Arlo is busy adding this yearFor its new lineup of essential cameras. Unlike the high-end Pro line of Arlo Cam, essential cameras come at more affordable prices. First we got $ 130 , Again Introduced $ 200 .
Now Arlo is back with two new essential cameras – the $ 150 Essential XL Spotlight Camera and the $ 100 Arlo Essential Camera. Essential XL is now available for preorder; According to Eslo’s press release, the required camera will be available at Walmart’s “this holiday season”.
Essential cameras look like Arlo’s Pro line, but offer a lower price. Arlo
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While Arlo’s Essential Series doesn’t come close to a $ 20 or $ 30 camera price from a competitor like Wyze, its $ 100 Essential camera in particular is a big shift for the brand to be more competitive in this product category.
The Essential XL and Essential Cam both have the basic specs you’d expect from a DIY security camera today – 1080p live streaming, two-way audio and motion alerts. These cameras also have integrated sirens and battery-powered designs, however, unlike Arlo Pro cameras, these essential cameras do not have removable batteries. Instead, you have to take the entire camera inside when you need to charge it. They connect directly to Wi-Fi and do not require Arlo base stations to operate.
Essential XL has a built-in spotlight and boasts an “extended battery life” that is supposed to last up to a year. Both cameras provide three months of Arlo Smart, Arlo’s optional service including cloud storage, custom alerts that differentiate people, vehicles, animals and packages – and the e911 service that connects you to local law enforcement with the Arlo app is.
We are getting our hands on these cameras for a full review, so check back soon for our full impressions over the holiday season.