Wireless 4k Arlo Ultra system reinvents home security

posted on Wednesday, 12th December 2018 by Steve May

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Network security specialist Arlo has announced a compact 4K resolution wireless security camera system, the Arlo Ultra, that can be used inside or out. In addition to streaming 4K resolution with high dynamic range (HDR), it also boast colour night vision and a magnetic quick install system.

Due to launch in the first quarter of 2019, Arlo Ultra also includes a one-year subscription to Arlo Smart Premier, a cloud back-up service.

Using a new 4K image sensor with HDR (exposure) image processing, Arlo Ultra can capture and output at 2160p, allowing users to zoom in on their video clips to uncover information, such as license plates.

The camera has an expansive panoramic 180-degree diagonal fiwhich it claims is one of the widest viewing angles in the wire-free security camera industry. In addition, the includes includes an integrated LED spotlight, giving owners the ability to see colour in the dark rather than traditional black and white night vision.

Arlo Ultra also has dual-microphones, with two-way audio with advanced noise cancellation.

An ingenious magnetic mount allows users to mount the camera from ceilings, walls and eaves. The Arlo Ultra runs off a rechargeable battery, able to run for upwards of six months, and comes with a weather-resistant, magnetic charging cable for indoor and outdoor use.

The device also features a built-in siren that can be automatically triggered by motion, audio detection, or manually activated remotely from the Arlo App for added protection.

The Arlo Ultra comes with the new, advanced Arlo SmartHub which connects to the user’s router to provide extended Wi-Fi range to Arlo cameras, manages data traffic to and from the camera out to the user’s cloud account and offers a more secure dedicated IoT network for the devices connected to the Arlo SmartHub. The Arlo SmartHub features a microSD card slot for local storage of recorded clips from Arlo cameras.

The service powerful AI and computer vision technology to deliver customised notifications regarding people, animal, vehicle and package detection. Arlo Smart Premier also includes cloud recordings of video clips at 1080p or lower resolution for up to 30 days. Premium video recording for cloud storage of 4K clips is available as an add-on subscription, or users can store 4K clips locally at no added cost using the SmartHub’s microSD card slot.

“Arlo Ultra pushes the boundaries of image and audio quality with an incredibly compact form factor that’s true to Arlo’s heritage of simple setup and ease-of-use, marking a massive leap forward in surveillance for the do-it-yourself smart home security market,” says Pat Collins, senior vice president.

Arlo Ultra retail pricing:
The Arlo Ultra SmartHub (VMB5000) £130
Arlo Ultra Add On (VMC5040) £270
Arlo Ultra 1-cam system (VMS5140) £370
Arlo Ultra 2-cam system (VMS5240) £550
Arlo Ultra 3-cam system (VMS5340) £750
Arlo Ultra 4-cam system (VMS5440) £950

More information is available at www.arlo.com/uk.

Steve May

Inside CI Editor Steve May is a freelance technology journalist, who also writes for T3, TechRadar, Home Cinema Choice and ERT (amongst others).

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