Arlo announced the launch of its latest security camera product, the Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight, according tomedia. The camera is equipped with powerful LED lights to better illuminate the area in the camera’s field of view. Unlike other floodlight surveillance cameras, Arlo’s floodlight cameras do not require any power cords. It can operate entirely on a rechargeable battery.
The Floodlight camera appears to have many of the same features as the Arlo Pro 3, including 2K video with HDR, built-in alarm, color night vision, 160-degree field of view and bidirectional audio. Arlo told The Verge that the Floodlight camera is weather-resistant and has not yet disclosed whether the product has the same IP65 certification as the Pro 3.
The Pro 3 has its own spotlight above the camera, but the Floodlight camera looks as if it can project more light through its bright glowing panel. Arlo told The Verge that the panel provides 2,000 lumens when powered by battery. That’s less than the 3,000 lumens that Amazon-owned Ring Floodlight cameras can produce, but Ring’s cameras must be connected to the home’s power system. You can also connect Arlo’s Floodlight camera to the power system, and if you do, Arlo says it can also emit a brightness of 3000 lumens.
Arlo says the Floodlight camera has an ambient light sensor that automatically turns on the outside when it’s dark, and users can set the searchlight to project three different light modes – which users can manually control or set to occur when some automation functions are triggered. Arlo told The Verge that the Floodlight camera could have up to six months of battery life when fully charged.
The Floodlight camera will go on sale this spring for $249.99. You will also receive a three-month trial period from Arlo Smart, after which you will pay $2.99 per month. Arlo Smart provides users with customizable alerts when the camera detects a person, animal, vehicle, or package.
However, if you want to check your recordings through the Floodlight camera after the Arlo Smart trial starts, you must pay for your subscription. If users want to record without paying a subscription fee, the company says they can pair the Floodlight camera with the Arlo base station to back up the recording.
With arlo Smart subscriptions, users can also access the company’s e911 features. When users contact 911 via Arlo’s app, the feature will contact the nearest emergency service center, even if they are not near home.