NET­GEAR has an­nounced the next gen­er­a­tion of its pop­u­lar Arlo smart cam­eras, the Arlo Pro, Arlo Go and Arlo Baby.

SmartHouse - - CES 2017 - Writ­ten by David Richards

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.

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