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Taking Netgear's Arlo out for a stroll (pictures)

The highly versatile Netgear Arlo kit gives traditional DIY security cameras a lot to think about.

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The $350 Netgear Arlo security kit comes with a hub and two cameras (international pricing and availability has not yet been announced, but is expected this year; pricing converts to about £233, AU$448). There's also a $200 kit that comes with just one camera.

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The cameras are battery-powered and can work indoors and outdoors.

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They have a 720p resolution and night-vision capabilities.

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They have a magnetic backing so you can stick them directly to magnetic surfaces or use the magnetic mounts to secure them to walls, fences, door frames, trees and more.

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These small, unassuming cameras can be placed pretty much anywhere.

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Netgear claims Arlo cameras can operate up to 300 feet from the hub, but that will vary by location.

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The camera's LED will blink amber when it's too far from the hub.

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Netgear offers a free cloud storage option with these cameras, so you don't have to pay a monthly fee to enjoy some limited server benefits.

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