+ Wednesday January 29th, 2020

Arlo have made some great cameras for quite a while and having reviewed them a fair bit here at Ausdroid over the years we can say we have been impressed with their offerings. The main sticking point we have found with them (and nearly every one of their competitors) was their resolution wasn’t great. Today Arlo have addressed this again with the launch of their new Arlo Pro 3 security camera.

With the new Arlo Pro 3 Arlo are adding to their high resolution offering of the Arlo Ultra another camera that is more than 1080P. The new wireless Arlo Pro 3 offers a 2K resolution with HDR, colour night vision with integrated spotlight and a 160 degree wide-angled FOV.

The presence of a built-in siren which can be triggered automatically or manually from the Arlo app when motion is detected adds to the features of the camera. There is of course still the ability for 2-way audio rounding off a great feature list for the new camera.

The Pro 3 is wireless and weather resistant (heat, cold, rain or sun) and thus can be used indoors or out. For further integration there is Alexa and Google Assistant compatibility to display on your Alexa display or Home Hub.

The Pro 3 includes a new “Smart Hub” designed to securely manage network traffic to the camera while at the same time providing a longer battery life with a better Wi-Fi range and performance.

The Arlo Smart enables personalised notifications based on custom activity zones and cloud storage for video recordings up to 2K in resolution. All purchases of the Arlo Pro 3 come with a three month Arlo Smart trial which includes 30 day recording history in up to 2K resolution, advanced detection of people, packages, vehicles or animals and custom activity zones.

The Arlo Pro 3 camera systems with SmartHub will be available from leading Aussie electronic retailers from early October with the 2-camera system with SmartHub included available for $949RRP. Additional Pro 3 cameras start at $419RRP. For more information check out the Arlo website.

Scott Plowman   Editor


Scott is our modding guru - he has his finger on the pulse of all things ‘moddable’, pointing us towards all the cutting edge mods hacks that are available. When he’s not gymming it up, or scanning the heck out of Nexus devices, you'll find him on the Ausdroid Podcast.

Outside of Ausdroid, Scott's a health care professional and lecturer at a well known Victorian university.

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Was contemplating this to use in conjunction with my note10+ and the smart things app.


its like a downgrade ! why would someone buy 2k while 4k is available before ?

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