Home security. It seems like fate had us covering a little more security products than usual, but hey, you probably worked your ass off to up keep the home and own everything that’s within, so the last thing you want is to have it violated and have stuff taken away by some punks. Though we’re kind of believers in deterrence, there’s no harm in getting some passive system into the mix which could transform your home into a high-tech fortress, minus the laser turrets and booby traps. Anyway, here’s one from NETGEAR that takes a stab at a long-standing problem with security cameras: wires. Even with the proliferation of wireless cameras, these prying eyes of yours were never truly wireless, but NETGEAR wants to change that with the Arlo Smart Home Security Camera Kit which boast a discreet, HD camera with 130-degree field of view and runs off a built-in, rechargeable battery pack that is good for up to 6 months of usage.
Now that you have cut the ties with wires, you are free to place this handsome, outdoor-ready digital eye anywhere of your choosing, as long as they are within 150 feet of the base station. The base station is included in the kit, which also contains two HD outdoor cameras with motion sensors and night vision capability, four magnetic dome mounts, 200MB of free cloud storage for recorded footages, and free apps for viewing and managing the cameras and video from iOS or Android mobile devices. You also have the choice of accessing your home security setup using popular browsers on Mac and PC machines. Other details include HD 720p video recording, weatherproof double-shell casing for maximum protection against the elements (and pets and children), real-time email or app notifications triggered by motion sensors, secure cloud storage, and supports up to four concurrent camera streams to mobile or desktop browsers.
The NETGEAR Arlo Smart Home Security Camera Kit (designated model VMS3230) will be available online in January 2015 to the U.S. market for $349.99. If you need more cameras, they can be purchased separately for $169.99 a pop. Keep going for a product video.