ArloThe company has started implementing a new policy regarding the end of life for its security cameras. as users Reported on Reddit (Through 9to5GoogleThe company has sent emails to announce the new policy. The first products to be affected are the Gen 3 cameras (VMC3030), and the Pro cameras (VMC4030), both of which were released in 2014. Starting April 1, 2023, the two models will be unable to access the seven-day free Arlo cloud storage package with their cameras. They will also be among the first to stop receiving security and firmware updates as well as bug fixes.
That is what you should do. full ad(PDF). Arlo made it clear that its cameras will be recalled four years after they were last manufactured. Following the precedent set by the previous two models, the next Arlo cameras that will be affected by updates and features are the Arlo Baby and Pro 2 (VMC4030P), the Q (VMC3040P), and the Q+ (VMC3040S). It will be discontinued on January 1, 2024. The company will also cease support for the Arlo lights (ALS1101) or Audio doorbell (AAD1001) at the same time.
Users don’t have the obligation to dispose of the cameras once they arrive. They can use the cameras to stream live video and to store clips locally with compatible Arlo base station. To access cloud storage, they will need to subscribe to Arlo’s Secure service. Cameras will lose features over time as they won’t be able to get firmware updates.
Arlo will also be removing email notifications and E911 emergency phone service from its products on April 1st. Old video storage on AWS S3 will also be phased out on January 1st in 2024. The company promised to provide 30 days’ notice. However, the company will give 30 days notice to those affected by EOL.
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