Arlo Video Doorbell

Arlo Video Doorbell

Review date: 11/02/2020

If you're one of those people who run and hide in the closet when a stranger knocks on your door, this video doorbell (or any video doorbell, really) is for you! Check the HD video with night vision and 180 degree viewing angle to see if there's a crazy guy with a hatchet at your front door. If there is, use the two-way audio to let him know you've called the cops. Get a phone alert when the motion sensor trips as he creeps around again. Then blast the built-in siren on the doorbell from your phone to scare hatchet guy away for good. Just one real-world scenario of how things could go down if you own the Arlo Video Doorbell.

What could happen if something goes wrong

We kinda love Arlo for a few reasons. First off, on International Privacy Day in 2019 they proudly proclaimed they will not share or sell or monetize their users' data in any way. It was a bit of dig at Ring--who was in the midst of dealing with a number of public privacy concerns. We'll take some trolling of Ring to get great user privacy protections from Arlo. Another thing we kinda love about Arlo is they hid a secret discount code for their products in their privacy policy. It literally pays to read their privacy policy! All in all, these security cams seem pretty good to us. They do use AI that has advanced object detection meaning it can detect people, packages, animals, vehicles, and alarms. Probably nothing could go wrong there, but if it did happen to mix up detecting a police officer for your dog, that could get a little awkward.


Can it snoop on me?


Device: Yes

App: Yes


Device: Yes

App: Yes

Tracks Location

Device: Yes

App: Yes

What is required to sign up?

What data does it collect?

How does it use this data?

Arlo does not monetize your data.

How can you control your data?

You can delete videos from your Arlo library. You can request that data be deleted.

What is the company’s known track record for protecting users’ data?


No known incidents in the last 2 years.

Can this product be used offline?


User friendly privacy information?


Links to privacy information


Does this product meet our Minimum Security Standards?




Strong password


2-step verification will be required for all logins by the end of 2020.

Security updates


Manages vulnerabilities


Arlo has a bug bounty program, which means that anyone who finds a security issue and discloses it responsibly may get paid.

Privacy policy

Can’t determine

Artificial Intelligence

Does the product use AI?


Does the AI use your personal data to make decisions about you?


Does the company allow users to see how the AI works?

Can’t Determine

Arlo has advanced object detection: It can detect people, packages, animals, vehicles, and alarms.

Company contact info

Phone Number

(408) 638 3750






What are the Arlo Smart advanced object detection features?
With an Arlo Smart subscription, you can stay alert to what’s happening at home with A.I. enabled notifications for people, packages, vehicles, animals, and smoke/CO alarms. Read this article to learn more about Arlo Smart’s advanced object detection features.


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