A few well-placed security cameras can help you keep an eye on your property wherever you are. Arlo, maker of some of our favorite home security devices, is getting ahead of Black Friday with its own line of deals on security cameras and video doorbells. We’ve listed the best deals on the gear we’ve tested and like. Most of these offers expire on November 5, 2023. Check out our best video doorbells and best outdoor security cameras for more recommendations.
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Security camera deals
When it comes to top-notch video clarity day or night, the Arlo Pro 5S (9/10, WIRED recommends) is hard to beat. This camera records video at up to 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution with HDR support and color night vision without the need for a spotlight (although it is an option). You also get the best notifications, comprehensive smart home support, and person, animal, vehicle and package detection, but require a subscription of $5 per month for a single camera or $13 per month for unlimited cameras. The price has dropped a bit, but this is still a good deal.
Before the Arlo Pro 5S took the top spot in our Best Outdoor Security Cameras guide, this was our pick, and it’s still an excellent camera. The Arlo Pro 4 delivers crisp, clear footage, responds quickly, and features reliable detection and our favorite notification system. The main differences from the Pro 5S are slightly better battery life and improved color night vision, but the Pro 4 comes close in every other way.
If Arlo’s Pro cameras seem expensive, you can save money by purchasing the Essential range. You’ll still get up to 2K footage, color night vision, motion detection, and solid intelligent alerts provided you subscribe to Arlo Secure. However, this camera has a narrower 130-degree field of view, is limited to 2.4GHz Wi-Fi, and lacks HDR, meaning video may fade in bright areas in sunshine. If you need multiple cameras, you can get an even bigger discount.
Whether you want to keep an eye on pets or family members throughout the day, or want to be notified when someone is in your home when they shouldn’t be, indoor security cameras can help. The Arlo Essential Indoor Camera ticks all of our boxes with clear 1080p footage, reliable motion detection, configurable smart alerts, compact design and a home privacy screen, earning it a spot in our guide to the best indoor security cameras. There’s also two-way audio with decent noise cancellation, although a slight delay can make conversations difficult at times. The other downside is the subscription cost.
On paper, this is a direct upgrade from the aforementioned indoor camera and offers a higher 2K resolution, but we haven’t been able to test it yet. Aside from the improved resolution, it has the same features as the original, including privacy shutter, night vision and a siren option.
Video doorbell deals
The runner-up in our Best Video Doorbells guide, Arlo’s cheapest video doorbell offers a sweeping 180-degree view of your porch, delivers quick alerts with clear notifications, and records detailed video day and night. False alarms are rare and nothing ever goes unnoticed. Pressing the doorbell triggers a call on your phone, which is generally more reliable than notifications when you’re away from home. The downside is that you need this subscription and we sometimes noticed a two or three second delay in the live feed.
We believe that wired doorbells are more reliable than wireless models and they can usually trigger your existing doorbell. However, if you need a battery-powered doorbell, this is a good choice. It’s functionally equivalent to the wired version above, but you’ll need to subscribe to Arlo Secure to get 30 days of cloud video history, animated previews, interactive notifications, activity zones, and smart detection features that allow categorization by person, package, animal, etc Vehicle.
Arlo’s second generation video doorbell can be wired or wireless. It features the same 180-degree field of view but increases the resolution up to 2K. We haven’t had a chance to test it yet, but you’ll need a strong Wi-Fi signal at your front door to reliably stream and record the higher-resolution footage. The rest of the feature list is the same as the Essential doorbells, including two-way audio, siren, motion detection, and night vision.