Netgear’s Arlo Pro wireless camera was well received last year so the company is now launching a successor. Netgear announced the launch of the Arlo Pro 2 today, and like its predecessor, it’s also wireless. However, it’s slightly more expensive than the Arlo Pro was as the resolution has been increased to 1080p. There are some other new features as well.
Design-wise, the Arlo Pro and Arlo Pro 2 are almost identical. However, the new camera bumps up the resolution to 1080p with 130-degree field of view instead of the 720p resolution of its predecessor, even though it had the sensor to record 1080p. Netgear says that the Arlo Pro 2 has enough power to record and process 1080p video without overheating.
The Arlo Pro 2 can operate in wired or wireless modes. If the camera is plugged in, it offers additional functionality such as the ability to record video around the clock and setting up custom activity zones. The look back feature records a small buffer of video while it’s plugged in and if the camera detects movement it saves the video so that users can get a longer clip of that moment.
Alexa integration comes baked in as well. Users can watch the feed from their camera on an Echo Show or Fire TV by giving the relevant command to Alexa. Customers who are already using an Arlo system can purchase the Arlo Pro 2 as an add-on camera. It costs $219.99.