Arlo is one of the better recognised names in the “DIY home security” arena and sits well in the company of names like Ring and Swann. Today, they’ve introduced another piece of hardware to give you peace of mind: The Arlo Essential indoor camera.

The big winner here for users who are conscious of privacy with cloud-recording cameras is the privacy shield. The shield can be automatically or manually triggered to ensure that your privacy is always protected. The shield physically covers the lens of the camera preventing motion detection and recording until it is disabled by a user either by hand or “arming” the camera via the app.

Brad Little, Vice President & Managing Director APAC said:

Unlike competitive indoor monitoring solutions, we designed the Essential Indoor Camera with a clearly visible privacy shield, easily differentiating it from the camera face so users can distinguish at a glance when the privacy mode is activated. This thoughtful design element provides added peace of mind, so users can quickly identify whether or not the camera is capable of recording.

It also carries the feature set and quality you would expect of an Arlo camera.

  • 1080p HD video feed and recording with a 130-degree field of view with IR for night vision
  • Easily customised movement and audio detection options
  • Two way conversation
  • Privacy Shield that can be automated, or manually engaged to protect your privacy
  • Built in siren to scare off any uninvited guests in your home

The swivel mount offers reasonable versatility in how and where you place the camera, allowing you to angle it nearly any way you desire. When you couple all of this with the Arlo Smart subscription, you’ll have great peace of mind and no false triggers. Finally, you’ll be able to combine the Arlo Essential Indoor camera with your chosen smart platform: Alexa, Assistant or IFTTT.

The Essential Indoor Camera is now available at leading electrical retailers nationally for an RRP of AUD $159.