Categories: Smartphone

This Is The Arlo Video Doorbell

After breaking the news that Arlo would release a full fledged video doorbell variant, I’m pleased to inform you that release is imminent… and obviously pictured above. As we said in June,

Arlo is poised to rectify this [audio-only doorbell] oversight with a real 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.

Some question remain, such as price and HomeKit integration. But, hot on the heals of the Arlo Pro 3 release, things are looking good for the company and its customers, despite full-fledged home monitoring and security system likely pushed to 2020.

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  • I would consider getting an Arlo system for home based on a positive experience using one at work. However, access to the one at work is shared with several folks on my team and I don’t wish to give them access to my home system. If I create a separate Arlo account for the home system, then it would seem that I have to log out and log back in again to switch accounts.

    I already have this work/home account problem with the SYNC-up Drive vehicle tracker from T-Mobile and it’s a huge inconvenience. I can’t imagine only being able to receive security notifications for whichever system that I last logged into.

    Some (but not all) apps like Facebook and Instagram already let you manage different accounts so hopefully Arlo will do the same. Otherwise the incentive is to buy a different system (e.g. Ring) in order to have a different app to which you can stay logged in.

  • @ Steve
    I don't know if you're an iPhone user. But if you are you can setup the cameras in Home Kit and then have Home Kit send you notifications. Maybe that will work for you.

  • Cute. I wonder what it's differentiating feature would be. Nest Hello has continuous recording. Ring Pro has Alexa integrations. Eufy Doorbell has 2K resolution and low fees. Maybe it can have all of those :)

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Dave Zatz