Arlo VMB4000

Base Station for Arlo, Arlo Pro & Arlo Pro 2 Certified Refurbished

Average rating:

(based upon one review)

The Arlo Base Station is a necessary accessory for supporting any Arlo HD, Arlo Pro and Arlo Pro 2 Security Cameras. This module can support up to five Arlo Cameras so that they can communicate with a local WIFI network and the Arlo Cloud Servers. Buy the Arlo Base Station from Alarm Grid.

This product has been discontinued and is no longer in stock.


The Arlo Base Station is a required accessory to use many of the Arlo Cameras, including the Arlo HD, Arlo Pro and Arlo Pro 2. The Arlo Cameras sync with the base station, and the base station connects to the internet on their behalf. They can then communicate with the Arlo Cloud Servers.

Connecting with the Arlo Cloud through the use of the Arlo Base Station is mandatory for getting virtually any functionality out of the Arlo App. This is a free app available for Android and iOS devices, and it serves as the central hub for controlling your Arlo Cameras. All set up and access is done through this app.

The Arlo Base Station uses the router in your home with a hardwired ethernet connection to complete this integration. Communication between the Arlo Base Station and the Arlo Cameras is done wirelessly. Additionally, the Arlo Base Station also allows for local video storage through a connected USB drive. One Arlo Base Station hub can support up to five Arlo Cameras.

Note: This is the certified refurbished version of the Arlo Base Station. It will work just as well as the new model. The new version can be purchased here.

Brand: Arlo

Good Refurbished Base Station
Submitted on 01/16/2020 Alarm Grid

The Arlo VMB4000 is the certified refurbished version of the Arlo Base Station. It works with any Arlo, Arlo Pro, or Arlo Pro 2 Camera, and it can support up to five (5) cameras in total. These cameras require an Arlo Base Station, and getting a refurbished model can be a great way to save some money. This module also allows for local storage through a USB drive, which can be very useful if you are looking for a convenient storage option for these cameras. However, you will need to use the Arlo App with this hub. Overall, we think the refurbished Arlo Base Station works great, and we give it a 5 Star rating.

There are many things we like about the Arlo VMB4000. Buying the refurbished model instead of the new model can be a great way to save money. We like the fact that the hub allows for local storage through a USB drive, as this provides an easy way to store captured footage. The fact that you can use up to five (5) cameras with the Base Station means that one module can likely support your entire camera setup. Just one Base Station will likely be all you need to start buying and setting up new Arlo Cameras. And there is a solid selection of Arlo Cameras you can use with the unit.

There aren't many downsides to the Arlo VMB4000. The device requires the use of the Arlo App. While we don't necessarily have any problems with the Arlo App, some users might not appreciate the lack of alternative options available. Also, some users might not like the fact that this hub is refurbished, and they may feel more comfortable buying the new model. Still, if you are looking to save money, then this refurbished Arlo Base Station can be a really nice selection. We give this product 5 Stars.

Good: Save Money w/ Refurbished, Local USB Drive Storage, Supports 5 Cameras, Multiple Arlo Camera Options

Bad: Requires Arlo App, Some Users May Want New Model

Bottom Line: 5 Stars

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