Powered by Mom Shares Her Arlo Wireless Home Security System
Arlo Wireless Home Security System is part of the Netgear family!
When the possibility of taking a business trip to Florida was presented to me I couldn’t have been more excited about the prospect. After a long winter a trip to the sunshine state even if it was for work was just what we needed to defrost and soak up the sunshine. As we talked about the possibility of the trip my excitement continued to grow but one thing I found myself coming back to time and time again was the issue of leaving our home without a sitter or someone to look in on things while we were gone. It alone was the sole source of some anxiety for me since going out of town on such a trip was a lot different than some of our local vacations were.
With our trip coming up soon it was a huge relief when the opportunity to work with NetGear fell into my lap when it did. NetGear is all about turning ordinary ideas into innovative network products that connect people, power businesses, and advance the way we live. With the fastest working technology, NetGear makes it easy for you to have the smartest home in the neighborhood with a range of easy to use products that provides you with the the most advanced wireless services available.
While working with Netgear I given the opportunity to review their Arlo Security System.
The Arlo is the first 100% wire-less security system available on the market today and allows you to have visual access to your home from wherever life takes you. Since it’s a completely wireless security system, the Arlo allows you to set it up anywhere in your home without the added frustration of having to find a free outlet or show guests unsightly wires. Its magnetic mounting station enable you to simply snap the Arlo into place so it’s ready to be set up right by your WiFi router in seconds flat. After syncing your cameras it’s just a simple matter of downloading the app onto your tablet or smartphone and locking up the house. There’s no added, unnecessary steps to follow and you get the peace of mind you wanted while taking your home with you on your trip!
The Arlo’s HD crystal clear quality, innovative viewing and storage capabilities it is the perfect, affordable option for anyone looking to gain that bit of peace of mind they’ve been looking for, whether they’re going out of town or just off to work. With a price tag of $350 for the 2-camera set it’s a good deal for your peace of mind.
We placed one of our two cameras at our front door so not only do I get an alert when someone is coming up our walkway, I get to see how it is at my door before I answer it. While we live in a safe neighborhood it’s always better to know who’s at the other side of your door before opening it. I will also admit that I now will ignore people who are trying to sell stuff, because well I can since I can see them 🙂
Here’s a picture I took from the Arlo camera so you can see what I mean. That’s my front walkway and I can see them when they come right up to my door!
We put the other camera in my husband’s driveway (to the left in the picture above) as that leads to our backyard so we can see anyone on the camera and catch them on video if they go to our backyard. Essentially we have the front yard and entry into our backyard covered with just two cameras. However, I was so impressed with how easy it was to set up this system (remember no wires required for the cameras) that we decided to buy 2 more cameras. We’re going to put the third one up in the backyard and one in our house.
Here’s the basics of what comes in the system (there is a cord for the base station along with an ethernet cable. Do you see the circular silver mounts?
Well those mounts are magnetic and the cameras just put onto them, easy peasy. That’s right it just pops on like the one below. Seriously how is that?
Not only does this make for easy mounting of the camera but it gives you an amazing range for adjusting the camera position. You just move it around the mount to wherever you want. Now keep in mind the mounts themselves get screwed into whatever surface you put it. For us it’s into the wood beams at our front door.
See how I moved this camera to another position, look at that angle! It’s easy to move it around and it will stay!
Here’s a side view of the camera and the mounting.
With an Arlo system, you’ll have everything you need to get started. Just connect the base station to your WiFi router, sync your cameras, fire up the free Arlo app, and you’re done in minutes.
Here’s a few of my favorite things about the Arlo Wireless Security System:
- The free app I can check from wherever I am to see what’s happening at home
Below are the two camera views we currently have. I can look at it from my iPhone wherever I am, whenever! You can also see how much battery life your cameras have and the wifi signal strength!
- The wireless HD Cameras can be used for indoor and outdoor, we use most for outdoor but we are installing one indoors too!
- The cameras also have night vision!
850 nm LEDs: illuminates up to 25 feet
Check it out, it’s a clear picture and video even at night! Yes this is my front door!
- (7) Days of FREE cloud recordings – this is where your videos and pictures from the app are stored. You can set it so it deletes old files when it runs out of room or manually delete the ones you want to etc..
- Motion detection – this is one of my favorite features, the camera will record based on the motion detection and parameters you set. You adjust the sensitivity and set the time frame for when it records. In addition to:
Automatic email alerts and push notifications
A screenshot from my phone for the camera settings 🙂
- Digital pan and zoom
- Battery life
- 4 to 6 months
- Field of view
- Field of view: 110°
- Focus range (ST)
- Fixed focus (2 ft to infinity)
- Home Security
- Baby Monitoring
- Pet Monitoring (while the cat’s away lol)
- Business Security
- Vacation Home Security
- Elderly Parents
Overall I love this system and now I simply won’t live without it! When I left on my trip to Florida I did so without any regrets and without the weight of worry that I had been carrying around prior to my departure. I knew that if I had any worries during my stay that I could take out my tablet anywhere I was and with a touch of a button I could be connected with my home.
With the Arlo security system my trip went off without a hitch and I felt like my home was so much safer while I was away and now I feel safer at home too! I know that I can check in on our house and whomever is at home whenever I want. This can be very handy when you have a teenager, hint hint parents 🙂
I’m not surprised the Arlo won a CES award for 2015!