Recognized for its wi-fi cameras, sensible video doorbells, and, extra just lately, its DIY dwelling 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,” mentioned Arlo’s SVP of merchandise, Tim Johnston, in a press launch.
Arlo’s Secure app features a “Stroll with Me” function that operates like a lifeless man’s change
Arlo’s Secure app features a “Stroll with Me” function that allows you to maintain an on-screen button within the app as you stroll to your automobile or to your door once you really feel unsafe. If it’s now not pressed, Arlo’s safety workforce will try and contact you and name authorities to your location, and your emergency contacts shall be alerted as properly.
Arlo can also be providing a $30 Secure Button that may set off the emergency button within the app. So as an alternative of fumbling along with your smartphone, you’ll be able to simply faucet the transportable Bluetooth button in your pocket or hanging off your bag, form of just like the Ring panic button however one that you could take with you.
Arlo Secure is getting into a market that’s largely dominated by Life360’s common household safety service, which reported 42 million energetic customers in its Q2 earnings this yr. Firms like Apple embody options like Arlo’s household location monitoring totally free, and the newest iPhone 14 and Apple Watch Collection 8 units embody Crash Detection with out the necessity for a subscription. Nevertheless, Arlo’s service can file audio and video within the occasion of a crash to assist emergency personnel perceive the state of affairs.
Arlo Secure is available in totally 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 dwelling safety and digital camera cloud recording service for $19.99 per 30 days.
The corporate can also 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.