Netgear cuts the wires with Arlo home security camera

Netgear cuts the wires with Arlo home security camera
By Chuong H Nguyen on 5 Nov 2014 02:59 pm

Netgear today introduced the truly wireless Arlo home security camera. The un-tethered nature of Arlo will allow consumers to mount the camera anywhere indoor or outdoor without worrying about Ethernet cables or power cord as the camera operates on batteries and has built-in WiFi.

Arlo comes with an easy magnetic mount allowing to snap the camera into place and adjust the viewing angle without too much work.

Netgear cuts the wires with Arlo home security camera

The combination of easy installation, battery-operated true wireless design, and weatherproof construction provides you with the ability to set up a camera wherever you want, without worrying about finding a power outlet or the hassle of inconvenient power cords. The clean compact design of the Arlo camera – smaller than a bar of soap – takes up minimal space so you can easily and discreetly place them where you want – from the baby's room to the tree trunk in the front yard, or on the backyard fence.

With the connected Arlo app, you'll either get push notifications or email alerts should the camera sense something.

Here are some features of Arlo:

  • Patented 100 percent wire-free design for easy placement and convenient relocation from room to room
  • Stunning HD detail (720p resolution) with a wide 130-degree field of view to catch the activities you need to see
  • Night vision for crystal-clear images even in the dark
  • Robust, weatherproofed double-shell case for maximum protection from sun, wind, rain, snow and curious pets and children
  • Motion sensors activate customizable alerts for real-time email or app notifications
  • Easy setup with magnetic mounts for installing multiple cameras in minutes
  • Compact, discreet form factor for inconspicuous placement
  • Ultra-low power consumption with long-lasting battery life up to 6 months*
  • Secure cloud storage infrastructure and up to four concurrent camera streams to mobile or desktop browsers
  • Free apps for iOS and Android smartphones and tablets and for the Kindle™ for watching live streamed or recorded videos

Arlo will be available January 2015. A starter kit with two cameras and a hub will cost $349.99 while add-on cameras will cost $169.99.

What do you think of Arlo? Is the wire-free, easy to mount solution enough to get you to invest in a home security camera? Let us know.

Source: Netgear

Reader comments

Netgear cuts the wires with Arlo home security camera


Wireless, that's something I would look into once it's released. I think the deal breaker for me could be the battery life. $349 is not cheap and if I have to replace batteries every other week, that will add up quickly.

"With long lasting battery life up to 6 months*"

Granted there's an asterisk without the asterisk also being quoted but I seriously doubt weekly battery changes would be a thing.

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