Arlo just ousted Nest as my favorite video doorbell

06-66006476 Werner Gist (2020-11-06)

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ED I T O R S ' C H O I C E Dec 2019
Arlo made us wait a long time for its first video doorbell, but I'm happy to say it was worth it. The Netgear spinoff Arlo has essentially transformed its excellent Arlo Pro series of outdoor security cameras into a doorbell -- a great doorbell, for just $150.


Arlo Video Doorbell

$150 at Amazon

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How it stacks up

Google Home Hub 8.6 $79 Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus 7.4 $230 Arlo Pro 3 8.5 $500


The 180-degree viewing angle and 1:1 aspect ratio shows more of the live feed, including packages left by your front door

A built-in siren makes this Arlo buzzer even more like a home security camera than its Nest and Ring doorbell counterparts

Don't Like

Arlo's Video Doorbell doesn't come with free cloud storage, meaning you have to pay for the Arlo Smart plan, starting at $3 per month to get 30 days of saved video clips -- and other advanced features

At over five inches tall, this doorbell is bigger than most of its competition, including the large Nest Hello

When you consider that the Nest Hello clocks in at $229 and Ring's latest doorbell, the Peephole Cam, costs $199, Arlo's $150 Video Doorbell starts to sound like a pretty good value. But Arlo's own cameras are typically expensive, if not overpriced, making this doorbell's comparatively reasonable price even more awesome. (Maybe Arlo is coming around and its next Pro camera kit will cost less than $500? A gal can hope.)

Anyway, the Arlo Video Doorbell is priced well, it performs well and 유로247주소 its Arlo Smart cloud service is competitively priced, starting at $3 per month. With Arlo Smart, you get a ton of features, from advanced motion alerts to 30 days of cloud storage and much more. 

Yes, I wish this buzzer had free cloud storage and that the doorbell itself was smaller (it looks nice, but it's over 5 inches tall -- even bigger than the Nest Hello). But I strongly recommend the Arlo Video Doorbell, enough to give it an Editors' Choice Award and enough to say that it's my current favorite video doorbell. 

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