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Arlo Go Camera

Arlo Go is a unique and completely portable camera offering from Arlo. Read our Arlo Go review here.

Last Updated On: October 16, 2019
SecureScore™: 8.4 /10
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8.4 SecureScore™
Customer Service
8.0
Value
7.5
Equipment
9.5
Features & Technology
8.2
Ease Of Use
7.8

Arlo Go Camera Ratings

The Arlo Go provides security monitoring for the outdoors. It is a wire-free system, which makes it easy to set up. It does require a mobile plan to use, but it’s fully featured design can make it a good investment for a wide range of reasons. It’s ideal for those who do not have access to a Wi-Fi connection in their desired monitoring location.

PROS
  • Works over LTE instead of Wi-Fi
  • 7 days of free video clip storage
  • Easy to install
  • Rechargeable battery, wire-free
  • Long-lasting battery
  • Ideal for remote areas

CONS
  • Sensitive motion sensors can mean it picks up too much
  • Some reports of iffy construction
  • Can be pricey

Overview

The Arlo Go is available from NetGear. The company’s products are designed to be reliable but are not overly tech-heavy. This can be a good thing for many buyers. This outdoor camera is ideal for areas where there is no Wi-Fi access, as it works over an LTE connection. And, it does not require an outlet either. This wire-free system works on long-lasting batteries with reports of them lasting for weeks at a time.

Features and Technology

The Arlo Go has some key features that make it ideal for applications in rural areas or in areas where you need monitoring without a Wi-Fi connection. Its features are versatile. Take a closer look at a few key features.

No Cords

Whether you wish to capture game on a camera or just want to monitor a home without Wi-Fi, the lack of cords on the Arlo Go makes it a product you can place and forget about. It is 100 percent wire-free. This also makes installation of the device easy.

LTE Coverage

The cameras work anywhere there is LTE wireless coverage. This is based on a mobile plan, but it allows for far more coverage into areas such as wooded lots or open fields.

Weather Resistant Design

Another key feature is the weather-resistant design. It can take most types of weather without any concern. It has an IP65 certification. This makes it durable enough for use in high temperatures or rain.

Two-Way Audio

Not only can you monitor what is happening through the Arlo app, but you can also speak to those it captures in the view as well. The two-way audio uses a built-in microphone as well as a quality mic. This allows users to communicate right over their smartphone.

Motion Detection

The motion detection on the Arlo Go is a bit more enhanced than other products. It has a wide-angle field of view with a PIR motion sensor. This ensures it captures just about all movement. A key concern with this, though, is that it tends to send alerts for everything from deer to the kid on the bike going down the street.

Video

The video quality is standard or better. It does feature a live stream feature which allows users to simply log in to the app and monitor what is occurring from the camera. It also allows for 7-day look back for video clips. There is no extra charge for this seven days. Also important is the night vision – it automatically turns on at night to ensure it can continue to capture movement.

Storage

It has local backup storage available. The Arlo Go has a built-in SD card slot. This allows the system to backup images even if the internet is not working.

Compatibility

The Arlo Go works well with some other smart devices. At the time of this writing, that includes Amazon Alex, Google Assistant, Stringify, and IFTTT.

Ease of Use

As with all Arlo products, they are controlled using the Arlo app. There is no charge to download the app. It is available for iOS, Android, Apple TV, and through web browsers. The app is easy to navigate and allows for all Arlo products to be linked together. The installation process for the Arlo Go is simplistic. There are no wires or cords to run, which makes it rather easy to place just about anywhere. The batteries can last for a week or longer, which means it is hassle-free once in place.

Customer Service

Arlo is a part of the NetGear family. As a result, it has reliable and responsive customer service. NetGear has a Better Business Bureau rating of a B. Its most common complaints are about connectivity concerns and difficulty getting components to work properly on installation, though most are for other products outside of the Arlo Go. Customers state that service representatives are friendly and helpful but have some trouble with fast response time.

Value

The Arlo Go is a bit more expensive than other types of home security cameras. Buyers must purchase a mobile plan for the system. This can change up pricing significantly. The Arlo Go is available with AT&T, Verizon or Arlo Mobile. The system itself ranges in price from $667.23 as the MSRP, but prices as low as $399.99 may be available. Pricing plans for the mobile service range widely based on the carrier.

Equipment

The Arlo Go offers configurable video resolution of up to 1280 by 720 with an H.264 video format and 850 nm LEDs for night vision. The night vision provides for up to 25 feet of viewing in dark conditions. It also offers 8x digital zoom. For two-way audio, the system features a quality speaker and microphone. A key component of the system is its motion detection and alerts. For audio, the system features adjustable sound detection to minimize some false alerts as well as instant email alerts and push notifications upon detection. Its motion detection provides coverage for about 23 feet. The system uses a rechargeable 3660mAh battery.  It also comes with a power adapter and cable.

Summary

For those seeking an excellent home security camera that doesn’t require the use of Wi-Fi, the Arlo Go is an effective option. It is designed to be reliable and works well in terms of picking up motion and sound. Setting the sensitivity here is important. Though priced a bit higher than other products, the fact that it uses LTE connection may make it worthwhile to most buyers who need flexibility here. For sound function, the Arlo Go is the route to take.

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