Arlo's security cameras are getting more popular thanks to wide availability and simplicity. And the company is embracing that simplicity with its latest change to its cloud subscription plans. Some people will like the expansions since they offer recording for more cameras. But if you're particularly worried about emergency services, you might be paying a little more.
Security cameras are all the rage these days, but you probably don't need six of them spread all over your house. A simple camera at the front door does the job well, and pairing it with a doorbell keeps you notified about who might be on your front porch. If you've been waiting to upgrade your doorbell, you can pick up a refurbished Arlo Essential Video Doorbell for only $68 from eBay.
If you're a fan of Arlo's line of smart home camera equipment, you've probably been waiting for a few of its features to catch up to the likes of Nest. Today one of them does, at least if you're a subscriber to the Arlo Smart premium package. With the latest app update, you can see animated video previews in the notification for Arlo cameras and video doorbells.
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I'm not sure about you, but there's nothing that sends a chill down my spine like someone ringing the doorbell. It's a necessary evil in our modern lives, but the modern world has also alleviated some of the stress—cloud-connected smart video doorbells are pretty much a revelation if you've never experienced one. You'll know every time someone is at the door, be able to check for packages without getting up from your couch, and avoid pesky door-to-door solicitors (when we have those again). Arlo, Nest, and Ring all have compelling options, but there's one we think is the best choice for most people, especially if you're using an Android phone and a Google-powered smart display like the Nest Hub.
Arlo is one of the leading smart home security companies out there, and its companion app is what you need to make the most of the hardware. While the iOS version of it has had a dark mode for a couple of years now, it's been woefully absent from the Android app. Fortunately, that's changing with the latest update.
Arlo is known in the security camera space for making very good, very expensive products. The Ultra line in particular, with its 4K HDR capabilities, is notoriously pricey. Though it's been replaced by the newer Ultra 2, the original Arlo Ultra is still a very capable camera, and you can get cameras and kits starting at just $110 today on Woot.
Here's a little secret, it's pretty common for anything announced at CES to have at least one twin. You've probably already seen the new touchless video doorbell by Alarm.com, but it's not alone in keeping grubby hands off your home. Arlo is also getting in on the game with its own no-touch model.
Spotlight cameras are one of the best ways to keep an eye out after dark, and Arlo makes some of the best options on the market. The Arlo Pro 3 offers impressive 2K video quality with HDR and an integrated spotlight. And if one is good, three is even better, right? Amazon currently has a 3-pack on sale now for just $399.99 — a savings of about $130 off the usual price.
Arlo is one of the most respected names in smart home security. We called the Arlo Pro 2 the "best wireless camera" when we reviewed it back in 2018, and it still holds up today. Right now, Amazon is offering a single-camera kit that includes the hub, camera, and mounting accessory for just $89.99 — a full 32% off the normal price of $131.94.
Turning your house into a smart home can be expensive, so taking advantage of special offers and price reductions is vital. Amazon is selling the Arlo Video Doorbell for $100 ($30) off right now, so if you're in the market for one, now is a good time to buy.