Netgear Turns the Heat On with New Arlo Q Two-Way Security Cam

November 18, 2015, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

The connected-cam world is not devoid of big names. Yet, you seldom get clicked with one when asked instantly.

In that sense, Google’s Nest Cam is one that can be considered the frontrunner, although players like Samsung with SmartCam and Logitech with Circle closing down the gap. But all of them could be now given a run for their money by none other than Netgear.

The American networking company has just launched the new Arlo Q connected camera, broadening their range of Arlo IP cameras. Arlo Q comes with everything that can push it right to the top; a Full HD cam, night vision sensors, two-way audio communication using app, integration with any of the Wi-Fi setup.


The sensor presented inside is of 4MP, whose night vision sensors can capture visuals in even the darkest conditions. And that can be provided in a corner-to-corner footage, thanks to the 130mm wide angle lens it uses.

Users can also set-up Activity Zones to set the area of preferences for motion detection, say around the window area.

It definitely stands as rival to Nest in terms of hardware, or maybe it has an upper hand, considering that it uses the next-gen variant of the chipset used in Nest.

But where it completely turns on the game is with cloud offering. A free subscription to cloud services is not something we get with Nest. To have any of your videos synced to the database, you have to pay out a small sum.

On the other side, competitors like Logitech raise the bar by offering a 24-hour free cloud recording. And, in between these offerings, arrives the Arlo Q, with seven days of cloud footage recording.

The free-subscription period offers recordings of around 1 GB and from up to 5 cameras, both of which can be raised with the post-seven days subscription plans.

A 30 day cloud recording of 10GB footage will cost $10 for a month and $100 for a year, with footage recordings possible from up to ten connected cams.

The same applies to the $15 a month/$150 a year plan, with which you get up to 60 days cloud recording or nearly 100GB.

Priced at $220, Arlo Q will make its way to the market this December initially for the US consumers. It will be later made available for the markets of Australia, Canada and Europe as well.

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