With everything going on out there these days, home security cameras are becoming less like a luxury and more of a necessity. Especially since tech prices keep dropping.
Netgear security cameras like the Arlo and the Arlo Pro are getting cheaper and easier to use all the time.
Not only can they help you keep an eye on things, they can actually deter crime — even as much as 20% over an entire urban neighborhood.
So what can you expect from one?
Netgear Security Camera features include:
1. Object Recognition.
This is the most exciting development in security camera tech. Older cams were more or less motion detectors with video, but these days a good camera can tell the difference between a tree branch, a household pet, or a human.
The next level, which future Arlo upgrades will incorporate, is facial recognition, so your security system will know whether a human form should be in your backyard or not.
2. 720p Streaming.
This is the clearest HD picture you can get from an outdoor security camera — and you get a full week of cloud storage, so you can see what happens while you’re on vacation.
3. Wide Viewing Angle.
A 130-degree angle, to be precise. Again, the widest angle on an outdoor system.
4. Two-Way Audio.
This feature not only allows you to screen visitors from anywhere in the house, you can also use it for friendlier purposes, say, greeting Airbnb visitors or communicating with the delivery guy.
Think of it as a very smart, very secure doorbell!
(It’s only available on the Arlo Pro, but the price on the Pro has fallen far enough so that it’s not a costly upgrade.)
5. Smart Siren.
No matter how big your home is, the Pro’s siren will reach you when something’s not quite right on your property. 100 decibels of power that won’t annoy the neighbors.
The Pro also hooks up to free services like IFTTT, which means you can sync it with SmartThings, Phillips Hue lights, or your Apple tech.
Not to mention your GPS and your phone client!
6. Wide Range.
Netgear security cameras are still tops when it comes to scanning the outdoors, thanks to its unique hub system. The Arlo Pro will reach 300 feet at its max.
7. Dedicated Wi-Fi.
Worried about slowing down all the things in your internet of things? Don’t. Each Netgear security camera comes with its own wi-fi, so you don’t have to climb on the back of your normal web connection.
This provides extra security if someone tries to hack your router, too.
Better still, the batteries are not only rechargeable but good for a solid six months per use, which is at least three times longer than most other security camera systems.
With technology in the field advancing by leaps and bounds and prices falling so fast, it only makes sense to invest in a home security system you control.
The average response time of the police is somewhere between 9 and 11 minutes. That’s not always fast enough.
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