expired Arlo Pro 2 VMS4430P Wireless 4x Cameras $794 after $200 EFTPOS Card Cashback [Online Cart Price Not-Updated] @ Bunnings

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UPDATE: Special order only, valid until 14th March 2019. Ended 14th March. Deal no longer available.

Suggest talking to ‘Special orders desk’ as online Special order seems to not be working. Make sure model number is correct (VMS4430P).
Remember to pay in full and receive invoice + receipt, then apply for Cash-back ASAP.

Slightly cheaper than previous deal, with some caveats. No bonus light & audio doorbell (trivial products IMO). No code required, however..
Adding to cart then checkout ends up with $1399 price (old RRP price). So no go for online purchase currently.

I suggest calling them up first (talk to ‘Special orders desk’), then asking them to match website price to pickup in-store, or delivery is listed at $10.
I think they will honor this price if you call up and tell them the listed price on Bunnings website is $994 (which is unlikely to be a pricing error as it is close to previous deal Wireless 1 price).
Next to the price it so states "Price correct as at Mon 11 Mar 2019 6:01:53pm".

If you are successful in your purchase of (VMS4430P) at this price ($994), remember to get the full invoice + receipt & claim cashback straight away for earliest possible redemption at the link below.
https://arlopromo.campaign.net.au/647_arlocashback2019
"Promotion commences Wednesday 27th February 2019 and ends Sunday 31st March 2019."

Participating retailers list:
https://arlopromo.campaign.net.au/647_arlocashback2019/parti...

We will stay with our current Original Arlo system as we have invested in batteries for all cameras and they are still going strong.

Good luck.

Additional Cashbacks:
- $100 on Arlo Pro 2 Smart Security System with 3 Cameras (VMS4330P)
- $50 on Arlo Pro 2 Smart Security System with 2 Cameras (VMS4230P)

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Comments

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    Great price if they honor pricing

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      Pretty confident they will, they have their price monitoring stating the price is correct as of today 7pm.
      Local store is open till 9pm today, so if someone intending on buying could confirm a purchase that would be great. (Calling up asking them to honor it, then saying no thanks feels a bit off to me.)

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    I called today - apparently valid until the 14th but special order only which might explain why the pricing reverts back to full price if you try to purchase online.

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      Hi thanks for confirming, I will include that in the post.
      Special order should be available online (process described in info is same as regular online order), but when going into checkout total still says $1399.
      Bunnings Special order info: “These products can be purchased online or ordered in-store at the Special Orders desk.”

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        They don't physically stock them. Have to order them into the store. The store doesn't stock them.

        It's to prevent you price-matching officeworks against Bunnings effectively; as the item is NOT in stock. Same goes the other way, bunnings usually refuse to price-match special orders as they arent actually in stock. So cant pricematch officeworks for example against bunnings on this range of products.

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          I see now, so it will take a bit longer to arrive in store.
          Well for those who are willing to wait then.
          But pay first and receive invoice is possible yes? In order to get cash back?
          I’m assuming so because the Bunnings link in this deal is the same one from the Official Arlo product page (when you click ‘buy’) among the participating retailers.

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            @margejsimpson: Yep, I think so. I can't imagine it taking more than a few days to arrive at your Bunnings. They keep them at a central bunnings warehouse and ship them out to the stores that have them placed on order. It just means walking in and buying on the day is not possible (unless they have stock from a cancelled order).

            It's predominantly done on the higher priced items they stock both at Officeworks and Bunnings. Keeping the prices in parity is a chore and they are likely to slip up every now and again, causing a $90 pricedrop on an item like this with the 10% bunnings price-beat.

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    I might try ordering this tomorrow by walking into the store, was waiting for a good deal to replace 4 of my first generation Arlo cams with the Pro's. Already have 2 Pro Base Units so might sell the one that comes with this kit for even better value. Wonder if my Bunnings Powerpass card entitles me to a further discount, will see how I go.

    • +1 vote

      according to powerpass app- which also shows $994 price (but cant order as out of stock) - no further discount applies

  • +1 vote

    Are these any good?

    • +1 vote

      They're popular. Price is slowly coming down as they age and the market adds competitors. I would say it's still a market leader. For me I'm getting a Nest Hello as it's hard wired and less obtrusive - kind of an apple and banana comparison though.

    • +4 votes

      Reading the comments on this review, perhaps not:

      https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/07/20/arlo-pro-2-review-b...

      But I do love the idea of wireless cameras. I feel like Arlo Smart should be free and not part of a subscription with these cameras.

      The low start up time on battery is a bit of a concern. In 8-10 seconds someone could just run up to your porch and rip the camera out. Given they are battery powered and expensive, there might be a little racket in just stealing Arlo cameras.

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        You can adjust the sensitivity of motion-sensor, and recording-length for each camera.
        Some people have previously commented that it needs a bit of fine tuning to get it how they want for their specific needs.
        The slight delay is sometimes unavoidable, but since each camera has its own processor and memory (256mb for Arlo 1 if I remember correctly), I am sure they must be able to record with much less delay than 8-10secs (firmware updates), they record on the unit memory first, then send it out to base station wirelessly. They are not relying on the wireless connection for speed.

    • +1 vote

      Very easy to use, free cloud storage for a week. Simple app however the battery is useless (real world, lasts a week) also on battery it often starts after the ‘movement event’. I’ve hardwired mine, works perfectly (cables in ebay) and then records 2 secs before the event.

      Lastly, the day quality is great, the night vision isn’t. Mated mine with motion security lights.

      All in all happy.

      • +1 vote

        could you post a link to the cables?

      • +1 vote

        By ‘for a week’ you mean a week back in time right? We got in early with the Original Arlo’s and it’s free cloud storage up to 5 cameras for a specified amount back in time (not sure if it’s a week).

        • +1 vote

          Yup. Stores for a week in the cloud for free, if you want more you’ve gotta pay. I personally use a USB HDD for extra, cheaper / easier.

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            @lolitsme: Hi, just have a question (as an owner of the original 1st gen Arlo).
            With your wired setup, I know the cameras can function without battery loaded, with just USB power cable. But can you leave the batteries in and have them as a backup power? (In case of power outage, I know base station will be down, but cameras store the footage, so they can upload when the power is back on.)

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              @margejsimpson: Did try. Kept getting error messages on the camera & recording issues. Removed the battery & problem solved. Have x4 batteries in a draw !

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                @lolitsme: I see. Thanks. Camera must think you are charging the battery indoors.
                Hopefully they add this feature with firmware updates in the future (e.g. let camera deplete battery slowly till 50% then charge back up to protect battery health without power interruption).

  • +2 votes

    Just to give everyone perspective on how much these cost, the cost price for staff pricing/discount is 300. Obviously you need to know someone who works at Arlo.

  • +1 vote

    What a price tag, mate these are going to do exactly the same thing what other brand would do except that little gimmick of battery thingy. Save your money and use it towards the drink! Come on habib

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    Just ordered over the phone. No worries whatsoever. $994. You don’t even have to ask for receipt, she picked up my mobile number and texted me a link to the receipt. 7-10 days delivery. Very good buy because there is no discount code and if price drops more you can still claim difference.

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      thanks for the update, I was talking with HN local and they willing to price match this…
      I wonder how do you get price drops difference claim? I wonder if it's worth to buy from HN or stick to Bunnings due to what you suggested here… Appriciate if you can share more info…

      • +1 vote

        I thought about the price match also, but this going with bunnings made sense for a few reasons for me:
        1. I like their return / warranty policies.
        2. They issue you a real receipt, with no discount, or anything else mentioned. I used the receipt to file the claim right away.
        3. If you have a straight up receipt with no discount, markdown or clearance listed (which the receipt does not), then you can use this to make sure if the price drops more you can just reclaim the difference (based on credit card you used).
        4. I go to bunnings much more than HN.

        I also bought the 3 light pack posted on OzB earlier so I will pair these cameras with the lights, and you can essentially get rid of the delay in recording by placing them correctly.

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          this make sense. especially Bunnings return policy, which I have experience as well which you can't go wrong. thanks for this and i will consider as well.

    • +1 vote

      Good to see a successful purchase. Thanks for sharing.
      Remember to keep an eye on your cash-back, I read some comments from the previous deal stating it took awhile, and some people had theirs rejected, then had to re-do it/contact store. And you don’t want to fall behind the Cash-back end date.

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      Hi just to follow up, I ordered/picked up something from special buys recently, and they seem to be having I.T. issues with the system.
      The product arrived no issues, but you may get worrying information from staff on the phone/in-store if you are following up on it. (On the system it said my order was cancelled, but product was in my hand and I was picking it up.)

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    Any suggestion on what sort of additional accessories I need to buy?
    I plan to install all 4 outdoors, wired connection… single story, small size block (300 sqm) house.

    So far what i read:

    • additional LAN cables for each cameras x 4 (for wired connections)
    • outdoor mount x 3 (I believe 1 is provided in box?)
    • outdoor power adapter + cables x 4 (as nothing comes in a box?)

    Appriciate if you can share some links/site for Arlo accessories to be purchased and anything if i have missed in the list above…

    • +1 vote

      Wait for the box first. The cameras I do not think support LAN ports. These are "wireless". Why would you buy an arlo if you want to go wired?

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        sorry if i mad confusing by using LAN cables/ports, as i was more referring to Ethernet port. I am reading online that if you wired up (Ethernet) it will able to give extra features which otherwise in wireless not possible.

        I found it much cheaper and convenient when i read Arlo pro 2 reviews (except those other issues) but if you believe a better option out there, happy to hear few options / suggestions.

        •  

          I think the cameras only need/have power connections, as the camera has onboard memory to record footage to, then send wirelessly to base station.

          The better features (recording 2-3 secs from before motion etc)
          come from the unlimited power drain from wired (power cable) connection.

          Here is link to video suggesting specific cable:
          https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OvovE6GQKYM

    • +2 votes

      If you're prepared to do all these cabling might as well get Hikvision cameras. I have the Arlos as a compliment to the Hikvision cameras. The Arlo is fun and easy to setup. But the Hikvision has tons of features, RTSP streams, better image/video quality, etc.

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        I was thinking about the Hikvisions for quality reasons but went down the Arlo path due to my house being double brick with a flat roof, would be a nightmare to run cables and very expensive to have someone install them.
        Although Arlo has cost me a fortune in itself for the 14 cams I have!

      •  

        can you please let me know the model you have with Hikvision? and do you think it's at the same price range as Arlo pro 2? I need 4 cameras at least. Honestly I never looked up this particular brand, but now very keen to compare once I know which particular model do you use.

        • +1 vote

          4MP ones like this is a good start. Couple with eBay coupons or gift cards to save more. Store images/videos locally to NAS, or a computer running Hikvision's IVMS software, or use the leftover funds to get a NVR and HDD. The POE enabled NVRs give you the cleanest install - all you need is a network cable to each camera location.

          My rack mount DS-7700NI-I4/16P with 4TB+4TB is working fine with 8x 4MP cameras for the last 2 years. But so is my 5x (max for free cloud storage) Arlo cameras. The Arlos are awesome in that you can pretty much place them anywhere and with minimum setup. Just power them up and they work - hence fun. But if you want to get serious and like to tinker with stuff then go with a Hikvision setup. Shop around for the lowest price - I got those links from a brief search. Also with a raspberry pi and monitor/tv, you can have an always-on live stream for the kitchen, man cave, toilet, etc. Thread here.

  • +1 vote

    What are people using to have these powered 24/7

    Im not interested in keeping them wireless as I keep reading reports they start recording 2 seconds late which is pointless.

    1)Is it as simple as buying a MicroUSB from ebay and having a USB Wall Adaptor?
    2)When its powered 24/7, I believe the Arlo unlocks some extra capabilities is that correct? Does it record more?

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      i'm interested to know this too.
      i want to have at least one of my cameras powered so there is less lag with recording when motion is detected.

    • +1 vote

      https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/443486#comment-7043638
      Apparently records 2-3 secs before event when wired.
      I’m guessing each camera is constantly recording a buffer (each camera has memory and a processor inside) and so it always has a bit of footage that has already passed.
      And I think this feature is battery draining so it does not offer it in wireless use.

      Regarding cables, no apparently not any USB cable will fit properly.
      https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OvovE6GQKYM
      This guy recommends ones made to fit Arlo specifically (right angle/perfect fit for some weather sealing).
      Available 5-7.6 meters.

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    Keen to hear any POE security camera deals if anyone has suggestions. I need 4. Thanks.

  •  

    Anybody considering pre-ordering the Arlo 4K kit instead of this? Arlo has delayed its launch due to a bunch of issues reported after launching in the US, if they can sort out those issues it may be a tempting purchase.

    • +1 vote

      No, but I would consider waiting until it’s official release, or until it’s on-sale if you want to be extra safe.
      Pre-ordering (other than generating hype and perceived exclusivity) means you are getting it first, which means you are going to be a beta tester going through all of the bugs.

    •  

      Can you imagine the lag and the bandwidth needed to support 4 cameras at once @ 4k res?

      •  

        I'm pretty sure Arlo Ultra only streams 1080p when your not connected with wifi to the same network as the base unit.
        "Arlo said the 4K stream will require about 4Mbps of upload bandwidth but that’s only when the camera detects motion and starts streaming. Most of the time, it’s not feeding video to the cloud."
        Oh and you have to pay extra for an add-on service to record in 4K to the cloud with the Ultra.

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        Yes I think 4K is overkill for general use. Maybe if you are a business owner etc you will find benefit from the high resolution image (more digital zoom ability to read number-plates etc).

  • +1 vote

    Listed price has been updated to $1199.

  •  

    Just rang the online support team 5 mins ago and it still works!

    Apparently they have a manager email saying about the incorrect pricing issue and all you need to do is provide them the item number and they will charge you only $994!

    •  

      Nice to hear, originally user bnebuyer did comment saying it was available until the 14th of March.
      I have lifted the expiry for those who were still interested.

    •  

      Hi,

      Could you give us more details on which store you've ordered it through or which number you've called to get that price? On the Bunnings website it still saids it's selling at $1199

      •  

        Hi,

        I rang the (03) 8831 9777 number and got put through to the online support team from WA (They got VIC and WA team)

        Quoting the Item Number: 0087058

        The key thing is that manager email, the guy went to change the price for me after he got the item number.

        Hope this helps!

        •  

          Hi,

          I just gave them a call and they said the price went back up :( I was going to buy this item on Wednesday but looks like I am too late :( But thanks for your help :)

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