Arlo today released the newest smart video ringtone, Arlo Essential Wire-Free Video Doorbell. As its name suggests, the latest ringtone includes an integrated rechargeable battery that allows both wired and wireless installation options.
Arlo’s latest front-facing solution – which joins a robust ecosystem of home security products and services – captures what conventional video ringtones can’t. An industry-leading 180-degree viewing angle with a 1: 1 square aspect ratio gives users the ability to see packages from the ground or visitors from head to toe on their mobile devices.
Essential wireless video support carries smart ringtones, such as HDR high-definition video, wide-angle lens, smart notifications, cloud recording, night vision, and two-way audio. However, unlike other ringtones on the market, Arlo’s newest ringtone comes with a unique 1: 1 aspect ratio of the company, which I found to provide a more natural view of to the previous iteration.
Capable of connecting directly to WiFi, the latest solution can be powered by its rechargeable battery or can be wired for continuous charging.
The addition of an integrated rechargeable battery adds flexibility when it comes to installation, as it does not require existing cables. Arlo says the battery should last between three and six months, and for those who have cables available, it can be wired for continuous charging.
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Other essentials include a built-in siren that can be manually activated via the Arlo app, available on iOS and Android, as well as a box-mount wedge that can help set the optimal view. Smart features are enabled over a direct Wi-Fi connection without the need for an additional hub, and once connected, the ringtone can integrate with Alexa Amazon and Google Assistant, but unfortunately does not support HomeKit. Finally, the Arlo ringtone comes with a three-month trial of the Arlo Smart subscription service, which allows access to 30-day video recordings stored in the cloud.
The Arlo Essential Wireless Video Holder will be available for pre-order starting today at a retail price of $ 199.99. The ringtone will also be available at certain retailers, such as Best Buy nationwide and on Arlo.com this holiday season.
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