If you’re picking up smart home battery-powered security cameras, then you’re most likely looking at Arlo. The leader in that market, Arlo offers more than just security cameras. They also offer an indoor camera, a baby monitor, and an audio doorbell. Now they’re coming to market with a video doorbell as well.
The Arlo Video Doorbell is priced at $150—making it much more affordable than other video doorbells like Nest ($229) and Ring ($249). But is this a case where you get what you pay for? Here’s what Arlo’s video doorbell has to offer: a 180-dgree field of view, hardwire installation, night vision, two-way audio, pre-recorded messages that you can play instead of talking, siren, HD livestreaming, square aspect ratio for increased viewing, motion detection, and person, package, car, and animal detection. That’s a lot to offer, especially at such a low price.
The square aspect ratio is an interesting addition. Arlo claims that it allows you to see more of what is happening in front of the camera. Specifically, Arlo says that you will be able to see from head to toe, meaning you can see faces as well as packages. The video resolution is pretty good as well, coming in at 1536 x 1536 with HDR. There’s also a 12x digital zoom.
“We engineered the Arlo Video Doorbell with an array of advanced alert and picture quality features to help homeowners identify and engage with visitors before they knock,” explains Tejas Shah, the senior vice president of product and the chief information officer for Arlo. “To ensure a visitor is never missed, we went above and beyond industry standards to create an innovative solution that delivers a fuller vertical field-of-view so users can see more from the front door, from head to toe.”
Arlo’s newest addition to their lineup is not only well priced, but more than what you actually pay for. If you’re looking to secure your home, then this easy addition should be your first step.