Arlo Ultra 4K Available for Orders

The Arlo Ultra 4K security camera is now available worldwide from the Arlo website, Best Buy, and Amazon. Previously, the camera had been released and pulled from stores due to performance issues. While Arlo claimed that the camera could shoot in 4K, it could only shoot in 1080p HD. The Arlo Ultra was taken down from Amazon and was only available for pre-order online at Best Buy. At Best Buy’s brick and mortar stores, the camera was taken off the shelves. 

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Arlo Ultra 4K Camera Box

In a press release announcing the camera’s re-release, Arlo claims that the camera has 4K video quality, HDR processing, and two-way audio.

“As the most advanced DIY monitoring solution we’ve ever launched, Arlo Ultra raises the bar for smart home surveillance and marks a massive leap forward in surveillance for the do-it-yourself smart home security market,”

said Pat Collins, Arlo’s senior vice president of products. The camera requires the Arlo SmartHub, which gives it wireless coverage and an extended battery life. The Arlo Ultra can be used indoors or outdoors and mounts via a magnetic mount. The Ultra system includes a one year subscription to Arlo Smart Premier, a value of $119.88, which gives the camera person, animal, and vehicle detection. The subscription also includes a safety button to contact emergency services based on the camera’s location, not the user’s location. Finally, the subscription includes 30 days of cloud storage, while users can store their footage locally on a micro-SD card.

After Arlo took its 4K camera off the shelves in February, the company claimed that they had to issue firmware updates. In January, the company had performed four firmware updates on the camera addressing video corruption, timeout issues, charge voltage, audio improvements, and image quality. Given the lack of 4K video quality, it’s safe to assume that the recent firmware updates dealt with this issue, but Security Baron has yet to re-test the camera.

Aliza Vigderman

Aliza Vigderman

Aliza is a journalist living in Brooklyn, New York. Throughout her career, her work has spanned many intersections within the tech industry. At SquareFoot, a New York-based real estate technology company, she wrote about the ways in which technology has changed the real estate industry, as well as the challenges that business owners face when they want to invest in property. At Degreed.com, an education technology website, Aliza created digital content for lifelong learners, exploring the ways in which technology has democratized education. Additionally, she has written articles for The Huffington Post as well as her own content on Medium, the online publishing platform. Aliza’s love of journalism and research stems from the excellent Journalism program at Brandeis University. At Brandeis, Aliza interned as a research assistant at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism, a non-profit “news room without walls”. There, Aliza was paired with an investigative journalist and used academic databases to obtain data on everything from the suicide rates in Bhutan to local Boston court cases. Her last position was as an account executive at Yelp, educating business owners on the power of technology to increase revenue. Throughout, however, her heart remained with tech journalism, and she’s thrilled to be writing for Security Baron. When she’s not keeping afloat of the latest tech trends, Aliza likes to cook, read, and write. A former high school “Class Clown,” Aliza has completed two feature-length screenplays, a pilot, and countless comedic sketches. On her days off you can find her relaxing in Prospect Park, trying the latest flavors at Ample Hills Ice Cream, and spending time with friends and family.

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