Arlo Essential Wire-Free Spotlight - Camera Add-On
Arlo Essential Spotlight Camera
Arlo Essential captures video in 1080p resolution, with an integrated spotlight and color night vision. Wire-free and weather-resistant, Arlo Essential works indoors or out. Set it up yourself in just a few easy steps and clearly see who's there, even at night. Get notifications on your smartphone when your camera spots people, vehicles, animals or packages, and view recorded video clips directly from your phone, with an included trial of Arlo Smart*. Speak to visitors with clear, two-way audio. Easily recharge your camera using the included power cable (battery not removable).
- See in color at night with integrated spotlight.
- Designed to withstand heat, cold, rain or sun.
- Clearly hear and speak with visitors.
- Quickly install camera yourself.
- Capture clear details in full high definition.
- Receive alerts when motion is detected.
- Easily charge your camera.
- Use the built-in siren to deter unwanted guests.
*Arlo Smart includes cloud recordings of video clips for 30 days. Renewal of an Arlo Smart subscription is required to maintain Arlo Smart features, including cloud storage.
Crystal clear quality, great app features but most importantly amazing battery life!
I really recommend this as a camera to give you peace of mind. I don't think it would be the thing for serious surveillance, but if you want something so that you know that if the bad stuff happens, there'll be a record, this is excellent.
It's self-contained and small, very easy to install physically, and quite unobtrusive. The field of view is wide (with some fish-eye distortion), and the images clear.
As with a lot of modern e-gear, installation out of the box is straightforward. However, I've found that a couple of times I've had a glitch (likely finger trouble, for all I know), and the easiest way to fix it is to reset the camera and reinstall from scratch. Trying to fix a malfunction (or even re-start it after the battery was exhausted) has got me confused between flashing LEDs on the camera and switches in the App. No point in saying RTFM, because TINFM (there is no manual).
Mostly, it's easy to put up, easy to get hooked up to the wifi, and it works. You have to pay the subscription after three months, but I think that's probably worth while (if you do need the pictures, you don't want to find that the SD card has been stolen or your local disk had got disconnected from your wifi). It's my first security camera, and I don't regret having bought it.