Arlo is discontinuing software support for older products
Arlo makes some of the best home security cameras, and many of their recent products have proven to be far superior to their competitors in many key areas. However, it seems Arlo’s approach to traditional security cameras may not work for some longtime users, as the company tells customers that two of his security cameras will reach the end of their useful life in the next few months. I hinted at that. That Year.
Customers, including Android Police founder Artem Russakovskii, have decided to discontinue two of their most popular security cameras from Arlo: the Arlo Gen 3 (VMC3030) and the first generation Arlo Pro (VMC4030). I received an email letting me know. After this April 1st, these two cameras of his will no longer receive any kind of support from the company. Arlo basically gives you just three months to find a worthy replacement if you’re still rocking one of these models.
If you own one or both of these cameras, you will lose access to 7 days of cloud storage and email notifications. Arlo is also permanently discontinuing support for Arlo Pro and Arlo Gen 3 products and software. If you already have Arlo Secure, these retired cameras can store video online, but you won’t have access to new cloud features going forward. will continue to work. Optional local storage via base station is also available.
Home security systems are typically designed for long-term use, and in that sense, these two Arlo cameras aren’t dead. Arlo Gen 3 and Arlo Pro are only 8 and 6 years respectively. The company is basically pushing customers to switch to newer models, even if their existing cameras are doing well.
In addition, Arlo Baby, Pro 2, Q, Q+, Lights, and Audio Doorbell are all out of support, and more will be retired under their End of Life Policy (PDF). January 1, 2024.
many dissatisfied users We are considering switching from the Arlo ecosystem. If you’re in the same boat, there are plenty of indoor and outdoor security cameras available as Arlo alternatives.