Arlo has launched a video doorbell with a wide viewing angle and a siren. The video doorbell can be ordered for 199 euros.
Arlo Essantial Wire-free Video Doorbell
Manufacturer Arlo introduces a wireless video doorbell with which you can secure your front door against unwanted visitors. The video bubble has a wide field of view of 180 degrees so that a large area can be filmed. The aspect ratio is 1: 1. The video doorbell records 1080p video and supports HDR and a night image mode. With the latter function you can distinguish friend from foe in the dark, so you can open the door with peace of mind, even in the late hours.
Ring the bell with a video call
The wireless video doorbell is the only one of its kind that makes video calls directly from your cell phone when the doorbell rings, according to Arlo. So you immediately see who is ringing the bell so that you can indicate that you are arriving or not at home. You can also reply with a pre-recorded message if you cannot respond immediately. Visitors can also leave a voicemail if you are not at home that can be monitored at a later time.
Like Arlo’s outdoor security cameras, users are notified when the doorbell detects movement and a live video feed can be started to see exactly what triggered it.
Video images in the cloud
You can use Arlo’s SMART subscription service with this wireless video doorbell. There are two flavors, the cheapest of which costs 2.79 euros per month. With a subscription you have access to 30-day cloud storage, more extensive notifications and replacement in the event of theft.
The Arlo Essential Video Doorbell is also the only video doorbell with a built-in siren, according to Arlo. This siren is activated automatically when motion is detected, or remotely via your smartphone. The siren is intended to deter unwanted visitors.
You can also set the doorbell camera to alert you if it detects the sound of your fire alarm while you are away. In the app you can use ‘Call a friend’ to set up an emergency contact so that you can quickly call for help.
You can install the Arlo Essential Video Doorbell yourself using the rechargeable battery. You can also have the doorbell wired to the meter cupboard by a professional for continuous power supply – without the need for a transformer.
The Arlo Essential Video Doorbell works with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and SmartThings. So you can stream the images on a Google Nest Hub. There are also adjustable activity zones, people, animal and vehicle detection, parcel detection and more. With the package detection function you receive notifications specifically as soon as the doorbell detects a package.
Buy Arlo Essantial Wire-free Video Doorbell
The Arlo Essantial Wire-free Video Doorbell will be available in presale for $ 199 from January 4. The video doorbell will then be available on February 2 through Amazon and other Arlo resellers.
Arlo is a manufacturer of smart home products and an associated cloud infrastructure. Arlo currently sells smart devices in a variety of categories, including wireless smart Wi-Fi and LTE cameras, audio doorbells, advanced baby monitors and smart security lights.