Arlo Pro 2 isn't bullet-proof, but if you're willing to accept certain limitations, it's an easy way of adding an extra layer of security in and around the home.
Simplifying home security isn't easy, but Netgear has covered most of the essentials with the Arlo Pro 2. The 1080p cameras offer decent quality, they are IP65-certified for both indoor and outdoor use, and by using wireless connectivity, the entire kit can be installed without drilling a single hole.
Straightforward installation and a user-friendly app are Arlo Pro 2's greatest strengths, and the system's accessibility is bolstered by rechargeable batteries, two-way audio, reliable smartphone alerts, a loud remote-activated alarm and a week's worth of cloud storage at no extra cost.
As a hassle-free solution, Arlo Pro 2 has plenty going for it, but there are some pitfalls to consider. If reliable security matters more than convenience, be aware that Arlo Pro 2 doesn't protect against Internet outages, there's no outdoor mounting equipment included in the box, and some of the system's best features will only function when the cameras are plugged into the mains. Add to that a premium price tag, as well as a cloud service that doesn't have a flawless reliability record, and you have reason to second guess any potential purchase.
Bottom line: Arlo Pro 2 isn't bullet-proof, but if you're willing to accept certain limitations, it's an easy way of adding an extra layer of security in and around the home.
Very easy to setup and use
Wireless 1080p cameras
Free seven-day storage plan
Good choice of accessories
Premium price tag
Some features limited to wired
Reliability remains a question mark
Netgear Arlo Pro 2
The Netgear Arlo Pro 2 security system is available to purchase from Scan Computers.
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