Seagate 2TB Hard Drive for $64.
This "Surveillance" model is designed for constant use, like how surveillance systems constantly record video or backups.
Since the drive is not designed for performance, it's not the best choice for a desktop computer.
Netgear 16-Port Gigabit Switch for $45, and a $20 Prepaid Card is available by
($25 after rebate).
Cyberpower 1500VA Pure Sine Wave UPS for $130.
Still our favorite battery backup/UPS for protecting computers and sensitive electronics, and normally sells for between $180 and $225.
Computers can lose data during power outages, and power spikes can damage hard drives.
This UPS provides battery backup, and should protect better than a regular UPS as shown in
They can run on Wifi and batteries (which means zero wires running to your cameras), but depending on range and camera quality settings, the batteries may need to be replaced every 2-8 weeks.
With 5 cameras, that can be a hassle.
However, the cloud setup interface is simple to use, making it a breeze to get up and running.
The Arlo is water resistant, and good for outdoor use.
If you are looking for simplicity, the Arlo has it.
If you are looking for a good surveillance system with excellent night vision range, there are better cameras.
Be sure to read the reviews before buying.