Smart Home Security: Netgear Arlo

netgear arlo home security camera

You look at your family and your home. You know you want them to be safe. You want them always out of harm’s way. You leave for work. You expect to come back to a smiling family. You want them in a home that is secure. But hope is not a strategy. The growing crime rates crosswise over urban communities mirror the astringent reality. Many individuals neglect the need of taking suitable home safety efforts. A burglary or theft can lead to devastating consequences. It can harm you in both emotionally and financially.  The financial loss may be recoverable. But the trauma inflicted on your family and yourself may last forever. So take a minute and think about this. Home security is a must for all.

Installing a home security camera system is easier than ever.

But most of these cameras still require an AC power source. This may not be an issue for indoor applications. Power outlets are usually plentiful. But for outdoor usage, it puts limitations. For this Netgear’s Arlo Security System is the best. It is a completely wire-free home surveillance camera system.  You can get it from specialised Home Security suppliers or from Online Dealers. It uses a pair of palm-sized, battery-powered cameras.  It also uses a base station to help you track motion in and around your home. You can view live and recorded video from your smart phone or PC. These neat-looking cameras are a cinch to install. You can place it just about anywhere. They deliver sharp daytime and nighttime video.

Main Features for Home Security

It is 100% Wire-Free. You can Place it anywhere. There are no cords or wiring hassles.  It is weatherproof. Rain or shine, hot or cold, Arlo Pro camera will brave it all. It has HD Quality video.  You can have live stream.  You can watch recordings in detail than ever before. It has 130° Viewing Angle. You can see more of every moment with a 130° wide-angle lens. It is Rechargeable. It has long lasting rechargeable batteries. Thankfully, it takes the expense out of uninterrupted security. It has 2-Way Audio.  You can Listen in and talk back through the built-in speaker and mic. You can command and control straight from your smart phone.

Advanced Features

It has advanced motion detection. It has wide-angle PIR motion sensor. It makes sure no movement will slip through without your notice. It has night vision. Integrated night vision automatically switches on at night.  You can have free cloud storage. You don’t have to pay for cloud storage. You can keep 7 days of motion and audio triggered recordings for free. You can have local backup storage.  You can connect a USB drive to the Arlo Pro base station for optional local backup storage. It has a smart siren, which can stop crime before it happens. It has a 100+ decibel siren. You can control it remotely. Motion and audio triggers it. It has flexible powering options. You can use it wire-free or plugged in. The choice is yours.

Installation and Performance

Installing the Arlo system is easy.. First, you plug in the base station. You connect it to your router. You wait for the Power and Internet LEDs to turn green. Then you download the app using the QR code found on the included instruction guide. You create an account using. You choose a service plan. Next, it is time to sync the cameras. You install the batteries in each camera. You have to hold the camera about a foot away from the base station. Then you press the Sync button on the base station and the Sync button on the camera. The blue LED on the camera blinks for about 20 seconds. After that it connects. Then it shows up on your camera list.

The Arlo camera delivers a sharp 720p picture with good color quality. It has a trace of barreling around the edges. Black-and-white night vision video is sharp. But detail becomes muddy at around the 20-foot mark. The 2-3 second lags between live actions.

Pros & Cons

It is completely wireless, small form factor cameras. It is easy to install. It has Good color and night vision video quality. IT has free cloud storage. It is weatherproof. It is easy to setup. It is easy to move cameras. It has wide field of view. Motion detection sends alert to email almost instantly.

There is no audio recording. It lacks dynamic pan, tilt, and zoom functions. You can view live feed with maybe 2-4 second lag. Night vision is not that great. It is better to have flood light.

App works well. Battery life is extremely good. The motion detection feature worked beautifully. Email and push notifications are consistent with motion triggers.

In summary …

The lack of a conveniently located power source has kept you from installing surveillance cameras.  The Netgear Arlo Security system is for you. These neat little Wi-Fi cameras run on batteries. You can install just about anywhere. And you can monitor activity in and around your home. They deliver sharp video. They will detect and record motion. Then they save it to the cloud. They are also built to withstand the elements. The only gripes have to do with the lack of audio support and dynamic pan, tilt, and zoom capabilities. .But I believe longer battery life is an equitable trade-off. With Netgear’s Arlo Security System, you can place wireless cameras just about anywhere to keep tabs on your home. But you are trading some functionality for battery power.