Arlo updates for 2017 with the Arlo Pro, Go & Baby

Any Arlo user will love the updates that reflect user feedback on the successful Arlo cameras

Netgear’s Arlo range of smart-home security cameras have been a big hit worldwide.  The 100% wire-free approach to camera technology means an easier setup and simple installation – in 2017 the product just gets better with three new camera variants.

The new 2017 range adds to the existing Arlo and Arlo Q which will still be on sale, we’d hope to see the price of Arlo drop for new consumers, while the new cameras will be priced at a premium above the original Arlo price.

There’s three new cameras – Arlo Pro, Arlo Go and Arlo Baby.

Arlo Pro

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The new Arlo Pro is slightly large than the original Arlo but fits all the same magnetic and tripod style mounts.

In the back you’ll find a removable battery which can be removed and charged with a separate accessory, or alternatively the Arlo Pro features a MicroUSB port to charge direct, and a recharge takes just hours.

Image sensing is improved so much more immediate motion detection is possible removing the lag that exists today, while there is also now two-way audio from the user behind the smartphone in the cloud back and forth with the person at the camera.

Arlo Go

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This guy is much bigger.  But still small generally. Again, same features as the original Arlo but with all the improvements of the Arlo Pro – plus for the Arlo Go you can slot a MicroSD card into the back as well as a 4G SIM card to get local recording and direct connectivity without the need for a base-station.

Ideal for construction sites, remote areas of a property or even an overview of your home as a full redundancy not requiring your home wi-fi to be enabled.

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Plus, Netgear have a Solar panel accessory which means the two paired together could last almost forever.

Camouflage accessories mean you can put one up in a tree and it will never be detected.

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EFTM understands Netgear is working with Telstra to provide bundled purchase and data plans, as well as stocking the Arlo Go in major retailers without a SIM card included.

Arlo Baby

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Someone at Netgear had a baby. That’s where ideas like this come from.  Take an Arlo pro.  Put it into a “toy like” form factor, add some rubber ears and feet and you’ve got a camera the kids will smile at, that’s also keeping a watchful eye on them.

Arlo have added Temperature, Humidity and Air Quality sensors, plus a night-light and speaker so you can set it to play lullabies.

Vision comes through the normal Arlo app, but an optional 7 inch screen is available for true real-time monitoring.

 

These are all very existing products coming to Australia very soon.

 

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One Comment
  • Scott Stanford
    26 February 2017 at 5:28 am
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    I have the ARLO pro cameras inside and outside my house. They are great. Good quality, lots of features and the free cloud service is appreciated.

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