Arlo announced the second generation of its Essential camera and doorbell line on Tuesday, and they all have more affordable starting prices than their predecessors. The lineup includes a new XL outdoor camera, a new outdoor camera, a new indoor camera, and a new video doorbell.
The second-generation Essential indoor camera starts at $39.99, which is much cheaper than the $99.99 starting price for the first-generation model and is cheaper than Ring’s $59.99 indoor camera. For the base $39.99 price, the new wired Arlo Essential indoor camera only gives you HD / 1080p resolution, but if you want 2K resolution, you can spring for that at a more expensive $79.99. For 4K resolution, you need to step up to its Ultra 2 model for $299.99.
Like its predecessor, the updated indoor camera offers features like a 130-degree viewing angle, night vision, and an integrated siren. Arlo cameras require a paid Arlo Secure plan starting at $4.99 a month for features such as recorded video and setting activity zones.
The other updates start at a lower cost, too.
- The updated battery-powered outdoor camera starts at $49.99 for 1080p resolution and $99.99 for 2K resolution, with a 130-degree field of view and an integrated spotlight and siren. Both models are cheaper than the old Essential Spotlight’s starting price of $129.99.
- The new Essential XL outdoor camera, which Arlo says offers up to 4x the battery life of the base outdoor camera, starts at $99.99 for 1080p or $149.99 for 2K; the older version starts at $149.99 for 1080 resolution.
- The second-generation video doorbell starts at $79.99 for 1080p / $129.99 for 4K, which is more affordable than the $129.99 and $149.99 for the older wired and wireless video doorbells, respectively. The second-gen model can be wired or wireless; it has a rechargeable battery and can be hardwired to doorbell wiring for continuous charging. The camera has a 1:1 aspect ratio and a 180-degree viewing angle.
Arlo is announcing these updates just ahead of Amazon’s devices and services event, which is scheduled for Wednesday morning — perhaps we’ll see some announcements from Amazon’s Ring that will compete with Arlo’s suite of updates.