We like Arlo’s wireless camera system so much we included it in our 2018 gift guide. If you’re looking to add more power to your Arlo cameras, Best Buy has the Arlo Security Lights for $99. That’s a whopping $180 off.
If you’re not familiar with Arlo, it’s known for wireless cameras at a cost lower than Nest. One of Arlo’s advantages is the use of Z-Wave across cameras, security lights, and doorbells, which means the devices can be spread across your house and still communicate.
Z-Wave products can form a mesh network and then reach back to a bridge for communication with other compatible products. Z-Wave also generally use less battery power than Wi-Fi devices.
That gives Arlo’s security lights a distinct advantage, as they can run off rechargeable batteries, so you won’t need to run wiring. They’re also weather resistant, so they’re primed for outdoor use. Additionally, the lights can send mobile alerts if activated, and if you have Arlo cameras, the security lights will wake up your cameras and tell them to start recording. That said, you don’t need Arlo cameras these security lights.
One drawback is the cost of their security lights—usually, a two-pack of security lights with two batteries and a bridge goes for $230 on Amazon.
But Best Buy has that beat today with a pretty fantastic deal. You’ll get two lights, three batteries (one as a spare!) and the bridge for $99. That’s less than half the cost, and you get a spare battery.
If you’ve been thinking about adding security lights to your home, now’s the time to act.