Arlo is the worldwide leader in Smart Home Security, and the creator of the world’s first ever 100% wire-free, weatherproof HD security camera.

Arlo cameras make it easy to keep tabs on all the important things in life. With the free Arlo mobile app, it’s easy to tune in wherever you are with just a tap of the finger and get notified whenever something moves or makes a sound.

Arlo and Arlo Pro wire-free cameras can be placed anywhere, even outdoors, while AC-powered Arlo Q and Arlo Q Plus cameras with 2-way audio is great for indoor video monitoring.
Arlo works with IFTTT, SmartThings and Stringify so you can build safer and smarter home.

What's New

Version 2.5.5

•Fixed a usability bug on the Arlo Security Lights color settings page
•Fixed a bug that caused Pro 2 cameras with CVR enabled to stop live streaming after 10 sec
•Fixed multiple usability bugs on the schedule settings page
•Fixed a bug that prevented saving changes to the Arlo Security Lights duration setting
•Fixed a usability bug during Arlo Security Light Bridge on-boarding
•Fixed a bug with e911 onboarding that prevented some users from completing the setup
•Fixed a bug that presented the call a friend option in rich notifications when call a friend has not yet been setup.
•Corrected a localization error under WiFi settings for Arlo Security Lights Bridge

Ratings and Reviews

4 out of 5

36.1K Ratings

36.1K Ratings

Glitches since day one

MDK (Baltimore, MD)

I have been using Arlo for over a year now. I have both version 1 cams and Pro version. It’s a great system overall. But there are some software and /or firmware issues that really annoy me because they could be fixed and I have written to support and nothing has been done about them.

The biggest annoyance is that when I simply open the app and sign in, one of my cameras starts recording as if it detects motion when there is nothing going on. It records at least 3-5 clips of motion every single time I open the app. Sometimes this happens with one or two other cameras as well. I know there is no motion because it is consistent every time I open the app. It does not happen when I open the viewer in a web browser and watch cams or recordings. Only when I open the Arlo app on my phone. This happened since day one. I have tried reconnecting cameras and base station and nothing helps. It really drains batteries and is annoying to weed through all these useless videos to see if anything happened.

Second major issue is that ever since I upgraded to ios11, when using the Arlo app my phone battery gets super hot and drains 20% in a matter of minutes. Arlo is the only app this happens with. Something about this version of Arlo does not play nice with ios11. Please fix this issue. I never drained phone battery like it does today. I could use it for hours. But now I can only use it for minutes before having to charge my phone. Please fix this!!!

New version.


I was very happy with this app right up until they put the new version on. Now with the new version my camera is constantly going off without any motion. I’m getting 18 or 20 hits a day and only find one or two with motion. It is a waste of my time to have to review this money to be sure there’s not a problem my vacation home that I live four hours from. It is also in a lot of the energy for my battery and I have to recharge my phone constantly. I also noticed on the new app that I cannot have an alarm but if I see someone breaking in and I’m not sure how to perform that, should I need to. Please give me the old application tha it is also a lot of the energy for my battery and I have to recharge my phone constantly. I also noticed on the new app that I cannot have an alarm but if I see someone breaking in and I’m not sure how to perform that, should I need to. Please give me the old application back. Sometimes the initial operating system was far better and I’m not sure what creative minds decided because something would be “neat” or “better” And then force it on the rest of us who are very happy with the system the way it was. I’m sure with my one camera going off constantly and I will have to visit the home more often to recharge the batteries on that as well.

Best Product in it's Category- Just a Small Tweak Needed

Kim Loe

After much research, I decided to try the Arlo system - specifically, the Arlo Pro. I absolutely love it, I just have a couple of small issue that hopefully will be resolved with future updates. I sometimes have a little trouble connecting after I have received a motion alert and want to view camera feed. Restarting the app usually takes care of this and I have to consider it could be a signal strength issue with my phone when trying to connect. The ability to speak through the app and Camera is a very nice bonus, there just seems to be a short lag that can make back-and-forth communication slightly difficult.
The only other issue I have experienced periodically is with the camera not picking up motion and missing someone approaching the front of the house. This may possibly be due to user error in the fact there are motion settings I may not have programmed correctly.
Overall, this has been a wonderful system and I would recommend it to anyone. The battery life on the Arlo Pro has been impressive and the picture quality is great. The ability to easily add cameras wherever needed without running wires makes installation and setup incredibly easy for anyone. Great value, easy-to-use and peace of mind.

-Thomas L.


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