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Costco.com - Arlo Pro 2 (5-camera) Wire-free 1080P HD Security System. $829.99. Free shipping

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Costco.com is selling the Arlo Pro 2 (5-camera) Wire-free 1080P HD Security System for $829.99 (Members Only item sale). Shipping is free. Note this is the ARLO PRO 2 (3rd gen, 1080p)


Link: https://www.costco.com/Arlo-Pro-2...94902.html


What's in the box?

• (5) Arlo Pro 2 (3rd gen) Wire-Free HD Cameras with Audio
• (2) Camera Power Cable
• (2) Camera power adapter
• (1) Base station with a built-in siren
• (5) Rechargeable Batteries
• (1) Ethernet cable
• (5) Wall mounts
• (5) Wall mount screw sets
• (3) Camo(1)/Green(2) UV-resistant silicone skins
• (2) Outdoor mount
• (2) Outdoor mount screw set
• (3) Quick start guide
• (5) Window decal
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Last Edited by mat2000 April 18, 2018 at 12:47 PM
Useful link w/re to USB local storage for Arlo Pro and Arlo Pro 2 base stations:

https://kb.arlo.com/1146857/How-d...se-station
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should wait to see what mat2000 thinks of the deal before spending that much

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should wait to see what mat2000 thinks of the deal before spending that much

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Hi Avalon,

Indeed that is a bit pricey. Bonus: Costco return - so anyone considering this can test and return.

Arlo Pro 2 is going in the right direction ( 1080p, + ), however a wired kit is still going to give you better results and reliability.

Yes, it can be a pita to cable.. certainly worth the investment if you own the house / building.

The downside of the Arlo Pro 2 is that to get the great new features it has requires you to wired it for power. ( continuous record, pre-record to resolve lag to record issues, ... )

SO, to get all those new features you've hit the PITA to cable wall.

This is why when I was looking at wifi + wired power I ended up just jumping to IP PoE cat6/5e cabled cameras as I had no outside outlets near where I needed the cameras.
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should wait to see what mat2000 thinks of the deal before spending that much

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basically matt sums it up well. Arlo's wireless cameras are really only for people who absolutely cannot (or are unwilling to) run a hard wired system. this can include people who rent, who live in a development or townhome community that prohibit stuff like that, a condo, etc. or you may want to install one of these out in the yard and you don't want to run underground conduit. you are paying a huge premium for a fully wireless set up - fully wireless being you either run off the battery and manually recharge every 1-2 months, or you buy their solar panel and trickle charge the battery. you are paying for a premium of being able to put these essentially anywhere within reach of base station

he also hit on a good point, some of the Arlo Pro 2 features require using the power adapter, which as of now requires you to use it indoors since Netgear recalled their outdoor cable. you can buy a 3rd party outdoor cable on Amazon by a company that begins with a W - results are mixed, quality is mixed, YMMV and it's your call on that.

essentially, if you are going with full wireless which is the intended use for these things, you are paying a premium for 1080. for some due to location of cameras, this is a must and a requirement. for others , not so much and they could just get away with the 720p version (Arlo Pro) and save $$$$
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feels like these cameras are due for a new version. Any leaks on when we should expect Arlo 3?
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feels like these cameras are due for a new version. Any leaks on when we should expect Arlo 3?
Hi Mr ike,

Since the Arlo 2 just became available for sales in the Fall 2017, I think it will be awhile for the next one.
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you can buy a 3rd party outdoor cable
Actually, you can use any USB cable. The key is getting an adapter that outputs both 5v/9v, otherwise, the camera complains of "Not a Netgear adapter".

5v/9v USB power adapters are fairly common nowadays, for fast charging cell phones. I simply went to the local electronics store and bought one there.
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"you can buy a 3rd party outdoor cable"

Actually, you can use any USB cable. The key is getting an adapter that outputs both 5v/9v, otherwise, the camera complains of "Not a Netgear adapter".

5v/9v USB power adapters are fairly common nowadays, for fast charging cell phones. I simply went to the local electronics store and bought one there.
while what you said is correct, it's not just a matter of that. look at the profile of the cables i am referring to. the plug is shaped to seat and seal in the port in the back of the camera. that is important if you are installing this exposed directly to the elements
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while what you said is correct, it's not just a matter of that. look at the profile of the cables i am referring to. the plug is shaped to seat and seal in the port in the back of the camera. that is important if you are installing this exposed directly to the elements
Yes, that could be an important feature to consider.

The point I'm making is, very very few people know that they can use any USB cable and any 5v/9v adapter. They think they're stuck with the overpriced Netgear outdoor adapter, or at best, a 3rd party knockoff of questionable quality.

For instance, a person could use a 20' USB cable and any 5v/9v adapter of their choosing, which provides a lot more flexibility and possibilities.

Spread the word. Netgear wants people to believe their overpriced adapter is the only option, but that's not the best option for many people.
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Hi Avalon,

Indeed that is a bit pricey. Bonus: Costco return - so anyone considering this can test and return.

Arlo Pro 2 is going in the right direction ( 1080p, + ), however a wired kit is still going to give you better results and reliability.

Yes, it can be a pita to cable.. certainly worth the investment if you own the house / building.

The downside of the Arlo Pro 2 is that to get the great new features it has requires you to wired it for power. ( continuous record, pre-record to resolve lag to record issues, ... )

SO, to get all those new features you've hit the PITA to cable wall.

This is why when I was looking at wifi + wired power I ended up just jumping to IP PoE cat6/5e cabled cameras as I had no outside outlets near where I needed the cameras.
I see you in all these camera threads.. still haven't bought one. Which wired POE do you recommend?
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I see you in all these camera threads.. still haven't bought one. Which wired POE do you recommend?
Hi NYyankees2k3

When I see interesting deals here I try to add them to the thread
https://slickdeals.net/f/10731663-security-camera-security-camera-system-black-friday-2017-master-list

In terms of what is the best kit for anyone, a lot depends on what you need and what your budget is.

Currently this is one of the better deals I like:
https://slickdeals.net/f/11221015-lorex-8ch-4k-hd-nvr-6-bullet-camera-security-system-2tb-699-starting-2-8-costco

It's not perfect, but it is the best value I have seen in a 4K kit - and you can add 2 more Dahua OEM cameras to this kit to get a full set of 8 cameras.

If you have a larger house / property you will want to consider being able to have more than 6-8 cameras, but for many of us 6-8 cameras do a fairly good job.
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Costco members only.

Costco has the Arlo Pro 2 5-camera Wire-free 1080P HD Security System on sale for $829.99 until 3/30/18.

Price breaks down to about $166 per camera.

Side note, the Arlo Pro 2 is comparable with Alexa.

https://www.costco.com/Arlo-Pro-2...94902.html
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FYI, Arlo is also now compatible with Google assistant; you can tell google to stream a camera on a Chromecast device.
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