understood, thanks.

Daveg225 Aspirant
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I have the 6-camera system. Using the free 7-day account.

All 6 cameras work with the limitation of a max of 5 live at the same time.

I am confused about the feature to put a camera inactive.  I assumed I could attach a 7th camera since the base can support a max of 15, then swap out via the app to make 6 active at one time ; even thou only 5 can be live.

It seems that all 6 can be triggered since only 1 would be "live" while it records.

So I want to have 7 + cameras installed and be able to swap out to have a choice of what 6 I use at any given time.

Possible?

Model: VMC4030| Arlo Pro Wire-Free Camera
Guru jguerdat Guru
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Clumsy but yes. Deactivating a camera works as long as you don't have an instantaneous need for it.