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Arlo Q

Arlo Q
alaScore 86

152 reviews

Nov, 2020

alaTest has collected and analyzed 152 reviews of Arlo Q. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and design. Some have doubts about the price, and there are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

usability, design, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Arlo Q is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : John R. Delaney (

Netgear Arlo Q


The Netgear Arlo Q is a pricey home security camera that delivers sharp, colorful 1080p daytime imagery and clear night vision video.

Easy to install. Detailed HD images. Good night vision. Email and push notifications. Free cloud storage. Supports IFTTT.

Pricey. Some response lag.

Conclusions Although it's a bit more expensive than most home Wi-Fi surveillance cameras, there's a lot to like about the Netgear Arlo Q. It provides sharp 1080p video, clear night vision, and a fairly wide 130-degree field of view. It also gives you...

May, 2016

Expert review by : Michael Ansaldo (

Netgear Arlo Q home security camera review: A safe bet


Netgear launched itself into the home security camera space last year with its wireless-and weatherproof Arlo HD camera. Though it was a hit, the device made a number of concessions, including lower resolution, to enable its indoor/outdoor flexibility....

Customizable alerts ; Definable detection areas ; One week of free cloud storage ; Feels less sturdy than similarly priced cameras

Few differentiating features ; No battery backup

This is a solid camera with that won’t disappoint if you’re looking for straightforward security.

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : Michael Ansaldo (

Netgear Arlo Q home security camera review: A safe bet


Netgear's indoor security camera follows the Nest Cam blueprint, perhaps a little too closely.

Customizable alerts ; Definable detection areas ; One week of free cloud storage ; Feels less sturdy than similarly priced cameras

Few differentiating features ; No battery backup

Arlo Q might not be the most imaginative entry in the home security camera space, but it does have top-notch specs. If “simple” and “straightforward” are the traits you prize most, this camera won’t disappoint. Still, with several other models offering...

Feb, 2016

Expert review by : Mary Branscombe (

Netgear Arlo Q, First Take: Good-value HD security camera with audio


To complement its completely wireless, battery-powered Arlo cameras, Netgear has launched an HD networked security camera that adds more features, but needs a power connection.

Mar, 2016

Expert review by : Mike Prospero (

Which Security Camera Has the Best Storage Plan?


Find out which company offers the best deal and most features for saving your security camera footage in the cloud.

Jun, 2019

Expert review by : Max Mutter (

NETGEAR Arlo Q Review


Great if you want a long video history without paying for a subscription, but bad if you want to do any real time viewing

Good video quality, well designed app, relatively long cloud history available without subscription

Poor real time viewing performance

The NETGEAR Arlo Q is a capable camera with generous non-subscription offerings. However, it falls short in real time viewing performance, making it a poor pet camera.

Feb, 2017

Expert review by : John Carlsen (

Netgear Arlo Q VMC3040 Review


Netgear Arlo Q competes with the best security cameras if the room has plenty of light, but it doesn't record as impressively at night. Setup for us was tricky, but once it's up and going, it works well. You have a lot of options for support from...

This security camera's daytime video quality outperforms most other cameras in our review.

The Netgear Arlo Q's nighttime performance is below average.

The Netgear Arlo Q is fairly easy to use and offers excellent daytime video recording, though its nighttime quality is less impressive.

Oct, 2016

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Sally Wiener Grotta (

Netgear Arlo Q Review: The Security Camera to Beat


Although it's one of the most expensive security cameras, the Arlo Q is nonetheless a great value for the level of video quality, power and flexibility it offers — and because most users won't need to pay anything for cloud storage.

Simple, trouble-free setup ; Intuitive, flexible scheduling ; Unusual level of control over motion detection, scheduling ; Excellent video quality ; Generous free cloud plan ; Easy social sharing of videos

Single-user mobile app ; Difficult Custom Mode setup ; Activity Zones not part of motion-detection controls ; Timeline requires expensive subscription

The Arlo Q is an excellent security camera with great video quality, strong motion and sound detection and a generous free cloud-storage plan.

May, 2016

Expert review by : Edward Chester (

Netgear Arlo Q


Home-surveillance cameras have been around for years, but they've seldom been all that easy to set up and manage. Netgear is aiming to finally make it super-easy to do just that, and at the heart of that system is the Arlo Q.

This is a great home-surveillance camera that's ideal for those seeking a one-stop solution for indoor home security.

May, 2016

Expert review by : Jim Hill (

Netgear Arlo Q review


A well-made and smartly designed security camera

Neat and discrete design ; Basic cloud storage subscription is free ; Fully articulated and magnetic mount ; Reliable motion-triggered recording

Some setup woes ; No microSD card slot ; No Ethernet port

If you’re looking for a discrete and well-made IP camera to monitor your property in Full HD quality, this user-friendly indoor device could be just the ticket – and free 7-day cloud storage is a real boon, too.

Mar, 2017

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