The Arlo line was something of a surprise hit for Netgear, causing the networking company to spin it off into its own business earlier this year. The Arlo ecosystem is one of the most robust in the smart security camera space, and now it’s getting something it had never had before: 4K.
The new Arlo Ultra shoots in ultra-high-definition, with HDR image processing. At $400, it seems like — and likely is — overkill for most users. Do you need a 4K security camera? Almost certainly not. But there are some instances when getting the extra granular detail ultra-high-def affords could come in handy.
That price also gets you a free one-year subscription to Arlo’s Smart Premier service (worth $120), along with the Arlo SmartHub for connecting to home Wi-Fi.
Beyond that, the Ultra also sports a 180-degree field of view and a built-in LED spotlight to get a better shot of dark views than night vision can offer. There are dual-mics on board as well, for two-way communications with active noise cancellation built in for clearer conversations.
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