Arlo Announces New Industry-first Features Coming to Arlo Smart for Additional AI-powered, Computer Vision Capabilities That Deliver Even More Peace of Mind
All-new Animal, Vehicle and Package Detection capabilities will allow Arlo camera owners to further personalize their notifications to what matters most to them
SAN JOSE, California — October 25th, 2018 — Arlo Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARLO), the #1 network connected camera brand1, announced today it will be rolling out all-new AI-powered detection features to its Arlo Smart subscription service that works with any Arlo security camera. Utilizing intelligent algorithms and advanced analytics, Arlo Smart will offer users even more personalized, meaningful notifications by way of industry-first Animal, Vehicle and Package Detection capabilities2. These new features will be available later this year, automatically rolling out to Arlo Smart subscribers at no extra cost.
“The introduction of Animal, Vehicle and Package Detection to Arlo Smart marks the next generation of precise AI and video analytics offerings,” said Pat Collins, senior vice president of Arlo products. “By leveraging the power of Arlo’s advanced AI and computer vision capabilities, our users can enjoy added peace of mind and convenience to tailor their notifications to only the important events they truly care about.”
Arlo Smart adds valuable intelligence to Arlo security cameras with the help of powerful computer vision technology that can tell users more specifically what triggered their camera to begin recording. These deeper insights about detected activity, paired with direct access to emergency services or friends and family, allow users to not only monitor, but also take swift action in urgent situations. With the additional capabilities coming to Arlo Smart, users will be able to customize their alerts to cover more specific events, such as package deliveries, vehicles pulling into driveways, or animals wandering onto private properties.
These new capabilities will supplement existing features that Arlo Smart subscribers already enjoy, such as Person Detection and Cloud Activity Zones, which allow users to define specific areas to monitor and filter out false notifications like trees swaying in the wind. Arlo Smart’s Rich Notifications deliver thumbnail clips of what Arlo saw, right on the lock screen of the user’s mobile device. Users can then simply press and hold to view the motion-triggered video clip, thereby eliminating the need to launch the app to view. Arlo Smart also tags and classifies recorded videos with information about what was detected, making it easy to filter and search through footage by category.
In addition to features like Person Detection, Cloud Activity Zones and Rich Notifications, the Arlo Smart Premier and Arlo Smart Elite service plans also enable users to quickly handle emergencies from anywhere. Arlo Smart’s e911 Emergency Call Service lets the user tap on the Rich Notification to connect with first responders local to the camera’s location3, instead of where the user is located. By eliminating the rerouting of emergency calls based on the user’s location, Arlo Smart can save valuable time in urgent situations.
Arlo Smart is available for purchase for any Arlo smart home products and can also extend the availability of cloud recordings up to 60 days. Plans start at just $2.99 per camera per month and range up to $14.99 per month to support up to 20 cameras. For a limited time only, new subscribers can sign up for a one-month free trial of the Arlo Smart Premier plan to check out the added convenience and peace of mind that Arlo Smart can bring.
For more information on the full range of Arlo Smart Home products and services, visit www.arlo.com
About Arlo Technologies, Inc.
Arlo is the award-winning, industry leader that is transforming the way people experience the connected lifestyle. Arlo’s deep expertise in product design, wireless connectivity, cloud infrastructure and cutting-edge AI capabilities focuses on delivering a seamless, smart home experience for Arlo users that is easy to setup and interact with every day. The company’s cloud-based platform provides users with visibility, insight and a powerful means to help protect and connect in real-time with the people and things that matter most, from any location with a Wi-Fi or a cellular connection. To date, Arlo has launched several categories of award-winning smart connected devices, including wire-free smart Wi-Fi and LTE-enabled cameras, audio doorbells, advanced baby monitors and smart security lights.
1 The NPD Group, Inc., U.S. Retail Tracking Service, Security & Monitoring, Camera Technology: Decentralized IP Camera and Centralized IP Camera, based on Dollars, Jan 2018-Aug 2018
2 Package Detection is rolling out as a beta feature and will be further refined as Arlo users voluntarily share their video content and user experiences with Arlo.
3 Calling 911 when not local to a user’s residence will route a user through the dispatcher at the user’s location, which may delay response time in the event of an emergency. The Arlo e911 feature enables the ability to call for emergency response near a user’s Arlo device’s location (only in the U.S.) regardless of where the user is currently located.