Arlo Subscriptions: How They Work
Access a full suite of features with Arlo Secure.
Arlo cameras bring advanced technology into your home security system at an economical cost. They can be connected to a monthly subscription for added benefits or used as standalone cameras via the free Arlo App. Keep reading to learn more about your options.
All new Arlo cameras come with a free trial of Arlo Secure, which lets you access the advanced features of the system for three months. After this trial period, you’ll need to decide whether to use the cameras without a subscription, or to choose one of the two plans currently on offer: Arlo Secure and Arlo Secure Plus.
It’s important to note that the previous Arlo Smart and other plans are no longer available to new customers, although existing subscriptions will continue. Happily, the new plans offer more services and are easier to navigate.
These are the two subscription plans.
The major benefit of the Arlo Secure plan is that it introduces cloud storage of your video streams. Recordings of up to 2K video resolution can be automatically uploaded to Arlo’s own secure cloud server, where they will be stored for up to 30 days. Once the 30-day limit is reached, new footage will overwrite the oldest on a rolling basis, so you’ll always have a full 30 days’ worth of data to review if necessary.
Streams can be captured from a single camera using the entry-level option, while the upper level of the Arlo Secure plan allows unlimited cameras to be connected to the cloud.
Arlo Secure also adds several important benefits, with key highlights including:
The Arlo Secure plan is a great option for anyone who wants to put their home security on autopilot, without needing to worry about maintaining their own video library or dealing with low storage limitations.
The Arlo Secure Plus plan takes all the benefits of Arlo Secure and adds a few upgrades, like unlimited cameras and premium 4K video cloud storage.
The package also features an emergency response option. This will notify the call center which can alert police, fire, or medical responders when an incident is detected. The system allows you to store important data such as gate security codes or pets in your account, which the Arlo Emergency Response Team will then pass on to first responders to ensure you receive prompt and unhindered assistance in an emergency.
Arlo Secure Plus is an ideal option for families with children, seniors, or other vulnerable people who need confidence that help will be on the way when it is most needed.
The standard allowance of unlimited cameras and 4K recording makes the Arlo Secure Plus plan the most efficient choice for large homes with complex security camera setups.
If you choose to let your subscription plan expire after the trial period, you can continue to use your cameras to monitor and protect your home. You’ll maintain access to live streaming through the Arlo App, available from anywhere with an internet connection, and save video footage to a local microSD memory card.
On their own, Arlo security cameras provide advanced monitoring of your home for potential intruders or other dangers. However, there’s no doubt that subscribing to an Arlo Secure plan provides extra benefits. Take your home security to the next level for improved safety and greater peace of mind.