NETGEAR has this morning announced the second generation of its Arlo Pro security cameras. Along with a handful of other minor updates, the big news here is the upgrade from 720p to 1080p full HD. Arlo Pro 2 continues the generous, and welcome, inclusion of free 7-day cloud DVR functionality on its latest release.
One of the more interesting features is that Netgear is now offering integration with a certain set-top streaming media player…
NETGEAR didn’t reach too far on the new Arlo Pro 2 security camera, as it shares a nearly identical physical design with its predecessor. The good news is that all of the previously-released accessories will still work just fine with today’s new model.
A new solar panel is also being released today for $80 that harnesses the power of the sun to keep your security camera up and running. This is something we’ve seen other brands like Ring offer as a way to keep the camera’s internal battery up and running. Netgear’s $80 option is far pricier at nearly double the MSRP.
Arlo 2 Pro can run off a wired or wireless setup, using the internal battery when needed and a weatherproof design is carried over as well. Netgear says its camera can be used indoors or out, which offers some nice flexibility depending on your setup.
An added bonus of today’s announcement is the inclusion of Fire TV support from NETGEAR. Those with Amazon’s set-top streaming box will be able to pull-up a live feed of the action, which is a nice touch for those in need of a larger display than a smartphone.
NETGEAR will continue to deliver free seven-day cloud DVR functionality but is now offering plans from $99 to $299 annually that boost storage to as many as 60-days.
The Arlo Pro 2 security camera is slated to sell for $219.99, which puts it on the higher-end of the spectrum. For example, Nest’s Outdoor Camera sells for $200. But NETGEAR is likely hoping the draw of free cloud storage will help set itself apart.
THE BEST-SELLING WIRE-FREE SECURITY CAMERA JUST GOT BETTER! NETGEAR ARLO PRO 2 NOW WITH 1080p HD VIDEO
SAN JOSE, California — Oct. 10, 2017 — NETGEAR®, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTGR), the worldwide leader in home networking and smart home security products, is introducing the next generation of the popular award-winning Arlo Pro camera. The new Arlo Pro 2 Wire-Free Security Camera includes all the great features which made Arlo Pro the world’s top-selling security camera and now has even more great features to address customer needs. Arlo Pro 2 includes higher quality 1080p HD video, a plug-in option with solar power and support for Amazon® Alexa™ for live monitoring of your cameras from the Echo Show and TVs connected with FireTV.
The Arlo Pro 2 weather-resistant cameras can be placed just about anywhere. With a sleek, compact design and inconspicuous profile, the Arlo Pro 2 Wire-Free Security Camera System keeps a discreet yet vigilant eye on your home and business, loved ones, employees, pets, and visitors, both indoors and out– from the front porch to the back garden through rain, snow or sunshine. And with the Arlo Solar Panel (sold separately), the rechargeable batteries can be kept fully charged with only a few days of full sunlight.
With the captured video now in 1080p resolution, Arlo Pro 2 cameras record in crisp HD video that enable the capability to zoom in for even greater detail. Just pinch-to-zoom in the Arlo app to highlight an area to view the video with incredible clarity. The 130-degree field of view, night vision and advanced motion detection technology equip the new Arlo Pro 2 to capture every moment with great clarity.
The Arlo Pro 2 also includes a built-in speaker and microphone for 2-way communication, and the base station comes equipped with a siren which can be triggered remotely or by motion or audio detection. These audio features allow you to hear everything going on in and around the home or business, and control it remotely via the Arlo app on a smartphone. Whether you’re talking to the delivery person, the kids or pets, checking in on the cleaning crew, or confronting intruders, it has never been easier to put a stop to crime, mischief or neglect — before it happens.
Arlo Pro 2 provides added benefits when plugged in while indoors. This latest addition to the Arlo family detects motion and can start recording video even faster. With the new Look Back pre-recording feature available while the camera is plugged in, video moments are captured before motion activity is even detected. Look Back creates a video recording with three seconds of footage before the triggered event, providing a more complete picture of what occurred. Motion activity zones are also supported with the Arlo Pro 2. To create a custom Activity Zone, plug the Arlo Pro 2 into an outlet and highlight the specific areas you wish to monitor through the app. Notifications will be sent via the app on your mobile device when motion is detected within that zone. You can also subscribe to the optional continuous video recording (CVR), a paid plan to capture video continuously, 24/7, ensuring you never miss a moment.
Included with the purchase of the camera system is the basic Arlo plan, which covers up to five (5) cameras, and provides a rolling seven (7) days of free cloud storage for the life of product. All service plans for Arlo Pro 2, as with other Arlo Smart Home Security Cameras, are designed to give control over to the customer as to how long each video will be stored and how many cameras have been connected. Optional subscription-based service plans are available for Arlo systems of more than five cameras. You can also upgrade to CVR to keep nonstop recordings in the cloud to review any minute of the day. Arlo Pro 2 includes a new smart arm/disarm scheduling capability so the cameras can be active based on your schedule or location.
To make your smart home security even more intuitive and effective, Arlo Pro 2 can be connected to smart home devices through platforms such as IFTTT and Samsung SmartThings®. Using the Arlo Skill for Amazon Alexa, you can view live feeds or recorded video from an Arlo camera, on the screen of the Amazon Echo Show™ or the Amazon Fire TV™. With a simple voice command, ask Alexa to ‘show the ‘front door,’ ‘the back yard’ or ‘the driveway’, and anywhere else the Arlo camera had been placed eliminating the need to navigate the app.
“Arlo Pro 2 reflects our singular focus on delivering the most innovative, flexible and easy to use smart security solutions for homes and businesses.” said Pat Collins, senior vice president of Arlo products at NETGEAR. “With 1080p HD video, combined with our patented wire-free design, Arlo Pro 2 provides customers with an exceptional video experience and an unparalleled capability to monitor every angle of their property, inside and outside, day and night. And with more power options, and the ability to optimize motion detection with activity zones, we continue to advance Arlo’s flexibility and intelligence to deliver the most comprehensive set of tools for protection of what matters most.
Pricing and Availability
Arlo Pro 2 Add-on Camera is now available for $219.99. The Arlo Pro 2 Security Camera System with two cameras and including base station is available now starting at an MSRP in the U.S. of $479.99.
Arlo Pro 2, Arlo Pro and Arlo wire-free cameras are interchangeable. You can add the new Arlo Pro 2 cameras to an installed Arlo Pro or Arlo Wire-Free base station, or can opt to use any existing Arlo wire-free cameras with the new Arlo Pro Base Station.
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Arlo Pro 2 Accessories
Accessories for Arlo Pro 2 are sold separately and require an existing Arlo Pro or Arlo Pro 2 System.
- Arlo Charging Station (VMA4400C)
Use the fast-charging Arlo Charging Station with dual charging bays to charge up to two Arlo Pro or Arlo Pro 2 rechargeable batteries simultaneously, saving on charging time and minimizing camera downtime. ($59.99)
- Arlo Pro Rechargeable Battery (VMA4400)
Get an add-on 2440mAh Lithium Ion battery and fast-charging power adapter for Arlo Pro and Arlo Pro 2 cameras so you can swap out your batteries and avoid waiting for a charge ($49.99).
- Arlo Pro Skins (VMA4200)
A lightweight silicon material protects your Arlo Pro and Arlo Pro 2 camera from natural elements and helps to blend into its surroundings. Available in a set of three in black (VMA4200B, $24.99) and camouflage (VMA4200, $29.99).
- Arlo Solar Panel (VMA4600)
With only a few hours of direct sunlight, the Arlo Solar Panel harvests power from the sun to keep your Arlo Pro, Arlo Pro 2 and Arlo Go battery charged ($79.99).
NETGEAR offers several innovative options in its Arlo Smart Home Security Camera product family including the original Arlo, Arlo Pro, Arlo Q, Arlo Q Plus with Power over Ethernet (PoE), Arlo Baby for the nursery, and Arlo Go, the first mobile HD security camera with 4G LTE.
About NETGEAR, Inc.
NETGEAR (NASDAQ: NTGR) is a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers. The Company’s products are built on a variety of proven technologies such as wireless (WiFi and LTE), Ethernet and powerline, with a focus on reliability and ease-of-use. The product line consists of wired and wireless devices that enable networking, broadband access and network connectivity. These products are available in multiple configurations to address the needs of the end-users in each geographic region in which the Company’s products are sold. NETGEAR products are sold in approximately 31,000 retail locations around the globe, and through approximately 25,000 value-added resellers, as well as multiple major cable, mobile and wireline service providers around the world. The company’s headquarters are in San Jose, Calif., with additional offices in approximately 25 countries. More information is available from the NETGEAR investor page or by calling (408) 907-8000. Connect with NETGEAR on Twitter, Facebook and our blog.
©2017 NETGEAR, Inc. NETGEAR, the NETGEAR logo, and Arlo are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of NETGEAR, Inc. and/or its affiliates in the United States and/or other countries. Amazon, Alexa, Echo Show and Fire are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or its affiliates. Other brand and product names are for identification purposes only and may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holder(s). The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. NETGEAR shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein. All rights reserved.
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