ARLO Technologies has released Arlo Ultra, a camera that features 4K Ultra HD resolution and a massive 180-degree angle of view from its fixed lens. It’s an interesting move that might push 4K a little harder in the SME market.
According to Arlo, Ultra features a 4K image sensor with HDR image processing and is capable of capturing and outputting 4K video quality to users. The sensor is said to offer one of the widest viewing angles in the wire-free security camera industry, with a 180-degree diagonal field of view. There’s also a white LED spotlight. Cost is going to be around $400.
In addition to its 4K HDR video quality, the new camera features a wire-free design that is weather-resistant. Arlo Ultra includes a newly designed rechargeable battery and comes with a weather-resistant, magnetic charging cable for indoor and outdoor use. It also features a built-in siren that can be automatically triggered by motion, audio detection or manually activated remotely from the Arlo App for added protection, according to an announcement.
In addition, Arlo Ultra comes with the new Arlo SmartHub which connects to the user’s router to provide extended WiFi range to Arlo cameras. The hub manages data traffic to and from the camera out to the user’s Cloud account and offers a more secure, dedicated IoT network for the devices connected to the Arlo SmartHub. The Arlo SmartHub includes a microSD Card for local storage of recorded clips from Arlo cameras.
“Our new flagship wire-free camera represents major advancements in video, audio, software, AI, and computer vision capabilities. Arlo Ultra is a complete solution for users who desire the best possible protection for their home or business, as well as the most ideal experience for connecting remotely with loved ones for maximum peace of mind,” states Pat Collins, senior vice president of Arlo products.”