Arlo Pro | Rechargeable Wireless Security Camera

Arlo Pro 3 is my new favorite outdoor home security camera. Its performance, design, features and overall value add up to a solid product worth strong consideration. Here are the highlights that make the Arlo Pro 3 worthy of CNET’s Editors’ Choice Award:

  • Excellent 2K live streaming and recorded saved clips
  • Smart alerts that (mostly) correctly differentiate among different types of motion
  • A siren built into the camera
  • A USB drive in the hub for local storage
  • AlexaGoogle Assistant and Siri support

Yes, at $500 for a camera two-pack, plus the requisite hub, you’re going to spend a lot of money on the Arlo Pro 3 (I really wish Arlo sold a one-camera kit with a hub). But if you have the money and you’re looking for a great outdoor home security camera, the Arlo Pro 3 is a great bet. And, if you already own a hub from a previous Arlo purchase, you can buy Arlo Pro 3s as standalone cameras for $200 each.

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Arlo Pro 2

The $480 Arlo Pro 2 kit is the latest option for anyone looking for a pair of outdoor-friendly wireless security cameras that can operate without the need to be plugged into an AC outlet. The set includes two rechargeable outdoor security cameras and a base station you connect to your Wi-Fi router. The battery-powered cameras are weatherproof and designed to go outside — as far as your Wi-Fi network will allow. If you subscribe to an Arlo Smart cloud plan (at extra cost), you can get alerts when the cameras see a person (versus a car or your neighbor’s cat) — and motion detection zones to the mix for added security.

The Arlo Pro 2 cams offer 1080p HD live streaming, which improves on the already solid Arlo and Arlo Pro models that delivered lower-resolution 720p HD video. They’re versatile and responsive cameras with a generous seven days of free event-based cloud storage and support for Alexa and Google Assistant.

Netgear Arlo Pro

Arlo Technologies is a home automation company, which makes wireless security cameras. Arlo was considered a brand by Netgear, prior to its initial public offering on the New York Stock Exchange in August 2018.

Arlo Pro Camera

Expand your Arlo security system with this 100% wire-free HD camera with 2-way audio, motion detection, night vision, and a rechargeable battery. Security so simple—just place Arlo IP65 certified weather-resistant cameras wherever you need them to cover every angle and keep your home safe and protected The Arlo Pro add-on camera is compatible with both Arlo Pro base station and the original Arlo base station.

What’s Included:

  • (1) Arlo Pro smart security cameras
  • (1) Arlo Pro rechargeable battery
  • (1) Power adapter
  • (1) Power cable
  • (1) Wall mount
  • (1) Wall mount screw set
  • (1) Quick start guide
  • (1) Window decal

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Arlo Pro Vs Arlo Pro 2

Arlo Pro

The Arlo Pro is a step down from the Pro 2, returning to 720p video capture, the same as the standard Arlo camera below. It does offer motion and audio detection, as well as having night vision.

The Arlo uses rechargeable batteries, which is a big advantage over the standard Arlo cameras that use disposable batteries which add to the ongoing costs. The Arlo can also be connected to power.

Again, it uses the same hub as the Arlo 2, offering a siren and local video storage.

Arlo Pro 2

Arlo Pro 2 offers 1080p video capture, a step up from the Arlo Pro. It offers two-way audio, but the field of view isn’t quite as wide as the Arlo Ultra and night vision is in black and white. It will give you motion or audio detection.

The Arlo can also be used to record video 24/7 as well as use trigger zones when used indoor with a permanent power connection. Otherwise, it uses rechargeable batteries.

Arlo 2 basically offers the same features as Arlo, the big differences being quality and the option for detection zones. If you do want detection zones, you’ll also need an Arlo Smart plan, which provides AI features, with a monthly cost.

There’s a siren in the hub for the Arlo 2 – the same hub as the Arlo uses. It also offers local storage of video files.

Arlo Pro Review

The Good The $500 Arlo 3 comes in a two-camera pack, along with a required hub. Older Arlo hubs work with this system too and add-on individual cams cost $200 each. The Pro 3 has a built-in siren and works with Alexa and Google Assistant. A USB drive in the hub handles local storage. The 2K streaming is stellar (assuming your Wi-Fi connection is solid).

The Bad It’s expensive, and unlike the Arlo 2 and Ultra cameras, the Arlo 3 doesn’t come in a one-pack kit with a hub. So, if you don’t have a hub, you have to get the pricey $500 two-pack.

The Bottom Line The Arlo 3 has crisp live streaming, fast alerts and a wide range of advanced features that set it apart from other outdoor security cameras. If you have the money to spend, the Arlo 3 should be at the top of your list.

What Is The Difference Between Arlo And Arlo Pro?

Both devices have great cameras. The difference between Arlo and Arlo Pro is that Arlo Pro has a better battery life and does not require maintenance. If you already have the Arlo cameras, you can just get yourself a new Arlo Pro base station, as the camera is fully compatible and works seamlessly.

How Long Do Arlo Pro Batteries Last?

The batteries in your Arlo Pro or Arlo Wire-Free camera last for about four to six months with normal usage, which is about five minutes of recordings a day. The batteries in your Arlo Go camera last for about two to three months with normal usage, which is about five minutes of recordings a day.

How Much Does Arlo Cost Per Month?

The Base service is free, the Premier service costs $9.99 per month or $99 annually, and the Elite service costs $14.99 per month or $149 annually. Setting up the Arlo camera system is very simple, which of course makes it appealing for home use or small offices lacking IT resources.

How Does Arlo Pro Work?

Arlo lets you record video with audio, send alerts triggered by sound, and even talk through the camera’s speaker using the Arlo app. Like motion detection sensitivity, the audio detection sensitivity can be adjusted in a camera’s rules using the Arlo app or the web interface.