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Arlo Pro 2 Two Camera System $489 (Was $559) @ Bunnings (Price Match Officeworks $464.55)

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Inspired by a deal from yesterday (poster pricematched Arlo Pro at office works for an Arlo Pro 2), I found Bunnings appear to have the Arlo Pro 2 two camera system on sale for $489 (great price anyway). So in Oz Bargin style, I dutifully price matched at Office Works for $464.55 https://www.officeworks.com.au/shop/officeworks/p/netgear-ar... Just be sure to check Office works have stock at your local store. Oh the model number is VMS4230P.
My first post so I hope it meets expectations. Happy hunting!

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    Also, if you need any accessories, I saw that JB have 30% off Arlo accessories (not off the camera prices though) like outdoor cable $27.30 (was $39) https://www.jbhifi.com.au/arlo/arlo-outdoor-power-adapter-fo... Solar panel is cheapest I have ever seen at $104.30 (was $149) https://www.jbhifi.com.au/arlo/arlo-solar-panel/718447/ I will make a separate post for that.

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    One or the key things to be aware of with the OW price guarantee is that the store you’re matching against must have stock.

    And none of the Bunnings stores in WA that i’ve checked have stock of this item, making a match impossible.

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      I did have a bit of a look at WA stores and found the same… no stock at Bunnings. I purchased mine in NSW.

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      Just got some more information from a member of staff at Bunnings, and this is what they’re calling a ‘trial product’, being it isn’t a regular line that is going to be on shelf, and the website won’t show accurate inventory at all (not that it does for most products for my experience anyway).

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    I don't quite get why ppl are getting Arlo when hikvision cameras (which i believe is a pro grade) are cheaper.
    This arlo cameras are about 2mp, while hikvision 4mp (3mp at 25 fps) are around $185 per camera, that's a dome style anti vandalism camera

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      Only reason to get Arlo is if you have to have completely wire free cameras.

      I have this Arlo garbage in my rental and would never recommended it over any other camera. The video quality is crap, they are slow, the smart notifications don't work, post sales support is crap.

      I had to contact someone from Arlo on LinkedIn after spending 2 weeks waiting to hear back from their support.

      If I could trade these for the Nest cameras, I would in a hearbeat.

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        No issue here with my Arlo here. Easy to setup and can be completely hidden if required. Portable too that I can just move them around. Got a mix of Pro and Pro 2 cameras.

        Notifications come through as normal.

        Only got these because a work mate had one and it caught the crooks breaking into their house.

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          Do you get the smart notifications, ie with a picture and animal/person/vehicle detection?

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            @squiddles88: Not that I am aware of. Just a notification on what triggered the camera to record and which camera. I know the app can be used to setup zones etc of where you want it to detect motion etc. haven’t looked at animals etc because don’t have any at my place.

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        I just had a look at the Nest cameras. You have to subscribe to be able to record, and the recording goes to the cloud. I'm not sure if I'm happy with that. I'd hate for Nest to be hacked.

        I have Ubiquiti Unifi cameras at home. They are POE and great quality. I record to a NUC with a 2TB HDD.

        I may be moving into a work / rental house soon, so I am looking at my options. It looks like you have to wire Nest cameras where Arlo you don't. That's a factor, but I don't want to downgrade the quality of footage I get at the moment. I guess I could run wires along walls, etc.

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      Can u recommend any 'kits' that include everything to start?

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        It depends how many cameras you want and whether you're after AU stock or willing to risk grey imports.
        If you're keen to do some serious research, I'd suggest starting with ipcamtalk.com and Whirlpool. Unfortunately, I'm still on this journey, so aren't sure what to recommend. Hikvision seem better in daylight, dahua at night.

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        Local stock and 5% off at the moment.

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        For simple install, you might not need an NVR, just use the internal MicroSD, plus NAS (you could plug ext HD in some routers and access it as NAS)

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      Does this do push notifications? Without push notifications, you don't know when someone is breaking in. Or does this camera store for 7 days on the cloud? On site storage is fraught with danger IMO… If the place is burnt down it's gone and if they find the storage and knock that off, it's gone too.

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        It definitely does push notifications. You could configure it to send few still pictures via email when an event gets triggered.
        I think it does have a service to store the footages in the cloud, although i think it’s not free.

        You need to remember that full HD resolution usually not sharp enough to fully identify (at 100%) someone’s face in motion in daylight, let alone in dark.
        On the other hand Hikvision has 8mp cameras, that’s like 4x Arlo’s resolution.

        But then i suspect arlo cams would be significantly easier to configure

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    I have had nothing but success with the Arlo. Even got to have a chat with the crooks that broke into my house! Kept them busy till the Police got there! And there was the classic of them unplugging the camera thinking they had deactivated it! Any time, day or night with a couple of clicks I can see what is going on wherever I am. That, for me is priceless.

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    I recon these are priced wrong, look at the price of the first series 720p. They are $599

    Shame no stock in WA

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      There might be stock, thewinchester commented that stock levels may be inaccurate. And I reckon you are right re the wrong pricing.

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    Missed out….sigh
    Now Bunnings price $594, still cheaper than pro $599 weird?

    OW price now $559

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      Well, don't Bunnings do a 10% price match? Could you not take the OW price to bunnings and git it for $503.10? That's still better that $559!

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