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Netgear's Arlo Go security camera works over LTE, not Wi-FiNetgear's Arlo Go LTE security camera works pretty well, but a sensitive motion detector means you'll get a lot of alerts.
[BLANK_AUDIO] The Netgear Arlo Go is an indoor-outdoor cellular security camera. By the Go for 400 bucks and pay a monthly or yearly fee for Netgear's own LTE service. Or get a plan directly from Verizon or AT&T. TNT, similar to night gear's wifi enabled arlo pro cameras. The arlo go comes with a rechargable battery that supposed to last for several weeks. I've been testing mine off and on for a few weeks now and the battery was covering around 50% the last time I checked, so that's pretty good. Expect the same 7 days of free activity clips saved to the cloud with this LTE version. And the same straight forward app where you can arm and disarm the camera, record on-demand video clips and more. This model works with micro SD cards up to Gigabytes if you prefer local storage. It also supports Alexa. Alexa and Google Assistant voice commands if you want to see your live feed on a bigger screen. Since you aren't relying on wi-fi the Arlo Go works really well in places where a traditional network won't work, so you can mount it to a tree to monitor local wildlife, or even attach it to a barn to keep an eye on things remotely. Basically put it wherever you want. In general this camera worked very well, with a few key exceptions It's motion sensor, while adjustable, was very sensitive. And since the Go doesn't offer motion detection zones, you're likely to get a lot of alerts. Netgear's own LTE plans are based on the number of activity alerts you receive And if you meet that max allowance and you probably will, your camera will simply stop working. For that reason, I'd suggest going with an AT&T or Verizon plan instead since they are based on data size instead of number of notifications. Battery life will also vary a lot depending on how much activitiy is happening and the outside temperature. Lower temps can drain the battery faster. Still the Arlo Go is a reasonable option if you're searching for a security camera that goes where wi-fi can't. [MUSIC]