Jaime Fraze https://www.safehome.org/author/jaime-fraze/

When it comes to easy-to-use, battery operated, feature-laden security cameras, Arlo is head and shoulders above the competition. They offer some of the best equipment in the industry — enough to earn them a spot on our best security cameras of 2024 list — and they are constantly pushing the boundaries of the industry, particularly when it comes to image quality. Many of their cameras record in 2K and 4K, meaning you’re going to get crystal clear images of whatever — or whoever — comes on your property.

You can read all about this in my hands-on Arlo review, but one thing you should know is that these cameras aren’t exactly cheap (Arlo’s biggest downfall). Some of their more advanced cameras can run up to nearly $300, so it pays to be smart when you’re shopping.

Arlo Pro 3 Mounted Outside

Arlo Pro 3 Mounted Outside

Arlo has been a top performer in wireless cameras for several years running, but they’re not exactly known for rock-bottom prices. Some of their more advanced cameras can run up to nearly $300, so it pays to be smart when you’re shopping.

And one of the best ways to do that is to bundle. Arlo is commonly sold in package form, with two-, three-, or five-camera kits tied to an Arlo SmartHub. Between the individual equipment costs, the accompanying hub, and a nominal fee for storage and monitoring, you’ll likely spend hundreds on an Arlo system – though we do think their cameras are priced fairly for the most part. For more on what makes Arlo a good value, check out our complete Arlo pricing guide.

Here’s a quick list of our favorite Arlo features:

  • Durable Weatherproof Hardware
  • 1080p, 2K, and 4K HDR Video
  • Enhanced Night Vision
  • Long-Range Surveillance for Outdoors
  • No Contracts Required
  • DIY Wire-Free Installation
  • Wide-Angle Lens
  • Noise Cancellation
  • Affordable Cloud Storage
  • Third-Party Smart Home Integration

With that, let’s explore the best ways to save on Arlo cameras.

Mother’s Day Sale

Right now Arlo is discounting cameras for Mother’s Day. We’re not exactly sure a security camera would be a great gift to bring to Sunday brunch, but hey, we’re not questioning the savings. Right now you can get an Arlo Essentials Wireless Security Camera for just $69.99, and an Essential Indoor Security Camera for just $59.99. They’re also offering great savings on multipacks of these cameras, too.

Arlo Deals, Discounts, and Other Offers

Arlo - 3 Cameras

Arlo – 3 Cameras

Like many security equipment manufacturers, Arlo is constantly evolving their line of products, and as such offers some pretty deep discounts throughout the year — particularly on legacy equipment. While their sales are rarely announced in advance, going to physical stores like Best Buy or searching on Amazon for sales might yield some success. We talk about this a little more later, but Black Friday and Cyber Monday are also great times to shop for Arlo cameras. 

It’s also a good idea to keep an eye on their website, where Arlo is always offering a deal. Right now the Essential Spotlight Camera is marked down from $129.99 to $69.99, and the Essential Indoor Camera, which usually costs $99.99, is only $59.99.

Pro Tip: If you like the build of an Arlo camera but aren’t keen on the prices, take a look at our in-depth review of Reolink’s Argus 3 camera. It resembles Arlo’s Pro cameras in many ways, except that Argus 3 costs $110, while Arlo Pro 3 starts at $199. Just something to keep in mind.

Arlo Pro 4

Arlo Pro 4

Arlo’s Deals on Bundles and Packages

If you’re looking to purchase a complete security package, you’re in luck. Arlo lets customers build their own personalized security system using their all-in-on sensors, their cameras, and their doorbells. You can add accessories like solar panels and larger batteries, and even a chime to make your doorbell make the traditional “ding dong” sound when a guest arrives.

Did You Know? If you’re new to Arlo or home security in general, just keep in mind that top-notch tech and glossy design like this doesn’t come cheap. If you’re looking to spend less, you can still find quality cameras. Visit our roundup of the Best Cheap Security Cameras for more.

A basic bundle will start around $199, but the more equipment you buy, the more you’ll save. If you spend over $250, you’ll get 10 percent off. You’ll get 15 percent off for orders of more than $500, and you’ll save 20 percent on orders of more than $1,000.

On top of that, some of Arlo’s most popular bundles are currently on sale. Here’s a breakdown:

Arlo Bundle Deals

Bundle Name What's Included Individual Price Bundle Price
Wireless Doorbell & Chime Bundle Essential Wireless Video Doorbell

Chime 2

Arlo Security Sign

$199.98 $149.98
Wireless Doorbell Starter Bundle Essential Wireless Video Doorbell

Essential Spotlight Camera

Arlo Security Sign

$279.98 $169.98
Wireless Doorbell & Essential Camera Bundle Essential Wireless Video Doorbell

Three Essential Spotlight Cams

Arlo Security Sign

$499.98 $299.98
Wireless Doorbell Everyday Bundle Essential Wireless Video Doorbell

Three Pro 4 Cameras

Arlo Security Sign

$699.98 $649.98
Mid to Large Home Bundle Essential Wireless Video Doorbell

Three Pro 4 Cameras

Pro 3 Floodlight Camera

Arlo Security Sign

$949.97 $899.97
Wireless Doorbell 4K Mid to Large Home Bundle Essential Wireless Video Doorbell

Two Ultra 2 Cameras

Pro 3 Floodlight Camera

Arlo Security Sign

$999.97 $949.97

Pro Tip: Looking to add a camera or two for Amazon Prime Day? Visit my full roundup of Prime Day security camera deals and discounts.

Arlo Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals

The biggest shopping week of the year is typically an excellent time to save on home security equipment, and this is no different with Arlo. You might not know when exactly certain cameras and packages will go on sale, simply because they vary so much depending on where the cameras are sold. But it’s definitely possible to find a good deal.

Arlo Ultra 2

Arlo Ultra 2

The bottom line with Arlo, in my experience, is that you might have to do some cursory bargain-hunting to find the best holiday deals on their cameras. For what it’s worth, I did see that Amazon, Walmart, and Office Depot all announced sales in the lead-up to Black Friday and Cyber Monday last year, with up to $100 savings on some of the brand’s higher-resolution cameras, Arlo Ultra and Ultra 2.

Arlo’s Best Deals on Amazon Prime Day

Whether you’re a longtime security camera user or you’re just starting out, Amazon Prime Day is a great time to choose an Arlo camera. With Arlo, I’ve spotted several noteworthy discounts on the brand’s doorbell and wireless camera systems, including a 25 percent discount on the Arlo Pro 3 two-camera home security system for Prime Day – roughly $100 in savings. That was in 2020, the same year the Arlo Ultra system rolled out with a sweet two-for-one deal for Prime Day.

Those are just a sampling of the discounts and offers that caught my eye in previous Amazon Prime Days on Arlo products. For lots more money-saving tips, check in with my updated Prime Day guide to Arlo cameras.

FYI: If you’re skittish about big-ticket purchases like this, use our handy home security comparison tool before you buy to figure out what kind of equipment you really need for your space.

Final Thoughts on Arlo Deals and Discounts

While you’ll probably end up paying more up front for Arlo than for Blink or Ring cameras, it’s still worth noting that Arlo’s equipment is very durable and holds up really well out in the elements, which is not necessarily a given in this market. I always appreciate a camera I can trust wholeheartedly in terms of equipment; in Arlo, I can also trust the reliability of the camera itself, which justifies the cost for me.

All this is to say: Arlo cameras aren’t cheap, but they are also extremely trustworthy. For that, Arlo remains a top pick as one of the best home security cameras out there.

*Sales, Deals, and Discounts as of May 10, 2023.