Does Arlo Record 24/7?


Arlo is currently one of the top home security cameras in the market thanks to their wireless options as well as their Artificial intelligent feature such as Advanced Object Detection, & Package Detection, however, how do Arlo cameras fair when it comes to recordings? this begs the question Do Alro cameras record 24/7?

Arlo’s CVR Plan enables 24/7 recording on most Arlo cameras in the cloud, your camera will need to be plugged into an AC power for this service. However, if you’re on its basic plan Arlo cameras will only record when it detects motion or sound.

Let’s now take a deeper look at how Arlo cameras work as well as the different plans you can set up to gain more out of your Arlo cameras. Let’s dive in!

How Do Arlo Camera’s Video Recordings Work?

Arlo provides you with several subscription options each determines how you will be able to record & view the footage. These include CVR, Smart premier, Smart Elite, or no subscription option.

continuous video recording (CVR) plan:

The CVR plan allows for 24/7 recording with your Arlo cameras. However, you will need to meet a few requirements before you can opt for this option.

CVR requirements:

  • A compatible Arlo camera: Arlo Ultra, Pro 3, Pro 2, Q, Q Plus, or Baby camera
  • The camera must be plugged into AC power to use the CVR plan.
  • 30-day CVR subscription

Smart premier & Smart Elite Plan:

Both the Smart Premier & Smart Elite plan allows for recording upon detection. This includes sound, motion, or package detection as well as a 30-day history of all your recorded videos on the cloud. This plan does not include 24/7 recording, meaning your camera will not record at all times, instead it will only record when it detects motion or sound.

No Subscription:

You will still be able to use Arlo cameras with no subscription plan thanks to their local storage option on all wire-free cameras. This allows you to view footage locally through your base station, however, this option does come with a few limitations. Firstly you will not be able to utilize Arlos AI smart motion detection feature. Secondly, you will be required to use the network that the device is on, which means that you will not be able to view local footage on another network.

Arlo’s Key Features:

Wire-Free Installation

One of Arlo’s key selling features is that it can be installed wire-free & connected to the Wi-fi with no base station required making it super simple & easy to install. This allows you to set up your cameras in a matter of minutes.

Two-Way Audio

Arlo cameras allow for two-way audio allowing you to listen & communicate to visitors on the other side of the camera. This feature is incredibly simple & easy to use, simply open the live feed, click on the microphone icon in the camera feed, and you will able to speak to visitors in real-time.

Built-in Siren

New Arlo models feature built-in sirens, which is a great addition to its security features. It allows you to set a siren when it detects motion or sound, you will also be able to do this remotely through your phone.

Color Night Vision

Arlo’s newer camera range all feature built-in color night vision, this allows you to view your camera’s in full color with clear night vision.

Motion Detection Alerts

Arlo camera detects motion & sound which prompts the camera to start recording upon detection. Additionally, the camera will quickly alert you in real-time when these sensors have been triggered.

Smart Home Integration

Arlo also works well with several other smart home devices & assistants such as Alexa & Google Assistant allowing you to easily control your cameras through Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant. Additionally, you will be able to view your Arlo’s live feed or notifications through your Echo Show or Google Home Hub devices.

Weather-Resistant Design

Arlo cameras are designed to withstand extreme weather conditions, allowing them to protect your home at all costs.

Related Questions:

Do Arlo cameras work without wifi?

Most Arlo cameras do require Wi-Fi in order to utilize their online cloud based features & storage. However, connecting your device to a base station will allow your cam to record locally even without Wi-Fi.

Do Arlo cameras have audio?

All of Arlo’s wired camera range allows for audio, however, its entire wire-free range can only record video without audio.

Do Arlo cameras require a subscription?

Arlo cameras do work without a subscription allowing for recording videos locally through a base station, real-time notifications, as well as viewing your live feed. However, without a subscription plan you will be missing out on Arlo’s smart AI detection features, saving recording to the cloud, creating cloud activity zones, call a friend & much more.

Final Thoughts

So there you have it, if your looking for a cam that records 2/47 then Arlo’s CVR plan is the right option for you. If you do decide to go with the plan you will need a compatible camera such as the Arlo Ultra, Pro 3, Pro 2, Q, Q Plus, or Baby, you will also be required to have your camera plugged into an AC power socket

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