As we look into how smart devices can help out with the little problems around your home, this installment looks at theft deterrent with the help of the Arlo Pro IP Camera.
Arlo Pro is a definitely a special type of IP Camera. While many cameras out there offer wide angle views and 2-way communication, Arlo’s other features set it ahead of the pack. In fact, this is such a good camera that it’s a great deterrent to keep those prowlers away from your home.
What separates the Arlo Pro from the competition?
Ease of use is just one of the great features about the Arlo Pro. Rather than worrying about where you have to mount or hide wires, this camera comes with a wireless option. Of course, if you prefer a traditional wired hookup, that’s possible too. Long-term rechargeable batteries, however, ensure that you’ve always got a charge and a look at your home.
I’ve already mentioned the two-way communication abilities and the wide angle (130°) field of vision. While those are staples of most IP Cameras, the next few features aren’t. The same wide angle daytime view also comes with a similar nighttime view, thanks to its stellar night vision. A built-in Passive Infrared Sensor surveys the area even during the darkest and quietest nights to ensure that Arlo Pro doesn’t miss any strange movements that you should know about.
Perhaps the best part about Arlo Pro to any Canadian is its weatherproof nature. Whether during a hot Saskatoon summer or a frigid Whistler Winter, Arlo Pro keeps working for you through Mother Nature’s tests. Working in temperatures as low as -20 and as high as 45 degrees, you also get cameras with a IP65 rating, meaning that your cameras are dust tight and capable of standing tall through massive snowstorms, thunderstorms or an accidental shower from the garden hose outside.
If you ever need to play the action back or review it, you have two options. Arlo provides up to 7 days of continuous cloud storage free of charge, which is definitely more than most of the cameras in its class. If you prefer a local approach, you can also plug a USB stick into the Arlo Pro base station and save the footage as your camera (or cameras) capture it too.
A fully customizable system
The Arlo Pro doesn’t have to be a single camera. While you can buy just the one camera and base, you can buy it in different sized packs too. In fact, you can have up to 5 cameras running at once keeping your home safe.
The Arlo apps provide even more customization in keeping your home safe. You can set timers or train your Arlo Pro system to keep a special eye during certain times of day. With Geofencing abilities and support partnership with IFTTT providing the tip of the feature iceberg, build your security system the way you want it and when you want it.
Once you’ve got your system set up, you’re ready to roll. How will you keep prowlers away? Well, in addition to all of the angles you’ll be covering off with the help of Arlo Pro, the system also comes with a blaring 100db siren ready to activate on a moment’s notice to show intruders you’re not messing around.
It’s wireless. It’s wired. It’s weatherproof. It’s cloud storage. It’s local storage. It’s whatever you need it to be. The Arlo Pro makes a great addition to keeping your home and loved ones safe, and it’s now available at Best Buy in different configurations. Remember, you can even add cameras as you go, so you don’t have to commit to the biggest packs right away.