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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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Amazon's Ring reportedly gave unrestricted camera access to employees

It might be time to throw your Ring cameras in the garbage. Amazon purchased Ring in 2017, and the company's smart home security cameras and locks have continued to be incredibly popular. In fact, the Ring Doorbell 2 was one of the best-selling smart home devices on Amazon during the 2018 holiday season. However, reports from The Information and The Intercept claim that Ring gave unfiltered access to all customer video footage to its R&D facility and some employees.

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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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Arlo announces new Security System, Works With Arlo program with partners like Sonos and Hue

Arlo is at CES 2019 with a few interesting announcements. The security camera maker is expanding its portfolio with more integrations and a new security system.

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TP-Link Kasa announces smart video doorbells, in-wall outlets, light switches, and more

TP-Link sells a plenty of smart home devices under its Kasa brand, like the power strip we recently reviewed, an outdoor camera, various outlets, and more. All of them connect to the internet over Wi-Fi, instead of a dedicated hub, and all of them can be managed from the Kasa app. TP-Link has now announced seven more smart home products, including a video doorbell, an in-wall power outlet, and even a light switch with a voice assistant.

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Logi Circle 2 bundle with 2 wireless cameras and 1 wired down to $300 ($200 off)

When it comes to security cameras, there are three brands I currently look at as leading the pack in terms of raw features and integrations with other smart home equipment: Nest, Arlo, and Logi. Today you can get a great deal on the latter, so if you still haven't picked a camp or you're not happy with your current setup, you should take a look at this Logi Circle 2 bundle.

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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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Arlo CEO teases upcoming app enhancements such as widgets, 2FA, and temporary notification muting

Connected security cameras from Arlo are some of the best on the market — Ryan called the Pro 2 the best wireless camera in his review, despite a couple of drawbacks. With Cyber Monday deals you can still get some substantial discounts on Arlo products (like at Amazon and Costco), and thanks to a tweet from the company's CEO, there will soon be even more features to make it worth your while.

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[Update: Now live] Arlo adding animal, vehicle, and package detection to Arlo Smart plans

Arlo's cameras didn't have any of the AI-powered features of their wired competitors for a long time, but the company started testing those capabilities in 2017. Arlo Smart finally rolled out earlier this year, but it was missing some of the detection features from the beta. Now, the compnay appears to have worked out the issues and plans to add several more detection capabilities to Arlo Smart soon.

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Arlo Pro 2 two-camera kit down to $378 on Amazon ($102 off)

You'll have a tough time finding a wireless security camera setup that beats Netgear's Arlo Pro 2 bundles. As with most top-of-the-line products, the Arlo 2 usually costs you a pretty penny, but Amazon is selling the two-camera pack for just $378 right now. That isn't exactly cheap, but it's $102 less than the usual asking price. We'll save you a few precious seconds and tell you that this comes out to $189 per camera.

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