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Wireless Home Security with Arlo

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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.

Looking for a wireless home security system? Check out Arlo from Netgear! Wirless cameras can be placed around your home, inside or out. Receive notifications on your computer or mobile device whenever the cameras detection motion. Skip the monthly fees and contracts and try Arlo first.


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!

wireless home security system Arlo

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 App

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.

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  • Ken Humes
    March 21, 2016

    Quite an informative post!!

    Installing home security systems have become a big necessity, these days. Advancement in technology has done wonders as well as blinders, because it has given a big boost to increasing crime rate also.

    We cannot fight with destiny, but we can do preparations to stop bigger mishaps.

    Your post will certainly make people to think about their home and loved one’s safety on priority bases.

    In the end I would like to add that this security system is quite cool in look and appearance.

    Great Post And Of Course Video!!

  • Jenn
    November 16, 2015

    That security system looks like exactly what I want in my home. What kind of image quality are the HD cameras? I can’t quite tell from the photos you posted here, if I’d be able to get a clear image of an intruder’s face. A lot of the pictures I’ve seen on the news when someone is caught on camera, the intruder’s face is really difficult to see, so they just don’t get identified unless they get caught in the act later.