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As a family we are normally on the go, in and out of the house. It could be Cheyenne coming over to visit, Jaden going to music lessons, or Wyatt coming home late from work. The front door can be a revolving door at times. So it gives us a peace of mind knowing the Netgear Arlo is watching over the house.
The Netgear Arlo (Video Monitoring & Security: Arlo Wire-Free HD Security Cameras (2-pack) (SKU: 1670001)) is the first home security system to provide 100% wireless, with high-definition monitoring capabilities. It does it remarkably well and comes with a surprisingly large feature set. It is great when Staci and I are travelling we can still check in on the kids with multiple cameras.
— Colby Shipwash (@dodomesticdad) March 18, 2016
Up until now, battery-powered DIY home security systems have had to sacrifice numerous features to ensure you’re not swapping batteries constantly. For example, no live streaming of video, and low-resolution video quality are the norm. The Arlo’s feature list reads like it was designed to be fully wired, but it’s in fact 100% wire free. Depending on your usage, even battery life doesn’t have to be an issue.
Ease of set-up is a major plus for this system. Because cameras are attached to magnetic mounts, it only takes a few minutes to get up and running. Simply connect the base station to your WiFi router, sync the cameras, and open the free Arlo app. Voila! you’re done.
The simple setup and portability of the cameras allows you to change their location at any time. This versatility means its range of uses is far greater than most other home monitoring systems. Whether you need to keep an eye on an elderly parent, a sleeping child, or a pet, repositioning the cameras is literally a snap.
Arlo’s cloud storage capabilities are also a great selling point. Video footage is stored in the cloud, where you can view and share the footage for up to seven days. You can also sync as many as fifteen cameras to a single account. With 200mb of storage capacity, and optional upgrades to even higher capacities, space is never a problem, either.
To sum up: If you’re looking for a wireless DIY home security system, the Netgear Arlo is a compelling choice. With its simple setup, rich feature set, adaptability, and wide range of uses, you owe it to take a close look at the system. It comes highly recommended.