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NetGear’s Arlo Home Security System – Travel With Peace of Mind #NETGEAR


NetGear’s Arlo Home Security System - Travel With Peace of Mind  #NETGEAR


I’m a NETGEAR Ambassador and I received this product in exchange for my honest review.  The opinions in this post are 100% mine.

On a good year, my husband and I spend more time traveling than we do at home – and we have been searching for the perfect security system for what seems like forever. There is nothing more annoying than being in another country and getting phone calls because a bird or our cat set off the alarm. And, then there are always those sleepless nights in a hotel when you feel like something just “isn’t right” at home – and you have no way of checking.

NetGear’s Arlo Home Security System - Travel With Peace of Mind  #NETGEAR

Luckily, after multiple security systems that just weren’t cutting it, I came across NetGear’s Arlo Home System, and I fell in love immediately. If you or anyone you know is in the market for a security camera, I highly recommend it – you will not be disappointed.

When we moved in to our new home this year, I knew we had to get a security system before we went on vacation – and I hemmed and hawed for quite a while because I simply didn’t want a huge gawky camera hooked up to the front of my pretty new house. Nor did I want a bunch of holes drilled in the siding and what seems like yards of cords and wires weaved in and out of the house. Then my friend told me about Arlo from NetGear, and that the camera is tiny and barely visible. Plus, it is wireless to boot! And, it has a magnetic wall mount!

You can’t put a price on your safety, but I wasn’t exactly prepared to spend an arm and a leg. Luckily the NetGear Arlo security camera wasn’t as pricey as I thought it would be – and I affordable for any family, regardless of your income. I ordered my security system, and it arrived in just a few business days. When the package arrived I couldn’t wait to get it set up, but I’m not all that tech savvy. I decided to give it a whirl on my own before I recruited my husband for help – but I didn’t need him! Setting up the Arlo security camera was a cinch. The camera came along with a quick step set-up guide, which made installation a breeze.

NetGear’s Arlo Home Security System - Travel With Peace of Mind  #NETGEAR

After I installed the Arlo camera on my front porch, I headed inside and plugged in the base station, a small black box which looks similar to a router. Next, I went on my smart phone and downloaded the free Arlo app and followed the instructions that popped up on my screen. The free Arlo app supports up to five cameras, which can easily be added to the system later on. I purchased just one to start, I wanted to test ou the system before I bought half a dozen cameras. But, I was so pleased after I set up one, that I went back on to the official Arlo website and purchased four more that very same day.

When we went on vacation, my husband and I both had the Arlo app downloaded on to our phones – and could check the camera footage anytime day or night. It also saves the footage on a simple to use calendar, so if you ever have to check out a certain day or time period – you can always pull it up. One of my favorite things about the Arlo Security camera is that it has no problem detecting motion even in the dark, and its night vision is crystal clear! Anyone who has dealt with security cameras can tell you that is hard to find on the market. Every brand seems to promise crystal clear night vision, but it is difficult to find one like NetGear that actually delivers. So, I didn’t have any sleepless nights while we were in Europe, I could always check the app on my phone while I was lying in bed and Arlo reassured me that everything was fine.

NetGear’s Arlo Home Security System - Travel With Peace of Mind  #NETGEAR

Since we returned home from vacation, we still use our Arlo camera system every day. We actually are doubling it as a baby monitor for when my granddaughter stays over. Whenever we hear a strange sound coming from her room, all we have to do is whip out our smart phones and we can tell exactly what she is up to. Altogether, I can honestly say that the Arlo security system has given me peace of mind – and in comparison to what it cost, it has gone above and beyond.

If you are in the market for a security camera, you absolutely have to check out NetGear’s Arlo!

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  1. Alli says

    I like that it’s wireless and there are no holes, wires, etc. all over the house. I’m going to head over to their website and check it out. Thanks for the detailed review. I’ve been looking for a new home security system.

  2. Jessica Harlow says

    I really like that it’s easy to set up! I’m not always the handiest when it comes to tech stuff so if I was able to set it up by myself, that’d be great instead of waiting on my husband! lol

  3. lisa says

    My husband and I were just talking about getting cameras for the house. There has been a lot of break ins around the neighborhood lately. I’ll have to look into these.

  4. Jeanette says

    We just moved in to a new home and we have been looking for a security system to put in. I LOVE this one is easy to install and wireless! That app would give me peace of mind when I am out.

  5. Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says

    That looks like a great camera set up. I’m gone all the time, so I’d love to have something like this in the house.

  6. Cia | says

    Wow! Now this is cool! Since we are getting ready to move I am taking home security more serious than ever. This looks easy to use and that is just what I am looking for.

  7. lisa @bitesforbabies says

    This is brilliant and a great way to have some peace of mind while away on vacation! We are lucky that my parents live nearby and stop our house every day when we are away!

  8. Liz Mays says

    The Arlo sounds like an awesome device to have around. When you travel a lot, that extra security is definitely nice.

  9. Ronda Ogilvie says

    These look awesome! We have a home security camera system, but we are not able to check in from our mobile devices. This would be a nice upgrade!!

  10. Chubskulit Rose says

    This would be greast to have especially with all the sickening things happening all around us. Planning to get one for our home.

  11. Mykidsguide says

    Wow, that looks really cool. Having a good security system is very important. I like this one because you can check it through a mobile device whenever you are away.

  12. Reichel says

    Ooooh, I’ve been researching home security systems for the last couple of months. Arlo has been a the top of the list. Great post!

  13. rika says

    we have a similar security camera too. but the quality of video isn’t so great

  14. Rebecca Swenor says

    I love Netgear products and this Arlo Home Security System sounds amazing. I love the app for the phone so you can check your home when you want. My sister and her husband have this for their home security system. Thanks so much for sharing.

  15. Jeanine says

    This is awesome. I would love to have this in my place. Sounds like a really great idea, plus would give me a huge peace of mind while out.

  16. Jenn says

    We have been shopping systems for a while now, and comparing them. This looks like one to add to our list to consider. I’m so glad i read your post.

  17. Lynndee says

    What a sleek security camera. I certainly would love to have security cameras around here. It can be scary to think of what’s been happening everywhere so I think those are must haves.

  18. Tanya C. {@Treats by Tanya} says

    This would fit perfect for our needs in our house. I love the sleek small design of it and that I can use my cell to monitor what’s going on when I’m not there!

  19. Christi at says

    These look like a great asset to traditional home protection systems. I wanted to do this promotion so badly. I have great ideas on where to place these in my yard. lol

  20. tiaras & tantrums says

    wow – this looks pretty impressive . We have one in our home, but it was installed 14 years ago – i guess it is time for an update!

  21. Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly says

    I am an apartment dweller and I am looking for an easy to install system to put above my entrance door, this building has changed throughout the years (sadly NOT for the better) and I have been researching wireless security systems so this is helpful, thanks for sharing!

  22. Ann Bacciaglia says

    This is exactly what i need for my house. I would be checking the living room camera from my bedroom when i hear a noise at night.

  23. Chrystal | YUM eating says

    My husband and I are known to take little roadtrips throughout the year. We live rural and have an alarm system; but if the power goes out, which is often, so does basic parts of the alarm. The monitoring service would be alarmed and its a minor annoyance. My husband has been looking in to a video monitoring system like this. I’ll have to show him this one.

  24. Kate says

    This looks like a great product! I kinda want to it look in on our dog during the day! I’m going to check it out!

  25. Kelly Hutchinson says

    This is exactly what we need for my home. We live in a shady part of town and having an extra pair of eyes is a good idea.

  26. Joely Smith says

    I would LOVE to have a security program like this in my home! I also really love that it is controlled remotely by smart phone! We live in the country and do not have a lot of issues but again being in the country gives a person a good chance to sneak up in the dark! We have been planning to get one so I like this review – it helps a lot in our decision process.

  27. Katie says

    We have thought about getting a camera for the house. This looks really great and you can travel knowing things are okay at home.

  28. Kam Kay says

    A camera set up like this is great to have around when you are traveling or have little kids at home. Looks like it is pretty easy to setup and easily accessible from anywhere via your smartphone.

  29. HilLesha says

    Wonderful review! I’m supposed to be receiving this sometime next month. I’m now looking forward to it more than ever!

  30. Elizabeth O. says

    The cameras look so sleek. And the quality is awesome too!

  31. Rebecca B. says

    We live out in the country, so I don’t really worry about security. However, this NetGear’s Arlo sounds like a perfect solution for anyone that does. I like that it is wireless 🙂

  32. Tatanisha Pitts-Worthey says

    Looks like we’re going to need this at home. I love that it’s easy to install and that it’s wireless.

  33. Terri Ramsey Beavers says

    What a cool way to stay safe while traveling and while at home. I’d love to get a wireless system to give me peace of mind as I live alone and worry about my valuables when I’m not home.

  34. victoria says

    This would be a great camera, Me and hubby would planning to buy an camera for the house for home security

  35. Yona Williams says

    My brother and my Dad would love something like this. My Dad always wants to know what’s going on, and my brother uses his phone for everything.

  36. Dogvills says

    Having a reliable security system is a must. Sure, it will be an expensive decision, but it definitely worth it.

  37. Ashleigh Walls says

    We’ve had some break ins around our community. These look so great, I love you can check everything on your phone.

  38. Stephanie of The TipToe Fairy says

    This looks so cool. My parents just got one to keep an eye on their dog when they’re not at home. I would love one of these as I’m convinced my husband’s ex-wife is stalking us.

  39. Raquel says

    That’s a handy camera security system you have there. Everyone needs this in their homes.

  40. Adrienne says

    I have been looking for one of these recently! I want to add more security to my home when I’m traveling as well. On a side note, which TBEX are you going to Ft. Lauderdale??

  41. Erin says

    These are just too cool! You can’t be too safe these days so Im definitely going to be looking into them!

  42. becka says

    My dad is security camera obsessed. He loves the Netgear brand so I am going to show these to him. He loves the fact that no matter where he is or what he is doing, he can check on the house from the phone.

  43. CourtneyLynne says

    Omg this looks Like a pretty great security system!! I will have to look more into this!

  44. maria s. says

    I was looking at their site and you answered pretty much all of the questions I had. I think this might be what we need and have been looking for.

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