Netgear announce local availability for smarter, sharper, Alexa-friendly Arlo Pro 2

A week or so from the announcement that the company will be spinning off its home surveillance business, Netgear has introduced its next-gen Arlo Pro 2 to the Australian market.

“Arlo Pro 2 reflects our singular focus on delivering the most innovative, flexible and easy to use smart security solutions for homes and businesses,” said Pat Collins, Senior Vice President of Arlo Products at Netgear.

“With 1080p HD video, combined with out patented wire-free design, Arlo Pro 2 provides customers with an exceptional video experience and an unparalleled capability to monitor every angle of their property, inside and outside, day and night. And with more power options, and the ability to optimise motion detection with activity zones, we continue to advance Arlo’s flexibility and intelligence to deliver the most comprehensive set of tools for protection of what matters most.

According to the company, the new Arlo Pro 2 Wire-Free Security Camera includes all the great features that made the Arlo Pro the world’s top selling security camera, and now has even more great features to address customer needs. Arlo Pro 2 includes higher quality 1080p HD video, a plug-in option with solar power and support for Amazon Alexa for live monitoring of your cameras from the Echo Show and TVs connected with FireTV.

First shown at CES, the Arlo Pro 2 also includes a built in speaker and microphone for 2-way communication, and the base station comes equipped with a siren which can be triggered remotely or by motion or audio detection. These audio features allow you to hear everything going on in and around the home or business, and control it remotely via the Arlo app. Whether you’re talking to a delivery person, the kids or pets, checking in on the cleaning crew, or confronting intruders, it has never been easier to put a stop to crime, mischief or neglect.

To make your smart home security even more intuitive and effective, Arlo Pro 2 can be connected to smart home devices through platforms such as IFTTT and Samsung SmartThings. using the Arlo Skill for Amazon Alexa, you can view live feeds or recorded video from an Arlo camera, on the screen of the Amazon Echo Show or the Amazon Fire TV. Netgear say that with a simple voice command, as Alexa to ‘show the front door, the back yard or the driveway’, eliminating the need to navigate the app.

Included with the purchase of the camera system is the basic Arlo plan, which covers up to five cameras, and provides a rolling seven days of free cloud storage for the life of the product.

All service plans for Arlo Pro 2, as with other Arlo Smart Home Security Cameras, are designed to give control over to the customer as to how long each video will be stored and how many cameras have been connected. Arlo Pro 2 includes a new smart arm/disarm scheduling capability so the cameras can be active based on your schedule or location.

Arlo Pro 2 Add-on Camera is now available for $349 RRP. The Arlo Pro 2 Security Camera System with two cameras and including base station is available now starting at an RRP $799.

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