Arlo Pro | Rechargeable Wireless Security Camera
Arlo Pro 3 is my new favorite outdoor. 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
- that (mostly) correctly differentiate among different types of motion
- A siren built into the camera
- A USB drive in the hub for local storage
- , and 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, you can buy Arlo Pro 3s as standalone cameras for $200 each.
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(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 solidand 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 and .
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Arlo Pro Vs Arlo Pro 2
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.
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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.
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