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As well, the Arlo Pro costs a lot more than its rivals plus some persons won’t want to handle the added hassle of installing the related hub — particularly if they have no dependence on a Wi-Fi range extender.
The glad tidings are that the Arlo Pro performed exactly like Netgear’s impressive first-gen Arlo camera.
Viewing the live feed was very easy, and I received prompt alerts linked to any activity the camera detected.
As well, the Arlo Pro’s night-vision capacities were disappointing when compared to Canary Flex. As possible plainly see in the screenshot above, the Arlo Pro brightly illuminated the table it had been sitting on, but everything in the backdrop was still difficult to see.
Canary’s Flex had a much clearer night vision view, the one that provided a clearer view of that which was going on in the camera’s field of view.
However, the Arlo Pro performed perfectly. I particularly liked that the Arlo Pro had arm/disarm security modes like the Flex that updated automatically with a geofencing radius.
The hub also did a decent job extending the camera’s Wi-Fi range. I walked the camera roughly 350 feet from the router and was struggling to pull up the live feed. But as I walked back toward the router, the live feed started out to just work at around 200 feet away. That is clearly a potential plus for anybody considering installing these cameras beyond 150 feet.
Just understand that the hub’s Wi-Fi range could vary according to the sort of router you have and the grade of your web connection.
There’s too much to love about Netgear’s $250/£300 Arlo Pro security camera. Its rechargeable battery is very simple to cope with compared to the original Netgear Arlo’s expensive and hard-to-find CR123s. The Arlo Pro also adds in two-way audio tracks in order to tell any unwelcome guests to log off your lawn, and also receive sound alerts.
Otherwise, this indoor/outdoor DIY security camera is essentially exactly like the first-gen Arlo, which Netgear still sells for $180/£135. That’s mostly a very important thing, since Netgear nails the features category with a week of free cloud storage, a wide-angle lens, a loud siren built-in to the Arlo Pro’s next-gen Wi-Fi hub and compatibility with IFTTT and Samsung SmartThings platforms.
The Arlo Pro is a good choice, particularly for outdoor, scalable security since Netgear sells multicamera kits and the hub might help extend the camera’s reach beyond that of your WiFi router. I’d also consider the $199/£159 Canary Flex, since it has similar features with a far more streamlined hub-free design.
Arlo Pro close up
The Arlo Pro shares a whole lot of similarities with the initial Arlo camera. The primary difference lies in the sort of batteries Netgear uses. Rather than needing CR123 batteries to power an individual Arlo camera, you get yourself a single rechargeable battery with the Arlo Pro, made to last for from 4-6 months.
Netgear also improved the mandatory hub accessory that is included with your Arlo Pro purchase. Not merely does the router-connected hub help extend the Wi-Fi range for longer distance outdoor camera installs (around 200 feet when I tested it, although Netgear claims it includes a “300+ feet type of sight” range), this updated version also offers an integral 100-decibel siren.
You should use the related Android or iPhone Arlo software to program the siren to sound when the camera detects activity. The main one hiccup is that the siren sounds from the hub, not from the cameras. So, assuming you have your cameras installed outside around the perimeter of your yard and the camera detects activity, the siren is only going to sound within your house. 100 decibels is pretty loud, nonetheless it may not be strong enough to scare off someone lurking around outside getting ready to steal your car.
The Arlo Pro also adds in two-way audio tracks with a built-in microphone and speaker in order to talk to someone at your entry way or tell your pet to stop chewing on your own shoe.
The Arlo Pro includes a definite advantage over both Canary Flex and the Logi Circle regarding features. Its rechargeable battery is meant to last longer, it provides free 7-day event-based cloud storage and it works together with IFTTT and SmartThings.
Even though I didn’t try this camera over almost a year to totally explore its battery life, the battery indicator in the iphone app is still showing that it is fully charged after roughly weekly of testing. The Canary Flex continues to be showing a mostly full charge, but it’s nearer to 80 or 90 percent charged at this stage