Arlo, the security camera company launched by Netgear, has announced its debut 4K security camera: Arlo Ultra. In addition to the resolution and HDR recording, the wireless camera also includes a built-in headlight that you previously needed to purchase separately, so it can record color at night with an improved 180 degree field of view over last year’s Arlo 2 Pro.
4K security cameras are still something of a rarity in 2018. Nest Cam IQ, also available as an outdoor variant like the Arlo Ultra, has a 4K sensor, but its currents exceed 1080p. The higher resolution on the Arlo Ultra will make it easier to view fancier details like license platforms for unwanted visitors, even though Arlos notice notes that you must pay an additional subscription fee if you want to store your security clips in their maximum resolution in the cloud. (Otherwise, a microSD card slot is available for local recording.)
In addition to the resolution increase, Arlo Ultra seems to be very similar to the Arlo 2 Pro we tried last year smart person detection and 91
1 calling functionality available at launch. There is still a wireless system with a rechargeable battery (although the company does not mention if you should expect a similar battery life during the six months that Arlo 2 Pro provided), and it still contains silencing microphones to let you talk to people via the app .
What Arlo does not mention is whether any improvements have been made in its service to reduce the major outbreaks it experienced earlier this year and at the end of last year. It’s not good for a connected security camera, especially if you are one of the people who pay the extra fee that is required for the camera to be able to be registered continuously.
Arlo Ultra costs $ 399.99 when it begins delivering in the first quarter of 2019. The price includes a single camera and base station and a free one-year subscription to Arlo Smart Premier, which costs $ 119.88 per year thereafter.