The Netgear Arlo Q is a pricey home security camera that delivers sharp, colorful 1080p daytime imagery and clear night vision video.
The Arlo Q is Netgear’s latest entry into the growing home security camera market. Unlike its wireless outdoor sibling, the Arlo, the Arlo Q is an indoor camera that connects to your home’s Wi-Fi network so you can view live on-demand video using your smartphone. It’s a cinch to set up and provides crisp 1080p video and free cloud storage, and you can use its motion and audio sensors to trigger other smart devices by creating If This Then That (IFTTT) recipes.
The Arlo Q uses the same app as the wireless Arlo camera. It opens to a split-screen view of all installed cameras with a play button (indicated by an arrow) for each one. Pressing the button launches a live video stream that continues until you leave the main screen or close the app. At the bottom of the page are Camera, Library, Mode, and Settings icons. The Camera icon takes you to the above-mentioned screen, and the Library icon takes you to a screen where you can view recorded video and photos, share them via email, download them, or delete them. Pressing the Mode icon brings you to a menu where you can enable motion and audio detection, as well as settings to have the camera react to detection by recording video, taking a snapshot, and sending a push or email notification. Here you can also disarm motion and audio detection, set up a schedule for detection, and have motion and audio detection automatically enabled or disabled depending on your location using the geofencing feature.
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