Arlo Unveils New DIY Wireless Security System
Not content with cloud CCTV solutions, Arlo releases consumer market wireless alarm system.
CAMERA maker Arlo Technologies has released the Arlo Security System, which works with the Arlo camera’s monitoring capabilities while offering wireless alarm functionalities.
It’s a release that signposts the sorts of diverse competition the alarm and alarm monitoring industry faces in the future. In Australia the brand is carried by powerhouse retail chains like Bunnings, The Good Guys and JB Hi-Fi, making it a force to be reckoned with.
Arlo Security System includes Arlo Multi-Sensor as well as Arlo Siren and Arlo Remote, all powered by the Arlo SmartHub and managed by the Arlo app, which instantly notifies users of important events or emergencies.
“The Arlo Security System will provide consumers the ability to elevate and customize the security measures they deploy to protect their homes or small businesses,” Pat Collins, senior vice president of Arlo products, said.
“Our new multi-purpose sensor will be a game-changing component of the system. From identifying if a door or window is open, to detecting a leak under the sink, the Multi-Sensor communicates with other Arlo products and certified third-party smart home devices via the Arlo SmartHub, offering an intelligent security solution all managed by the Arlo app.”
“Unlike traditional security and existing DIY solutions that require users to purchase single-purpose sensors for specific applications, Arlo’s advanced all-in-one Multi-Sensor provides users with a compact, versatile solution that can be placed nearly anywhere to help families and business owners protect what matters most.
The Multi-Sensor detects windows and doors opening and closing, motion, smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, water leaks and temperature changes. The Multi-Sensor can also be programmed to cross-trigger other Arlo devices, such as signalling Arlo cameras to start recording.
Arlo SmartHub features ArloRF, a proprietary 2-way radio frequency technology the company says offers extended battery life and superior long-range wireless coverage. In the second half of 2019, the SmartHub will also become Zigbee and Z-Wave capable.