Arlo Technologies’ latest front-entry security solution, the Arlo Essential Wire-Free Video Doorbell combines the features of its Wired Video Doorbell into an easy-to-install, wire-free, battery-powered design.

According to the company, the new video doorbell delivers an industry-leading, 180-degree viewing angle with a square, 1:1 aspect ratio. This ensures viewing of packages on the ground or head-to-toe images of visitors from a mobile.

Its HD video resolution, with direct-to-mobile video calls, clear two-way audio and personalised alerts allows for a quick reply to guests or to take action. Able to connect directly to Wi-Fi, it can be powered by rechargeable battery or hardwired for continuous charging. The camera also works with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and IFTTT.

“In today’s world, having a smart video doorbell at your front door is more valuable than ever,” Arlo vice president and managing director, Brad Little said. “Unlike other video doorbells that can lag in response time, our new Essential Wire-Free Video Doorbell leverages the latest hardware and software advancements for swift, comprehensive monitoring. Users can receive smart notifications and secure, simple access via the Arlo App, allowing them to quickly and easily live stream or respond to guests.”

Accompanying the new doorbell purchase is a complimentary three-month trial to Arlo’s AI subscription-based Arlo Smart service that gives access to HD video recordings to store and view video clips. Notification settings can be adjusted, enabling subscribers to spot people, vehicles, animals or packages, easily view live streams and recordings, adjust their camera settings or access cloud recordings.

The new doorbell will be rolled out in mid-December for RRP $329.

The Smart Home market has soared in the wake of Covid-19 led by wireless security cameras, with video doorbells and locks the fastest growing category. Don’t miss the Smart Home feature in the December issue of Appliance Retailer for key developments in this rapidly growing sector.