Arlo has welcomed a new addition to the Essential Series with the Arlo Essential XL Spotlight Camera offering extended battery life of up to one year on a single charge and integrated spotlight with colour night vision.

The new camera features 1080p HD video, 130-degree viewing angle, two-way audio, motion detection alerts directly sent to a smartphone and built-in siren that can be triggered automatically or manually from the app within a compact, easy-to-install, wire-free and weather-resistant design.

The Essential XL Spotlight Camera is also compatible with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple HomeKit and IFTTT for automation and greater control.

Featuring an integrated battery and designed for quick and easy installation or placement nearly anywhere, a direct to Wi-Fi connection enables the camera to function as a stand-alone home security solution without the need for a separate SmartHub or Base Station.

Users with an existing Arlo security system can link the Arlo Essential XL Spotlight to a compatible Arlo SmartHub (VMB4540, VMB5000) or Base Station (VMB4000, VMB4500) to enable local storage recording and enhance range and battery.

“Our feature-packed Essential Series offers wire-free cameras that are as easy to install as they are affordable, providing families with a range of features so they can choose the solution that’s right for their home,” Arlo vice president and managing director for Asia Pacific, Brad Little said.

“The Essential XL Spotlight camera highlights the collection, enabling continuous security and peace of mind with extended battery life. Perfect for installing in hard to access or busy locations, the Essential XL Spotlight camera offers homeowners up to 12 months of battery on a single charge for added convenience. Whether it’s serving as a standalone solution or complementing an existing Arlo ecosystem.”  

The purchase of an Arlo Essential XL Spotlight unlocks a complimentary three-month trial to Arlo’s AI subscription-based service, Arlo Smart. Users will receive access to 30-days of rolling 1080p video recordings to store and view video clips. Notification settings can be adjusted, enabling Arlo Smart subscribers to customise their experience. Controlled entirely through the Arlo app, users can easily view live streams and recordings, adjust their camera settings or access cloud recordings.

The Arlo Essential XL Spotlight Camera will be available at leading electrical retailers from November for RRP $279 for a single camera.