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.
Improvements in Arlo App 3.5.8:
- Support Center has new tools available to get help for any of your devices
- General stability and performance improvements
- General bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
Arlo box and four cameras
The hook up was awesomely easy. Mounting and adjusting cameras was easy. Had to charge batteries first. They last months if you just look at the recorded alerts. Pairing was seem less. Range is good. I have not had any issues with durability. The night vision works well. I have tested the voice and speakers, not loud but works. They do pick up movement from 100yds or more. The high way in front of the house with trucks going by will set the cameras to record. The bugs and bees, tall weeds or tree branches blowing in the wind and birds will also be picked up on the motion. I was not able to set the camera view where I wanted due to the sensitivity of the motion sensor. I like that the cameras have a wide view. The video is clear. The alert is quick. You can stream the Video as the event is happening. The volume of the speaker is good. My internet cable broke off the house in a storm. The cable company came and harried it in the yard and the camera came right back when they hooked the cable back up. I did not have to be there to reset anything. One west ward facing camera had dew on it and the picture was foggy. This only happened once. I would buy this system again. I would tell my family and friends to purchase this system. I know that the motion sensitivity can be changed if you buy the subscription, and you cannot turn off any one of the cameras that is always giving you false alerts. You have to turn off all alerts .
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.
Excellent video; app not so much
When the system is working it works beautifully providing excellent video quality! I have two concerns that bother me somewhat: I have to reload the app several times a month when recorded events are cataloged but the video is brown and won’t play. After deleting the app and reloading it works well. I would prefer that the activity detection actually works when I’m running on battery power. If it did just limit activity detection to the activity zone that would be fantastic however any movement anywhere in the field of view whatsoever triggers a recording. That’s not all bad but I would prefer that it worked properly on battery power. A couple of times now I’ve had a problem with the hub going off line and others around the country have told me that their hubs were off/disabled at the same time so apparently there is some sort of system problem at all those facilities somewhere. I thought my hub was bad; nothing I tried worked even though I followed support instructions implicitly for a couple of hours each time. Don’t get me wrong though. I wouldn’t trade for my system. I just wish these little things were properly addressed and fixed fairly soon. Otherwise I certainly would have given a five star rating versus three stars. I chose Arlo because I found Netgear equipment to be outstanding and I’ve had very little experience with competitive equipment.
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- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
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English, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian Bokmål, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese
- Age Rating
- This app may use your location even when it isn’t open, which can decrease battery life.
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.