Home security options can be challenging to select the ideal provider. Eufy and Arlo are two top providers that offer excellent products and services; we will examine their features and benefits here so that you can choose which provider is right for your home.
Eufy, a division of Anker Innovations that specializes in smart home devices such as video doorbells, floodlight cameras and Wi-Fi security cameras is an outstanding alternative to market leaders such as Ring, Nest Reolink & Wyze.
Eufy cameras feature wide-angle lenses, infrared night vision, and motion detection that can all be managed from their app. In addition, there's also two-way audio capability with built-in microphone and some models offering 100dB siren alerts when movement is detected by Eufy cameras. Their app is simple yet features advanced smart home protocols like Apple HomeKit.
Eufy offers cameras with local storage of up to three months' duration; in addition, paid subscription plans provide access to cloud recordings as well as enhanced object identification and package tracking features - plans typically range between $2.99 and $4.99 monthly.
Arlo is a DIY security system, but with optional Secure Plans it does provide access to a central station which will notify authorities should an incident happen when you're not around.
Arlo Pro and Arlo Lite cameras from this company offer HD quality video, night vision, motion detection and come with the HomeBase 2 base station that manages storage, internet and smart home protocols - including Apple HomeKit - as well as power source or router connection when installed. Their rechargeable batteries last up to six months while being compatible with Alexa, Google Assistant and the Arlo app for easy integration.
Arlo's latest cameras boast 4K resolution and come equipped with more sophisticated motion sensors that can differentiate between pets and people, helping reduce false alarms. These cameras also include an inbuilt microphone and have an IP65 weatherproof rating, making them suitable for use in varying conditions. Individual or multiple-pack purchases can help lower cost per camera and shorten setup time, and installation is easier as a result. They don't require subscription and provide free local storage space, yet offer more features at a higher price point for more features that may be added at a later date. Arlo makes for an excellent security option without incurring professional monitoring costs; their user-friendly app features step-by-step setup processes on Android and iOS phones and works with Amazon Echo/Alexa devices as well.