NEWS– The home security camera market has become quite crowded in the last few years. Arlo’s latest camera, the Arlo Ultra, announced in late 2018 and on display at CES 2019, seeks to distinguish itself from the pack with features that include 4K video, 2-way audio, and an integrated spotlight.
My first generation Arlo camera has been pulling front porch duty at my home for 4 years now. While it’s served me well, save for a warranty replacement due to pink video resulting from a stuck IR filter, the video quality has ceased to impress me. Also, after looking at my neighbor’s Ring doorbell cameras and their ability to stream conversations, I became convinced that I needed to add audio to my home security camera package.
Enter the Arlo Ultra. In addition to the increased video quality, the Ultra boasts numerous enhancements to the original Arlo, including some that surpass what’s available in the current Arlo Pro 2. These include:
- 4k Ultra HD with HDR capabilities
- Enhanced Color Night Vision
- Auto-zoom and tracking
- 180-degree field of view
- Dual noise cancelling microphones for clearer, more natural conversations
- Built-in LED spotlights
If the new 4K video doesn’t place too much of a burden on the Ultra’s improved battery and the increased streaming demand doesn’t cause users to bump up against any of their broadband providers monthly data limits, Arlo could have a real winner on its hands with the Ultra which will be priced at $299.99. Head over to Arlo.com for more details on this new camera.