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Arlo Pro 2

Arlo Pro 2
alaScore 89

206 reviews

Oct, 2021

alaTest has collected and analyzed 206 reviews of Arlo Pro 2. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability. The design also gets good feedback. There are some negative reviews about the size. Reviews are divided on the price.

usability, design, reliability


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Arlo Pro 2 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Daven Mathies (

Arlo Pro 2 review


The Arlo Pro 2 may be more of a refinement than a reinvention of the original, but it remains one of the best smart home security systems money can buy. While a wave of low cost, standalone smart cameras — like the $20 Wyzecam — have sprouted up, Arlo...

Advanced scheduling and geofencing controls 7 days of free cloud storage Optional local backup via USB Backward compatible with Arlo Pro Scalable multi-camera plans for businesses

App interface a little convoluted

The Arlo Pro 2 may carry a high cost of entry for anyone looking for their first smart home camera, but it pays off. It is the most full-featured home security system we have yet tested. We are particularly impressed with the sheer amount of included...

Oct, 2019

Expert review by : Megan Wollerton (

Arlo Pro 2 review


This review has been updated and the Arlo Pro 2 awarded CNET's Editors' Choice Award. The $480 Arlo Pro 2 kit is the latest option for anyone looking for a pair of outdoor-friendly wireless security cameras that can operate without the need to be...

The cameras and related Arlo app work well and allow advanced features like person alerts and motion zones (if you subscribe to the Arlo Smart cloud service).

$480 is pricey for a two-camera kit. It's difficult to angle the cameras unless you mount and attach them to the included magnetic bases (which requires a more permanent install).

The Arlo Pro 2 security cameras ably deliver reliable live streaming and prompt activity alerts packed in durable weatherproof housing.

Jul, 2019

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : John R. Delaney (

Netgear Arlo Pro 2


Netgear's Arlo Pro 2 outdoor security camera system is completely wireless, works well with other smart home devices, and offers stunning 1080p video with free cloud and local storage options for event-triggered video.

Excellent-quality 1080p video. Weatherproof. Rechargeable batteries. Supports IFTTT and Alexa voice commands. Pre-buffered video recording. Continuous recording capabilities. Free and subscription-based cloud storage.

Expensive. Requires hub (included). Many features are only available when plugged in.

At $479, the Netgear Arlo Pro 2 is expensive, but you get two weatherproof cameras and a base station with a built-in siren and USB connectivity for storing recorded video locally. As with the original Arlo Pro cameras, the Pro 2 cameras are completely...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : John R. Delaney (

Arlo Pro


The camera itself looks identical to the original Arlo, only bigger. It measures 3.1 by 1.9 by 2.8 inches (HWD) and weighs 4.8 ounces, compared with the first-gen's 2.5 by 1.6 by 2.8 inches and 4.0 ounces. It has a glossy white housing that meets IP65...

Sharp HD video. Supports IFTTT. Works with other smart home devices. Free cloud storage. Geofencing support. Motion- and sound-triggered recording. Rechargeable batteries. Weatherproof. Easy to install.

Pricey. Requires a hub (included).

The Arlo Pro is a completely wireless surveillance camera system designed for outdoor use. It's a snap to install, delivers excellent video, works with other smart home devices, and offers free cloud storage

Feb, 2017

Expert review by : Michael Ansaldo (

Netgear Arlo Pro 2 review: This already impressive indoor/outdoor security camera gets better


The second-generation Arlo Pro comes with higher resolution, improved motion detection, and more flexible installation options.

Can be use indoors or outdoors ; Customizable motion zones ; Can operate on either AC power or a rechargeable battery

Motion zones are only enabled when connected to AC power

The setup process for the Pro 2 is exactly the same as s—you plug the base station into your router with the supplied ethernet cable, then press sync buttons on the base station and the camera in succession to pair them. You’ll know they’ve paired...

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Sally Wiener Grotta (

Arlo Pro 2 Review: Top-Notch Camera


The Arlo Pro 2 provides a great combination of software, free cloud storage and video quality.

Simple installation ; Clean, intelligent interface ; Flexible and easy scheduling ; Geofencing turns system on/off depending on phone's location ; Very good daylight video quality ; Free seven-day rolling cloud storage

Can login from only one device at a time ; No auto-rotate of live or playback videos on mobile devices ; Motion detection tools separate from setup section.

All of the above Arlo security cameras have the same excellent software, free cloud storage, and Smart Home integration. The one big difference is that both the Pro and Pro 2 require a base station, while the Arlo Q can function as a stand-alone...

Feb, 2021

Expert review by : Mindy Woodall (

Arlo Pro 2 Review


The Arlo Pro 2 is versatile but not the cheapest security camera out there. Find out if features like HD resolution and wire-free mounting are worth the price.

Battery and traditional power options Improved video resolution

High price Required base station Incompatibility of top features with battery-powered option

The Arlo Pro 2 takes what’s great about the previous versions and cranks it up a notch. Stepping up to 1080p resolution, expanding the operating temperature, and adding useful new features like Look Back really help the Pro 2 stand out from other...

Nov, 2019

Expert review by : Jeff Benjamin (

Hands-on: Arlo Pro 2 HomeKit support is a step in the right direction [Video]


On Monday Arlo released its version 2.7.13 update to add HomeKit support to its security cameras. Needless to say, this is a highly-anticipated feature that Arlo users within the iOS ecosystem have been waiting on for quite some time. Was it worth the...

Aug, 2019

Expert review by : Max Mutter Michelle Powell Learn more change compa (

Arlo Pro 2 Review


In our opinion, the Arlo Pro 2 is almost awesome. It offers good video quality, a decent bevy of non-subscription services, high-quality and relatively...

A good camera overall, but its failure to fully leverage its functionality into outdoor use and fairly high upfront costs leave the off of our recommended list.

Jul, 2019

Expert review by : Chris Price (

Netgear Arlo Pro 2 review


Pricy but professional cameras come to the home

Strong magnetic mounts for waterproof cameras ; Web interface offers high levels of control ; Free cloud recordings for up to 7 days ; Built-in siren

Base station difficult to set up with some routers ; Cameras need to be charged using lead and plug provided ; Quite an expensive set up compared to other brands

Looking for a professional-quality security camera set up for your property? Then the Arlo Pro 2 is definitely worth considering. The cameras are solidly built and capable of recording crystal-clear HD video, it's just a pity the base station is...

Jul, 2018

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