Recognized for its wi-fi cameras, good video doorbells, and, extra lately, its DIY residence safety system, Arlo is increasing into the rising market of household monitoring and private security apps. “Options like 24/7 reside agent emergency help, location sharing, household check-ins, and security alerts present on-the-go safety to maintain you secure in a time of want,” stated Arlo’s SVP of merchandise, Tim Johnston, in a press launch.
Arlo’s Secure app features a “Stroll with Me” characteristic that operates like a lifeless man’s change
Arlo’s Secure app features a “Stroll with Me” characteristic that allows you to maintain an on-screen button within the app as you stroll to your automotive or to your door while you really feel unsafe. If it’s now not pressed, Arlo’s safety staff will try to contact you and name authorities to your location, and your emergency contacts can be alerted as properly.
Arlo can be providing a $30 Secure Button that may set off the emergency button within the app. So as an alternative of fumbling together with your smartphone, you possibly can simply faucet the moveable Bluetooth button in your pocket or hanging off your bag, type of just like the Ring panic button however one that you would be able to take with you.
Arlo Secure is coming into a market that’s largely dominated by Life360’s in style household safety service, which reported 42 million lively customers in its Q2 earnings this yr. Corporations like Apple embody options like Arlo’s household location monitoring totally free, and the newest iPhone 14 and Apple Watch Collection 8 gadgets embody Crash Detection with out the necessity for a subscription. Nonetheless, Arlo’s service can file audio and video within the occasion of a crash to assist emergency personnel perceive the scenario.
Arlo Secure is available in completely different month-to-month subscription tiers: a person plan for $4.99, households for $9.99, and a Professional plan that features each Arlo Secure and the corporate’s residence safety and digital camera cloud recording service for $19.99 monthly.
The corporate can be launching a boxed Household Secure Bundle for $119.99 that features two of the Secure buttons and a full yr of the Arlo Secure household plan, which might in any other case value $179.86 after 12 months. The bundle is accessible at Finest Purchase shops and can come to different retailers “quickly.”
Correction October twentieth, 6:34PM ET: A earlier model of the article acknowledged that Arlo is owned by Netgear. Arlo was spun off by Netgear in 2018 and is an unbiased firm. We remorse the error.