Last year Arlo filled a conspicuous hole in its smart-home camera lineup with the introduction of its Video Doorbell. The video quality and feature set were pretty compelling, made all the more so by its affordable price. And while there were a few software shortcomings early on, updates ultimately addressed nearly all of our concerns. Really, the only real sticking point was that you needed an old, wired doorbell with a transformer for power and chime. Now Arlo's finally a battery-powered alternative with the new Essential Wire-Free Video Doorbell.
Doorbells have found themselves modernized for the 21st century thanks to the addition of video — seeing who's in front of the door before you open it, and being able to speak with them, helps improve safety and makes it easier to know if getting off your couch to answer the door is worth it. Last year we saw Arlo announce its Video Doorbell, which was a great value initially and only got better as new features arrived.
Arlo's latest video doorbell had a rough start, with missing support for some must-have features, but it has improved quite a bit since its initial release. Now you can get the Arlo Video Doorbell AVD1001 for just $109.99, a discount of $40 from the original MSRP (and $39 below the current Amazon price).
Now that most of the world is on lockdown, a lot of people are ordering online, and what's more convenient than seeing who's at your door than checking it from the comfort of your couch? Arlo's Video Doorbell is a great option to consider, especially now that it's down to just $110 on Woot.
Motion-activated smart cameras are great, saving our attention for when something's actually going on. But sometimes it's not just the big motion-event you want to see, but also the things that led up to that happening — and if the camera doesn't start recording until the motion trigger, you might miss out on some of that important stuff. For many Arlo cameras there's a solution available, which this week gets some new branding and spreads to additional devices.
Arlo is expanding its lineup of smart home products today with the release of the Arlo Video Doorbell. Its existence was leaked earlier this year, and it's finally happening. Arlo may have been a little late to the video doorbell party, but it arrives carrying lots of features, some of which aren't found elsewhere.