Arlo VMB4000 - Base Station for Arlo, Arlo Pro & Arlo Pro 2 Certified Refurbished Reviews
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