Arlo launched a smart home doorbell last year that integrates into their existing security camera ecosystem. But the doorbell is audio-only, as in: no video capabilities. The idea was that you’d buy the audio doorbell to supplement an existing Arlo camera covering your front door or porch.
In addition, Arlo’s future lineup will be expanding to include a new video doorbell with 2MP Full HD video quality, wide field-of-view and crystal-clear two-way audio, all-in-one unit for those that prefer a unified video and audio smart entry solution. For added ease and versatility, the new video doorbell can connect to existing digital and mechanical door chimes.
Specs look comparable to other video doorbells on the market such as Ring and Nest Hello, and the ability to utilize your door bell wiring is always a positive (looking at you August View!). My only question: Will the camera support HDR, to overcome bright contrast conditions.
Timeline for release and pricing are unknown. Still, it’s good to see Arlo releasing this product as it’s something that helps expand their growing push into whole home security.