Arlo Security Camera System

Arlo's home security cameras by Netgear provide protection for you and your family

SecureScore™: 8.0 /10
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What Sets Arlo Apart

The Arlo Home Security Camera system is 100% wireless, a DIY installation, and they only offer indoor and outdoor surveillance cameras with night vision and a security light, but no other features are available. In addition, the Arlo cameras do not come with a continuous recording feature (unless you pay for an additional per camera recording subscription) and they do not record sound. However, they do use an all-in-one app for remote access, monitoring, recording, and will send you alerts if activity is detected.

Arlo’s security camera lineup includes the Arlo, Arlo Pro, Arlo Pro 2, Arlo Go, Arlo Q, Arlo Q Plus, Arlo Baby, and the Arlo Security Light. And all their equipment comes with a one-year limited warranty.

Arlo also has three subscription recording plans available. They offer their Basic plan with all their equipment packages at no cost. Which means you only pay for a one-time equipment package of your choice, unless you decide to upgrade to one of their upper tier or a la carte recording packages.

Key Features

The best features of this system

  • Wireless Equipment
  • DIY Installation
  • Intrusion Protection
  • Wi-Fi and 3G Cell Alerts

Arlo Price & Packages

Arlo Home Security equipment packages come with a one-year limited warranty. They also offer three different subscription recording plans that range from free to $149 per year with no contract required. Arlo does not offer any professional monitoring services, but they do have a wide variety of wireless indoor and outdoor camera options from which you can choose. And, unlike many of their competitors, Arlo offers an Arlo Baby camera option that has some very helpful alerts. They also have an entire line of complementary accessories for the equipment they offer.

Arlo Package Costs

Arlo offers bundle packages of their cameras for those looking for multiple vantage points within their home. All bundle packages come with a base station and anywhere from 1 to 6 cameras. Buying a package of Arlo cameras instead of buying them individually will save you money. If you decide to buy an Arlo camera package and want to add on additional cameras in the future, you can do that as well. The following are the current packages offered by Arlo at the time of this writing.

Arlo Package6 Cameras5 Cameras4 Cameras3 Cameras2 Cameras1 CamerasMore Details
Arlo UltraN/AN/A$999.99$799.99$599.99$399.99See More
Arlo Pro 2$1099.99N/A$799.99$679.99$479.99N/ASee More
Arlo Pro$949.99N/A$649.99$579.99$419.99$249.99See More
ArloN/A$629.99$499.99$449.99$329.99$179.99See More
Arlo Security LightN/AN/AN/A$349.99$279.99$149.99See More

Arlo Camera Costs and Price List

As mentioned above, if you decide to purchase an Arlo package, or already purchased an Arlo package, you can expand on these packages. The following are the costs of adding additional cameras and lights to your current Arlo home security camera system.

Arlo ProductProduct TypeCostMore Details
Arlo UltraWireless Camera$299.99See More
Arlo Pro 2Wireless Camera$219.99See More
Arlo ProWireless Camera$189.99See More
ArloWireless Camera$159.99See More
Arlo GoMobile Camera$429.99See More
Arlo QPowered Camera$199.99See More
Arlo Q PlusPowered Camera$249.99See More
Arlo Audio DoorbellDoorbell Camera$79.99See More
Arlo Video DoorbellDoorbell Camera$149.99See More
Arlo BabyBaby Monitor$199.99See More
Arlo Security LightSecurity Light$129.99See More
Arlo Base StationControl$79.99See More
Arlo BridgeControl$59.99See More

Arlo Cloud Storage and CVR Plans

For those who want to store video recordings on the cloud or who want continuous recording capabilities, Arlo offers optional plans. These plans can be paid monthly or purchased annually at a discounted rate. Cloud storage plans and CVR plans are not required in order to utilize your Arlo security camera system.

Arlo Continuous Video Recording Plans

Arlo Continuous Video Recording (CVR) is an optional feature offered on Arlo cameras. Arlo CVR allows you to constantly record and store recorded video on the cloud. 24/7 continuous recording gives you the ultimate peace of mind and allows you to view recordings for up to 30 days.

Arlo CVR PlanDays of CVRMonthly Cost per Camera
14 Days14$9.99
30 Days30$19.99

Arlo Smart Plans

An Arlo Smart Plan is similar to an Arlo CVR plan, but does not include continuous video recording. Arlo Smart Plans give you the ability to store recordings on the cloud, so your recording can be accessed remotely from anywhere. Also, you won’t have to worry about the costs or maintenance associated with storing recordings locally.

Arlo Cloud Storage PlanMaximum ResolutionSingle Camera CostUp to Five Camera CostEach Additional Camera Over 5 Cost
Arlo Smart Premier2K$2.99/mo.$9.99/mo.$1.49/mo.
Arlo Smart Elite4K$4.99/mo.$19.99/mo.$2.49/mo.

Current Deal

At the time of this writing, Arlo was not offering promotions of any kind. However, Arlo does offer packages of their cameras that save you money. Read all about the currently available Arlo deals and promotions here.



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  • 7 Days of Cloud Recordings
  • Recordings for Up to 5 Cameras
  • Limited Support for 3 Months
  • Custom
  • 24/7 Continuous Video Recording



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  • 30 Days of Cloud Recordings
  • Recordings for Up to 10 Cameras
  • Unlimited Support
  • Custom
  • 24/7 Continuous Video Recording



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  • 60 Days of Cloud Recordings
  • Recordings for Up to 15 Cameras
  • Unlimited Support
  • Custom
  • 24/7 Continuous Video Recording

About Arlo Security

Arlo Security by Netgear only has one focus. And even though they only sell security cameras and a security light their equipment is top notch and is reasonably priced for what you get. Not to mention the fact that they provide their Basic recording plan for free with any equipment package purchase. However, they don’t offer any professional monitoring services, but they do offer three different recording services including the complementary one we mentioned above.

Their other plans range from $9.99 per month to $14.99 per month. And each of those recording plans has a different degree of recording options so you can choose the one that best suits your needs.

Fortunately, Arlo does not require you to sign any contracts, but they don’t have any type of free trial period either. However, they do have a one-year limited warranty on all their equipment. Check out the full review of Arlo here. You can also head over to our Arlo FAQs to learn more.

Mobile Alerts

Arlo uses a wide variety of mobile alerts that they will send you if they detect any alert worthy activity.

Wireless Equipment

Arlo's equipment is 100% wireless so you won't have to put any holes in your walls or worry about your lines being cut.

Surveillance Cameras

Arlo is known for their quality surveillance cameras; however, their cameras do not offer continuous recording or come with any sound capabilities.

DIY Installation

Every piece of Arlo equipment is a DIY installation, but they do not have any professional installation services available.

Voice Response

Arlo offers two-way talk with most of their equipment so you can remotely communicate with visitors.

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  1. Avatar sherri stalder says:

    Do you have to have a land line in order to use Arlo Security Cameras?

    1. Avatar Editor says:

      Hi Sherri,
      No landline is required to use Arlo.

  2. Avatar Art says:


    I recently bought a 5-camera device and set it up. I noticed a 10-second delay on the detection/notification. Is this normal? OR, is there a setting feature that I can change to send the notification/detection immediately to my phone? Thanks!

    1. Avatar Editor says:

      Hi Art,
      A lag time of a few seconds is common. If you’re concerned, you could try re-positioning the camera.

    2. Avatar Pam Yang says:

      What is the main difference between the Basic Plan and the Premier Plan?

      1. Avatar Editor says:

        Hi Pam,
        The Premier plan gives you more cloud recording time, plus recording for up to 10 cameras and unlimited support.

  3. Avatar Frank says:

    i Have Arlo pro, and want to know if Arlo smart service works with Arlo pro system, or just on the Arlo ultra systems?

    1. Avatar Safe Home says:

      Hi Frank,
      The smart service should work with Arlo Pro as well.

  4. Avatar Tony B says:

    I don’t have internet at the house, and have very spotty cel coverage. If the system cannot alert me on the first try, will it keep attempting? I am researching a system for my house with three outside cameras, one would be 100 feet from the house.

    1. Avatar Safe Home says:

      Hi Tony,
      We’re not aware of Arlo trying multiple times to send an alert to your phone. We’d suggest calling customer service if you have questions about your coverage.

  5. Avatar Mimi says:

    Can I view current activity in my home while I am miles away from home through the app?

    1. Avatar Safe Home says:

      Hi Mimi,
      Arlo does offer remote access through the app, yes. But you’d have to pay extra for a continuous recording plan.

  6. Avatar Tom Whilden says:

    if i am out of town how do i access 911 to be directed to my home address?

    1. Avatar Lward says:

      Hi Tom,
      You can still call 911 and send them to your house even if you aren’t in your house.

  7. Avatar Neil Bragasin says:

    I just purchased Arlo Pro 2 with 4 cameras. Now i’m contemplating on exchanging it with the Arlo Ultra. What are the advantages of the Arlo Ultra compared with Arlo Pro 2? Is it worth it?


    1. Avatar Lward says:

      Hi Neil,
      That depends on your particular needs. The Arlo Ultra does have a higher video resolution, wider field of view, and enhanced 2-way audio, among other features.

  8. Avatar Carolyn Maginot says:

    I just have the first generation “Arlo.” Is it possible to get the CVR plan for this model?

    1. Avatar Lward says:

      HI Carolyn,
      Continuous video recording is available on the following Arlo models: Arlo Ultra, Arlo Q, Arlo Q Plus, and Arlo Pro 2 cameras.

  9. Avatar John says:

    Is the basic package for 7 days free, and then after the 7 days the subscription requires a cost?


    Does the recoding reset after 7 days, and keep giving you free 7 day recording, after the previous 7 days of recoding?

    1. Avatar Editor says:

      Hi John,
      It’s neither. The plan includes 7 days of rolling cloud recording. So on the eighth day, it will start to record over things from the very first day of recording, and so on.

  10. Avatar Andrigo Pereira says:


    For the Premier plan, is there a max allowed storage/month? We live on a very busy street and there is constant motion. I have read that there is a 10GB/month for all cameras limit.

    1. Avatar Editor says:

      Hi Andrigo,
      We’re not aware of that limit, so you might want to call Arlo and ask.

  11. Avatar KBH says:

    This may be a dumb question but does it only record when triggered? Therefore it needs to be armed?

    1. Avatar Editor says:

      HI KBH,
      Arlo also offers cameras with continuous video recording, although you have to purchase a separate plan for that.

  12. Avatar Tom Terwilliger says:

    I want 6 Ultra cameras. Must I have two systems?

    1. Avatar Editor says:

      Hi Tom,
      Yes, you’d need two systems. The six-camera package is only available with Arlo Pro and Arlo Pro 2.

  13. Avatar Mimi Miller says:

    What is the cost of adding camera’s to an existing system? I have two systems, the first generation and Pro with maximum cameras and would like to combine them. Is it a per month/per camera charge, and how much?

    1. Avatar Editor says:

      Hi Mimi,
      The cost depends on the number and type of cameras you want to add. We’d recommend contacting Arlo for specific information on combining your systems.

  14. Avatar Michael says:

    Just bought it so on a learning curve

    I don’t see an option to buy subscription service. I live in the US Virgin Islands– is that why

  15. Avatar DALE BITTERMAN says:

    I have a farm building site without a landline or internet 20 miles from where I live. Will this system work with my smartphone?

    1. Avatar Editor says:

      Hi Dale,
      Arlo devices require a high-speed Internet connection, not just a smartphone with a hot spot.

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