Wednesday, 19 July 2017 22:52

VIDEOS: NETGEAR enters smart baby monitoring market with HD Arlo Baby system

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If you have kids and are a fan of NETGEAR’s awesome Arlo, there’s now a super-advanced Arlo Baby camera to keep watch over your family’s newest and most precious members.

NETGEAR hasn’t just crafted its very first baby monitoring system, it practically gives you technologically augmented super powers so can ensure your baby is safer than ever before.

After all, when you coming a 1080p HD video monitoring camera with smart analytics, 2-way audio, ambient air sensors for monitoring air quality, temperature and humidity, a music player, and a built-in multi-coloured night light into an adorable baby-friendly package, this is 21st century technology that goes far beyond traditional baby monitors to provide what busy parents need to keep the whole family safe and at ease.

It’s also the system that became a CES 2017 Innovation Awards Honouree for its unique and innovative product design.

Clearly thoughtfully designed, the Arlo Baby Smart HD Monitoring Camera offers the aforementioned list of innovative features that provides just about everything you could possibly want in a baby monitoring device, with remote access to video, live streaming and recording, two-way audio, and advanced night vision capabilities, enabling parents to watch over their baby in crystal-clear 1080p HD video, day and night, from anywhere.

With a built-in rechargeable battery, NETGEAR tells us that its Arlo Baby camera can go “untethered, allowing parents to move the camera around the house when needed,” while its smart analytics platform provides real-time, customisable alerts when motion or sound is detected – and Arlo Baby can even tell you if the detected sound is your baby’s crying!

On top of this comes rolling 7 days of free cloud recordings, which means the “Arlo Baby monitoring camera will ensure you never miss a precious moment,” while being able to personalise Arlo Baby’s appearance by turning the camera into adorable characters such as a bunny, a cat, or a puppy to be a friendly addition to your nursery.”

Pat Collins, senior vice-president of Arlo products at NETGEAR, said: “When we looked at other baby monitoring solutions, it became clear to us that we had an opportunity to develop a product that would significantly improve the experience of baby monitoring for today’s busy Mums and Dads.

“With exceptional 1080p video both day and night, crystal clear audio and smart analytics that provide instant alerts when the baby is crying or when their environment has changed, Arlo Baby is a giant leap forward in baby monitoring technology. And with our easy-to-use mobile app, parents will feel connected to their baby whether they are across the globe or in the next room”.

So, what’s some extra detail on the features and benefits of Arlo Baby?

  • 1080p HD quality – Watch your baby in crystal clear HD video, day or night, from anywhere in the world.
  • Advanced night vision – Near invisible infrared LED lights automatically switch on to let you see how your baby is sleeping from the mobile app even in total darkness.
  • Two-way audio – Listen in and talk to your baby straight from your smart phone from anywhere, even when away from home.
  • Motion and sound alerts – Receive push notifications or email on your phone when your baby moves or makes a sound. Arlo Baby can even tell you if the sound is a baby crying.
  • Rechargeable battery – Move the camera freely around your home for wire-free monitoring of your baby using the integrated rechargeable battery.
  • Temperature, humidity and air sensor – Ensure your baby’s comfort with live reporting of your nursery’s ambient conditions. Receive a push notification or email when anything is not in the desired range.
  • Music player – Soothe your baby to sleep or enjoy playtime each night with a collection of built-in lullabies. Find your favourite songs from a large selection available in the free Arlo music library.
  • Night light – To provide comfort to your baby or help guide you in a dark room, Arlo Baby is equipped with a multi-coloured, dimmable LED night light that can be managed remotely.
  • Mobile access – Watch over your baby from your smartphone, tablet, or PC, from anywhere.
  • Direct connect – When paired with the optional Arlo Baby 7-inch LCD display, Arlo Baby camera can stream live video directly to the display with its own secure and independent wireless connection.
  • Free cloud recordings – Keep your precious moments with free rolling 7 days of secure cloud recording. More storage options and 24/7 continuous recording available.

And what about pricing and availability?

  • The news here is that Arlo Baby Smart HD Monitoring Camera (model ABC1000) will be available in August from major retailers in store and online, at a price of RRP $399.
  • The Arlo Baby Smart HD Monitoring Camera with 7” LCD Screen Display (model ABC1000S) will be available in Q4 from major retailers in store and online, with the price still to be announced.

There are also optional Arlo Baby Accessories sold separately, which include:

  • Arlo Baby Stand – Offers an elevated viewing angle into a crib or the playroom for an ideal monitoring vantage point – RRP $79
  • Characters — Turn your Arlo Baby camera into a friendly kitten or a charming Dalmatian puppy with these optional accessories – RRP $39

Arlo’s website has more information.

Here are a bunch of videos from NETGEAR showing various features and benefits:

Meet the New Arlo Baby Smart HD Surveillance Camera | NETGEAR

How to Set Up Arlo Baby | NETGEAR

How to Use Arlo Baby Smart Features | NETGEAR

Night Light Lullaby | Arlo Baby

Air Sensors | Arlo Baby

Two-Way Talk | Arlo Baby

 

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