Eufy vs Arlo: which home security camera system is best for you?

Creating a network of security cameras that lets you keep an eye on your home even when you’re not around is easier and more affordable than ever before. Once the only option was traditional CCTV systems, which are expensive, need to be professionally installed and leave you with wires trailing all over your home.

However, now there’s the option of home security cameras too. According to market research firm Statistica, the global smart home security market is forecast to grow by $5 billion to be worth $7.49 billion by 2025. They’re smart, flexible, and can be installed either wirelessly or with a minimum of wiring – and not surprisingly they’re becoming more and more popular.

Arlo and Eufy are two of the biggest names dominating the home security market right now, and it makes sense to opt for a single brand if you’re looking to kit your home out with security cameras.

However, with both of these brands featuring cameras with a glossy white finish and seemingly similar features, you may be left confused about which is best for you, so we’ve tested a range of devices from both brands to give you the low-down.

Most of Arlo and Eufy cameras require a base station, which sits inside your home and connects to the internet over a wired Ethernet connection. This creates an individual Wi-Fi connection with each of the Arlo cameras, which is more secure than a direct link between your router and the security camera.

It’s also less likely to be intercepted by unauthorized users, and offers local storage, removing the need to subscribe to Arlo Secure, the brand’s online storage service. However, it’s worth noting that videos stored locally can’t be viewed in the Arlo app – you’ll need to remove the microSD card from the base station and insert it into a computer or other device in order to review the footage.

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