Arlo unveils video doorbell: Arlo has presented its first video doorbell: the Arlo Video Doorbell. The camera records what is happening at the door while standing and has a video aspect ratio of 1: 1. There is also a speaker and microphone for two-way sound.
Arlo unveils video doorbell
Arlo, known for security cameras, presented its own smart video doorbell on Thursday: the Arlo Video Doorbell. The camera has a vertical field of view, so you should get a good view of the front yard or entrance. The aspect ratio is 1: 1, so square, with a 180 degree field of view, and that should allow you to see more than comparable products – something to test when the product is available. The camera shows the images in a high definition image quality (HD, so).
The Arlo Video Doorbell also has two-way communication, allowing you to get in touch with someone at the door. You can have direct conversations via the app that you put on your smartphone and you can receive personalized messages about packages, people, vehicles and animals. This way you can quickly see whether action needs to be taken or not. The new Video Doorbell can be connected to an existing mechanical or digital chime for a continuous power supply.
These are the most important properties at a glance:
- Optimized field of view of the area around the front door – standing field of view with a 1: 1 aspect ratio
- Motion detection and alerts – receive notifications when motion is detected
- Video call – call directly on your phone
- Fast default messages – pre-recorded messages to reply to visitors quickly
- Night vision – see who’s on the sidewalk at night, even with the outside light off
- HD video – shows details in bright and dark areas thanks to HDR
- Zoom – zoom in on a person or detail during a live video call
- Silent mode – turn off push notifications and the sound signal
- Weather resistant design – made to be heat, cold, rain and sun resistant
- Tamper detection – siren can be activated if someone tries to remove the doorbell
With the purchase of the Arlo Video Doorbell, users receive a free three-month trial of the artificial intelligence-based Arlo Smart subscription service . This provides access to thirty days of cloud storage to store and replay image fragments. Arlo’s e911 feature is also part of the trial version of Arlo Smart and can establish direct contact with emergency services, navigating rescuers to the doorbell’s location in case of an emergency, rather than the user’s location. The Arlo Video Doorbell is expected to be launched in Europe in early 2020 at a price to be announced later.