- 1440p (2k) resolution
- 160° diagonal field of view
- Local storage option (sold separately)
- 12x zoom
- Two-way audio
- e911 service
- Noise-canceling microphone
- Camera viewing options on the app and web dashboard
- Compatible with Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, Google Assistant, IFTTT, Samsung SmartThings
We found the motion detector super sensitive, but that’s a good thing. Nothing gets past this camera. Don’t get us wrong, the constant push notifications can get aggravating. Luckily, you can adjust the sensitivity of the sensor until you feel like Goldielocks and everything is just right.
The Arlo Pro 4 rocks motion detection and audio detection. It can pick up noises and send you notifications when it hears something suspicious. You could use it to find out if your dog barks a lot during the day while you’re at work. Or it could potentially hear an intruder long before the shifty person sets off the motion detector.
You can also set the Arlo so the siren and/or light go off when the camera detects motion. The light makes getting to your front door safer at night. We also love that the light and siren can scare an unsuspecting intruder and get them to move along.
The Arlo Secure subscription plan is only $2.99 per month for one camera or $9.99 per month for unlimited cameras. This is a pretty standard camera-plan cost.
If you spring for the Arlo subscription, your camera gets smarter. And you get a lot of useful features to add another layer of security to the Arlo Pro 4 that can save time in an emergency, put a halt to false alarms, and upgrade motion detection.
While the AI doesn’t work perfectly in the beginning, it learns and gets better over time. Knowing the difference between your neighbor’s cat, a car, and a potential intruder can save you a lot of false alarm notifications. Nobody’s got time for that.
The subscription also features different detection zones to keep your motion detector camera focused on movement in certain areas. That’s a feature that’s free on most cameras, so that was aggravating.
There’s a premium subscription plan called Arlo Secure Plus ($14.99 per month); its only extra feature is e911. Even though that’s a big price jump for just one feature, we think e911 service is handy. See an intruder on your live camera feed? Call the authorities without even leaving the app. Every second counts.
For more, read our full review of Arlo Pro 4.