Control & Automation

Calving and Camping: Reviewers Share 15 Real-Life Applications for Wire-free Arlo Go Cam

Arlo Go customers use the wire-free, battery-powered cameras to monitor calving, inverter battery levels, construction sites, weather and other conditions that require remote surveillance where Wi-Fi won't go.

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Posted by Fins on November 7, 2018

This makes it official. The credibility of CEPro as a magazine for integrators is completely gone. Writing about these junk cameras says it all.

Posted by Julie Jacobson on November 7, 2018

Ah, Fins, you wrote us off a long time ago! As a matter of fact, these cameras are great, and Telguard shares revenue with the installer. The use cases noted here should inspire integrators to explore new applications for surveillance ... especially in places that don’t have access to local network.

Posted by Fins on November 7, 2018

Julie, these cameras suck. I have some at the river. They are battery powered so the motion detection is a proximity sensor, not true motion detection. So if someone is more than about 30’ from the camera, it’s not going to pick them up. And from an integrator point of view, there is no margin on these because they are made by netgear. Also there is no labor because anyone can set them up in about 20 minutes. The final blow, they don’t integrate with any CI control systems.

Posted by Julie Jacobson on November 7, 2018

OK, Fins, suggest you don’t use them. I’ve used them myself in two applications. They were the only option I had.

Posted by Fins on November 7, 2018

That’s not a valid excuse for a CI oriented publication to print an article on them.

Posted by David Casemore on November 8, 2018

Fins - what is this credibility you speak of? Completely gone? They never had any to begin with. Just look at the “Take Our Latest Quizzes” section above. Half of the articles are about DIY products.

Posted by Julie Jacobson on November 8, 2018

Well, shoot!

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Posted by Julie Jacobson on November 8, 2018

Well, shoot!

Posted by David Casemore on November 8, 2018

Fins - what is this credibility you speak of? Completely gone? They never had any to begin with. Just look at the “Take Our Latest Quizzes” section above. Half of the articles are about DIY products.

Posted by Fins on November 7, 2018

That’s not a valid excuse for a CI oriented publication to print an article on them.

Posted by Julie Jacobson on November 7, 2018

OK, Fins, suggest you don’t use them. I’ve used them myself in two applications. They were the only option I had.

Posted by Fins on November 7, 2018

Julie, these cameras suck. I have some at the river. They are battery powered so the motion detection is a proximity sensor, not true motion detection. So if someone is more than about 30’ from the camera, it’s not going to pick them up. And from an integrator point of view, there is no margin on these because they are made by netgear. Also there is no labor because anyone can set them up in about 20 minutes. The final blow, they don’t integrate with any CI control systems.

Posted by Julie Jacobson on November 7, 2018

Ah, Fins, you wrote us off a long time ago! As a matter of fact, these cameras are great, and Telguard shares revenue with the installer. The use cases noted here should inspire integrators to explore new applications for surveillance ... especially in places that don’t have access to local network.

Posted by Fins on November 7, 2018

This makes it official. The credibility of CEPro as a magazine for integrators is completely gone. Writing about these junk cameras says it all.


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