Arlo has his new Pro 5S 2K Security Camerawhich offers features such as dual-band Wi-Fi for versatile connectivity, a 160-degree viewing angle, 2K resolution with HDR, a built-in spotlight and siren, and a 30 percent longer battery life than the previous Pro 4. It’s available for pre-order now at Best Buy and Arlo’s website for $249.99, and it ships on December 6.
The new camera can also securely connect to Arlo’s new home security system, announced at CES earlier this year, thanks to the company’s encrypted SecureLink wireless technology. The complete security system comes with a keypad that doubles as a motion sensor and communicates wirelessly with impressive all-in-one sensor units that detect open doors and windows, movement, water leaks, light, temperature changes and can listen for smoke and CO alarms.
Arlo also plans to launch an updated Secure app, which will have an updated user interface that will allow you to monitor your home security and cameras from your phone, as well as an improved Emergency Response center that will help you request emergency services in times of crisis. The Home Security System comes with a 30-day trial of Arlo’s Secure Plus service at $14.99 per month, which offers features such as 24/7 emergency support and unlimited cloud video recording. After the trial period you can: choose one of the three plans to continue using it. According to Arlo’s press releases, the new app will be available “end of November 2022”.
The Pro 5S 2K camera can also be controlled via Google Assistant and IFTTT, with support for Amazon’s Alexa “coming soon”. And according to Arlo SVP of product Tim Johnston, Apple HomeKit compatibility for the camera is coming “early 2023,” which is great. since the previous Pro 4 also supports this.
Update Nov 2, 2022 6:12 PM ET: Updated HomeKit information attribution.