Using a Home Security Camera to See if a Package Was Really Delivered

Ever have the post office, UPS or FedEx tell you a package was delivered but it’s magically disappeared?  Almost everyone has.  Sometimes, it’s a delivery error, but sometimes it’s not.  Wish you had a way to see if a package was really delivered (or even worse, if it’s been stolen)?  There are several methods to do this using home security cameras. There are also obvious security benefits of watching the action in front of the door.  A bad guy sometimes rings the doorbell checking if someone is home.  Any of these solutions, if positioned properly will capture video of a … Read more

Arlo Pro HD Home Security System Takes Wireless to a New Level

I have always been impressed with the Arlo product line.  The Arlo Pro HD Home Security System sets a new level of excellence for wireless home security cameras.  While the video might be the same as the previous generation, everything else is drastically improved. Let’s take a closer look at all the improvements. Software You can access the Arlo Pro Home Security Camera System with your smartphone or via their web portal.  It’s the same app as the other two Arlo camera models and that’s great news.  Already have too many home security apps on my phone. The smartphone apps … Read more

Is it Worth Paying for an Arlo Cloud Subscription Plan?

Arlo is our favorite line of wire-free cameras.  We are big fans of the Arlo Pro HD Security Camera System and Arlo Pro 2 Camera Security System.  Besides being well made cameras with a long battery life, Arlo throws in one of the most generous free cloud plans of any of the large manufacturers.  They also have a few plans that aren’t free.  Today, we discuss the Arlo cloud subscription plans in detail. Effective July, 2018, Arlo renamed their cloud services to Arlo Smart and added functionality.  A very detailed explanation of the options available with this new plan are outlined in … Read more

How to Add Another Camera to the Arlo Base Station

We have been fans of the Arlo lineup of wireless cameras for a long time.  A lot of Arlo owners quickly appreciate the superior quality of these cameras and want to add another.  Fortunately, the cameras can be purchased as add-on units.  Once you get an additional camera, it’s time to add it to your system.  So today, we’re going to discuss how to add another camera to the Arlo base station. One of the nice features about an Arlo base station is that you can intermix the cameras.  The Arlo Pro and Arlo Pro 2 wireless cameras and base … Read more

Keeping an Eye on the Driveway with an Arlo Pro or Arlo Pro 2

An Arlo Pro and Arlo Pro 2 Camera Security System are great choices to keep an eye on areas where there isn’t an easy accessible power source.  Nothing worse than putting up a home security camera than seeing a big long white cable leading into the garage.  The Arlo Pro doesn’t need a power cable because it’s battery operated.  Keeping an eye on the driveway with an Arlo Pro camera is easy.  We’re going to show you how to do it. For all intensive purposes, the guidance is the same for an Arlo Pro and Arlo Pro 2.  It also applies … Read more

How to Automate Using IFTTT for Arlo HD Security Cameras

Most Arlo HD Camera owners are probably unaware that automation exists to take this camera line to different levels.  It’s called IFTTT.  This is a free service that facilitates integration with devices and services such as gmail, your phone, Facebook and Pinterest.  IFTTT is an acronym for “If This Then That”.  You can do some very cool stuff with IFTTT for Arlo and this article will show you how to do it and highlight some of the capabilities.  IFTTT isn’t owned by Arlo and in fact is independent of the devices that are supported. First thing to do is visit the IFTTT web site … Read more