Thursday, January 12, 2017

Product Review: Arlo Pro Wireless Security Camera System, by Netgear

I recently have been researching for a replacement Security Camera System. Ours that is almost 8 years old, has seen better days. It's monitors station display has not worked for four years and has had to be connected to a host pc that then I could remotely view via Google Remote Desktop, It's motion detection system has never worked and the video quality was fuzzy at best. It has worked for our application, but we are ready for a new solution. In steps the Arlo PRo Wireless Security two camera system, by Netgear.
The technology in this particular market has completely changed, not only in how they are monitored, but how they interface with the web and how they are actually powered. This unit arrived for my to review at the perfect time. The packaging was incredibly put together, I would not want to have to put it back together. These cameras have two options for power, one by supplied rechargeable battery, or by direct power via the supplied micro usb charging cable.  The installation procedure is super easy, from the one screw attachable half sphere to the app and browser based software. This two camera package comes with two batteries, two camera mounts, one charging cable, one wall charger, the base station with it's power cord, network cable, and one window decal. You don't have to use their supplied half sphere mount, each camera has a 1/4-20 nut socket to allow you to mount the camera using a typical camera mount, especially when you need to hang or side mount your camera like I did here on my garage. These camera work quite well, have crisp definition, and great low light clarity. I actually decided to direct wire these cameras and not use the batteries as I have power available in both cases.

*I do have a material connection regarding this piece of equipment or it's manufacturer*

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