What is new in the Arlo Ultra camera?

Arlo Ultra is a completely wire-free camera with many more features than existing Arlo wire-free cameras. In addition to improved hardware, these features include:

  • 4K video resolution with high dynamic range (HDR).
  • Auto Zoom and Tracking.
  • Color night vision.
  • 180-degree field of view.
  • An integrated spotlight.
  • Dual microphones for two-way audio.
  • An advanced SmartHub.
  • A new, magnetic mounting solution.
  • Magnetic charging.
  • A modular design.
  • Improved motion detection and activity zones.
  • An integrated smart siren.
  • A one-year Arlo Smart subscription.

4K UHD Video Resolution with HDR

Arlo Ultra is the first Arlo camera that records 4K video. With 4K, you can capture higher-quality videos, enabling you to see a clearer image with greater detail.

Arlo Ultra also uses high dynamic range (HDR), so you can still see clearly in high-contrast settings. The camera automatically determines and adjusts IQ settings based on the external environment to ensure that image quality maintains in shadows or bright lighting.

For more information, visit How does my Arlo Ultra camera use 4K?.

Auto Zoom and Tracking

Auto Zoom and Tracking allows for enhanced focus on moving objects with increased clarity and detail. When Arlo Ultra detects motion, it zooms in and tracks the movement while the object is within Arlo Ultra’s field of view.

With 4K image capability, video and image detail remain clear even when zoomed in.

Color Night Vision

Color night vision on Arlo Ultra enables you to see night-time activity in color and with better quality.

180-Degree Viewing Angle

Arlo Ultra has a 180-degree viewing angle with auto image correction that, when activated, reduces the fisheye effect. You can adjust the field of view on Arlo Ultra to 180, 155, or 120-degrees field of view.

To provide a better viewing angle and 4K video recording, Arlo Ultra uses an enhanced image sensor, new lens, and new streaming architecture.

Integrated Spotlight

Arlo Ultra comes equipped with a built-in spotlight that activates when motion is detected within Arlo Ultra’s field of view. The spotlight can also be activated manually within the camera’s live stream menu on the Arlo app.

For more information, visit How does the spotlight on my Arlo Ultra work?.

Dual Microphones

Dual microphones deliver crystal clear two-way audio for remote conversations. Arlo Ultra uses beamforming spatial filtering to reduce noise and wind interference and hone-in on a particular source of audio.

Advanced SmartHub

The new Arlo SmartHub works with other smart home devices for simplified integration.

SmartHub features:

  • 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz dual-band WiFi for faster offload and higher data throughput.
  • A microSD card slot for local storage of streaming content.
  • Additional radios to help build the smart security ecosystem.
  • Backwards compatibility with all previous Arlo camera.

Magnetic Mounting

The mounting procedure for the Arlo Ultra is entirely different from the mounting procedure of previous Arlo wire-free cameras. The new magnetic mount is concave and fits perfectly with the shape of the rear of the camera. This allows a more precise fit between the mount and camera, and it enables new ways to mount the Arlo Ultra camera, including: walls, tabletops, and ceilings. The strong magnetic force between Arlo Ultra and the mount provides peace of mind that the camera will stay in position.

Magnetic Charging

Arlo Ultra comes with a new, magnetic charging cable that is weatherproof and easily snaps into place.

Modular Design

Unlike previous Arlo cameras, Arlo Ultra is made of two parts. The camera and battery are together in one part, and the camera housing acts as a protective shell in a second part. This new, modular system allows you to swap batteries, mount to a wall mount, and connect to a charger with more ease than ever before.

Custom Activity Zones

You can now create more-precise activity zones with Arlo Ultra. Activity zones can be customized with eight anchor points, and you can switch between up to five activity zones without having them all active at once.

Integrated Smart Siren

Arlo Ultra comes with a built-in smart siren that can be triggered remotely or automatically as a mode for the camera.

One-Year Complimentary Arlo Smart Subscription

If you purchase an Arlo Ultra camera and SmartHub, a complimentary, one-year Arlo Smart subscription is included.