Can you use Arlo Pro 2 Camera with Arlo Pro Base Station?

The Arlo Pro is a popular smart security camera. If you have an Arlo Pro Base Station, it’s possible that you are wondering if the Arlo Pro 2 cameras will be compatible with each other to allow for full functionality of both devices. You are trying to find out if your current setup can work with the new Arlo Pro 2 Camera and hoping not all of your hard-earned money has been wasted on two products that might not work well together!

The Arlo Pro Base Station is compatible with the Arlo Pro 2 Camera, but sometimes it’s hard to know if you can use two of them. You are wondering about whether or not you can use both cameras simultaneously and enjoy all the features that they offer.

This article will answer any questions you have on compatibility between the Pro 2 and the Arlo Pro Base Station. Let’s get started!

Can you use Arlo Pro 2 Camera with Arlo Pro Base Station?

You can use the Arlo Pro 2 Camera with the Arlo Pro Base Station. You don’t need to upgrade the base unit to add newer model cameras. The two products are compatible and will work together seamlessly. You’ll be able to manage all your recordings and access live streaming from the same base station. Both models have two-way communication with a speaker and microphone built-in. They both have the ability to sound a siren when motion is detected or when it is manually activated.

The external camera dimensions are identical on both Arlo Pro and Arlo Pro 2 cameras. You can use the various skins to change the look of either camera. However, you save money this way by starting off with the cheaper Arlo Pro system right now and only adding a Pro 2 camera or two when you find that you have an area that requires continuous recording or higher resolution videos.

How to connect Arlo Pro 2 Camera with Arlo Pro Base Station?

The new Arlo Pro Base Station can support any of the Arlo Pro or Arlo Pro 2 Wire-Free Cameras. These instructions apply to Arlo Pro 2 or Arlo Pro cameras that are connected to Arlo Pro 2 base stations, Arlo Pro base stations, or Arlo base stations. When Arlo Pro 2 or Arlo Pro cameras are synced with any Arlo base station, the Arlo Pro 2 or Arlo Pro cameras retain their functionality, including rechargeable batteries, two-way audio, AC power consumption, and sophisticated motion detection.

  1. Insert the battery into the battery compartment as instructed and close the battery door. By carefully pushing back on the clasp, you can open the battery compartment.
  2. Bring the camera closer to the base station by one to three feet (30 to 100 cm).
  3. Sync the camera to the base station: If you’re using an Arlo base station, press and hold the Sync button on the base station’s side for about two seconds. If you push the Arlo base station’s Sync button for an extended period of time, the LED beneath the USB symbol blinks amber for ten minutes. The sync process is halted when the USB LED is flickering amber.
  4. If you’re using an Arlo Pro or Arlo Pro 2 base station, press and hold the button on the top of the base station for about two seconds.
  5. Await the green blinking of the sync status LED.
  6. Press and hold the Sync button on the top of the camera for about two seconds before releasing it.
  7. To ensure sync, a blue LED on the camera blinks rapidly.
  8. If the camera’s LED blinks amber, the sync was unsuccessful. You must redo the procedure of synchronization.
  9. Conduct a visual inspection of the camera LED on the base station. The sync procedure is complete when the camera LED on the base station turns solid green.
  10. Repeat for each camera.

Note: If the sync procedure does not finish within 60 seconds, push the button on the base station’s top and try again. You can see more visual representation of this instruction here

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  4. Why Do My Arlo Camera Batteries Die So Fast?
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  6. Does Arlo And Ring Work Together? 
  7. Can I View My Arlo Camera On My TV?

Notable Similarities Between Arlo Pro and Arlo Pro 2: Why they can share the same Base Station.

  • Both cameras are compatible with all Arlo base systems. There is no requirement to upgrade the base unit in order to add newer model cameras.
  • Both the Arlo Pro and Arlo Pro 2 have built-in speakers and microphones for two-way communication.
  • Each of the types I’m considering is weather-resistant, which means they can be securely mounted outdoors.
  • Both are capable of sounding a siren from the base station in response to motion detection or manual activation.
  • Both Arlo cameras include night vision.
  • Both variants provide a USB backup at the base station in the case of a network failure.
  • Free cloud storage for seven days (Unless you opt for the paid continuous recording option of the Arlo Pro 2).
  • The Arlo Pro and Arlo Pro 2 cameras work with all smart home systems, including Amazon Alexa, Google Home, SmartThings, Wink, and IFTTT.
  • Each item includes an outdoor mount, which is recommended in lieu of the interior magnetic mount.
  • You can arrange (geofencing) the cameras to arm automatically when you leave the house.
  • You can configure each camera to send you an email message when sound or motion is detected.
  • The size of the external camera is the same. You may customize the appearance of either camera by using numerous skins.

FAQ

Does Arlo 3 camera work with Arlo 2 base?

The Arlo Pro 3 cameras are compatible with the Arlo Pro 2 base station and original Arlo. The resolution of the videos is higher on the Arlo Pro 2 than on the Arlo Pro 1. The geofencing feature is also improved on the Arlo Pro3. You do not need to purchase a new Arlo base in order to use the Arlo 3 camera. The battery life of the Arlo 3 camera is approximately twice as long as that of the original Arlo cameras. The resolution of the footage recorded by the Arlo 3 camera is higher than that of the original Arlos.

Do all Arlo cameras work with all base stations?

All Arlo wireless cameras are compatible with all Arlo base stations. The Arlo Pro 2 cameras will work just fine on an Arlo Pro system, as such the Arlo Pro will work on an Arlo Pro 2 system. In fact, all 3 base stations are compatible with any of the cameras.

Some Arlo cameras may not work with all base stations. There is a firmware update available for some Arlo cameras that may fix this issue. If you have an Arlo camera that does not work with one of your base stations, you can try to upgrade the firmware on the camera. You should always consult the product documentation for your specific model to ensure compatibility

Does Arlo 3 camera work with Arlo Pro base?

Yes, Arlo 3 camera works with the Arlo Pro base station. To use the Arlo 3 camera with an Arlo Pro base, you will first need to remove the old base station from your account. All synced cameras will get disconnected. In short, all the settings linked to your previous cameras will be erased.

Can you use an Arlo Pro 2 with the Arlo Pro base?

Yes, you can use an Arlo Pro 2 with the Arlo Pro base. Both the Arlo Pro and the Arlo Pro 2 have two-way communication with a speaker and microphone built-in.

The Arlo cameras both have night vision capabilities. Seven days of cloud storage is available for free (Unless you opt for the paid continuous recording option of the Arlo Pro 2). You can schedule ( geofencing ) to automatically arm the cameras when you leave home. You can have each of the cameras send you a notification for triggered sound and motion events.

You save money this way.


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