Arlo Pro 3 Smart Home Camera System Now Supports HomeKit

Wednesday February 19, 2020 8:13 AM PST by Joe Rossignol

Arlo today announced that its Arlo Pro 3 smart home security camera system is now compatible with Apple's HomeKit platform.

A free firmware update is rolling out to Arlo Pro 3 systems with SmartHub model VMB4540 at this time, with support for other SmartHub models to follow. To update the firmware manually, open the Arlo app and tap Settings > My Devices > Arlo Pro 3 > Device Info > Firmware > Update.


HomeKit support allows the Arlo Pro 3 to show up in the Home app on the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and Apple Watch, and enables the camera to be controlled with Siri voice commands using an iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Apple TV, or HomePod.

Arlo Pro 3 features:

  • 2K UHD image resolution
  • 160-degree viewing angle
  • Integrated siren and spotlight
  • Color night vision
  • Two-way full duplex for audio
  • Magnetic mount for more flexible mounting solutions
  • Weatherproof magnetic charging cable
  • A free three-month trial to Arlo Smart included with purchase

Various configurations of the Arlo Pro 3 system are available on Amazon.

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7 weeks ago


Home Kit compatible means it takes advantage of my iCloud storage plan, correct?

No.
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7 weeks ago
It took them really long! It's been released in September and HomeKit started rolling out in August.

Now I would hope it would support HomeKit Secure Video.

To those who asked the question : Unfortunately no, supporting HomeKit doesn't mean HomeKit Secure Video is supported through iCloud.

And Arlo plans are somewhat expensive.
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7 weeks ago
You couldn’t pay me to use anything from Netgear. Their firmware team is laughable when it comes to security as far as I’m concerned.
I doubt this is any different.
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7 weeks ago
Is 1080p being called 2K UHD now?
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7 weeks ago


Then what's it do? I'm not trolling, I'm serious.

"HomeKit" enables you to see, control and automate all your smart home devices on the same screen.

"HomeKit Secure Video" enables smart cameras to record securely in iCloud.


Is 1080p being called 2K UHD now?

It's confusing. Arlo Pro 3 is better than 1080p. It's QHD - 2,560 by 1,920 pixels
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