This outdoor security camera catches what other cameras only get in the periphery. Its 180° field of view can see it all, from your dog digging up the flowers again to a suspicious character looming around the corner. Its built-in floodlight and siren also come in handy when there’s trouble.
The Arlo Ultra 2 comes in a two-pack with a base station that connects the camera to your home’s Wi-Fi network. You can view footage live from the Arlo app and interact with anyone on the other side through the two-way talk feature. The speaker and mic have noise-canceling technology that blocks out ambient noise like wind or cars.
Some of the Arlo’s best features require a subscription, though. Arlo Secure is affordable (under $5 per month for one camera) and offers 30-day video history, person detection, and e911, a service unique to Arlo that calls emergency responders nearest to your house.
Our biggest complaint about the Arlo Ultra 2 is its price. If you want to add an Arlo camera, but don’t want to drop a ton of money, read our Arlo cameras review to see if it would better meet your needs.