Arlo Ultra Indoor/Outdoor Wire Free 4K HDR Security Camera System

Learn more about the Arlo Ultra Indoor/Outdoor Wire-Free 4K HDR Security Camera System. Includes info on pricing, features, and frequently asked questions.

Updated on March 31st, 2020

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The Arlo Ultra Indoor/Outdoor Wire-Free 4K HDR Security Camera System is an outdoor security camera that features 4K HDR image quality, enhanced night vision, a built-in spotlight, and a 180° panoramic field of view. The Arlo Ultra also features an advanced auto-zoom and tracking function.

Pricing:

Camera

List Price

1 Camera Kit

$399.99

2 Camera Kit

$599.99

3 Camera Kit

$799.99

Add-on Camera

$299.99

Arlo Ultra Indoor/Outdoor Wire Free 4K HDR Security Camera System
Review:

Pros: 100% wire-free. Advanced dewarping technology to remove fisheye distortion. Includes built-in, motion-activated spotlight.

Cons: The cameras are more expensive than other security options. The Smart Security app requires a subscription after 12 months.

Bottomline: The Arlo Smart is a smart and advanced security option for businesses with a higher budget.

Key Features:

Features

Description

Max Video Resolution

3840x2160 resolution

Image Sensor

8 megapixels

Video Modes

4k, 1080p, 720p

Video Features

Auto Track and Zoom, HDR, H.264 and H.265 Encoding

Lens Field of View

180° diagonal

Sensor Size

1/2"

Spotlight

6500K, 42Lux @1M

Motion Detection

Dual Motion Detectors, 150° horizontal

Night Vision

high powered Infrared LEDs (850nm) with IR Cut Filter

AC Adapter Output

5V 2A

AC Adapter Input

100-240V AC, 50/60Hz

Indoor/Outdoor

Both - outdoor UV and weather-resistant

Digital Zoom

12x

Microphone

Dual Microphone Array with noise and wind cancellation

Audio

Full Duplex 2 way Audio

Status Lights

2x LEDs (blue and amber)

Networking

802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth Low Energy 4.2

Compliant Standards

128-bit SSL, AES-128, TSL, 2 factor authentication

Battery Life

3-6 months

Operating Temperature

-20° to 60° C

Connectivity

Wi-Fi Connection. Working broadband connection with at least 2Mbps upload speed

MicroSD Card Requirements

Speed class 10, UHS1, V10

Min Home Upload Speed

2-4Mbps; optimized for 2 simultaneous 4k streams

FAQs:

Is the Arlo Ultra really a 4K camera?

Yes. The Arlo Ultra Camera and SmartHub features a 4K HDR to ensure a top quality image.

Does the Arlo Ultra require a subscription?

Yes, after the first 12 months. The Arlo Ultra is paired with Arlo Smart so you can view your camera's video and audio recordings. Arlo Smart is $2.99 /mo. per camera, Arlo Smart Premier is $9.99 /mo. for up to 10 cameras, and Arlo Smart Elite is $14.99 /mo. for up to 20 cameras. You can view more details on Arlo Smart via their website.

Can you hardwire the Arlo Ultra?

Yes. The Arlo Ultra does come with a charging cable to recharge your battery. However, if you would like to keep your Arlo Ultra plugged in to a power source, you can hardwire it but you will need to buy additional cables.

Does Ring work with Arlo?

Yes. Both Ring and Arlo work with IFTTT recipes, so it is possible to connect Ring to Arlo and use them together.

How long do Arlo Ultra batteries last?

Arlo Ultra batteries can last 3 to 6 months with normal usage. Your Arlo Ultra camera will come with a cable to recharge your battery.

Is Arlo a good security camera?

The Arlo Ultra features a lot of smart technology options that enhance the image quality and security of this product. It is an expensive camera to buy, but it works well for businesses that don't need many home automation features and want a 100% wire-free option.

How do you sync the Arlo Ultra?

  • Pull the camera out of the camera housing (there is a button on the charging port under the Arlo Ultra).
  • Press the Sync button underneath the camera so that the LED on the front of the camera flashes blue.
  • Press the Sync button on the Arlo SmartHub so that the LED flashes blue.
  • Wait for the Arlo Ultra and SmartHub to Sync (the LEDs will rapidly flash blue during syncing).
  • Check the camera's live stream in the Arlo app to ensure that the syncing was successful.

What is an Arlo SmartHub?

The Arlo SmartHub is a base station that adds a secure personal network to your router, regulates Wi-Fi traffic, improves battery life, and includes local SD storage.

How do I set up my Arlo Ultra camera?

  • Place and fasten the outdoor mount with screws or drywall anchors.
  • Attach the camera to the mount.
  • Adjust the camera angle.
  • Use the app to position your camera, change the field of view, and test the motion detection.