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RockerSBM
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Hi Netgear/Arlo,

 

I had 2 small power cut/outages for about 20 mins to 30 mins. I went to my house to check the arlo cameras were working as I was able to log in from a surface to view the cameras and the cameras were working. I could click on them to view live stream, but when I got to my house and walked around none of the 3 cameras picked up any motion. I did it a few times and still nothing! I turned the base station off and back on, waited then I walked around again and guess what; the cameras picked up motion and got the links sent to my WINDOWS PHONE!!! (hint; currently no windows phone app)

 

So Netgear/Arlo there needs to be a firmware update out quickly for this bug; people think that because there was a power cut the cameras are working when they are not.

 

Has anyone else noticed this problem?

 

Cheers

 

Shaun

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jguerdat
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The links are only available from the emails which are obviously platform independent.

TomMac
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I had 2 small power cut/outages for about 20 mins to 30 mins. I went to my house to check the arlo cameras were working as I was able to log in from a surface to view the cameras and the cameras were working. I could click on them to view live stream, but when I got to my house and walked around none of the 3 cameras picked up any motion. I did it a few times and still nothing! I turned the base station off and back on, waited then I walked around again and guess what; the cameras picked up motion

 

 

 

This is one of the reasons , esp if your not near the camera location to have a UPS on your base unit...

Several reports of power outages in past and the base loses contact with the cameras which requires a restart of the base ( some times the cams need to be reset  to function )

A small ups on the base will get you through short term outages, the base never looses contact with the cameras and comes back up fully functional.

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RockerSBM
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Hi TomMac,

 

Can't any firmware updates fix the bug???

 

 

Cheers,

 

Shaun