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.


  1. I would rather have an an arlo camera system instead of a dog since we have cats and I don’t think they would get along.

  2. Honestly I would want both, but only because it would put another dog in my life. A “guard dog” for me is a pup that might bark but then lick your face off hahaha. 😛 Cameras are the best choice, IMHO. I’m of the firm opinion that dogs shouldn’t be used as a security system.

  3. I would rather have both – but mostly because I love dogs and would just love another one not to use it necessarily as a guard dog (our current dog is DEFINITELY not a guard dog lol).

  4. I think most people tend to forget a luggage scale & a travel adapter – thanks for the generous contest & chance to win!!

  5. I’d love to have both, an Arlo camera system would help with home security and a dog would help with cuddles – thanks for the generous contest & chance to win!!

  6. A guard dog, because he will fetch my slippers. But if he won`t do that, I`ll take the cameras

  7. You need a guard dog and the Arlo camera system. You can’t cuddle the same with the Arlo Camera system.

  8. When people travel, they often forget to leave lights on at their house, and they also forget a travel adaptor.

  9. We would love an Arlo camera system, because even though we have a large guard dog, he comes with us when we are away., so the house would still be covered for security.

  10. I would love to have a dog and the Arlo Camera system. I would feel safer in my neighbourhood knowing that my house is being protected.

  11. an arlo camera system would be great we have lots night theives around here and this would be great

  12. 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.

  13. When traveling, people forget to bring a travel adapter, and leaving lights on at home.

  14. I love dogs, they are cute and loyal and they will do their best to keep you safe. Cameras are also cool, they see things when you can’t.

  15. When travelling, people often forget to bring a travel adapter, memory card, and forget to turn off all lights and leave lights on back patio or some other place at home.

  16. When traveling, people forget to bring a travel adapter, and leaving lights on at home.

  17. I’d rather have an Arlo camera system, so I can see what’s going on around my home. A guard dog can’t tell me much.

  18. The Camewras For added Security. I’ll have to pass on The Dog Thank You As Much as I’m an Animal Lover.

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