Arlo Pro 2 Wireless Security Camera Without Subscription – 1080p Security Camera with Night Vision
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When I was looking for a home security camera I wanted one that didn’t have a subscription fee for video storage or monitoring. After doing some research I ended up choosing the Netgear Arlo Pro 2 wireless security camera system. The Arlo Pro 2 offers 7 days of free cloud storage on the free plan with the ability to download and save videos for use later. I saw that the 2 camera kit was on sale so that’s what I ended up buying.
The Arlo Pro 2 camera is compact, waterproof and has 1080p resolution and night vision built in. Mounting is super easy with the magnetic nub. It’s really strong so there’s risk of it falling off. But on the back there’s an optional quarter inch mounting hole and USB port for charging and full-time powered operation. The Arlo Pro 2 cameras are IP65 certified waterproof and has a rubber seal around the door. And rechargeable batteries last 3-6 months between charges depending on usage. But you can also have these cameras plugged in all the time.
There’s a speaker and microphone on the bottom of the camera as well as a rubberized pad if you want to set the camera on a shelf without scratching the surface. The Arlo Pro 2 system uses a central hub which connects up to 5 cameras on the free basic plan. The hub needs to be plugged into your internet router with an ethernet cable for it to work. And anytime when you first power up the hub it can take up to 3 minutes before the hub boots up and connects to the internet. So be patient and wait until the center LED glows solid green.
Everything is then run through the Arlo app which is available for iOS or Android.
To mount the camera, use one of the included screws on any wall. You only need one for the magnetic nub. Then simply slip the nub over the screw and slide down. The camera then just sticks on and can be mounted in 45 degree angles at the max with this mount.
In Live View mode in the Arlo app, I can take a picture, manually start recording video and also speak through the microphone. In intercom mode just hold the microphone button down to talk.
When motion is detected on the camera, the system starts recording until the motion stops and the videos will be stored in the Library in the Arlo app. If there’s a video that needs to be saved for more than 7 days it can be downloaded to the phone where you can share it or transfer it to your computer.
Overall I’m really enjoying the Arlo Pro 2 security camera system. The free cloud recording is what attracted me but the Arlo system is one of the more expensive systems on the market. You can start with a two camera kit like I did and then add more cameras as needed. Additional cameras are about $180 each. And if the cameras are plugged in you can have 24/7 video recording with a premium subscription plan. But for me, the free basic plan is exactly what I need.
There are a few disadvantages that I found with the Arlo Pro 2 system. It’s expensive and doesn’t include basic accessories that I’d want. Like the longer power cables or a mounts that are more flexible or secure. So be prepared to spend even a bit more to be able to build the system that fits you!
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