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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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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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