Arlo Launches Smart HDR Video Doorbell

Smart camera brand Arlo has launched a new internet connected Video Doorbell that's "designed to capture what traditional video doorbells can't."


Arlo says the Video Doorbell manages this thanks to an "industry-leading" vertical field-of-view that allows users to get a bigger, more precise picture of their front porch.

Along with the optimized 1:1 aspect ratio front entry view, the HDR video doorbell features motion detection alerts, smartphone video call and quick-reply pre-recorded messages for interacting with visitors, night vision, live zoom, and a silent mode that disables push notifications and mutes the chime.

In addition, the doorbell has a weather-resistant design that enables it to withstand heat, cold, rain, and sun, while built-in tamper detection triggers a siren if someone attempts to remove the doorbell.

The Video Doorbell works with Arlo Smart Plans, the company's subscription services that start with the Arlo Smart plan offering 30-day video history, advanced AI detection, custom activity zones, and lock screen notifications, priced at $2.99 per month per camera. For $9.99 per month, the Arlo Smart Premier plan adds e911 emergency call service and covers up to ten cameras for one price, while the Arlo Smart Elite plan at $14.99 per month covers up to 20 cameras and extends video history to 60 days.

We asked Arlo whether the company plans to support HomeKit on the Video Doorbell, and Arlo said only that while it's aiming to make as many of its cameras as possible compatible with ‌HomeKit‌, there's nothing to announce with regard to the Video Doorbell and ‌HomeKit‌ at this time.

With a retail price of $149.99, the Video Doorbell is available now for pre-order at Best Buy and other authorized Arlo resellers.

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4 weeks ago
No HomeKit...no buy
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4 weeks ago
Paying a subscription for your door bell .... Who does that?
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4 weeks ago
DAMNIT APPLE JUST MAKE HOMEKIT HARDWARE FOR HOMEKIT! This shouldn’t be so difficult to do right? Doorbell, camera, thermostat, and a display(or just give the iPad a mode in iPadOS that will turn it into a smart display?)
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4 weeks ago


Paying a subscription for your door bell .... Who does that?


What a stupid question. Anyone who wants a security camera video history right at the entrance?
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4 weeks ago

Paying a subscription for your door bell .... Who does that?


Not sure. But as I’ve been saying more hardware from Apple means more potential services. It’s what Apple should be doing. Stuff like this is simply one example.

Instead of trying to be a Hollywood producer in a doomed streaming service.
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4 weeks ago


DAMNIT APPLE JUST MAKE HOMEKIT HARDWARE FOR HOMEKIT! This shouldn’t be so difficult to do right? Doorbell, camera, thermostat, and a display(or just give the iPad a mode in iPadOS that will turn it into a smart display?)


It’s hard to believe Apple hasn’t done anything home security camera related themselves to use HomeKit along with incorporating iCloud storage plans & even something like Presence did initially using older iPhones and iPods as indoor monitoring cameras to set up temporary & mobile cameras around house. Reuse name iSight for them or repurpose unused camera supplies or something, but if like usual they are unwilling to spend like Amazon to buy higher priced companies already out in market (outside of Beats which seems high in comparison) at least repurpose what they already have. HomeKit has been out too long to not have more out of the box support by companies than it does.
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4 weeks ago


Apple better start twisting some arms to get HomeKit support in this stuff.

Look out for 2020 after their subscription services are firmly in place. They will do what they did with software and speakers. They will release a few HomeKit products themselves that exploit all the tech built into it, forcing competitors to support HomeKit or miss access to a billion high end users. Later the other companies will eclipse Apple, because they should because of their focus. It will then be said that Apple is loosing to them when really Apple got what they wanted.
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4 weeks ago
Why do these modern digital doorbells need to be ugly warts on the side of houses? Where is the tasteful design?
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4 weeks ago
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Looking at their site, this doorbell seems like it's the ecobee of door buzzers (that it works with any wiring and in place of your current doorbell). I gotta say, I'm intrigued.


Me too. It’s been so long now I’ve almost given up


I’ve been eagerly awaiting the Netatmo Doorbell too. My only gripe about it is the design. People have been trained for years to look for a circular button to press to ring the doorbell. The netatmo button is square and the camera is (obviously) circular. I’m betting the majority of people will try to press on the camera lens to ring the door bell and smugde it up with their grimey fingerprints. :P
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4 weeks ago
The only way I will move away from Nest is if some of these companies start delivering HomeKit support.
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