Netgear's Arlo Go camera makes security more mobile

Battery power and 4G LTE access allow for 100% mobility in network camera space

Arlo Go Netgear
Credit: Netgear

In the world of networked cameras used for security situations (in home and at work), most (if not all) of the devices required an external power source as well as access to a Wi-Fi network. Netgear, through its Arlo division/brand, wants to change that with its new line of cameras that run without external power as well as LTE network support.

The Arlo Go Mobile HD Security Camera (model LTE-VML4030) uses 3G and 4G LTE (via the AT&T network) for its connectivity, letting users place the cameras in areas where Wi-Fi doesn’t exist (think rural, vacation cabins, marinas, farms, etc.). The camera features quick-charge rechargeable batteries, meaning you don’t have to put them near a power outlet (although you can keep it charged via power cord if you like). For local storage of video footage, a built-in microSD card slot is available (in case Internet access is disrupted). The camera also supports two-way audio (with its built-in microphone and speaker), motion and audio detection, night vision, live viewing and weatherproofing for outdoor placement.

Like its other Arlo offerings, Netgear offers seven days of free cloud recording storage, and subscription fees are offered for storage beyond seven days. The camera is expected to ship in North America in Q1 2017 at a suggested price of $449.99. Mobile data plans will be sold separately once the device ships, Netgear says.

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