Home security cameras aren’t always an affordable endeavor, but Netgear’s Arlo Pro 2 is a little cheaper today on Amazon. When it launched in early 2017, $479 got you the cheapest kit, which included a base station and two of the weatherproof cameras. Today’s deal on Amazon for $449 includes all of that, plus an extra camera. For reference, each additional camera costs around $200, so this is quite the discount if you have more areas, either inside or outside, that you want to keep tabs on.
The Arlo Pro 2 cameras are rechargeable and work wirelessly, meaning setup is fast and there’s no need to call an electrician to set them up. And when it comes to battery performance, Netgear claims that these cameras keep their charge for up to six months.
Arlo Pro 2 utilizes a base station that plugs directly into your router and works to maintain a steady connection with all of the connected cameras. If you have an external hard drive, you can connect it to locally store captured video footage in lieu of, or in addition to, optional cloud storage.
These savings are good, especially since you can technically use this system without a subscription. But to get the most out of Arlo Pro 2, you’ll really need that recurring subscription. The basic $10-per-month option includes cloud storage of your recorded footage for 30 days and smart notifications for motion and triggering of Activity Zones.