Arlo Essential Indoor Camera users can now add HomeKit automations for direct interactions across supported devices.
SINGAPORE – Media OutReach – 28 April 2022 – Arlo Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: ARLO), a leading smart home security brand, today announced that support for HomeKit, Apple’s smart home platform, is now available on the brand’s Arlo Essential Indoor Security Camera when paired with an Arlo SmartHub or Base Station.
While Arlo users can already control their Essential Indoor cameras via the Arlo app, HomeKit compatibility will provide added convenience for iPhone and iPad users. Now, iOS users will be able to access certain functions of their Essential Indoor cameras in the HomeKit ecosystem using the Apple Home app and Siri voice commands.
“Knowing that users have enjoyed the range of automation compatibility in other Arlo products, we are excited to announce HomeKit is now also compatible with our Essential Indoor camera. This means our whole range of security camera solutions are compatible with HomeKit providing customers with added convenience and a smarter home” said Brad Little, Vice President and Managing Director APAC.
HomeKit allows users to easily and securely control smart home products via the Apple Home app and Siri on iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac. All current Arlo Essential Indoor security cameras paired with an Arlo SmartHub or Base Station will now be able to receive notifications on the Apple Home app when motion is detected. iOS users can also utilise Siri to quickly activate a HD livestream onto their iPhone or iPad hands-free. With HomeKit, Arlo Essential Indoor users can also set up automations to control other HomeKit-enabled smart home devices. For example, users can set up an automation to trigger HomeKit-enabled lights to turn on at certain times when motion is detected by an Arlo Essential Indoor Camera.
Featuring an easy-to-control, automated privacy shield, the Arlo Essential Indoor Camera allows users to automatically activate the privacy shield that covers the camera lens, extending Arlo’s commitment to user privacy by delivering unparalleled peace of mind. The versatile camera enables users to monitor babies, pets, elderly family members, restaurants, stock rooms and more, with 1080p HD video, a 130-degree diagonal field-of-view, motion and audio detection and full-duplex audio for two-way conversations. The Essential Indoor Camera is available now through participating retailers at an RRP of $199 SGD.
For more information, please visit https://www.arlo.com/asia/cameras/essential/arlo-essential-indoor.html.
About Arlo Technologies, Inc.
Arlo is the award-winning, industry leader that is transforming the way people experience the connected lifestyle. Arlo’s deep expertise in product design, wireless connectivity, cloud infrastructure and cutting-edge AI capabilities focuses on delivering a seamless, smart home experience for Arlo users that is easy to setup and interact with every day. The company’s cloud-based platform provides users with visibility, insight and a powerful means to help protect and connect in real-time with the people and things that matter most, from any location with a Wi-Fi or a cellular connection. To date, Arlo has launched several categories of award-winning smart connected devices, including wire-free smart Wi-Fi and 4G enabled security cameras, audio and video doorbells, and a floodlight.
With a mission to bring users peace of mind, Arlo is as passionate about protecting user privacy as it is about safeguarding homes and families. Arlo is committed to supporting industry standards for data protection designed to keep users’ personal information private and in their control. Arlo does not monetise personal data. Arlo provides enhanced controls for user data, supports privacy legislation, keeps user data safely secure, and puts security at the forefront of company culture.
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