Arlo is looking to change the game when it comes to security cameras. The company has just announced a brand new camera called Arlo Ultra that manages to function without wires, which is quite rare for security cameras.
As impressive as the lack of wires is, it’s been done before. What makes the Arlo Ultra stand out is the fact that it captures in 4K resolution with HDR, which is extremely impressive for a security camera.
Make sure you have a 4K display to look at your captured footage on, though!
What’s the Arlo Ultra?
As mentioned from the outset, this is a wire-free security camera that can capture in gorgeous 4K HDR, which is quite rare in the world of security cameras. Previously, the company offered the Arlo Pro 2, which featured the wire-free element of the Ultra, but it was only able to capture footage in 1080p.
The Arlo Ultra also features color night vision and advanced image processing, which should make you forget that you’re even looking at footage captured through a security camera.
For audio, the Ultra features dual-microphones, which means it will be able to record clear, crisp two-way audio with advanced noise cancelation.
Because of the wire-free design, the camera does need to be recharged between uses. However, if you’re planning to mount it somewhere semi-permanently, you can simply plug it in and leave it.
According to Pat Collins, senior vice president of Arlo products, ““Our new flagship wire-free camera represents major advancements in video, audio, software, AI, and computer vision capabilities.”
Here are some other notable features of the Arlo Ultra:
- 180-degree field of view
- LED spotlight built-in
- Built-in siren that can be triggered by motion, audio detection, or manually activated
- Magnetic mount lets users install camera on ceilings, walls, eaves, or place it on tables or counter surfaces.
- Comes with Arlo Smart Premier subscription for one year ($119.88 value)
When Can You Get an Arlo Ultra?
Arlo announced that its latest camera will be available in the first quarter of 2019, so you won’t have to wait too long to get your hands on one.
As of this writing, the company hasn’t revealed pricing information for a single camera. However, Best Buy has a two-camera setup available for $599 for pre-order.
If you can’t wait, check out our list of the best wireless security cameras that you can get right now.
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