Netgear’s Arlo camera line has been a hit for the company. It now has an entire range of cameras from outdoor weather resistant WiFi variants to indoor cameras molded after a bunny rabbit for baby monitoring. While the Arlo IP camera line has night vision, another common security product is motion activated lights. Here the new Netgear Arlo Outdoor Smart Home Security Light family is ready to service this need. The Arlo Security Light is a 100% wire-free, smart-controlled, weather-resistant and customizable LED light that illuminates the dark areas around a property and provides alerts via the mobile app when motion is detected.
The Netgear Arlo Security Light
How do you make a motion activated light, a product that has been around in concept for decades, exciting? You make it a “smart” device. The Arlo Security Light can, for example, have a white floodlight via its LEDs for exterior lighting but then flash red light when it detects motion. That is the beauty of LEDs.
As with any smart home device these days, you can control the light with your Arlo app for easy setup and access. You can schedule the light to turn on and off automatically without having to use an additional timer device. When motion is sensed, you can get e-mail alerts that activity has been detected. Another option for turning on and off the light: an Amazon Alexa skill.
We expect the Netgear Arlo Security Light family to be available in early 2018. You can find out more on the Netgear website.
Press Release Excerpt
Here are some of the Netgear Arlo Security Light Features from the Press Release
- 100% Wire-Free Set-Up
With no power cords or wiring hassles, you can easily mount your Arlo Security Light on walls, eaves, gazebos, and more, anywhere around your home, so you are not bound by the power source, but by where you want the light directed.
- Smart Controls with Arlo App
With the free Arlo app, you can control and automate Arlo Security Light from anywhere, and automatically receive instant alerts to your smartphone or email when it detects motion.
- PIR Motion Detection
You can set the sensitivity level for Arlo Security Light to turn on automatically when the PIR sensor detects motion, and even get motion-activated alerts without having your lights turn on.
Arlo Security Light is IP65-rated, making it ideal for outdoors, rain or shine.
- Customizable Light Settings
Adjust the colors and patterns (spotlight, floodlight, flashing) of your light for specific situations, and group together multiple lights and easily synchronize patterns to turn on/off together.
Use the Away Mode and discourage would-be burglars by scheduling your Arlo Security Light (through the app or manually) to turn on/off to give the illusion that someone is at home.
- Arlo Integration for Enhanced Home Safety
When movement triggers the Arlo Security Light to turn on, your Arlo Security Cameras can be configured to start recording so you can see the activity or have additional lights turn on.
- Smart Home Integration with Amazon Alexa® and IFTTT
Use simple voice commands with Amazon Alexa to turn your outdoor security light on and off without lifting a finger. Arlo Security Light works with other IFTTT-compatible smart devices to create endless possibilities for safety and security.
- Rechargeable Battery
Long-lasting, rechargeable batteries take the expense out of uninterrupted security lighting and for added convenience; the optional solar panel accessory can keep the batteries charged indefinitely.
- Outdoor Mount
Easily adjustable mounts provide a 360-degree swivel and a 90-degree tilt for the perfect lighting angle when securing your Arlo Security Light over your door, porch, tree, and more.