Arlo Technologies, Inc. has announced that HomeKit, Apple’s secure smart home platform, will be supported by the Arlo Ultra 4K HDR Wire-Free and Arlo Pro 2 Security Camera Systems.
While Arlo users can already control their Ultra or Pro 2 cameras via the Arlo app, HomeKit provides added convenience for iPhone and iPad users to access certain functions of their Arlo cameras using the Apple Home app or Siri voice commands, according to Pat Collins, senior vice president of Arlo products. Support for HomeKit will be available as an automatic firmware update for Arlo Ultra and Pro 2 camera systems later this quarter.
Arlo Ultra captures and outputs 4K video quality from the lens to the user. It has an expansive 180-degree diagonal field of view. Arlo Pro 2 allows users to watch and record 1080p video. Both camera systems support two-way audio – with Ultra featuring advanced noise cancellation – allowing users to listen in and talk back through the camera from the Arlo app or Home app.
The new Arlo Ultra 4K HDR Wire-Free Security Camera System is available now, with pricing starting at $399.99 for the one-camera system which includes a one-year subscription to Arlo Smart Premier, Arlo’s AI and computer vision powered service that delivers sophisticated detection of people, vehicles, packages and more3. The Arlo Pro 2 Smart Security System with 1080p HD picture quality starts at $299.99 for the 1-camera system.