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Arlo Essential Indoor Camera launched with privacy lens

Arlo Essential Indoor Camera launched that is equipped with privacy lens and in 1080p video in an aspect ratio of 130 degrees.

Arlo’s new security camera films in 1080p video in an aspect ratio of 130 degrees and comes with an automated privacy shield. This privacy lens should ensure that your home is protected when you are not there, but should also automatically switch to privacy mode when you are at home to ensure your privacy. You can further set the rules for this in the app.

A built-in siren should immediately deter any intruders. Of course you will immediately receive a notification in case of calamities. You can watch live and communicate directly via two-way communication. Night vision is also available. You don’t need a hub with the Arlo Essential Indoor Camera. You connect this model directly to your WiFi network. An Arlo Smart Trial is included. You have more options through Arlo Smart. For example, you can set motion zones via activity zones and the camera can recognize objects. This way the camera knows the difference between a person, package, vehicle or animal.

As with other Arlo products, this model also works with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, SmartThings and IFTTT. HomeKit support is lacking for now.

Price and availability

Whether the new security camera will also be launched in the Netherlands is still unclear. Knowing Arlo it will take a while. The video doorbell also appeared in the Benelux almost a year later after its official launch in the US. The Arlo Essential Indoor Camera will be in stores in the United States starting March 26 with a suggested retail price of $ 99.99. Let’s hope this model will be in our stores soon, because it is already mentioned on the English website of Arlo.