Arlo has a new Pro 5S 2K wireless camera coming soon that can be paired with the company’s new security system to add even more features.
Outwardly, the Pro 5S is almost identical to Last year professional 4 And we’re not just talking about its shape. The new camera can shoot 2K video (2048 x 1080 pixels) at an angle of 160 degrees HDR (High Dynamic Range) support, plus the same set of lights and sirens seen on the older model. It even has dual-band Wi-Fi support so you can switch between a 2.4GHz or 5GHz connection for the strongest connection. The only real difference in terms of hardware is the battery life which is now 30 percent longer, According to the advertisement (Opens in a new tab).
What sets the Pro 5S apart is the compatibility with Arlo’s new home security system. With this support, the camera gains a SecureLink feature that provides stronger data encryption, longer battery life, and “on-the-fly connectivity.” [both] Internet and power outlets.
Everything looks good, but to get the most out of the Pro 5S, you have to spend a lot of money. Owners’ blackout feature requires two things: a Cellular Backup and Battery Accessory ($79.99) (Opens in a new tab) In addition to the professional monitoring plan you get by purchasing a home security system at no additional cost. The security system gives you a keypad hub to control your home’s safety net and integrated sensors that can tell you if there’s a water leak in your home or open windows, among other things.
But this is still a file $200 to invest in a security system (Opens in a new tab) On top of the $249.99 price tag for Pro 5S (Opens in a new tab). You can control the camera with the Google Assistant, and eventually Amazon Alexa, but you’ll miss out on other security features. Both the camera and system are available for pre-order and will be launched on November 27.
There are plans to release version 4.0 of the Arlo Secure App that you can use to monitor your security network. The new version will revamp the Emergency Response Department to provide real-time status updates and add programmable automations for select features. It is scheduled to be released in late November.
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One of the biggest glaring omissions from the Arlo Pro 5S camera is the lack of support for the Matter protocol.
Matter is a new smart home connectivity standard backed by some of the world’s largest technology companies, including Google, Amazon and Apple. Its purpose is to bridge the interoperability gaps between smart home devices from different companies. Version 1.0 was released early last monthAnd, given the broad industry support, you’d think the camera would benefit from Matter. We reached out to Arlo to ask if there are plans to expand support to Matter or other smart home platforms. Status of other reports Apple HomeKit support will roll out sometime in early 2023 (Opens in a new tab). This story will be updated if we hear back.
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