A NEAT NEW NETGEAR BABY CAM WITH A RUGGED ARLO CAMERA & LONG BATTERY LIFE
NETGEAR has announced the next generation of its popular Arlo smart cameras, the Arlo Pro, Arlo Go and Arlo Baby.
The Arlo Pro builds on the Arlo, with rechargeable batteries and two-way audio, allowing it to be placed anywhere both inside and outside the home.
The Arlo Pro records in high-definition, with a 130-degree viewing angle. With smart motion recognition, the Arlo Pro can identify people, cars, animals and trees, which allows the device to only record the important events. The motion sensor detects movement at a range of up to 7 metres, with instant alerts sent to your smartphone when activity is detected.
The Arlo Pro also features improved night-vision technology, with new RGB-IR technology evenly illuminating the viewing area to provide crisp details.
The Arlo Go shares similar features to the Arlo Pro, with added 3G/4G LTE connectivity and the ability to record to an SD Card for local back up. The Arlo Go is designed to be taken anywhere, making it ideal to be used on construction sites, docks, and even in the wilderness.
According to Patrick Lo, CEO of Netgear who gave Channel News a personal tour of their CES display, NETGEAR is reaping the benefits of a major investment in R+D. Currently the company spends around 6.5% of developing new products.
Lo told Channel News that the rebranding of NETGEAR and the introduction of new highly visible packaging was working not only for its own brand, but key retail partners such as JB Hi Fi and Harvey Norman.
Among the new products released at CES was Arlo Baby, which is most likely the most adorable thing the networking company has ever put its name on. That’s due in no small part to the inclusion of a number of different covers that dress the camera up as different animals, including a ‘bunny’ face.
Packed into this 1080p camera are air sensors, two-way audio for communicating with the little one, a head that doubles as a multicolour nightlight and a built-in music player for lullabies or whatever sort of sick jams your baby is listening to these days.
The camera has built-in motion and sound alerts and a battery that promises up to seven hours on a charge. The Arlo Pro will be available from April with Systems starting at RRP $499, with the Arlo Go and Arlo Baby are coming soon.