Arlo Ultra 4K smart security camera is hitting the shops (again)

UHD security device back on sale after being pulled from shelves in February

Arlo Ultra is hitting the shops - again

The Arlo Ultra - a smart security camera that boasts true 4K video recording - is back on sale worldwide, a few weeks after Arlo pulled the device from shelves following reports of some serious performance issues.

Back in February, when it was yanked, the company said, "After end-user sales began, we identified some performance challenges in specific user environments. As such, we have aggressively worked to release firmware updates to solve these challenges. As a result of the firmware updates, we are now seeing positive feedback on the forums from users."

We really do hope those early niggles have been sorted because, on the spec sheet, the Arlo Ultra looks to be one of the top smart security cameras available right now.

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Obviously it's that 4K sensor which steals most of the attention, which also uses HDR for better video quality in mixed lighting. You might think security footage in UHD is a bit much, but Arlo claims that the improved quality helps you zoom in on small details such as license plates and peoples' faces, making your recordings more usable.

You can stream this UHD footage in the mobile app, and the field of view is a massive 180 degrees. The Arlo Ultra also uses fish-eye correction to flatten the image, so that 180 degree footage doesn’t look like it’s been filmed through the bottom of a jam-jar. It can be used as both an indoor, and outdoor security camera.

The Arlo base station hub has been updated for the Ultra and now features a dual band antennae. Older Arlo cams will work with the new base station, so you can upgrade and have your Arlo or Arlo Pro cameras all teamed up with a new Ultra.

The Arlo Ultra and base station costs $399, and you can get a two camera bundle for $599, a three cam pack for $799, or a four cam pack for $999.

You'll get a one-year subscription to Arlo Smart Premier, which offers premium features such as automatic person/animal/vehicle detection, intelligent motion zones, and a month of storage for saved clips.


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