Arlo Essential Video Doorbell Wire-Free
HWM Singapore|June 2021
Connecting Door To Phone
Raymond Lau

If you’re looking to upgrade your home with smart features, one of the easiest places to start is your front door.

A smart, connected video doorbell doesn’t require much work to install, and instantly adds a layer of connected security and convenience to your home. This can be especially useful in an age of online shopping.

The Arlo Essential Video Doorbell WireFree is one such device. At the very top of the gizmo is a high-definition camera with a 180-degree horizontal field of view that is HDR capable.

The camera has a 12x digital zoom and a rather unique resolution of 1,536 pixels by 1,536 pixels which exceeds Full-HD and gives it a square 1:1 aspect ratio. This great feature helps you see all the way down to the caller’s feet, and anything else that they might potentially be hiding or holding.

An ambient light sensor also measures the surrounding light and automatically switches the picture over to night vision when it gets too dark, and built-in mics and speakers let you communicate with your visitor via video call on your smartphone.

AT A GLANCE

RESOLUTION 1,536 x 1,536 pixels

FIELD OF VIEW 180-degree diagonal

ZOOM 12x digital

MOTION DETECTION 110-degree horizontal

NIGHT VISION INFRA RED LED (8 50NM)

The doorbell has a removable, rechargeable battery that is rated for around 6 months of use. Obviously, your mileage will vary, but battery life shouldn’t be an issue to most users.

Despite its claims of an easy-to-install design, some drilling is needed. Once it’s mounted, the doorbell has a motion sensor to detect if anyone is nearby. If it detects a person, a ring of LED lights appears at the bottom of the doorbell to clue them in about where they need to press.

Arlo then directly gives you a video call so you can see who’s at the door and converse with them. Note that while you can see them, they have no way of seeing you.

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