Arlo Pro 4 Spotlight Camera Review

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The Arlo Pro 4 beats competitors like Nest's latest offering with power and solid performance. We put the Arlo Pro 4 in-depth testing for weeks to see if it deserves the title of the best wireless security camera.

Best outdoor camera
  • Arlo Pro 4 - 2K HDR Wire-Free Spotlight Camera
    Arlo Pro 4
  • SecureScore™: 8.2 / 10
  • pro Excellent 2K video quality
    pro Unbeatable smart home integration
    pro Siren and spotlight
    con No free video storage
View on Amazon
Plan name Price Number of cameras  Cloud storage Icon Tooltip Advanced detection Icon Tooltip E911 emergency calls
Without a plan $0.00/mo. 5 None No No

Arlo Secure Plan
(Single Camera)

$2.99/mo. 1 30 Day Yes No
Arlo Secure Plan
$9.99/mo. Unlimited 30 Day Yes No
Arlo Secure Plan Plus $14.99/mo. Unlimited 30 Day Yes Yes

Info current as of post date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.


Arlo Pro 4 high-definition wireless intelligent monitoring system is the best-selling home monitoring system on Amazon in the United States, with over 10,000 praise. It's not a cheap or perfect camera. But after a few weeks of testing, we think it strikes the best balance between premium features and price compared to other high-end cameras like the Google Nest Cam† and Ring Spotlight Cam. Works with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple HomeKit, and Samsung SmartThings.

While it's not our top recommendation, it's without a doubt the strongest home monitoring system.

pro Pros con Cons
pro Excellent 2K video quality
pro Color and infrared night vision
pro Smart features through cloud subscription
pro Smart home integration
pro Works with Wi-Fi or base station

con Some video lag
con Requires cloud subscription for biggest features
con Battery life doesn't match claims
con Pricey camera and accessories


Arlo Pro 4 Camera Feature Review and Service


What's in the box

Arlo Pro 4 box
  • Arlo Pro 4 camera
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Magnetic wall mounts and screws
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Video monitoring decal
  • Magnetic charging cable


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