Arlo has announced the launch of a new wireless security camera in its Pro series. The new Arlo Pro 3 comes with an upgraded image sensor that is capable of recording videos in 2K resolution with HDR support, up from 1080p with the Arlo Pro 2. It also features a super-wide 160-degree field of view, another big upgrade over Pro 2. The previous iteration of the Arlo security camera had a 130-degree field of view.
Like the Pro 2, the Pro 3 is IP65 weather-resistant and is compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Apple HomeKit support is not available at launch, though. Arlo also promises a better speaker and microphone combination in the Pro 3, offering more natural two-way conversations. The new Arlo wireless security camera will be available starting this week.
Arlo Pro 3 features
The Arlo Pro 3 borrows several key features from the 4K Arlo Ultra. It features spotlight capabilities, which is activated automatically when the camera detects some unusual movement. The new camera also gets color night vision, meaning no more grainy black-and-white video clips of night hours. There’s also a new built-in alarm that can be programmed to trigger automatically when the camera detects sound or movement. The alarm can also be manually triggered through the companion app.
The Arlo Pro 3 works with all the pre-existing Arlo Ultra accessories, including the solar panel, outdoor 25-foot charging cables, and the dual-battery charging station designed to quickly charge two batteries at once. The camera comes with rechargeable batteries lasting up to six months. Mounting the camera is fairly straightforward as well. You can mount the camera either magnetically or using the screw-in mechanism.
The Arlo Pro 3 starter kit, which includes two cameras and the SmartHub, retails for $500. Individual cameras cost $200 each, in case you already own the SmartHub, or want to add more cameras to your new Pro SmartHub. The package also comes with a three-month trial of Arlo Smart Premier. The $10-a-month service offers “advanced” AI detection of people, vehicles, animals and packages, mobile lock-screen notifications, and 30 days of cloud video storage. You’ll also get the ability to customize activity zones, allowing you to pick motion-detection areas within the camera’s field of view. The e911 emergency call service, meanwhile, allows authorities to pinpoint the camera’s location instead of the user’s location for quick action in emergency situations if contacted from within the Arlo app.