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Why is the Arlo security system such limited to only use Alexa and not Google or Siri?

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Gracie2196
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Why is the Arlo security system such limited to only use Alexa and not Google or Siri? Plus no CVR plan available for it starting to think I chose the wrong security camera company.
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dcfox1
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@Gracie2196 wrote:
Why is the Arlo security system such limited to only use Alexa and not Google or Siri? Plus no CVR plan available for it starting to think I chose the wrong security camera company.

Other Model Arlo cams do have CVR.  The Essential is just like it's name a basic cheaper model but does work with Google per the product page.  The Pro4 that also connects directly to WIFI may have been a better choice for you but you need a Hub/base for CVR. 

StephenB
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@dcfox1 wrote: but you need a Hub/base for CVR. 

And the camera needs to be AC powered.

Gracie2196
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I have it directly ac power connected to it even though it has a battery I keep it plugged in because of where it is installed at. So ac power is a check. Next thing what it already uploads direct to the server.
Gracie2196
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If I need a hub or anything it shouldn't need to update to there server just record it to my own
StephenB
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@Gracie2196 wrote:
If I need a hub or anything it shouldn't need to update to their server just record it to my own

You'd think so, but that isn't the case.

 

But in general, I think the issue is that CVR isn't available on the Arlo Essential cameras.