Many people come home to packages on their porch on a daily basis. But have you ever experienced porch pirates stealing your orders Fortunately, this Arlo Pro 4 Spotlight camera bundle makes sure your house, cars, and packages are covered to deter the unwanted guests away from your home. You can save $280 on the 4-camera bundle right now.
Within this bundle, you will find three Pro 4 cameras with mounts, four rechargeable batteries, a battery charging station, and a yard sign. With all these cameras being used, it might be hard to keep track of them all, right Nope. Thanks to the Arlo app, you will have access to feeds from all of your cameras with object detection, notifications, and video history of past events.
A wide 160-degree viewing angle means you can see most everything in on your property -- especially with the four Pro 4 cameras in this bundle. Even when the sun is down, the motion-activated spotlights on these cameras won't let you miss the night-time activity on your property.
Video isn't the only thing these cameras can pick up. With noise-cancelling 2-way audio you can hear and speak to visitors with exceptional clarity. Additionally, these cameras are designed to handle various weather elements including heat, rain, cold, and bright sunlight.
In the past 120 days, this Arlo Pro 4 Spotlight camera bundle has seen a price this low just once. That means this deal won't last, so take advantage of the $320 price tag while you can. You can also check out ZDNET smart home expert Maria Diaz's picks for smart camera deals right now to see other great options on sale.
The backbone of a home security system is the base station. This unit communicates with all the security sensors and smart-home components in your house. Many connect to a home router, but if your base station comes with Wi-Fi or cellular support, placement is more flexible. Contact sensors are the first thing you should buy alongside the base station; these attach to doors and windows and alert you when they open. Other home security components include motion sensors, keypads, key fobs, cameras, glass-break sensors, and panic buttons.
Wirecutter takes security and privacy issues seriously and, as much as possible, investigates how the companies whose products we recommend deal with customer data. As part of our vetting process for home security systems, we looked at the security and data-privacy practices behind our picks.
If you opt to use security cameras, only consider models made by companies that provide robust security and privacy protections. Our top and runner-up picks include two-factor authentication, which does a good job of ensuring that access to your camera and video recordings is restricted. The Abode Smart Security Kit is the only one of our picks that currently makes it an option (the Ring and SimpliSafe systems require it).
SimpliSafe has announced 24/7 Live Guard, a service which will work exclusively with its new Smart Alarm Wireless Indoor Security Camera. This battery-powered camera can distinguish between people and pets but also can be configured to directly alert a monitoring service. A service rep is then able to view alarms (which they can already do via Video Verification), and also communicate directly with the person who is being watched. A SimpliSafe base station and Interactive subscription are required to use both. The camera is expected to be available later this year; pricing for both the program and the camera is still yet to be confirmed.
The Frontpoint Security system, along with its Interactive Monitoring plan, was our favorite home security system from 2013 to early 2016. Since then, the company has dropped the need for a contract, but the monthly fee is more expensive than that of any of our top picks.
The cost of a home security system varies depending on the number of devices and accessories included. A good starter system can be had for around $200 and should include a base station, a keypad, at least one door/contact sensor, and a motion sensor. Look for a system that allows you to start small and add on other devices and features as your needs change; contact sensors go for as little as $15, cameras can cost anywhere from $30 to $250, and so on.
I'm PCMag's expert on fitness and smart home technology, and I've written more than 6,000 articles and reviews in the 10-plus years I've been here. I unbox, set up, test, and review a wide range of consumer tech products from my home in Florida, often with the help of my pitbull Bradley. I'm also a yoga instructor, and have been actively teaching group and private classes for nearly a decade.
Pet-specific cameras take things a step further. They let you not just see, hear, and talk to your animals, but remotely play with them and toss treats. And beyond just alerting you when your cat or dog is moving around, pet-specific cameras can tell you when they're making noise. The Furbo even alerts you when your dog is looking directly at the camera (which it calls a selfie), has been barking for over one minute, or is crying or howling. It also notifies you when it detects a person, or if your smoke or carbon monoxide alarm goes off. That makes it useful as both a home security camera and a dog nanny.
One of the hallmark features of Furbo and Petcube Bites models is their ability to toss treats on command. When setting up the Furbo, for instance, its companion app walks you through the process of properly introducing the device to your dog to foster a positive association. Treats don't typically motivate my dog, but he still got the hang of it right away and eats all the treats I toss out using the camera.
Some pet-specific cameras feature interactive toys so you can play with your feline or pooch from your phone. The Petcube Play 2(Opens in a new window), which we haven't yet reviewed, features a built-in laser pointer that's perfect for cats.
The cameras let you tap and drag your finger over the video feed to shine a laser on nearly anything in the frame. It lags a moment or two behind the video, so you can't be particularly precise, but it's still a welcome diversion for bored pets (and owners).
As pet parents, we often worry about our furry friends, but not every issue requires a trip to the vet. The Petcube Cam(Opens in a new window) offers a tele-vet feature that can help you determine if an in-person visit is necessary. If you capture any concerning activity on camera, you can chat live with a licensed veterinarian via its companion app, as well as share photos and videos of your pet. You get one free consultation with the camera, after which you need to pay a $4.99-per-month subscription.
As you can see from our picks, many of the top-rated pet-specific and general-purpose indoor home security cameras are in the $200 range, but prices vary. If you have a large home, you may want to spring for a system with multiple cameras.
Keep in mind that some devices in this category require an additional fee to store video recordings in the cloud. We break down any extra fees in our reviews, so it's worth taking a look at each one to find out which camera best fits your budget.
The good news is that prices are coming down. If you're not looking to make a big investment, you can get a quality general-purpose home security camera like the WyzeCam V3 for around $20, or a pet-specific one like the Petcube Cam for $50.
Once you find the right camera, consider investing in a pet tracker or GPS collar for additional peace of mind. We've rounded up our favorite wearable trackers and collars, which can monitor your pet's location and activity to help make sure it's safe and healthy.
For a limited time, the Cloud Cam is even more affordable than it usually is: Best Buy has discounted the security camera by $30, bringing the price down to $89.99. That's pretty impressive for a device that was already well-priced to begin with.
The Amazon Cloud Cam offers a ton of features. For starters, it can record footage at a resolution of 1,080p, which should be more than good enough for most people's needs. On top of that, the camera has motion tracking and the easy-to-use app can alert you when the Cloud Cam sees activity. It also works perfectly well at night, too, thanks to its built-in night vision.
As you would expect, the Cloud Cam also works with other Amazon products. For example, you can ask Alexa to show you a live feed from the camera on your Echo Show, Echo Spot, Fire TV, or Fire Tablet, making it super easy to keep an eye on what's going on in your home.
Best Buy does offer electronics recycling for customers without the haul-away option. Shoppers can recycle up to three qualifying items in-store every day for free. So if you have smaller devices to get rid of, this may be the best way to go.
As we discovered last month after a thorough review, Google's Pixel 3 and 3 XL smartphones are really good and we dubbed them as \"Android Refined\". And that camera! The camera is clearly one of the biggest attractions here, especially with the ability to take some of the best night shots we've ever seen.
It's surprising, then, that even though the Pixel 3 and 3 XL only released last month, Best Buy is already applying one heck of a discount for Black Friday. That deal is $400 off, which is the kind of price slash that brings a top-end device down to or below the price point the likes of OnePlus flagships. This assumes of course that you're fine calling Verizon home, as that's the exclusive carrier for this great deal.
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