“Arlo Pro 2 by NETGEAR – Our Pick for Best Home Security Camera – Here is Why!”

By Chris Rojas

You would think that buying security would be so easy that you could just walk in a store or get in online and your worries would be over. I can tell you from experience that its not the case. I’m about to save you so much time and money right now.

Arlo Pro 2 not only adds two-way audio, it offers sound-triggered recording. Other new features include rechargeable batteries, a base station with a loud siren, and USB connectivity for storing video locally on a USB drive. The camera doesn’t come cheap, but you get what you pay for with Arlo Pro 2. They require a hub(the included base station) that connects to your router, but it s video quality, flexibly, and integration with other smart home devices ears our Chic Editors choice for top Home surveillance cameras 2018.


In my testing, the Arlo Pro 2 provided sharp, highly detailed video with excellent color saturation. Recored video was just as sharp and detailed as the live feed. You will receive email and push alerts whenever motion or sound triggered the cameras. You can adjust the motion sensitivity to fit you needs . Two-way audio communication between the camera and my phone were perfectly clear. Normally you would have to pay for some experience expert to do the installation and set up. I found it really easy and also the phone support was great. I was able to get a hold of someone after hours that worked around my business schedule. I have to say the Installation and Performance was flawless.


I call this the x factor. You can put the cameras in place most camera can’t go. I have them installed in my trees. I was able to get better views from having them in the trees and help me avoid blind spots. You can also buy a mounting mechanism (19.99) that you screw int to the back of the camera.


I think they are the Tesla of the security cameras. They’r so small you can put them in a book case or even a super high place like top of you house or light pole.


I was so excited to put the camera up I did it first. You need to sync all the cameras to the bast station before installation. I would recommend calling phone support to help you sync it all up.


The camera itself looks identical to the original Arlo, only bigger. It has a glossy white housing that is IP65 waterproof standards, and a strong magnet embedded in its housing that allows you to easily attach it to any metal surface.



The Base station is glossy white and looks very CHIC. It comes with also a loud siren that you can activate to add extra security. The Arlo Pro 2 uses the same Android and IOS app as the original camera, and if you still have the earlier cameras installed, they will all share the same app.
Simply click on any video to view it, share it, mark it as a favorite, or delete it. Tap the Mode icon to arm or disarm sound and motion detection, create arming schedules, enable alert notifications, adjust motion and sound sensitivity settings, create custom rules for recording motion- and sound-triggered events, and enable geofencing. The Settings page includes account information and allows you to grant access to the system to friends and family. Here you can also change the order of where the cameras appear in the app, adjust camera settings, and edit profile information. The Devices icon takes you back to the main camera page. NETGEAR offers cloud storage for additional fees.

When integrated with a SmartThings Hub$49.98 at Amazon, the Arlo Pro system will work with other smart home devices. For example, you can have a camera begin recording when a door/window or motion sensor is triggered, and you can use its motion-sensing capabilities to trigger devices such as connected lighting.



With the NETGEAR Arlo Pro 2, you can monitor both the inside and the outside of your home (provided you buy two cameras) without having to run network cables, and you don’t need an AC power source. The camera uses rechargeable batteries.
Chic Tip – I would get the Arlo Pro 2 by NETGEAR Solar Panel (Price $78.91 on Amazon) because it keeps the camera’s battery continuously charged with solar power.

For these reasons, the NETGEAR Arlo Pro 2 is our new Editors’ Choice.
My problems with old cameras dropping signals and driving me crazy are gone. I now feel organized and secure with Arlo Pro. I also feel more prepared in the event of something bad happening, such as an intruder in my home, for example.


The only not-so-good thing about the ARLO Pro 2 is that the cameras are so small that intruders won’t see them. You should put up some Video Surveillance signs to let intruders know they’re being recorded.

All of these tips are reasons why ARLO Pro 2 is the best home surveillance camera of 2018.




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