The cameras are supposed to last for three to six months, depending on usage.
The Pro 3 has excellent, crisp 2K streaming and saved clips. I was able to easily make out details, like people's faces, types of cars coming and going -- and even three different cats that wandered near the cameras.
As far as the smart alerts go, the Pro 3 did pretty well. It correctly identified a person roughly 80% of the time and it did decently well with animals. It identified the three cats as animals in all but one of the clips, although it misidentified a neighbor's dog as a person. Unfortunately, it didn't do as well at vehicle detection. Despite dozens of cars coming and going over the five days I tested this camera, it only ID'd a vehicle correctly once. Otherwise, it just classified it as a generic "motion" event.
Package detection was hit-or-miss, too. This feature can only be applied to one camera, so I assigned it to the Front Door camera and it regularly sent me a person alert as someone walked up with a package, but never a package alert.
Likeand the Arlo Ultra, the Pro 3 has an autotracking/zooming feature you can opt into. With this feature, the camera will focus on the specific activity and track it within the field of view for a close-up view. I found this feature worked well, but was somewhat unnecessary for me since I could easily see the person, animal or other miscellaneous motion even without the zoom/track feature.
Arlo Smart includes motion detection zones, which also worked well for me during testing. I created a "Driveway" zone for the Garage camera and it successfully sent me alerts only within that zone, ignoring everything else.
The Pro 3's built-in spotlight also successfully illuminated when it detected motion, making it even easier to see what was happening. This doubles as a security feature, since it could scare away a potential intruder just like any motion-activated spotlight.
The Pro 3 works with HomeKit, you should be able to view the live feed in the Home app for iOS. Apple hasn't yet released , an upcoming feature that's supposed to analyze your security camera's video footage locally on your , or and store 10 days of video clips. , and Eufy are the initial partners for HomeKit Secure Video, but I wouldn't be surprised if Arlo ended up joining in at some point.and . View your camera's live feed on Alexa- and Google-Assistant-enabled smart displays. support is forthcoming. With
The $500 Arlo Pro 3 is an excellent outdoor security camera with solid performance and strong features. It's similar to the Ultra, but a bit more affordable, striking a good balance if you don't want to spend $600. And you aren't really missing out with the Pro 3 since you get roughly the same things as the Arlo Ultra for 100 bucks less.
The Pro 3 is my new top pick for home security cameras, although I do miss Arlo's previous seven-day free event-based cloud storage option. If Arlo brought that back with basic features, the Pro 3 would be pretty close to perfect.
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