Arlo this week introduced the approaching arrival of its long-awaited house safety system at CES 2022, and the product was additionally awarded the 2022 CES Innovation Award. The corporate, recognized for its high-end sensible safety cameras, additionally introduced its assist for Matter, a potential signal that the Matter specification for safety cameras is not far off.
DIY safety surveillance options are a pure extension for a corporation that has a full suite of house safety cameras. So pure that it truly introduced one at CES 2019.
Whereas that product by no means noticed the sunshine of day, the newest Arlo Safety System is a whole redesign. Signature options are the brand new, all-in-one multi-sensor with eight totally different capabilities, in addition to NFC built-in into the hub so customers can faucet their cellphone to deactivate the system. Arlo says the system will probably be out there for buy within the first half of 2022.
The all-in-one sensors are capable of acknowledge movement, door/window openings and tilt, water leaks, mild/temperature adjustments, and so they can hear smoke and CO alarms, Arlo says. Small and light-weight, the multi-sensor is 1.1 inches large and runs on a battery.
The sensors go together with the Arlo Safety System’s “modular hub,” which acts as a central controller and has a built-in siren, smoke/CO alarm sensor, and built-in backlit keypad. It additionally has NFC know-how to allow faucet to arm/disarm characteristic.
Tim Johnston, SVP of Product at Arlo says, “We’ve engineered the Arlo safety system to not solely full Arlo’s ecosystem however to deal with ache factors frequent with different options available on the market.” Moreover, Arlo says the system is built-in with current Arlo safety cameras.
Nevertheless, particulars about precisely these integrations weren’t made out there. We additionally do not know the worth of the system or when you’ll have to subscribe to Arlo Safe – Arlo’s month-to-month subscription plan for its cameras that begins at $3 monthly. My guess is that there will probably be a charge to make use of the system, though at present there does not appear to be any skilled monitoring possibility.
There’s additionally no phrase on sensible house integration, however Arlo has historically been a really open system, working with SmartThings, Google Dwelling, Amazon Alexa and Apple HomeKit. I reached out to Arlo with these questions and was advised that extra data will probably be out there at launch.
Whereas the multi-sensor is an modern thought and is just like Google’s wonderful Nest Detect sensor for the now-defunct Nest Safe safety system, the draw back is more likely to be the price. These multi-sensors are sometimes considerably dearer than the movement and call sensors utilized in safety methods from opponents equivalent to Ring and SimplySafe. Which means that a typical three-bedroom house with Arlo Safety System can shortly grow to be costly.