There are lots of home security cameras on the market, the Arlo from Netgear must be the easiest to set up and get running.
The camera is battery powered, making it wireless and ready to hang anywhere or rest on a desktop or shelf. It has a really strong magnetic system for hanging it. The camera attaches to brackets you screw into the wall.
A battery-level indicator lets you know when they need to be replaced, which should be anywhere from four to six months.
The cameras are motion activated, have 720p resolution, work in near darkness, have 130-degree view and can be set up within an app to record for specific intervals.
The Netgear Arlo hub must be connected to your home Internet and each camera connected wirelessly to the hub. The cameras have about a 300-foot line of sight from the hub.
Adjust the camera’s motion detection sensitivity and configure the Arlo app to send email alerts and push notifications when motion is detected. From your smartphone, tablet or computer you can log into your account to view the captured video.
There are several service options for storing and viewing your saved recordings.
▪ Up to five cameras with seven days of content; viewing and storage is free.
▪ For $10 a month you can save videos from up to 10 cameras for up to 30 days.
▪ For $15 per month you can have up to 15 cameras and store 60 days worth of video.
If I made this sound simple, it is. You can get it up and running in less than an hour, and that’s with reading the instructions, downloading the free app and hanging the cameras.
Each camera measures 2.8 by 1.6 by 2.5-inches and just 0.25 pounds. $349.99 for a two-camera kit, which includes a smart home base station; other kits and combinations available. Single cameras available for $99 each. www.arlo.com/en-us/