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[Update: Get four for $350] Secure your home with a three-camera Arlo Pro pack for just $300 ($280 off)

At the age of 4K screens and videos, 720p cameras almost seem outdated. Despite a lower image quality, they're still perfectly capable and way better than old-school CCTV systems. However, as new products with sharper pictures come out, the price of first-gen Arlo Pro cameras keeps dropping and has hit one of the lowest it's ever been, with a three-pack selling for $300, instead the $580 MSRP.

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Amazon announces Blink XT2 wireless security camera with two-year battery life

Amazon is deep into this smart home thing—it has Ring with video doorbells, cameras, and security sensors, but there's also Blink. Amazon scooped up Blink in 2017, and now it has revealed the new XT2 camera. It promises two years of usage on one set of batteries and includes more features than the previous Blink XT.

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[Update: Now $139] Keep an eye on your little ones with the Arlo Baby Monitor for $145 ($55 off)

If you're going to have a smart baby monitor, it ought to be from a reputable brand. Arlo is as big a name as they come in the connected camera space, and its adorable baby monitor has fallen all the way to $145 on Amazon, $55 off its MSRP.

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Arlo will finally release the video doorbell it should have in the first place

Security camera maker Arlo took a half-step outside of its usual fare when it introduced its Audio Doorbell and Chime last year. We tested the package out and found that it did its job, just at the wrong price. Add the fact that doorbells with cameras in them have been the rage for a long, long time and it seems like Arlo has been missing out big time. Well, the company has announced, among other things, that it will indeed release a video doorbell sometime in the future.

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Arlo Ultra security cameras are available again following firmware updates

The Arlo Ultra 4k cameras initially launched at Best Buy early this year, but the company seemed to pull back following reports of widespread problems. Today, Arlo Ultra returns to Best Buy, and it launches for the first time at Amazon. It's gotten several firmware updates over the past few weeks that should address the issues that plagued the launch.

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The Arlo Pro 2 1080p two-camera system is down to $338 ($48 off)

Arlo's smart security cameras are a fan favorite, but they sure can get pricey. If you're looking to start your kit without taking out a second mortgage on the house you're trying to keep an eye on, here's a deal for ya: you can currently grab two Arlo Pro 2 1080p cameras plus the required base station for $338, nearly $50 off what Amazon's been charging lately.

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[Update: Still available for now] Arlo seemingly axes annual camera subscription options

Arlo has traditionally offered a great value in its cloud storage plans, but that value might be taking a hit today. The Arlo website seems to have been updated to remove the annual camera subscription options. All you have left now are the slightly more spendy monthly plans.

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Ring 'Neighborhoods' program asks users to share their camera feeds with police

Ring is rolling out a new crime-fighting initiative today as part of its Neighborhoods portal, which was previously only open to users. Now, Ring has a special version of Neighborhoods for law enforcement, allowing officers to see local alerts from Ring users and request access to your videos. The facts of this story are less crazy than some of the headlines would lead you to believe, but there are still a number of troubling aspects.

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Arlo Ultra launch is a mess: Suspended sales, cloud storage price hikes, and persistent bugs

Arlo announced the Arlo Ultra 4K camera system late last year, and we got a closer look at the cameras during CES in January. Arlo needed a hit after a disappointing fourth quarter, but the Ultra cameras aren't off to a great start. Best Buy has apparently halted sales of the cameras following negative reviews and customer complaints.

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Amazon's deals for Valentine's include the cheap $20 Echo Input, $70 2nd gen Echo, and $100 Spot

Just a few days after Google's "Dump your valentine" discount, Amazon has come up with its own deals, in time for February 14. These offers are more relevant, though, and are worth considering if you're short of gift ideas. Most of the giant's connected home devices are on sale, including Echo speakers and smart displays, Fire TVs, cameras, and even Kindles.

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