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Arlo Essential Indoor

Arlo Essential Indoor
alaScore 89

17 reviews

May, 2023

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 reviews of Arlo Essential Indoor. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the size and reliability. The design and usability also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed comments about the price.

usability, design, reliability, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Arlo Essential Indoor is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : John Velasco (

Arlo Essential Indoor Security Camera Review: When privacy is a priority


That nagging feeling of someone watching you is essentially squashed thanks to the privacy shutter on the Arlo Essential Indoor Security Camera.

Privacy shutter offers peace of mind ; Crisp and clear night vision ; Intelligent detection with Arlo Smart

Artifacting elements in video quality

Apr, 2021

Expert review by : John R. Delaney (

Arlo Essential Indoor Security Camera Review


More affordable than Arlo Pro models ; Intelligent alerts ; Sharp 1080p video ; Works with numerous third-party devices ; Voice control

Many features require paid subscription ; Hub required for HomeKit support

The relatively affordable Arlo Essential Indoor is a Wi-Fi-enabled smart home security camera that delivers sharp 1080p video and works with lots of other smart devices.

Sep, 2021

Expert review by : Chris Wedel (

Arlo Essential Indoor Camera review: Offers a lot of options, but lacks the biggest one


Arlo's security camera lineup is an impressive one with some very robust options. But the entry point is the Arlo Essential Indoor Camera, and it's just as impressive — save for one pain point. The lack of local storage stinks for everything the Arlo...

The privacy shield offers good peace of mind ; Good video quality ; Wide field of view ; Plenty of customization options in the app

Only works on 2.4GHz Wi-Fi ; No local storage ; On the expensive end of the spectrum

The Arlo Essential Indoor Security Camera is a solid performing device that offers a helpful set of features without going overboard with a bunch of extras.

Aug, 2022

Expert review by : Luke Edwards (

Arlo Essential Indoor Camera review


The Arlo Essential Indoor Camera ticks off the basics of security and performance, but not at the price you might expect.

Jun, 2022

Expert review by : Alistair Charlton (

Arlo Essential Indoor Camera review


A pricey but smart indoor security camera with Full HD video and a wide range of smart home integration options

Good design ; High quality video ; Smart home integration options

Expensive ; Most features require monthly subscription ; No support for Apple HomeKit

The Arlo Essential Indoor Camera a well-made indoor camera that is nicely designed, easy to set up, records high-quality HD video and works well. We like how it connects to Alexa and Google Assistant smart displays, and seeing footage on an Apple Watch...

Dec, 2021

Expert review by : Michael Aulia (

Arlo Essential Indoor Camera Review


Arlo Essential Indoor Camera Review – The Arlo Essential products are geared towards those who are looking for a more affordable Arlo security camera, with just the essential features. For example, most probably don't need that juicy 4K resolution on...

Easy to set up ; Easy to use ; Compact & minimalist design ; Can be used without purchasing an Arlo Hub ; All the essentials: 1080p video, two-way talk, siren, night vision ; Support Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and IFTTT

Some features require subscription ; No spotlight ; No local storage recording option

All the essentials at affordable package. Comes with an exciting privacy feature: Automated Privacy Shield

May, 2021

Expert review by : Peter Gotschalk (

Review: Arlo Essential Indoor Camera | The Security Is Worth The Extra Money Arlo Essential Indoor Camera


Arlo Essential Indoor Camera is an inexpensive surveillance camera that still manages a few important details, not least the user's privacy!

Easy setup, good sound and picture quality and lots of smart features, including the ability to share videos with others. Good integration with various Smart Home ecosystems, and they even thought about privacy.

Only a few features without the Arlo Smart Plan. Motion sensor reacts a little slowly in the dark. No integration with Apple HomeKit.

Arlo Essential Indoor Camera is not expensive, but it still costs almost twice as much as e.g. Ring Indoor Cam. Still, go for Arlo’s camera if you ask us. Firstly, Arlo has better control over security, which the aforementioned Privacy Shield is a good...

Apr, 2021

Expert review by : Chris Hall (

Arlo Essential Indoor Camera review: Keeping an eye on indoors


Arlo boosts internal monitoring with privacy in mind.

Privacy Shield is actually useful ; Flexible connectivity ; Advanced AI options ; Arlo system

No free cloud storage ; There are cheaper rivals that do much the same ; Cable is a little stiff

This camera has a unique feature - Privacy Shield - to physically block the camera when it's not in use. That will provide ressurance for those worried about being overwatched, adding to the solid feature set of the Arlo system. You do need a...

Jun, 2021

Expert review by : Lewis Painter (

Arlo Essential Indoor Camera review


The Arlo Essential Indoor brings some of Arlo's premium features to a more affordable price point, but it's still more expensive than the competition.

Privacy shield offers peace of mind ; Small dimensions ; Great quality video capture

Expensive for an entry-level product ; Some features locked behind a monthly sub ; Privacy Shield is fiddly in use

The Arlo Essential Indoor camera is well-built, offers great capture quality and boasts a user-friendly app experience, but a high price and hiding features like AI object detection behind a monthly subscription may frustrate some.

Sep, 2021

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