NETGEAR, Inc., a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses and service providers, today introduced Arlo Q 1080p HD Security Camera with Audio (VMC3040), the newest member of the award-winning Arlo IP camera family. With brilliantly detailed 1080p high-definition video and two-way communication, Arlo Q gives smart home security its biggest IQ boost yet.
Arlo Q delivers eye-popping HD clarity that reveals every detail —even in total darkness— with a 4-megapixel-image sensor and built-in night vision. Each Arlo Q camera also offers two-way audio so you can listen in on any room in the house, from the nursery to the family room, talk with anyone there, and receive alerts on iOS and Android™ devices when sounds are detected. With Arlo Q, it’s easy to help with homework, kick the dog off the couch, or monitor the baby from across town or around the world. And an industry-leading seven days of free video cloud storage makes sure your most important motion-triggered recordings are automatically saved for later viewing.
Designed to bring ultimate simplicity to smart home security, each AC-powered Arlo Q camera easily connects directly to any existing WiFi network. In just a few minutes, you can customize sound or motion alerts, access live video feeds, and watch previously recorded videos. From monitoring the front door to keeping an eye —and ear— on pets, kids, elderly parents, and more, Arlo Q makes sure you’ll never again wonder what’s happening at your home or business or miss a single second when something does.
“With Arlo Q, our goal is to deliver an incredible end-to-end experience that leaves you feeling as though you are right there in your home, even though you may be a world away,” said Pat Collins, vice president of smart home products at NETGEAR. “In addition to Arlo Q’s amazing HD video and audio quality, we are excited to be adding a new set of powerful software features to the Arlo platform, including motion zones, continuous video recording, and digital zoom, that will even further enhance the Arlo experience. And by combining Arlo Q with our 100% wire-free cameras, we now provide you with the only solution on the market that easily covers every angle of your home or business – indoors and outdoors, day and night, all from the same app.”
Using a 130-degree wide-angle lens, Arlo Q can see entire rooms from corner to corner. Multiple mounting options —desktop, magnetic, or wall mounts— mean you can place your cameras wherever they’re needed.
To enable seamless video streaming and uninterrupted cloud recording, Arlo Q uses dual band WiFi for maximum wireless range and performance without interference. Fast access to all your cameras —whether Arlo Q or Arlo Wire-Free— is provided by the free Arlo app, which also puts your library of previously recorded videos in your pocket.
With Arlo Q’s free basic video cloud storage plan, both motion- and sound-triggered videos are always stored in the cloud for seven days at no cost to customers, a level of service unequaled in the industry. Also available for an additional fee is Arlo Q’s optional Continuous Video Recording plan (CVR plan), which continuously records everything your cameras see 24/7 and securely stores this non-stop video feed in the cloud. You can rewind any camera to any point in time and track activity around the clock at your convenience.
Designed with infinite flexibility in mind, Arlo Q also gives you unprecedented control over the sound and motion alerts you receive. Create activity zones and alert times tailored to your specific lifestyle and use Arlo Q’s customizable smart detection abilities to minimize false alarms caused by lighting changes, natural background movement, and normal ambient sounds.
“Arlo Q packages the elements that consumers value for home security into a well-designed product,” said Stuart Sikes, president of Parks Associates, a market research and consulting company specializing in emerging consumer technology products and services. “Arlo Q addresses consumer desire for visual quality with enhanced audio and cloud capabilities. The Arlo platform fuels the growing do-it-yourself smart home security market.”
According to recent research from Parks Associates, approximately 14 percent of U.S. broadband households have expressed an intention to purchase a networked security camera.
Pricing and Availability
Arlo Q 1080p HD Security Camera with Audio (VMC3040) is available in December in the United States, and will launch in Australia, Canada, and Europe soon thereafter. You can purchase it in retail stores and online at an MSRP of $219.99 (USD), £169.99 (GBP) and €219.99 (EUR).