Arlo Smart Home Security Camera Review

Arlo Smart Home Security Camera Review

It is now even easier to install home surveillance systems especially with the proliferation of WiFi cameras The main issue with these cameras is that they require Ac power source meaning they can only be used indoors This problem has been overcome by the introduction of Arlo security system from Netgear It is designed to overcome the limitation by using batterypowered cameras that are linked to the base station via a WiFi network They offer very sharp video output and are very easy to install they however dont offer audio to conserve the power neither can you pan and zoom

Pros
Completely wireless
Small size camera design
Easy to install
Excellent quality color and night vision video
Free cloud storage
Weatherproof
Easy to use apps
Customization notification

Cons
Lacks audio recording
No dynamic zoom tilt and pan functions
Night vision has no color
Cameras secured on mount by magnets hence easy to steal
When you exceed 5 cameras you have to pay a monthly cloud storage fees of 999
Free recording is only for 7 days
In high temperatures the battery level indicator may wrongly how low battery

Unboxing

When you receive your brand new Arlo security system the first thing is to hurriedly unbox it It is however advised that you carefully and systematically take the contents apart in preparation to install in order to avoid any damage to the cameras or base station If you are not confident enough to open the box consider watching a video that shows how to unbox the package as carefully as possible They will also guide you on how to install and setup the entire system without a glitch juts like an expert

Contents of the box
US power plug with both EU and UK adapter
Ethernet cable
Wall plugs
8 lithium 123batteries
4 wall mounts
The base station for the cameras
2 wireless cameras with a standard camera mount an alternative to the magnetic mount

Design Highlights

The Arlo Smart home security camera review has a wonderful design The package includes two cameras the base station Ethernet cable and 8 lithium batteries four for each camera It is possible to purchase a single camera set for 19999 and get additional cameras at 15999 each and ad them to the base station

It is equipped with 4 semiround metallic mounting accessories that can be attached to the wall with the provided screws and dry wall anchors The cameras have powerful magnets at the back of the housing for attaching them to the mounting devices without needing any screws or any hardware Any flat surface or the refrigerator can serve as a mounting point for the camera

Both the cameras and the base station housing are done in a glossy white finish making them very beautiful The cameras are 25 x16 x 28 inches and weighs 4 ounces They are IP65 waterproof rated meaning they can be used outdoors in the rain and can manage temperatures from 14 to 122 degrees F to withstand the most extreme outdoors weather conditions


Technical Features

Important features

WiFi communication

The cameras communicates with the base station via a WiFi network with a maximum range of 300 feet Walls and other structures are known to diminish this distance

Base station

Measuring 65 x 85 x 23 inches the white base station has a LAN port 2 USB ports a power button 5 LED status indicators power jack at the back and reset switch Its smart home and USB indicators are reserved for use in the future to manage your home mat features in addition to the surveillance cameras

Apps

The Arlo app for iOS and Android and a web portal to allow logging in and managing your cameras from your browser anywhere you are The opened app presents you with a split screen showing each camera and the last image captured Each screen shows the camera name date and time and its battery level It also shows the motion detection icon and WiFi indicator You have to pres the play button for it to record live this will continue till you leave the app This video on demand fea

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