All Arlo video recordings are stored to the cloud, but you can connect an SD card to your Arlo Go or Arlo Q Plus camera and use the SD card as a second location to store Arlo recordings locally. Local storage to an SD card cannot be used on its own as a substitute for cloud recording.
If you need to set up local storage on your Arlo Go camera for the first time, visit How do I set up local backup SD card storage on my Arlo Go camera?.
To view videos saved on a local storage SD card, you must remove the SD card from your Arlo Go or Arlo Q Plus camera. Always eject SD cards safely in your camera's settings, as described in this article. After you eject an SD card, cloud recording is still enabled, but SD card recording is disabled as soon as you remove the SD card.
To view the files on your SD card, you need an SD card reader, often called a memory card reader. Most computers do not come equipped with an SD card reader, but many inexpensive readers are available with standard USB or Micro USB connectors. If you purchase an SD card reader, make sure that you choose one that can read Micro SD cards.
To view videos saved on a local storage SD card:
For more information about using an SD card for local backup storage on your Arlo Go camera, visit the following knowledge base articles: