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Used to be, home security camera systems were sold by stoking fear of burglars, trespassers and other housebreakers, with messaging on par with Frank Cross’s Scrooge promo. But there’s a much more common affliction that the device can most certainly cure: the notorious porch package pirates.
According to a 2018 national survey, around “one in four people report being a victim of package theft.” As for the people who don’t report, well, you know who you are.
If you’ve been thinking about buying a home security camera system to fend them off (success stories are not uncommon), a three-camera Arlo Pro bundle is currently almost $250 off. According to an Amazon price tracker, that’s the lowest price the system has ever reached on the site outside of Thanksgiving and Black Friday. And it’s a simple wireless setup that connects to your smartphone, featuring weather-resistant construction, two-way audio, HD video, motion detection, as well as Alexa and Google Assistant integration.
Since its release, Arlo has come out with more advanced offerings, which is probably why the price is being cut on Amazon. If you’d rather have a newer model, a two-camera bundle of the Arlo Pro 2 is currently $120 off on Amazon, which features upgrades like 1080p HD video and the option to receive alerts for specific areas in a camera’s view. Also, for what it’s worth, it’s Wirecutter’s pick for the best home security camera.
If you decide this is the system for you, we sincerely hope this is one Amazon package that doesn’t get filched.
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