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Re: Why should I buy more than one base station?

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Thatsprime Aspirant
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I was wondering what benefits do I get by buying more than 1 base station, over just adding more cameras to my exsisting base station.  

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You can increase the range of your camera system if your covering a large area.  Each base will set up a wifi network, since each base has a range of approximately 300ft you can cover more than that by separating the bases and linking cameras to the nearest base.

 

Also limit is 4 streaming cameras at one time, so 2 bases max of 8 streaming ( if 4 are from each base base ) ... Cameras can only be sync'ed to one base at a time.

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R_Lowe Luminary
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Thatsprime wrote:

I was wondering what benefits do I get by buying more than 1 base station, over just adding more cameras to my exsisting base station.  


It depends on your "subscription:" 

 

If your subscription/plan is BASIC-FREE, you can utilize 1 base station that supports up to 5 cameras;
If your subscription/plan is PREMIER-$99/yr., you can utilize 1* base station that supports up to 10 cameras;
If your subscription/plan is ELITE-$149/yr., you can utilize 3 base stations that supports up to 15 cameras.

If you want to use between 6-10 total cameras and NOT pay the $99 fee, you could purchase a second system (including a base station), and (if necessary) open a second account with a new name and email address.  You mentioning "buying more than 1 base station."  I have not seen a base station for sale as a stand-alone item yet, but in time I'm sure others users might have spare ones to sell.  Capiche paisan?

 

*unless this number is a typo - seel chart linked below:

 

https://community.netgear.com/t5/Arlo-Knowledge-Base/What-are-the-available-Arlo-subscription-plans-...

 

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DanielT
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Thatsprime wrote:

I was wondering what benefits do I get by buying more than 1 base station, over just adding more cameras to my exsisting base station.  


In addition to what others have said, if you think of base stations as locations, having additional base stations would allow you to monitor a second home, a workplace, etc. You could do this all from the same account with Elite service.

 

And yes, at this time base stations are not sold separately-- only in bundles with cameras.

 

DanielT

Netgear Arlo Customer Support

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