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Review: Arlo Essential Spotlight Camera


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Here is our review of the Arlo Essential Spotlight Camera.

Get essential security features with an easy-to-use security camera, controllable from your smartphone. 100% wireless and weatherproof, installs in minutes for easy protection.


1080p Video


2-Way Audio

Colour Night Vision

Integrated Spotlight

Connects directly to Wi-Fi

What’s in the box?

The box contains an Arlo Essential Camera, Wall Mount & Screw Kits, a Charging Cable and a Quick Start Guide.

A Closer Look

Final Thoughts

The Essential Spotlight Camera from Arlo is very small – but don’t let that fool you, it’s a great camera that has a built-im spotlight, uses a battery and works easily!

Setting up the camera is simple – just download the app and follow the instructions. You can then use the app to view footage, control settings and much more. You can even talk to the person outside your house if you want to using the built-in 2-way audio feature.

As mentioned, the camera uses a battery, which you can charge using the USB cable provided. A fully charged battery should last for about 6 months, and you can see on the app when you will need to recharge it.

Fitting the camera is just a case of deciding where you want to put it, and using the mounting kit supplied in the box. That’s it!

There is an additional Advanced Security Monitoring monthly subscription you can take out if you want additional features such as cloud storage – have a look to see if it’s for you, but its only £2.79 a month so it’s certainly worth considering.

The picture quality is very good and it works well at night too, and it’s designed to be weather-resistant so even in the usual British rain it will work great.

Overall this is a camera you should really consider getting – you wont be disappointed.

The Arlo Essential Spotlight Camera is available now priced around £129.99.

You can learn more from the Arlo website.

Andrew Edney
Andrew Edney
I am the owner and editor of this site. I have been interested in gadgets and tech since I was a little kid. I have also written a number of books on various tech subjects. I also blog for The Huffington Post and for FHM. And I am honoured to be a Microsoft MVP since January 2008 - again this year as an Xbox MVP.

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