Arlo, the surveillance camera company founded by Netgear, has launched its first 4K surveillance camera: the Arlo Ultra. The wireless camera not only offers higher resolution and HDR shooting, but also a built-in headlight that you had to buy separately to capture in color at night, with an improved 180 degree field of view compared to last year's Arlo 2 pro.
4K surveillance cameras are still a rarity in 2018. The Nest Cam IQ, which, like the Arlo Ultra, is also available as an outdoor version, has a 4K sensor that surpasses 1080p. The higher resolution of the Arlo Ultra should make it easier to see finer details, such as the number plates of unwanted visitors. However, Arlo's announcement indicates that you need to pay an additional subscription fee if you want to save your security clips in their maximum resolution in the cloud. (Otherwise, a microSD card slot will be available for local recording.)
Apart from the increase in resolution, the Arlo Ultra seems to be very similar to the Arlo 2 Pro we tried last year, with intelligent person recognition and 91
What Arlo does not mention is whether his services have been improved to reduce the widespread outages that occurred both early this year and late last year. This is not very good for a connected surveillance camera, especially if you are one of the people paying the extra fee required for continuous recording of the camera.
The Arlo Ultra will cost $ 399.99 when shipped in the first quarter of 2019. This price includes a single camera and base station and a free one-year subscription to Arlo Smart Premier, which costs $ 119.88 a year thereafter.