Netgear Arlo Q Pricing, FAQs & Reviews

Learn more about the Netgear Arlo Q security camera with pricing information, frequently asked questions and customer reviews.

Updated on January 22nd, 2020

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The Netgear Arlo Q is a wireless security camera for home or office use. The camera has 2-way audio and motion alerts for added security.

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1080P HD resolution.

Enhanced night vision.

Motion detection.


Number of Cameras

List Price

Arlo Q (1 pack)


Arlo Q (2 pack)


Arlo Q (3 pack)



Pros: Easy to set-up and install, smart notifications, works with Google Assistant.

Cons: Connection problems.

Bottomline: Good security camera for monitoring home or office remotely.

Key Features:



Image Resolution


View Field





Cloud, Free for 7 days



Smart Home Compatibility

Alexa, Google Assistant



Night Vision







Email, Push


Mobile (App Store and Google Play)

Motion Detection




Person Detection

With subscription




bassclarinets -

I wish the zones worked better! They work for a few days and then NOTHING is triggered.. (ugh!) :) but I LOVE the smart notifications!!

Hippiebobob -

Got 3 Arlo Pro and one Q. I've had mine for about a month or so now, and have had no problems at all with it. Works great for me. I pay for 24/7 recording so I can scroll back when ever I want. With any of Arlo product you will find the recordings cut about 3 sec off from the motion detection so suspect is in man frame and you can miss what they did at the start. Other than that this thing has been awesome.

Mindstorm89 -

Arlo Q driving me to insanity. I got an Arlo Q to assist my grandmother in monitoring my elderly great-grandmother with severe dementia. Upon trying to set it up, it would indefinitely "discover my device." I thought I had a "lemon," and purchased another, on which I had the same issue. And yes, Netgear support, I have tried restarting, resetting, and rebooting everything. Yes. EVERYTHING. Even getting a new one. Even WPS. Even a Netgear account. I then did some troubleshooting, and found out that it was on my Wi-Fi network, but couldn't connect to Netgear servers. Upon some Googling, I found that they are having a service outage without any sort of notification to their customers.


Does Arlo Q need a base station?

No, a Netgear Arlo Q camera connects directly to your WiFi router.

What is Arlo Q?

The Netgear Arlo Q is a wireless, indoor security camera for home or office use. Pricing is based on the number of cameras you choose.

Does Arlo Q have an alarm?

Yes, Netgear Alro Q cameras have detection alarms.

What is the difference between Arlo Q and Arlo Q Plus?

The Arlo Q Plus has all the same features as the Arlo Q but with Power over Ethernet (PoE) and local storage added.

How do I connect my Arlo Q to a hidden network?

  1. During setup, enter the hidden network name.
  2. Enter the password for that network.
  3. Click "Submit".
  4. Follow instructions.

How long is the Arlo Q power cord?

The Arlo Q power cable is 10ft long.

Is Arlo Q secure?

Strict password requirements, limited login attempts, account authentication, and AES-128 bit encryption, keep your information and videos secure.

Can Arlo Q detect motion through glass?

No. Both kinds of Arlo Q motion detection are inhibited by windows.

How do I change the settings on my Netgear camera?

You can control the Netgear Arlo Q using the Arlo app on your mobile device. Motion alerts will be sent directly to your mobile device if you have the app.

What is the purpose of the camera's 2-way audio function?

With the Netgear Arlo Q 2-way audio feature, you can hear audio from your camera's location on your mobile device, and you can speak into your device to have your voice played at the camera's location.

How much cloud storage is available for the Arlo camera?

With the Arlo Q, you get 7-days worth of free cloud storage for your video files. You can store video footage for playback if you need to do a security review.