LAS VEGAS - JANUARY 08: Signage at the Netgear booth is seen at the company's booth at the 2009 International Consumer Electronics Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center January 8, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology trade show, runs through January 11 and features 2,700 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to more than 130,000 attendees.
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Until now, the market was overshadowed with Netgear's Wi-Fi routers, best known for its rich feature and reliability. Recently, however, the company has decided to cater to other high-end gadgets as well. The company has recently launched its wireless security cameras, the Arlo Pro.
Although Arlo Pro might not look any different than the original Arlo, some of its new high-end features make it outstanding. The new Arlo Pro not just covers the 130-degree view angle, but it is wireless and weatherproof as well. Additionally, it pushes alert messages on its smartphone's app.
What makes the new Arlo more efficient is its rechargeable batteries that run for about six months on a single charge, with probably the intention of making it carefree for customers and saving a few more extra bucks.
In the press release, Netgear revealed that the Pro will be accompanied with speakers and microphones, giving it two distinct features. The microphones enable the camera to record automatically whenever it picks any noise, while the second the speaker functions as intercom allowing the owner to talk through the Arlo app whoever is near the camera.
According to senior vice president Pat Collins, Arlo Pro is the result of the focus on delivering intelligent, innovative, and smart security products that address the home and small business security needs in a unique way. It is also one hundred percent wire-free. The cameras provide customers with an incredibly easy and powerful way to monitor their entire property.
The company will add another big feature by the end of this year, and this will be in a software update. Instead of sending alert messages to the owner to all the motions that Arlo sees, it will start recognizing different objects from cats to moving cars and will send an alert only when it sees a human.
What's most needed is to patch security holes, so there will no longer be a repeat of what a group of hackers did back in 2015.