Arlo is the worldwide leader in Smart Home Security, and the creator of the world’s first ever 100% wire-free, weatherproof 4K UHD security camera.
Arlo security devices make it simple to protect and connect what matters most. Stream live video, play recorded clips, easily arm and disarm your system, and stay aware of what’s happening. And, with Arlo Smart and Rich Notifications, take immediate action on alerts without unlocking your phone.
Arlo even works with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, SmartThings and IFTTT so you can build a safer and smarter home.
Updates in Arlo Secure 3.6.8 include general stability and performance improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
It’s amazing, the quality it really really clear and so it the audio. It has only started recording a bit late when someone approaches the door like 3 times since I got it 4 months ago and people come and go to my house including package delivery about 20-25 times a day at least, no exaggeration. The only thing holding back from 5 star is that when someone rings the doorbell, it takes it like 45 seconds to connect to my phone before I can start talking to them and there’s a pretty major delay every single time I’ve done it. It could be my Internet though so I don’t wanna fault it too much in that department. I’ve also opted to hardwire it to my existing doorbell but no matter what I’ve tried, I’ve been unable to successfully get it to chime. Even in the app, it’s just gray and I can’t do it. Luckily though my phone rings whenever someone rings the bell, but like I said it takes like 45 seconds to fully connect to interact with whoever is ringing the bell which doesn’t sound like long, but it is when you’re sitting there waiting for it to load. Luckily though, Arlo pairs super easily with my Alexa device so whenever someone rings the doorbell and I’m not home, but others are home who do not have the Arlo app, Alexa announces on all devices that someone is ringing the doorbell and she makes a doorbell sound. It’s great
Brings peace of mind
We have had a three camera system up for over 6 months. The cameras have worked amazing, even in negative winter temperatures in northern Wisconsin, (way north). The two outside cameras that are exposed to full weather and temperatures have only had problems when we were -30 degrees and lower. They will shutdown if to cold, but come back on when it warms up. The third camera is protected a little more and it doesn’t get any colder than 35 degrees and has had no problems. Strong wifi is needed to support the system. We are currently using Starlink satellite and have no problems with delay or coverage.
The video clarity is very good and the stored video library has been helpful on several occasions. We have a $9.99 monthly membership.
We recommend buying the official Arlo power cords to plug-in if your cameras will have a lot of activity. Otherwise you will be changing/charging your battery, (XL battery), every three days. The two cameras that have extensive activity for detection we have hooked up to Arlo outdoor power cords. The one camera that has very little activity, the battery goes several months between charges. Other family members also have Arlo cameras and they are very happy too.
Random pros are we have been able to monitor weather conditions while away from home, get great video of wildlife and monitor people that may be up to no good, but see our security cameras. We have no cons.
Great Video Quality but Beware of Ad Creep
My wife and I use Arlo Baby primary on our smartphones.
Pros: We are impressed with the video quality. We use the music and light features to stimulate our baby before he gets out of his crib. This is a part of his morning daily routine which allows him to ease into getting up and give us a few extra minutes to get his bottle ready. Also being able to view the room from anywhere on your smart devices when you are away from the home is a clear advantage from other stand-alone baby monitors. This comes in handy when you have a babysitter for a night out or might be doing work around the house in areas where wifi signal is week or non-existent.
Cons: The live feed does take a few seconds to load (10-20 sec) which may not seem like a lot but can sometimes be frustrating when you just want to pop-in to take a quick look at your little one. The most annoying thing about the app is that every 10th time you open the app there is an ad to promote some paid Arlo premium feature like Arlo smart. Before you can view the live feed of the room you have to click past it. I find this to be a major turn off and considering regulate two-way monitors don’t do this, it sets Arlo baby a part, in a negative way. I haven’t found a way to opt out of seeing these Ads but I would suggest to Arlo to at least provide such a way to do so or stop the Ad creep altogether.
Developer Response ,
Thanks for sharing your experience with the Arlo app. If you're not able to view your live feed properly, refer to this article to learn how to troubleshoot: https://kb.arlo.com/1124. If you need further assistance, please contact our support team at https://support.arlo.com. Our team will be more than happy to help you further.
And your feedback about seeing advertisements will be provided to our development team. We appreciate your patience and understanding.
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