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Is this what you have in mind?
One of several similar suggestions.
Just another user
Arlo hardware: Q Plus, Pro 2 (X2), Pro 3 (X3), Pro 3 Floodlight, Security Light (X2), Ultra (X2), Doorbell, Chime
Local storage needs thumbnails and alert notifications need a thumbnail as well.
Arlo is just trying to pressure everyone into their overpriced subscription plans by making their cameras completely useless without one. If they truly value their customers they should absolutely listen to these suggestions.
I ended up switching from arlo to eufy because arlo ultra 2 did not fix their local storage issues completely. Last thing i want to do is to pay for my video storage. I could setup my own cloud storage and replicate my local storage with a fraction of that price than whatever arlo wanted to charge me for subscription. There is no improvement on the range over my old arlo pro 2. Battery life very poor if you want to capture in real 4k. If setup your camera with 'optimized video quality' (real 4k), battery will not last more than two weeks with given the fact that if you have 20-25 motion clips per day. Motion detector range decreased from arlo pro 2. Ultra 2 can pick up any motion up to 25 feet away(Max). My pro 2 can pick up from across the street which is 40 feet. Most disappointing one is that you can not view video thumbnails if they were stored in the local storage. That means i would not know who came to my yard unless i download the video. This whole solution is crippled if you don't go for their subscription model. Very disappointing. Eufy pro 2k does not have good motion rage like arlo but i could do everything else that i could not do in arlo and it is totally FREE. Arlo should take this seriously other wise, they will lose loyal customers like me. I waited up to urlta 2 to get their ultimate product but arlo failed to do that.
Please implement this ASAP! Thumbnails should also be shown on all motion notifications without Arlo Smart subscription. I understand that it will no longer zoom in on people, vehicles, and animals, but it still knows the exact time when the motion was triggered and can capture the single frame for the notifications. Eufy has this, and even includes person/animal detection for free without the cloud storage subscription. I understand that that Arlo's business model is different, but intentionally crippling advertised features to force people to pay for Arlo's cloud storage is unethical.