Arlo Pro 2 Camera Security System
The Arlo Pro 2 security camera system brings excellent image quality to a fully wireless camera solution where you can mount the cameras anywhere within WIFI range. The added 1080p over the original puts this camera system right at the top of our smart home security camera list.
Why we like the Arlo Pro 2 Camera Security System
Let’s face it, having to run wires for outdoor (and indoor) security cameras sucks. That’s why we loved the first generation Arlo Pro cameras which finally gave us decent battery life on a fully cordless security camera. This year Netgear released the follow-up to the Arlo Pro in the Arlo Pro 2. This time they upped the resolution on the cameras to full 1080p which brings the cameras to parity with its Nest brethren. Add this to an already formidable outdoor certified camera and you have our attention.
Voice Assistant Compatibility
The Arlo Pro 2 actually makes a very good device to integrate with IFTTT and other 3rd party automation software. This is because the camera is an excellent motion detector that can trigger other actions from other products. If you’re into Stringify for setting up more complicated automations, that is also supported here.
The thing that distinguishes the Arlo Pro 2 from most other cameras on the market is its fully wireless functionality. You can pop the battery pack into one of these and literally mount it anywhere within your WIFI range and it will just work. The cameras are fully IP-65 outdoor rated so you don’t need to worry about water or snow ruining the electronics.
The whole system requires the use of a base station which will sit with your router (indoors). This is basically the brain of the whole camera system. The interesting thing is that this base station can store local footage (through a connected USB drive) and also act as a very loud security siren.
Just like the Arlo Q, the Arlo Pro 2 cameras come with 7 days of free motion event recording to the cloud. These are short clips of events that the system has seen or heard. If you want full motion cloud storage that can be purchased in a subscription, but honestly we think most folks will be happy with the basic 7 day system.
The upgraded 1080p resolution on these cameras and the continued utility of having fully cordless indoor/outdoor security cameras makes the Arlo Pro 2 security camera system the one to beat in this category. Sure, the video may not be quite as crisp as Nest’s IQ line, but it is damn close and doesn’t require any monthly subscription.
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Specification: Arlo Pro 2 Camera Security System
Compatible with IFTTT
Camera, Security system
|Voice assistant compatibility|
|Works with Nest|
Not Nest certified