Should you get Eero Secure or Eero Secure+?

Eero Mesh WiFi System (gen 3)
Eero Mesh WiFi System (gen 3) (Image credit: Hayato Huseman / Android Central)

Best answer: If you don't already have a password manager, premium antivirus software, and a VPN, Eero Secure + is hands-down the superior choice. It offers everything Eero Secure does and then some, at a monthly fee that's only marginally higher.

Eero Secure is great for families, less so for solo buyers

The Internet is not a particularly safe place. Even a cursory glance at the news will tell you that much. Between sophisticated malware and ransomware, phishing scams, intrusive advertisements, and a whole host of malicious and compromised websites, going online can sometimes feel akin to navigating a digital minefield.

Eero Secure is a subscription service designed to tackle this problem. Intended as a value-add for Amazon's Eero mesh networking hardware, it equips subscribers with several network-wide security controls that enable them to protect both themselves and their family online. These include:

  • Automated detection of malicious or compromised websites
  • Ad Blocking
  • Content Filtering, including device profiles
  • Access to VIP technical support with reduced queue times

Together, the above services cost $2.99 per month, or $29 for an annual subscription. It's an excellent deal, particularly if you have younger children. That said, if you live alone or don't have kids, content filtering won't hold a whole lot of value for you, and much of the other stuff Eero does can be handled fairly easily by any relatively tech-savvy individual.

You can sign up for Eero Secure via your Eero account page.

Eero Secure + is an excellent deal all around

Here's where the deal gets a whole lot sweeter. Eero Secure + offers everything Eero Secure does, while also providing full access to several premium partnered services. These include the private network, the 1Password password manager, and the ability to install Malwarebytes Premium on up to three devices.

Together, this bundle costs $9.99 a month, or $99 annually.

Let's do a bit of math. Malwarebytes alone costs nearly $80 a year. 1Password, meanwhile costs around $35, and for families costs $150 per year. Basically, if you don't already have premium antivirus software, a VPN, and a password manager, Eero Secure + is an excellent deal, even if you live alone.

It gives you direct access to several premium services at an excellent price, while also providing you with several easy-to-configure tools for network protection.

You can sign up for Eero Secure + via your Eero account page.

Nick Greene