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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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Panasonic has hidden a smart-home camera inside this discreet floor lamp

Smart home security cameras are great, but having a home full of surveillance gear starts looking creepy, fast. Panasonic has come up with a new idea to help hide cameras in plain sight, as it opens crowdfunding for the HomeHawk Floor: Camera and Ambient Light. This two-in-one camera and light debuted at CES 2019 and is now available for early adopters through Indiegogo until February 22.

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Arlo Ultra cameras will also come in black

Former Netgear subsidiary Arlo has started shipping its new 4K Arlo Ultra camera system, which includes a new body design. That's not the only physical change. All Arlo cameras until now have been white, but it looks like the Arlo will offer a black version as well.

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Arlo Pro two-camera bundle on sale for $230 ($190 off), the lowest price ever

Arlo is set to launch the 4K Arlo Ultra in the coming weeks, so its older cameras are coming down in price. The Arlo Pro system has been dropping exceptionally fast as it's about to be two generations old. It's still plenty capable, though. You can get the two-camera system for a mere $229.99 right now. That's the cheapest we've ever seen it.

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Arlo Pro 2 add-on camera drops to $152 ($68 off) on Amazon

Arlo is set to release a new 4K version of its home security cameras, but they're going to cost a pretty penny. If you don't need 4K resolution and you've got an existing Arlo setup, now could be the time to stock up on HD cameras. The Pro 2 add-on cameras are on sale for $151.80 at Amazon.

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[Update: Available later this month] Arlo announces the Arlo Ultra security camera with 4K HDR video, coming early 2019 starting at $400

Arlo, a recently spun-off Netgear business, has been making wireless security cameras for several years. We've covered the Arlo Pro and Arlo Pro 2 a lot because they're far and away the best fully wireless cameras on the market, but the current offerings top out at 1080p. That changes with the upcoming Arlo Ultra. These cameras, expected in early 2019, will sport 4K HDR video, a spotlight, color night vision, and more.

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Security camera maker Lighthouse shuts down, will refund camera purchases

Home security cameras are a booming business, but it's far from a sure thing. Camera maker Lighthouse has just announced that it's shutting down, so any Lighthouse cameras you may have around the house will stop working in just a few weeks. Luckily, the company is offering refunds on the hardware.

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[Update: Down to $259] Arlo Pro (first-gen) security camera 2-pack on sale for $275 (about $75 off)

Keeping a watchful eye on all areas of your home can be hard when power outlets aren't always available. There are battery-powered security cameras to help with that, and the best we've ever tested are the Arlo Pros. The first-gen Arlo Pro is on sale right now—the two-pack is about $275, which is the lowest price yet.

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Logitech Circle 2 security cameras are $80 off — wired for $99, wireless for $119

Home security used to be something you couldn't effectively do yourself, but recent advances in connected cameras and alarms have changed things. Home security cameras you can monitor yourself can be pretty affordable, especially with sales like this one: you can currently grab Logitech's Circle 2 security cameras for $80 off.

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