Arlo Wire-Free Camera Revolution

Arlo started 100% wire-free cameras when they introduced Battery operated Wi-Fi cameras.

Free and Premium Cloud Plans

Arlo is one of the manufacturers who provides meaningful 7-day recordings for upto 5 cameras

Rechargeable Battery Packs

Arlo Pro and Pro 2 includes rechargeable battery packs for cheaper maintenance and low downtime

Sound and Motion Dection

Get instant notifications on your email or Arlo Smartphone app

Activity Zones

Highlight specific activtity zones for which you need immediate alerts

Rechargeable Battery

Rechargeable and optional battery charging kit to avoid downtime

Night-Vision Capable

Record indoor and outdoor during night time

Two-Way Audio

Talk to the person outside door or to your kids inside home

Outdoor capable and Weather Resistant

IP-65 rated, Install it outside house, on fence or trees

Free Cloud Recording (7 days)

Free zero-cost cloud recording plan which stores videos for 7 days.

Arlo Model Comparison

Arlo Pro 2 Arlo Pro Arlo Arlo Go
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Wired/Wire-free/ 100% Wire-free Battery 100% Wire-free 100% Wire-free 100% Wire-free + Mobile
Video Quality 1080p 720p 720p 720p
Weather-Resistant IP65-certified to stand the rain, sun, heat or chill. IP65-certified to stand the rain, sun, heat or chill. IP65-certified to stand the rain, sun, heat or chill.
24/7 Recording (Only when plugged-in for Indoors)
Power Options Rechargeable Battery Power Adapter Solar Panel Rechargeable Battery Power Adapter Solar Panel Battery Operated (4x CR123 Type Battery per camera) Rechargeable Battery Power Adapter Solar Panel
Local Storage Option
Alerts Motion + Audio Motion + Audio Motion Motion + Audio
Two-way Audio
Camera Field of view 130° 130° 110° 130°
Night Vision Capable
Local storage option (USB storage on base Station) (USB storage on base Station) (SD Card slot on Camera)
Rechargeable batteries CR123 Type Battery (you can purchase 3rd party rechargeable batteries + charger)
Siren
Activity Zone Feature
Wi-Fi Required Yes Yes Yes No, can work on LTE/3G/4G with data-plan from Wireless Carrier

Basic ($0)
  • 7 Days of Cloud Recordings
  • Up to 5 Cameras
  • Limited Support for 3 Months
Premier ($99/year or $9.99/month)
  • 30 Days of Cloud Recordings
  • Up to 10 Cameras
  • Unlimited Support
Elite ($149/year or $14.99/month) 
  • 60 Days of Cloud Recordings
  • Up to 15 Cameras
  • Unlimited Support

Arlo app and features (iOS, Android and Browser based access)

Arlo has popular apps on both android and iOS platforms and also offers browser based access to your cameras and videos

Modes and scheduling:

Modes let you tell your Arlo cameras to respond differently at different times. For example, you probably don't want to receive an alert about motion in the living room while you're doing yoga in the living room. You might want to turn on a different mode when you're away on vacation than when you're just out at the store for an hour. Arlo modes give you complete control over how your cameras respond to motion or sound.

You can create your own modes, but certain modes are available automatically:

  • Armed: All cameras are set to trigger on motion (and sound, if you are using Arlo Q, Arlo Q Plus, Arlo Pro Wire-Free, or Arlo Go cameras). Cameras record video for 10 seconds by default, and you receive email alerts and push notifications whenever cameras are triggered.
  • Disarmed: Cameras do not trigger on sound or motion. No videos are recorded, and you receive no notifications.
  • Schedule: Schedule mode lets you tell your Arlo system to enter a mode or modes at the same time every week. For example, you can turn your indoor cameras off at night, but leave your outdoor cameras on all the time. Or you can turn your cameras on from 8 am to 5 pm every weekday.
  • Geofencing (Beta): Geofencing mode, like schedule mode, lets you tell your Arlo system when to switch to another mode. Geofencing: It works based on the location of your GPS-enabled mobile device. Whenever your mobile phone is more than a certain distance from the location you choose, your Arlo system switches modes. You can have your system switch to armed mode every time you leave your house, for example, and automatically switch to disarmed when you get home.

If you choose to create your own modes, you can do so by creating a rule or rules that tell your cameras what to do while that mode is active. You can also choose to edit an existing mode.

Each mode consists of one or more rules that provide detailed instructions for your Arlo system. For each mode, you can set the following options:

  • Trigger device: The trigger device is the camera that detects motion or sound.
  • Trigger: Triggers can be motion detection, sound detection (on Arlo Q, Arlo Q Plus, Arlo Pro Wire-Free, or Arlo Go cameras), or both. You can adjust the camera's sensitivity to motion and sound to minimize false alarms. With Arlo Q and Arlo Q Plus cameras, you can also specify up to three activity zones for your camera to monitor.
  • Devices: With Arlo Wire-Free or Arlo Pro Wire-Free systems, motion or sound detection on one camera can trigger another camera to record video. For example, you might want to have your back yard camera or your driveway camera trigger your door camera to start recording.
  • Action: Each device that responds to motion or sound can record video, take a snapshot (on Arlo Q and Arlo Q Plus only), or do nothing. You can adjust the length of the video recording from a minimum of ten seconds to a maximum of two minutes. If you are using an Arlo Pro base station, you can also tell your Arlo Pro base station to turn on the siren in response to a trigger. The siren has four duration options and three loudness options. If you are using an Arlo Go camera, you can also tell your Arlo Go camera to turn on the alarm in response to a trigger. The alarm has three duration options.
  • Notifications: When a trigger is detected, Arlo can send you push notifications, email alerts, or both. You can also choose to send email alerts to friends, family members, pet sitters, or anyone who might need to respond when a camera is triggered. 

The Arlo mobile and web apps guide you through the process of setting up your Arlo system and telling it what you want it to do, but the Arlo knowledge base also has detailed instructions to help you get the most out of your Arlo Smart Home Security System.

For accuracy, geofencing uses a combination of GPS, cellular data, and WiFi data:

In urban environments, where the cell towers and Wi-Fi routers are more dense, geofencing accuracy can reach 100-200 meters.

If you live in a skyscraper, geofencing might not work reliably due to GPS inaccuracies. Using the Large radius setting may help. In more rural areas, where cell towers and WiFi routers are sparse, geofencing accuracy can reach several hundred meters.

To improve geofencing accuracy, ensure your mobile device meets these conditions:

  • WiFi is turned on.
  • GPS or location services are turned on.