Arlo Home Secrity Cameras?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by tardman91, Dec 26, 2016.

  1. tardman91 macrumors 65816


    Oct 21, 2009
    Tampa Area, FL
    I'm in the market for some wireless home security cameras and I think I'm most interested in the Arlo cameras from Netgear. My wife got me a wired system that I returned this morning. My attic is not very accessible and I don't feel like messing with wires, or having to plug the cameras in. Does anyone use Arlo? Happy/not happy? Other alternatives I should consider? Looking for at least 3 cameras in the $3-400 range, or lower if something better is available.
  2. AngerDanger, Dec 26, 2016
    Last edited: Dec 26, 2016

    AngerDanger macrumors 68040


    Dec 9, 2008
    Although I'm not in the market for or owner of an Arlo camera, my favorite YouTuber made a rather fantastic review of the device (which I was watching last night, coincidentally). It's very long but very thorough, so to supplement the discussion, here it is:

  3. rick snagwell macrumors 68040

    rick snagwell

    Feb 12, 2011
    oceanside, ca
    own two arlo cameras, purchased at costco when they were on sale for 199$.

    love them.

    still on first set of batteries that they came with, and i am using the 'high def' setting that will suck batteries more. the motion feature is very good as well as editing the different settings.

    night time viewing kinda sucked, so i put a led spotlight on my driveway and it turns on with motion as well as the arlo cam, which could def makeout a face of good profile of a person if needed.

    easy to install and VERY portable. i recommend them.
  4. Phil A. Moderator

    Phil A.

    Staff Member

    Apr 2, 2006
    Shropshire, UK
    I love the Arlo cameras - we've got 5 of them and never had a problem in the 6 months we've had them: they're all still on their first set of batteries too

    The only thing to be aware of is they only record on movement, not continuously so if that's a feature you want, they're a non starter, but if they fit your requirements, I'd highly recommend them

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