In the past I have said some nice things about the VueZone and Arlo systems. As much as I love the options you get from the battery powered wireless cameras that store video in the cloud, there are some inherent shortcomings. So, I have mostly moved over to the Dropcam Pro (Nest Cam) cameras but ever since things got nested under the Nest arm of Google things have gotten worse. More on that to come.
So, needless to say, I am happy to see that the Nest Cam/Dropcam Pro has a new competitor. Enter the Netgear Arlo Q (coming late January, 2016). It records to the cloud, is 1080p, a mobile app, and two-way audio. So what is the main difference between the Arlo Q (VMC3040-100NAS) and the other offerings in the market? The big one is that Netgear is offering seven days of cloud video recording for free. Assuming latency, wireless strength, low-light vision, and video quality are good they will definitely make a dent in the market.