Arlo Pro 5S 2K review

Impressive 2K color night vision in an elegant-looking package

Arlo Pro 5S 2K security camera
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Digital Camera World Verdict

The Arlo Pro 5S 2K is a very sleek-looking security camera, but it's not all style over substance, with the 2K night vision recordings offering an incredibly detailed way to monitor and secure your home. With a longer-than-ever battery life that means less battery anxiety and less charging time. The Pro 5 is compatible with all the major smart home platforms, including the notoriously fussy Apple HomeKit, this really is a smart camera. The only downside is no on-board memory forces you into buying an additional costly local hub or cough up every month for Arlo's subscription service.


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    2K night vision

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    Long battery life

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    Works with major smart home platforms

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    Sleek design


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    Features locked behind paid subscription

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    No local recording (without optional base unit)

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    Difficult to setup on some WiFi networks

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    Proprietary charging cable only

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Arlo is a leader in smart wireless security devices, covering everything from smart doorbells to floodlight cameras and a range of the best security cameras to suit almost every budget, from the entry-level Arlo Essential up to the top-of-the-line Arlo Ultra 2.

Arlo is now on the fifth iteration of its popular Arlo Pro line of cameras, these cameras serve as Arlo's cameras for homeowners who want simple to set-up security cameras that also come packed with the latest powerful and easy-to-use features.

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Gareth Bevan
Reviews Editor

Gareth is a photographer based in London, working as a freelance photographer and videographer for the past several years, having the privilege to shoot for some household names. With work focusing on fashion, portrait and lifestyle content creation, he has developed a range of skills covering everything from editorial shoots to social media videos. Outside of work, he has a personal passion for travel and nature photography, with a devotion to sustainability and environmental causes.