How to Prevent Your Arlo Pro Cameras From Being Stolen

Arlo Pro Camera Stolen?

Arlo Pro 2 – (1) Add-on Camera | Rechargeable, Night vision, Indoor/Outdoor, HD Video 1080p, Two-Way Talk, Wall Mount | Cloud Storage Included | Works with Arlo Pro Base Station (VMC4030P)

If you have Arlo Pro or Arlo Pro 2 cameras, you know how great they are. They pack a lot of advanced and useful technology into a small package.

These security cameras are expensive – and unfortunately they can be easy to steal also.

Here we’ll review 3 important things you can do to ensure your Arlo cameras aren’t stolen.

Don’t fall victim to Arlo Pro camera theft – follow our steps to ensure you have the best anti-theft practices in place.

Here’s the anti-theft products we will review today.

Our Top Arlo Pro Camera Anti-Theft Recommendation

If you don’t want to read the whole article – we’ll cut right to the chase – use the aobelieve Anti-Theft Mount (Buy on Amazon) to mount ALL of your Arlo Pro and Arlo Pro 2 cameras.

This one product has everything you need:

  1. A secure, low visibility wall mount – which you can use to mount the camera UP HIGH indoors or outdoors – and out of easy reach.
  2. A robust security chain which firmly connects the camera to the mount
  3. Tamper resistant TORX screws – to ensure a thief with a simple screwdriver can’t take your camera
  4. A low visibility silicone skin for you camera
Aobelieve Anti-Theft Mount for Arlo Pro and Arlo Pro 2 Camera, Outdoor Security Chain Lock Wall Mount with Protective Silicone Cover Skin, Black
  • Strong chain safely connect Arlo Pro, Pro 2 cameras to the metal security wall mount and fixed with torx tamper resistant screws
  • Includes a UV and water-resistant silicone skin for protecting and disguising your Arlo Pro/Pro 2 cameras
  • Allows to connect the outdoor power cable to Arlo Pro/Pro2 cameras while mounting with this anti-theft mount
  • Easily swap out batteries and power up in seconds without screw off Arlo Pro/Pro 2 cameras from anti-theft mount
  • Easily adjustable security mount provides 360 degree swivel and 90 degrees of tilt for the Arlo Pro/Pro 2 cameras

This is the most complete solution – it even includes the Torx screw driver you’ll need!

Tip #1 – Mount your Arlo Pro Cameras out of Easy Reach

First of all – the magnetic mounts included with the Arlo Pro and Arlo Pro 2 camera systems are really easy to use – just attach them to any flat surface, indoors or outdoors, with a single screw.

But, because these are magnetic mounts, someone can obviously easily swipe the camera.

First defense? Mount them far out of reach.

We recommend that Arlo Pro cameras be mounted as high as possible, especially when mounted outside the home.

This same advice applies for any camera installed in an indoor public setting as well.

Therefore, it makes the most sense to mount your cameras outside of easy reach – this also prevents someone from obscuring the camera view – such as by covering the lens with some object.

Mount your Arlo camera too low, and you risk losing an expensive, $200 camera.

But, if your camera is snatched – thanks to the great Wifi capabilities at least the Arlo camera may transmit the image of the thief before it is powered off or taken out of range.

Having said all that, sometimes you have no choice other than to mount the camera within reach of someone, or within reach of someone with a ladder.

Tip #2 – Use Security Mounts with Chains or Cables for your Arlo Cameras

If you simply have no choice other than to mount the camera within easy reach of a potential thief, use one of these products to mount your camera more securely.

Wasserstein Anti-Theft Security Chain Compatible with Arlo Pro and Arlo Pro 2 - Extra Security for Your Arlo Camera (1-Pack, White)
  • THEFTPROOF - Prevent your surveillance camera from becoming the target of thieves. This anti-theft lock is a simple but effective solution to prevent your Arlo camera from being stolen. It effectively keeps your camera off the interest of burglars, offering complete peace of mind.
  • BUILT TO LAST - Perfect for outdoor use, our security chain is made of rust-resistant and weatherproof materials capable of withstanding harsh elements. Its patent-pending lock is designed especially for the Arlo Pro and Arlo Pro 2, used together with the Wasserstein Metal Wall Mount (ASIN: B06WVC78KS/B06VVVGGFT) or the Magnetic Ball Table/Ceiling Mount (ASIN: B01AFYC8FU).
  • EASY INSTALLATION - Carefully attach the other end of the chain into the mount. Clip the plastic band around the Arlo camera. Install the camera onto the mount before connecting the chain to the plastic band. Note that this chain cannot be used with any of our silicone skins. The package comes with chain and plastic bands to secure the camera on the mount. Metal Wall Mount not included.
  • WASSERSTEIN SAVINGS - Realize huge savings when you buy our anti-theft lock together with other Arlo accessories. Use the discount code: ARLODEAL at checkout. Products include the Outdoor Quick Charge 3.0 Power Adapter (ASIN: B072123M8P, B072MH7RFB), Weatherproof 16ft/5m Cable (ASIN: B06XYN5XXY/ B06XYBRVX9), and Charging Station (ASIN: B073TXRFTY/B073TYKQVG).
  • WASSERSTEIN 3 MONTHS WARRANTY - If any of our products fail to meet your expectations, please get in touch with us and we will try to resolve the issue. If we can't resolve the problem to your satisfaction, you will get a full refund or replacement - no questions asked.

The Wasserstein Anti-Theft Security Chain (Buy on Amazon) is fully compatible with Arlo Pro and Arlo Pro 2 cameras.

How easy is this to use?

Simply attach the one end of the chain onto the Arlo wall mount.

Then, clip the plastic band around the Arlo camera. (Install the camera onto the mount before connecting the chain to the plastic band.)

This security chain is durable, and fully weather proof – so you can use it outdoors, as well as indoors.

Please note that the Chain only is included above. You’ll also want the Wasserstein Security Wall Mount (Buy on Amazon)

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Wasserstein Adjustable Indoor/Outdoor Security Metal Wall Mount for Arlo Pro, Arlo Pro 2, Arlo Ultra, and Other Compatible Models (1 Pack, White)
  • metal mount for Arlo & Arlo Pro & Arlo ultra - this indoor/outdoor wall or ceiling mount is designed for use with Arlo and Arlo Pro smart home security camera system as well as other compatible cameras
  • VERSATILE & sturdy camera mount - the mount is easily adjustable with 360-degree swivel & 90-degree tilt. Our sturdy outdoor mount is made of rust-resistant aluminum and is built-to-last
  • value mount - the savvy shopper chooses our wall mount over the sky-high priced omen mounts
  • what is included in the package: 1x camera wall mount, 3x screws, 3x wall plugs

Want to bump up the security even more?

Make sure to use DEEP screws on the wall mount – you want to ensure someone can’t yank the security wall mount off the object it’s mounted to.

You can also replace the phillips screws included with the security chain with Torx or Allen type screws.

This security chain is also available in black (Buy on Amazon).

Here’s other options for a secure mount.

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Blulu 3 Pack Anti-Theft Security Chain Compatible with Arlo Pro and Arlo Pro 2, Weatherproof Anti-Theft Security Collar
  • Prevent being stolen: the camera security chain can prevent your surveillance equipment being stolen, this anti-theft lock is sturdy and fixed on the cam firmly, feel free and safe to your cam safety
  • Durable and last long: the camera security chain is made of good quality metal, have a rust resistance, also have extra protection to fight against with usual weather, also can be compatible with Arlo Pro and Arlo Pro 2
  • Unnoticed design: the steel wire is slim but strong, unnoticed design help keep the beauty of the cam, the diameter of the steel wire is 0.9 mm, difficult to tear off, the iron plates have 2 rooms for screws
  • Convenient to install: easy to install with the help of drill, drilling 2 holes in place, put the plugs and insert the screws through the iron plates, tighten the screws and fix the cam with another edge of the chain, adjust a ring and its tightness with hexagonal spanner
  • Comes with: 1 x inner hexagonal spanner, 3 x anti-theft security chain (diameter of the steel wire is 0.9 mm), 6 x wall screws and 6 x wall plugs, offer a good additional protection to your cam safety
HOLACA Security Outdoor Mount for Arlo Pro Arlo Pro 2 with Anti-Theft Chain,Silicone Protective Case-Extra Protection for Your Arlo Camera (1 Pack, White)
  • 【Anti-theft】 : No longer have to worry about your surveillance camera becoming the target of thieves. Now with a unique anti-theft chain design bracket, your arlo camera can safely look after your house.Does not affect charging and battery replacement.
  • 【Water-proof】: Are you worried that your surveillance camera will be damaged by the power of nature?You don't have to worry anymore! Our silicone case prevent the intrusion of natural forces such as water, snow, and ultraviolet light to extend the life of the device.
  • 【Simple installation】:Although there are so many small components, the installation is not complicated! Install the plastic band clasp into the bracket,Carefully attach the other end of the chain into the back of camera.Install the camera onto the mount before connecting the chain to the plastic.
  • 【High quality materials】:Screw and anti-theft chain are made of stainless steel for rust protection,it can protect your arlo camera for a long time.
  • 【HOLACA Warranty】:12 months Warranty,Get it replaced or issue you a full refund if any questions.

Tip #3 – Conceal Your Arlo Pro Cameras

A thief can’t steal what they can’t see – or even know it is there.

Use Skins to ensure your cameras can’t be seen.

These weather-proof and durable silicone skins are available in a variety of colors and patterns.

Use Black Arlo Pro Skins (Buy on Amazon) to conceal your cameras in a variety of low-light and dark areas, or at night.

Arlo Accessory - Skins | Set of 3 – Black | Compatible with Arlo Pro only| (VMA4200B)
  • Ideal for disguising your Arlo Pro cameras
  • Made of lightweight and durable silicon material
  • Built-in shade for sun glare protection
  • Simple slip-on placement
  • Compatible with Arlo Pro

Use Green and Camouflage Skins (Buy on Amazon) to conceal and disguise your cameras outdoors in nature.

Arlo Accessory - Skins | Set of 3 – Green, Green, Camouflage |Compatible with Arlo Pro only| (VMA4200)
  • Ideal for disguising your Arlo Pro cameras
  • UV and water-resistant skins ideal for outdoor and indoor use
  • Made of lightweight and durable silicon material
  • Built-in shade for sun glare protection
  • Simple slip-on placement

Lastly, you can use the principles of military camouflage to break out the outline of the camera.

The Arlo Ghillie Skin (Buy on Amazon) is the ultimate camouflage for your Arlo Pro and Arlo Pro 2 cameras.

This skin uses the same principles that military snipers use to make themselves invisible.

It completely obliterates the outline of the camera – and blends in with the surrounding foliage.

Wasserstein Ghillie Skin Compatible with Arlo Pro & Arlo Pro 2 Smart Security - 100% Wire-Free Cameras — by (2 Pack)
  • HIGH-LEVEL OF CAMOUFLAGE - The mossy woodland Ghillie Skin provides the highest level of concealment, helping to render your camera virtually invisible in densely foliage covered areas, such as shrubbery, trees, and hedges. It is the ultimate outdoor disguise for your Arlo Pro Camera.
  • FORM & FUNCTION - Designed to fit your Arlo Pro Camera like a glove. This form-fitting cover offers maximum degrees of protection to the camera, with perfectly aligned openings for the cables to allows for unhindered access.
  • THOUGHTFUL DESIGN - Made of durable synthetic fibers this skin is made to last. The exposed back of the cover aims to help with heat dissipation and for convenient connection with other Arlo accessories. They are best paired with our Black Quadpod Mount (ASIN: B071FT358G)
  • WASSERSTEIN SAVINGS FOR ARLO ACCESSORIES - Realize huge savings when you buy two or more of our Arlo Accessories - Use discount code ' ARLODEAL' at the checkout. Other Arlo & Arlo Pro Accessories include wall mounts (ASIN: B01A15ZKQC, B01E8GP9H0, B01I985WRK, B01I98HZH0, B01MR780KS, B01N6S5UO9)), magnetic mounts (ASIN: B01DVO1PD2, B01AFYC8FU), suction cup mounts (ASIN: B01IN3SO30) and our metal mounts (ASIN: B06X6H8QDY, B06W2KYGKW)
  • WASSERSTEIN 3 MONTHS WARRANTY - If you are unhappy with your product, we'll get it replaced or issue you a full refund, no questions, no charge, no kidding.

Want the ultimate in security? Ensure your Security Wall Mounts, Security Chains, and Camera are all low visibility.

Wasserstein Anti-Theft Security Chain Compatible with Arlo Pro and Arlo Pro 2 - Extra Security for Your Arlo Camera (2-Pack, Black)
  • THEFTPROOF - Prevent your surveillance camera from becoming the target of thieves. This anti-theft lock is a simple but effective solution to prevent your Arlo camera from being stolen. It effectively keeps your camera off the interest of burglars, offering complete peace of mind.
  • BUILT TO LAST - Perfect for outdoor use, our security chain is made of rust-resistant and weatherproof materials capable of withstanding harsh elements. Its patent-pending lock is designed especially for the Arlo Pro and Arlo Pro 2, used together with the Wasserstein Metal Wall Mount (ASIN: B06WVC78KS/B06VVVGGFT) or the Magnetic Ball Table/Ceiling Mount (ASIN: B01AFYC8FU).
  • EASY INSTALLATION - Carefully attach the other end of the chain into the mount. Clip the plastic band around the Arlo camera. Install the camera onto the mount before connecting the chain to the plastic band. Note that this chain cannot be used with any of our silicone skins. The package comes with chain and plastic bands to secure the camera on the mount. Metal Wall Mount not included.
  • WASSERSTEIN SAVINGS - Realize huge savings when you buy our anti-theft lock together with other Arlo accessories. Use the discount code: ARLODEAL at checkout. Products include the Outdoor Quick Charge 3.0 Power Adapter (ASIN: B072123M8P, B072MH7RFB), Weatherproof 16ft/5m Cable (ASIN: B06XYN5XXY/ B06XYBRVX9), and Charging Station (ASIN: B073TXRFTY/B073TYKQVG).
  • WASSERSTEIN 3 MONTHS WARRANTY - If any of our products fail to meet your expectations, please get in touch with us and we will try to resolve the issue. If we can't resolve the problem to your satisfaction, you will get a full refund or replacement - no questions asked.

This product combines a concealing silicone skin, a secure wall mount, torx screws, and a security chain – This is EVERYTHING you need!

Aobelieve Anti-Theft Mount for Arlo Pro and Arlo Pro 2 Camera, Outdoor Security Chain Lock Wall Mount with Protective Silicone Cover Skin, Black
  • Strong chain safely connect Arlo Pro, Pro 2 cameras to the metal security wall mount and fixed with torx tamper resistant screws
  • Includes a UV and water-resistant silicone skin for protecting and disguising your Arlo Pro/Pro 2 cameras
  • Allows to connect the outdoor power cable to Arlo Pro/Pro2 cameras while mounting with this anti-theft mount
  • Easily swap out batteries and power up in seconds without screw off Arlo Pro/Pro 2 cameras from anti-theft mount
  • Easily adjustable security mount provides 360 degree swivel and 90 degrees of tilt for the Arlo Pro/Pro 2 cameras

Deter Theft Through Visibility – Shine a Light on Crime

Here’s one last idea.

Instead of stealthily hiding our Arlo cameras – how about we make it very obvious they are there?

After all deterrence is sometimes the best strategy.

You can now add a Arlo Smart Home Security Light (Buy on Amazon) that can be paired to work with your Arlo system.

How does this work?

It’s simple, you simply mount the Smart Home Security Light in the same way you would an Arlo Pro or Arlo Pro 2 camera – just like the cameras it is wireless and battery powered – so mount them anywhere.

They’ve got motion detection built-in.

You can also pair them with an Arlo camera so that recording will begin when the subject is illuminated.

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Arlo Lights - Smart Home Security Light | Wireless, Weather Resistant, Motion Sensor, Indoor/Outdoor, Multi-colored LED| 2 Light Kit  (ALS1102) camera not included
  • Security Light only. Arlo camera NOT included**
  • 100% Wire-Free: free of power cords and wiring hassles.Bridge (indoor use only)

A Security Light like this is a great deterrent to crime and theft – and now Arlo has brought the ease of install to security lights.

This item will also work with ANY other camera system – because it has it’s own motion detection built right in.

In Summary

We hope we’ve given you some ideas on how you can protect an important investment from theft.

The Arlo Pro and Arlo Pro 2 cameras from Netgear are a fantastic home security solution.

But, they are also valuable – and that makes them a potential target for theft.

Be sure to take steps to ensure the security of your home by sufficiently protecting your Arlo Pro cameras.

Last update on 2019-05-20 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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