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Mounting securely outside so it doesn't get stolen...

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jeff_757
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The last picture may have worked.  Attempting a different image upload using Firefox

 

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ant
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jeff_757 wrote:

The last picture may have worked.  Attempting a different image upload using Firefox

 

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Nope. Same result. Did you make it public?

jeff_757
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Yes.  I have opened a case with support.  Hopefully they will fix it.

TomMac
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One hammer and all that fine work is done..

in my experience, the camera is expendable 

 

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jeff_757
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Is anyone still having problems viewing pictures in this post?

jeff_757
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Another picture attemptTest Picture

ant
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jeff_757 wrote:

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Last week's images worked, but not today's. Interesting.

jeff_757
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I will contact tech support back.  The odd thing is I can see the picture in your reply quoted text.

 

 

jguerdat
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Images takes a while to show up here for some reason. Just hang on and they magically appear. I can see you images now.

Luddy
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Does the older VueZone outdoor mount work with the newer Arlo cameras?  Or do I need to buy the VMA1000 mount?

jguerdat
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Any mount with a standard camera 1/4"-20 socket will work.

jeff_757
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Picture of the camera in place secured with a cable lock.

 

 

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Miculinic
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While not totally theft proof, I did manage to make our driveway camera more secure.

 

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Rudy
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I too have done what most of you suggested, and thus far it works well.

I have secured some to tress as shown below.

 

 

Camera Mount Kit (2 per pack)

 

Mount Kit (2 mounts come per pack)

 

Lock (actually just a 15 inch firearm lock)

 

A basic hasp

 

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ant
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Nice work, people.  Isn't it a pain to replace its batteries when it is time? 😞

Rudy
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Not really, only changed them once about a week ago. I lock the most vulnerable cameras, this is at the top of the driveway. I have it higher than others at about 9 1/2 feet or so..motion detection still works great.

 

What I am curious about if a camera does get stolen, can NetGear block the serial number? So if someone tries to re-use the camera it becomes useless or they get questioned as to where they purchased the camera?

 

Camera is on the tree roughly where the red arrow points.

 

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TomMac
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with the smaller cable and crimp loop, prob easy as the door slides back first then open... worse case he'd have to rotate the loop to the side a bit

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JPC
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Rudy wrote:

What I am curious about if a camera does get stolen, can NetGear block the serial number? So if someone tries to re-use the camera it becomes useless or they get questioned as to where they purchased the camera?

                                                                                                                                                                                

 

Good Question.. Netgear only knows.. I think if you register your camera, they may be able to block it by letting them know...Other than that Serial #s are usually just to keep records of the product and warranty.. 

TomMac
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if the camera was not removed ( unregistered ) from the base, it may not sync to another.

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JPC
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A workaround maybe is the mini usb inside the camera to use as a reset and go back to its factory settings? 

Rudy
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Eventually one would delete the camera from their base and replace it with a new camera?

So I don't see how that would be a good deterrent.

 

 

 

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Has anyone tried a wire light bulb cage?  We've found one that we think will work according to dimensions.  Going to order them and try it out.  Nothing will stop the determined person.  As my dad used to say, "locks keep honest people out". Below is a picture of what I'm talking about.  It should prevent removal and access to the battery compartment?  My main concern is that the lens will be able to be positioned so no wires are blocking it.

 

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They can be found at http://www.webstaurantstore.com/fmp-253-1232-wire-light-bulb-guard-for-hood-globe/3592531232.html

if you want to check them out.

htown-man
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Great idea for the light bulb cage!  Did that work?

htown-man
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I just reached out to Ram Mount and asked if they had a solution.  They recommended the below solution:

http://www.rammount.com/part/RAM-B-102-A-237U

http://www.rammount.com/part/RAM-KNOB3LSU

http://www.loctiteproducts.com/p/t_lkr_red/overview/Loctite-Threadlocker-Red-271.htm

 

I ordered the first two and will wait to see if I can still access the battery door once mounted.  If so, I'll buy the thread locker.  At that point, it'll be as secure as reasonably possible barring baseball bats or shaving cream.

afeid
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Thanks for the links. I ended up buying several of those. For my ceiling mount, to give me

the flexibility I needed, I used the angle pieces from 2 of the mounts to make a u-mount that

came up from the bottom. For my other, I used a 3rd one by itself as a wall mount, so I got 2

perfect mounts for less than it would have cost to buy the arlo mounts. But as I said in my

product review, I shouldn't have to buy different mounts, the cameras should ship with decent

ones that don't need replaced. Thanks again.