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    Netgear Arlo Pro 2

    Home security made easy?
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    Re: Netgear Arlo Pro 2

    If it was going to include wireless capability, you'd have thought that it would be AC in a new product rather than N.

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    Re: Netgear Arlo Pro 2

    there's no backup power supply
    That's something I haven't considered for my Ring doorbell connectivity, I guess it would make sense to put my router / modem on something.

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    Re: Netgear Arlo Pro 2

    If you google it, you'll see that the last thing a lot of people see from their arlo cameras that have been mounted outside is video of some scally running off with them- picture stops once it's out of WiFi range. I've got three set up outside and one in the hallway, and I've put steel security cages round them with security screws. Looks a bit more industrial but at least they're no easier to nick than it is to break a window and take stuff from in the house.

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    Re: Netgear Arlo Pro 2

    I looked at CCTV for the home a while back. Wireless seemed the easier fitting choice until someone pointed out that you have to go up a ladder and run a network cable to them if they lose sync. Keep the cameras close to the ground so you can resync them but potentially have them smashed off/covered up OR fit them high up out of reach and get annoyed when they desync? Neither seemed ideal, I concluded cabled CCTV was better despite the cabling woes.

    If you are fitting it high up on the outside of your house you are going to have to go up there regularly to resync or in the case of this design to recharge the battery packs (or resync and recharge if they go dead). With this design you are trading inconvenience of fitting the power cables once, with going around and recharging these things forever even if they don’t resync, or rather until the battery packs give up. I would be very surprised if they are still giving you a 6 months charge after a few summer/winter cycles outside

    If you only intend to use your CCTV inside, in my opinion wireless is an even worse idea as if anyone gains access to your wireless network they could potentially see inside your house. Even if you fit a wireless internal CCTV system which claims to be safe, will it be safe in 5, 10, 15yrs from now? Wired CCTV is much easier to secure from external hackers.

    Wireless CCTV is a gimmick for people that have the money to buy it and replace it with something else in a couple of years. For those without money to burn, look elsewhere

    Fit a wired CCTV system and power the cameras, the base station and your router via a UPS. If you have to use wifi to transmit picture, only use it for CCTV of the exterior of your house. Use cables for any interior cameras.
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