New Arlo Video Doorbell gives IoT users a more connected interface with its high-resolution live video and two-way audio

Arlo Technologies announced Thursday its all-new Arlo Video Doorbell. Designed to capture what traditional video doorbells can’t, the new smart entry solution boasts of a vertical field-of-view, allowing users to get a bigger, more precise picture of their front porch. 

The Video Doorbell captures footage in a square aspect ratio to allow users to fully view packages on the ground, or visitors from head and to toe. It also offers features such as HD resolution image quality along with clear, two-way audio for users to simultaneously see and speak to visitors.

Unlike conventional doorbell cameras, the Arlo Video Doorbell delivers direct-to-mobile video calls and personalized alerts when packages, people, vehicles, or animals are detected, allowing for users to quickly reply or take action. The Arlo Video Doorbell connects to an existing mechanical or digital chime for simple installation and continuous power. 

The Arlo Video Doorbell features an extra-wide, 180-degree diagonal field-of-view to ensure important details never go unseen. By delivering footage in a mobile-friendly, 1:1 format, users receive a more complete view of their front door. The Arlo Video Doorbell is also ideal for connecting with visitors in real-time from any location. 

Traditionally, video doorbells require multiple steps to view and respond once receiving a notification, causing delays where a user could easily miss their visitor. To solve this problem, the Arlo Video Doorbell sends a live, HD video call right to the user’s smartphone once the doorbell is pressed. This allows users to simply answer the video call for a fast, near real-time response via two-way audio, or to respond with pre-recorded, quick-reply messages.

The Arlo Video Doorbell connects to an existing wired mechanical or digital chime for continuous power, while reducing latency, faster transmission of videos in near real-time so users won’t miss a moment. It offers optimized front entry view with an optimized 1:1 aspect ratio;  motion detection and alerts that receives alerts when motions are detected; video calls the connected phone directly, so that a visitor is never missed; and provides pre-recorded messages to quickly reply to visitors.

The connected doorbell can also be used during nightime to see who is at the door, even without a light on;  HD video that captures vivid detail in bright and dark areas with HDR; zooms in on a subject while on a live video call; and silent mode which disables push notifications and silences chime. It also comes in a weather-resistant design that has been invented to withstand heat, cold, rain or sun; and also enables tamper detection, so that a siren can be triggered if someone attempts to remove the doorbell. 

With the purchase of the Arlo Video Doorbell, users will receive a complimentary three-month trial to Arlo’s AI subscription-based service, Arlo Smart, where they will have access to rolling 30-days of cloud recordings to store and view video clips. In addition, users will be able to customize their experience by adjusting notification settings to spot people, vehicles, animals or packages. 

Arlo’s e9113 feature is also part of the Arlo Smart trial, providing access to emergency services local to the camera’s location instead of the user’s location for quick action in emergency situations. Controlled entirely through the Arlo app, users can view live streams and recordings from their video doorbell cameras, adjust their camera’s settings or access cloud recordings with the available Arlo Smart trial.

With an MSRP of US$149.99, the video doorbell is now available for pre-order at Best Buy and other authorized Arlo resellers.

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