Network-connected camera brand Arlo Technologies announced today the retail availability and pricing of its all-new Arlo Audio Doorbell and Arlo Chime. The new solution enables simple two-way communication via the Arlo app and pairs with Arlo wire-free cameras for a more complete entryway view.
Designed with flexibility and DIY simplicity in mind, the Arlo Audio Doorbell and Arlo Chime pair with Arlo wire-free cameras or Arlo smart lights for a more complete view of the entryway or serve as a standalone smart audio doorbell solution.
Through the free Arlo app, users can access their Arlo Audio Doorbell to interact with visitors from their smartphone or tablet. If paired with an Arlo wire-free camera, users can also use an Arlo Smart subscription service plan to detect people and call 911 emergency services closest to the camera’s location.
The smart audio doorbell solution is available now at retailers such as Best Buy, Amazon and Walmart.com, among other authorized retailers with respective prices of US$79.99 for the Arlo Audio Doorbell and US$49.99 for the Arlo Chime.
The Arlo Audio Doorbell and Chime build on the wire-free camera systems, allowing users to easily engage with entryway visitors from anywhere.
“Seamless remote, two-way communication via their smartphone ensures that whether a homeowner is traveling, at the office or just in the backyard, they are able to easily communicate with doorstep guests,” said Pat Collins, senior vice president of Arlo products, adding that, “Because the Audio Doorbell integrates into an Arlo wire-free camera setup, users are able to truly round out their home security ecosystem for added peace of mind.”
The Arlo Audio Doorbell is easy to install, replaces traditional push-button doorbells and calls the user’s mobile device when the doorbell is pressed. Homeowners can then speak with, or if an Arlo wire-free camera is paired with the Arlo Audio Doorbell, even see their guests directly from their smart device. Users can communicate live with visitors through their mobile phone, or tap to reply with a prerecorded message when in a situation where it’s not convenient to talk.
The freedom to mount Arlo wire-free cameras anywhere around the front porch enables Arlo Audio Doorbell users to keep a watchful eye over their entryway. This approach affords users a more complete view when compared to conventional smart doorbell solutions with a fixed-position integrated camera next to the doorbell button.
The Arlo Audio Doorbell is finished with a weather-resistant exterior and runs on two standard AA batteries, providing enough longevity to last up to an entire year. For added ease and versatility, users can also connect their existing digital and mechanical door chimes without the need to install any additional hardware or wiring.
The all-new Arlo Chime accessory complements the Arlo Audio Doorbell to complete the smart entry experience. By plugging into any standard power outlet, Arlo Chime works in tandem with the Arlo Audio Doorbell and Arlo wire-free cameras to transmit instant alerts to any room where plugged in, even if users are not near their phones. With volume control and options for melodies that can be adjusted via the Arlo app, Arlo Chime can produce an audible alert loud enough to serve as an 80+ decibel siren. Silent Mode can also be activated to disable alerts and disruptions – perfect for families with napping children or times when silence is golden.
The Arlo Audio Doorbell, Arlo Chime, Arlo cameras and security lights are all easily managed through the Arlo app, available as a free download from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store.
In addition, Arlo users can add on Arlo Smart – the recently launched subscription services plan that utilizes intelligent algorithms and advanced analytics to deliver more personalized, meaningful notifications and added peace of mind. Arlo Smart delivers customized alerts and an 911 Emergency Call Service, which allows users to contact emergency first responders local to the camera, not where the user is at the moment, with a simple tap on their mobile device.
Available for every Arlo camera, Arlo Smart service plans also extend the availability of cloud recordings up to 60 days and start at just US$2.99 per camera per month, or US$9.99 per month for up to 10 cameras. Arlo currently offers a one-month free trial of the Arlo Smart Premier plan to new subscribers.
While existing Arlo wire-free camera users can purchase the Doorbell and Chime as standalone solutions to supplement their home security ecosystem, Arlo also offers kit solutions for those looking for an all-in-one solution. The Arlo Pro 2 Plus Doorbell kit is priced at $US499.99 and is available at Best Buy. The Arlo HD Camera Plus Audio, Doorbell kit is available for US$179.99 at Walmart.