Top 8 Amazing Things You Can Do With The Arlo Pro Camera

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The Arlo Pro (Buy on Amazon) and Arlo Pro 2 (Buy on Amazon) home security camera systems are nothing short of amazing.

They are affordable, easy to setup, easy to maintain, and offer a gorgeous High Definition (HD) view.

First and foremost they are a security tool – and they fill several important roles in that regard.

Here’s some of the amazing things you can do with an Arlo Pro or Arlo Pro 2 home security camera setup.

Stay Safe – Check Out Visitors Without Opening the Door

Because the Arlo Pro line of cameras are meant to be used 100% wirefree – that means you can install them just about anywhere.

As long as a location has a Wifi signal, you can mount a camera.

There’s a lot of safety and security things you can do with Arlo cameras.

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Did you know these amazing cameras have microphones? They can pick-up and transmit audio to your home computer or smart phone.

But they can let you hold a 2-way conversation with a visitor.

How would this work?

Install an Arlo Pro or Arlo Pro 2 camera with a good view of your front door. Place it such that any visitor will be able to hear the audio from the Arlo Pro’s built-in speaker.

When a visitor arrives – they’ll ring the door bell – you can then open up your Arlo app on the computer or smartphone and get a live feed of who is at the door.

Not sure what they want? Simply use the microphone button to send audio to them.

You’ll hear their response on the amazing 2-way audio of the Arlo pro.

Keep An Eye On An Elderly Loved One

Have an elderly parent or grandparent in a remote location?

Simply setup an Arlo Pro security camera system on the inside of the house (or elsewhere – as needed).

You can share the device feed to your own Arlo login – and then you can check in on them whenver needed – through both audio and video.

Need to communicate? You can always call them on the phone , but with the amazing microphone and speakers built into the Arlo Pro and Arlo Pro 2 – you can use the system almost like walkie-talkies.

Just hit the microphone button and ask if everything is OK – then listen for their response.

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Keep an Eye on The Kids

Similarly, the beautiful, detailed HD image of the Arlo Pro and Arlo Pro 2 camera system ensures you can keep an eye on the kids – and the house – while you are traveling or otherwise away from the house.

The other beauty of the Arlo Pro system – it’s so cost effective and easy to install that you can have very complete coverage of the house.

With easy wire-free installation you can put a camera wherever you choose.

And, don’t forget – you’ll have full audio capabilities in both directions.

Keep an Eye on A Small Child

With a ceiling mount and it’s 2 way audio capabilities – you could also use an Arlo Pro system to keep an eye on a baby as it’s sleeping in his or her crib.

The microphone on the camera will help you hear any signs of trouble, and the live video feed will give you peace of mind that your loved one is safe and sound.

This particular use case would benefit from a hardwired power cable – because using the Arlo Pro for continuous live video (and audio) will drain the battery faster than normal.

But that’s OK because there are a variety of Arlo Pro accessories that let you do just that!

Keep An Eye on A Remote Location

Have a second home or remote cabin?

An Arlo Pro system is a great way to keep an eye on a remote property.

Cover the key areas and you’ve got peace of mind at any hour that all is well.

And again – the 2-way audio capability and 100 db siren of the Arlo Pro base station ensures you have tools at your disposal – should you need them.

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An Outstanding Game or Trail Camera

Trail cameras or game cameras are popular. They let you surveil a location for any animal activity.

And whether you’re staking out property for varmints, or keeping an eye on wild animals, the Arlo Pro system is a winner.

Why?

Because it’s wire-free – it’s easy to mount anywhere you have a Wifi signal. And that means no tedious downloading and clearing of memory cards such as those used by traditional trail cameras.

Of course you’ll be limited to locations with a Wifi signal – and you’ll have to change batteries regularly, but otherwise the Night Vision and Motion Detection of the Arlo Pro series make them awesome game cameras.

Take in a Beautiful Sunset

Have a location (local or remote) with a gorgeous view?

Mount an Arlo Pro camera to soak it all in – whenever you want.

Because the Arlo Pro and Arlo Pro 2 cameras are connected to the cloud – you can view live or recorded snippets from anywhere – all you need is your Arlo login and a computer or smart phone.

Keep an Eye Out for Vandals and Thieves

Every large neighborhood in America is plagued with “door handle lifters” – these criminals roam through affluent neighborhoods and look for targets of opportunity.

An unlocked car can be a bonanza for them.

Obviously, your best option is to lock your car doors – always.

But sometimes we forget – so another great deterrent is highly visible cameras.

The appearance of an active security system will help persuade thieves to look elsewhere.

In Summary

The Arlo Pro and Arlo Pro 2 cameras – with their super-easy setup and beautiful HD video capabilities are amazing tools.

They have brought advanced capabilities within the reach of the average home owner.

These sort of features – 2 way audio, HD video, Night Vision and Motion Detection capabilities would have cost thousands and thousands of dollars just a few years back.

Have any innovative uses for Arlo Pro cameras that we missed? Be sure to leave a comment!

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Last update on 2018-12-14 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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I'm an all around computer junkie, interested in many aspects of programming, operating systems, and enterprise IT technologies. I love Mac OS X, Linux, and Windows and I'm not particularly militant about any one over the other.

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