Arlo security cameras can help make any home more secure, whether you are home or away from home. The peace of mind you get while you are sleeping is nothing compared to the calm you feel while on holidays, still able to see your home with the app on your phone or tablet. They are a versatile and reliable way to be aware of everything happening near your home. This is especially true of the Arlo camera bundles, like the Essential bundle we are giving away in this contest. Learn more about how this bundle is essential for travellers, then enter for a chance to win one.

Why prowlers don’t like Arlo cameras

Last week, a neighbour posted on our community Facebook page that he had a prowler on his property the previous night. His dog was “yapping like crazy” he said and he saw the back of a dark figure running down his driveway. He had no idea who it was and could not give much of a description. I’m sure this particular prowler didn’t like that this property had a dog. However, they would have really hated if it had Arlo cameras capturing a crystal clear picture on video that could be instantly shared with neighbours and with the police.

The Arlo Essential camera bundle we are giving away gives better security than a dog for many reasons. A dog might bark, which might potentially scare off an intruder (but not always since brazen thieves might not care if a dog is inside the house). However, when the camera suddenly illuminates the area, the natural first thing to do is to look into the light. At that instant the thief knows they have been captured on video, and that video has already been sent to the cloud. There is nothing they can do at that point. Another reason that this bundle is better than a dog is because it comes with four cameras, for equally strong security coverage at multiple sites in or around your home. Lastly, this security is equally strong even if you and your dog are not home. While you are on holidays, your dog may be with a friend or family member. Your cameras, however, are placed at essential locations around your home: they’re wireless so you will move them around as you please inside and outside your home. You can access the footage, and share clear HD video of nasty prowlers, no matter where you are in the world.

Rethink what is essential for your next trip so you don’t forget anything

Forgetting is normal, it’s human—but it’s also frustrating! Preparation is the key to a vacation with everything essential taken care of. Will you be travelling somewhere this spring or summer? Check out our travel buying guide well before you leave to help you prepare. Our intention was to make it broad enough so that it could help as many people as possible. That article has five sections to help you focus on the many things you might want to consider before your next trip. You’ll noticed, that the last section is about home security: often this is the last thing people think about. Hopefully one lasting impact you get from entering this contest, whether you win the Arlo Essential camera bundle prize or not, is that you take care of home security well before your next trip. 

How to enter

Entering this contest is easy and you can enter in three different ways

  1. In a comment below, tell us which one you would rather have, a guard dog, an arlo camera system, or both and explain why.
  2. First visit the Best Buy blog Travel Buying Guide, then return here and in a second comment below this contest article, tell us at least two essential things mentioned in the buying guide that you think most people tend to forget before going on a trip.
  3. For another entry, visit the Arlo Essential camera bundle page at and find the “Specifications” section as shown in the image on the right. In an email to, with the subject line Arlo camera contest, tell us what is the missing information in the image here (what should it say instead of the question mark).

What you can win

At the end of this contest, we’ll randomly select one winner from all eligible entries to receive a new Arlo Essential camera bundle with four cameras included.

This contest runs from March 28th until April 11th.

Remember you can enter this contest in three different ways. Do you know anyone who will be travelling soon? Tell them to enter this contest and make a deal with them: if they win, they take two cameras and you take the other two!

Win an Arlo Essential smart home camera bundle Rules and Regulations

Good Luck!

Editor in Chief
Martin loves working with the talented editors and writers on the Best Buy Blog as Editor-in-Chief. During his spare time he is either working on his next novel, cooking up a masterpiece in the kitchen, or adding some smart tech to his new home on Mayne Island in British Columbia.


    • power adapter and power bank

      – essential for travel!

      need these for travel and can have a peace of mind knowing the camera is guarding your house while away

  1. I would like to have a Arlo camera system, over a dog, but a dog is a good warning system and deodorant also, but a camera is better then your memory, and no one can argue with what is caught on it.

  2. I would rather have both, because a guard dog could actually do something in the moment to help with protection, and the camera would provide playback and save better info about exactly what happened.

  3. I would prefer both. The dog for companionship and unconditional love. And the Arlo for those that don’t have a dog at home to keep them happy and stop them from messing with other people’s stuff.

  4. I would choose the Arlo camera system to guard the house when my family is away because I wouldn’t want to leave a dog alone at home.

  5. Two essential things most people tend to forget before going on a trip are a memory card for their camera and a travel power adapter

  6. I think most people tend to forget before going on a trip are a travel power adapter and a power bank.

  7. things people tend to forget before going on a trip are a travel power adapter and a power bank

  8. I would prefer an Arlo camera system to guard my house when I am away because I can check to see if my home is safe

  9. Most people tend to forget before going on a trip is to cancel newspaper and flier deliveries, if they stay there for days everyone knows you are not home

  10. Two essential things mentioned in the buying guide that I think most people tend to forget before going on a trip are a travel power adapter and a power bank.

  11. I think people forget to bring a power bank for their computers and phones especially with all the airport delays and also set up a security system with lights that turn on and off when we are gone

  12. I would want an arlo camera system. I like that it captures the person and sends video to cloud which is why better than a dog and hopefully prevents future crimes

  13. I think two essential things people tend to forget before going on a trip are a travel power adapter and a power bank… I know I definitely have

  14. In a perfect world, I’d have an arlo camera system! My dog can help chase away an intruder and an arlo camera system can help catch everything on tape so you can show the police!

  15. An arlo camera system because I can always see what’s going on whether I’m at home or away from home.

  16. A lightweight backpack for all the essentials and if the destination is an island and you expect lots of water activities make sure to bring a waterproof bag to keep devices safe and dry. Another essential is a scale because of the different weight restrictions of airlines.

  17. I would prefer an Arlo camera system to guard my house when I am away just because I would not like to leave our dog alone at home for long period.

  18. Both. Technology isn’t perfect because humans – an imperfect species – created it. Thus, no offence to any technology, there’s room for errors. The guard dog has the instinct to protect – and could be big & fluffy!

  19. Travel pillow and a power bank for sure! The travel neck pillow is something I never seem to remember for some reason. I have a handful of them now that I had to pick up at the airport. And the power bank is a life saver if you don’t have access to outlets.

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