Netgear has announced the Arlo Q security camera in its quest to gain more traction in the security camera market. This isn't Netgear's first venture into the smart camera market having previously released their wire-free Arlo.
The Arlo Q isn't wire-free and requires AC power, but it does offer 1080p HD shooting at 30fps, 130° field-of-view, and features 850 nm LEDS capable of illuminating up to 25 feet. It also has 8X digital zoom and two-way audio. The specs put it on par with the likes of Nest Dropcam, but what may set the Ario Q ahead in luring more customers is the free included 7-day cloud storage. Most IP cameras require plans for cloud storage, Netgear will offer seven days of recording for audio and motion detected events. CVR (Continous Video Recording) plans are available in 14 or 30-day options.
The camera is will be released January 29th, 2016, and will have a retail price of $219.99. While that is slightly more than most of the security cameras available on the market now, the free 7-day cloud storage may save you money in the long run.