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

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

Using an Arlo Pro Camera Outdoors

The Arlo Pro HD Home Security System continues to be an excellent choice for those looking to deploy a versatile monitoring solution wherever there is a good WiFi signal. These cameras are good candidates for those in need of a truly wireless solution as it can run on batteries.  While many deployments of the Arlo Pro are indoors, they can also be used outside.  So today, we’re looking at how to use an Arlo Pro Camera outdoors. For purposes of the information contained in this article, it applies equally to the Arlo Pro and the Arlo Pro 2.  Same video and placement … Read more

How to Extend the Range of an Arlo Pro HD Home Security System

We are big fans of the Arlo Pro HD Home Security System,  It’s our favorite wireless home security camera.  Like any wireless home security camera, you might be challenged by the distance of wireless connectivity.  Today, we are discussing how to extend the range of an Arlo Pro. Everything we discuss within this article applies equally to the Arlo Pro and Arlo Pro 2.  So if you have the Arlo Pro 2, follow along because everything listed here applies to your camera as well. For those unfamiliar with the Arlo Pro, there are two connectivity components.  First is the wireless camera. … Read more

Local Versus Cloud Security Camera Storage

A home security camera serves a few important purposes.  One is the capability to look into your property anytime and make sure everything is the way you left it.  Another good reason is to be notified when something moves that you didn’t expect.  But what if something goes amiss and you aren’t around to see it?  You need to see what happened a few minutes or a few hours ago.  That’s where the local versus cloud security camera storage discussion comes up. The local versus cloud storage subject is an important one that you should give some thought to prior to … Read more

How to Hang a Nest Cam or Other Camera from a Curtain Rod

A popular placement for a Nest Cam is for seeing what’s going on outdoors.  The challenge finding a good place to put it.  Someone recently asked if they could hang their Nest Cam from a curtain rod.  That’s an idea I never thought of. I guess the first question is why would anyone want to hang a Nest Cam from a curtain rod?  Turns out that is a good way to position a Nest Cam to see outdoors.  Ideally, I would personally prefer a window ledge and get it as close as possible to the window pane.  In our article … Read more