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Arlo, there's a lag with pressing teh door bell to activating to chime (1-1.5sec delay), i think it's because Arlo only allows Wifi of 2.4Ghz and not 5Ghz as well..
Installed mine today, it attaches better if the wall is a smooth surface which mine was not (it was bumpy) so make sure the holes drilled have extra wiggle room so the metal screw can be put in all the way (and not get stuck).
For everyone commenting or wondering about the video lag- I have had an Arlo Q wired indoor camera since the company was still called Netgear Arlo and had no required subscription fees, person detection, or anything of that sort (4-6 years ago). At the time I also had a Samsung SmartCam (with local storage on an SD card!), and the first thing I noticed when installing the Arlo Q was the noticeable lag time in the video compared to the Samsung. At that time it was somewhat standard to see lag in the video so I didn’t think much of it but it did bother me because the Samsung lag wasn’t nearly as noticeable and it was already 2 years older than the Arlo at that point. Well, fast forward to 2022 and the Samsung is still going strong but I will never purchase another Arlo product because of the lag. It has been on multiple different wifi networks with different routers and distances from the router over the years and the lag has ALWAYS been terrible- it currently sits right above my router and I don’t use it for anything but checking on my empty apartment because it sucks so bad. So, when he is commenting on the load and lag times there isn’t some kind of sorcery or change of conditions that would fix it- that’s just how Arlo cameras are and always have been. If you watch LifeHackster’s videos with the various versions of this doorbell he finds the same things- extremely long times for notifications to be delivered, for the live view to load, and significant latency in the live feed. If you watch any Arlo camera reviews where they actually stand in the live feed and wave around while viewing it on their phone the lag is always there. It’s sad to see this hasn’t improved AT ALL in the years this company has existed yet they decided to start charging subscription fees- at least when Amazon does that the hardware is dirt cheap.
Did the cops ever catch that trespasser going through the gate??!?
ugh, whats up with this subscription nonsense, to use a device you own.
Battery drains FAST. What is happening? Not even 24 hours!
Bought a house that came with 3 Arlo garbage doorbell and two other garbage security cams. Total garbage.
Hey thanks for the helpful video review. In your experience, what is the doorbell model with the least load/lag time?
Have only had it for a few days and we love it newest.technology/ Newest.Technology still playing around with settings and modes but overall we feel safer about our deliveries and love the neighborhood updates on everything
Great video! Very informative! TY!
I actually bought both (wired and wire-free); I used the wired one first. After a month using it, it got stolen by my neighbor; she’s on the video stealing it. First, she came in the middle of the night, then came back around midday to finish the “job”. The positive part is that I was able to report it to the police and Arlo replaced it. The down side is that since the device was wired, it stopped functioning as soon as it was cut off its power source. It took about a couple of weeks for Arlo to send me a replacement. I am not sure if this “replacement” policy applies to other non-Arlo cameras, perhaps, something to look into. While I waited for the replacement, I installed the wire-free one. My neighbor’s face when she saw it up again—PRICELESS!😈😈😈
I set up the wire-free as hardwired to have the battery trickle charged just in case my neighbor decides to steal it again, it will continue recording even if it’s off the A/C power source. So far, so good, except for the lag-time in recording. I too am having issues with syncing to real-time, and so forth. I will try uninstalling and reinstalling. We’ll see. If it doesn’t work, I may have to return to the wired one.
If you had connected it to the base station, would it improve the lagginess?
Is this doorbell a good replacement of a security camera ?
Follow up. I discovered you must connect to the 2.4G connection on your router. I was trying to connect with the 5G on my router and it was NOT working. After a hour of frustration, when I thought of swapping frequencies it connectly right away. Arggghhhh.....
Wish I had watched this video before BUYING the Arlo Wireless system. I havn't even hooked it up yet.... but will.... and see if in nearly a year they have improved the software.... Good sound and video production on the video btw.
How did you put the doorbell on your fence (not recommended by arlo) and then get mad because it only recorded for 1 second when someone was RUNNING BY. Arlo cameras are smart cameras not just raw devices. The cameras have different modes, could you possibly have began with the doorbell on the efficiency mode? Therefore saving battery by capturing the most important things and trying to weed out your flag blowing or a piece of dust blowing by? Also I have gigablast internet in my area(highest speed option) and Arlo works on wifi. So your internet speeds are probably to blame for lagging live feeds etc. mine have always been quick, sharp, and at the touch of a button for me. Harsh review of an amazing product.
Worst company I have ever dealt with. No customer service.
I ordered this device 12 hours ago and they have refused to cancel the order and warned me very specifically about sending back the unit and paying for shipping charges. DO NOT BUY FROM ARLO DIRECTLY.
Thank you very much seemed like a great in depth, not techy review. I am now checking out Eufy, and Nest. Arlo is off the list. Thumbs UP!!
Would be nice to find one of these that does not require a subscription... Just saying... I've got lots of space on my drives!