CES 2020: Arlo expands security product range

With video doorbell and floodlight camera.

Off the back of the Arlo Pro 3 launch late last year, Arlo is now adding two new products to its portfolio – the Arlo Video Doorbell and the Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight Camera due for launch in Australia in Q1 and Q2 respectively,with pricing yet to be confirmed.

With an optimised 1:1 square aspect ratio and 180 degree field of view, the Video Doorbell allows users to see people at the door from head to toe and a package that has been delivered and left on the doorstep.

“Many of our customers put their security camera at the front door but there was strong demand for a video doorbell with an integrated camera,” Arlo APAC vice president – sales, Bradley Little told Appliance Retailer.

In what Arlo claims to be a first for the category, the doorbell delivers direct-to-mobile video calls rather than just a push notification when someone rings the doorbell.

“If the user is not available to take the call, they can pre-record quick reply messages, such as ’sorry I’m not interested’ or ‘just leave the package at the door’. Alternatively, if the call is declined by the user, the person at the door can leave them a message which will be stored in the Arlo app’s library,” Little said.

The doorbell only requires a Wi-Fi connection and does not need to connect to a base station or smart hub and therefore can be used as a standalone product. Alternatively, it can be used as a trigger for other Arlo security devices. For example, when the doorbell detects motion, an Arlo security camera will start recording footage. There is also a built-in siren that can be activated remotely from the app.

The Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight Camera is the first fully integrated wire-free camera that can be DIY installed. It leverages the company’s camera technology with a 3,000 lumen spotlight.

“The floodlight has similar specs to those found in the Arlo Pro 3 including 2K resolution, colour night vision and two-way audio but the spotlight is now designed to flood the perimeter rather than just illuminate a small subject in the scene, and we know that light is a visual deterrent.”

Other key features of the Floodlight Camera include a 160-degree diagonal view, built-in smart siren that can be triggered remotely or automatically, and rechargeable battery. With a dedicated ambient light sensor, users can also customise floodlight and camera settings and configure the light sensor’s sensitivity threshold to surrounding light. There are also three different light patters – constant, flashing and pulsating which can either be controlled manually on-demand or via automation rules.

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