Connected security cameras from Arlo are some of the best on the market — Ryan called the Pro 2 the best wireless camera in his review, despite a couple of drawbacks. With Cyber Monday deals you can still get some substantial discounts on Arlo products (like at Amazon and Costco), and thanks to a tweet from the company's CEO, there will soon be even more features to make it worth your while.
Only a few days ago, Arlo's latest update went live. It included animal, vehicle, and package detection to go along with the person detection features already available. According to CEO Matthew McRae, there's plenty more on the way, particularly when it comes to the UX of the service's apps.
UX enhancements coming for @ArloSmartHome users:
1. Temporary notification mute
2. iOS & Android widgets
3. Proper embedded time stamping
5. Time sensitive notification -> video linking
6. Better system status notifications
... and more
— Matthew McRae (@mbmcrae) November 24, 2018
2FA is something Arlo probably should have already, given that it's a security product, so that will be more than welcome. As will embedded time stamping and better notifications. Temporary notification muting also seems like a good idea, especially if you've got a party going on in the garden or there's a lot of expected activity. Then there's the good old widget, an all-time favorite feature of Android users — who doesn't love a homescreen widget.
McRae went on to call these "long-standing requests" and said they would be prioritized for a Q1 rollout, with many more improvements also on the roadmap for the rest of 2019.
- Matthew McRae on Twitter