Looking for a wireless home security system that is affordable? Check out Arlo from our sponsor, Netgear, who sent me a free product in exchange for my honest opinion.
For about the past year or so, I have been debating installing a home security system. We’ve recently had an increase in home burglaries near us happening during the day. It’s crazy that people are breaking in to homes in broad daylight! While I’m home most of the day, I’m not here all the time and I want to make sure our home is secure. We have had several alarm companies come to the house to give us prices. The cost of the security systems are not exactly low and I would have to sign a two year contract. There is nothing more I hate than signing a contract for services. We pretty much gave up and installed an extra deadbolt. Then, Netgear sent me an Arlo wireless home security system to try out and we absolutely love it!
Arlo is a wireless home security system made up of HD cameras. The basic starter kit comes with two cameras, a router, and mounts for the cameras. The Arlo cameras are completely wireless so you can put them wherever you want. The cameras are also weatherproof and can be used both inside or outside. Our cameras are sitting on a ledge, but the kit does include mounts to attach the cameras to a wall. The mounts are magnetic making it very easy to relocate the cameras if you need to. The cameras also work at night as they are equipped with night vision. I was also surprised by how large of an area the camera covers. The two cameras that came in the kit cover our entire downstairs.
Arlo has an app that can be downloaded on to a mobile device. When the cameras detect movement, Arlo sends a text message, email, or push notification to you depending on how you set up the system. The Arlo cameras can be turned on and off automatically by setting a schedule. So if you leave for work at 8 AM and arrive home at 5 PM, you can set the cameras to go on at 8:05 AM and turn off at 4:55 PM. You can also turn the cameras on and off as needed whenever you leave the house or go to sleep.
The Arlo system is not monitored like a security company would do, but for the cost savings, it’s a great alternative. My husband and I both love the Arlo wireless home security system. I love not having a monthly fee or a contract. If someone comes in to our home while we are away, we get a notice and can call the police. If you are looking for a wireless home security system that is affordable and easy to use, Arlo is a great place to start.