If you’re looking to beef up security at your home, you might be interested to learn that Netgear has recently announced its latest security camera, the Arlo Ultra. The company is no stranger to such devices, but one of the benefits of the Arlo Ultra is that it can record in 4K.
This means that in terms of sharpness and details, being able to capture in 4K will help with that, especially if you’re trying to analyze the footage and want to spot details like name tags, facial features, car plate numbers, and so on. The Arlo Ultra also has the added advantage of being able to record color footage at night, and has an 180-degree field of view, making it a much more enticing purchase compared to its predecessor from last year.
As The Verge notes, there aren’t that many 4K security cameras in the market right now, so if all that resolution and details are something you want, then the Arlo Ultra is one of the few choices you have at the moment. The footage recorded from the camera can be stored on a microSD card, although given that it shoots in 4K, we imagine that it will fill up pretty fast.
There is an optional subscription that you can pay that will allow the storage of your recordings in the cloud, but if you want to save on that then the microSD card slot is the best route, although like we said, 4K videos tend to take up a lot of space so you will need to be diligent about emptying it every now and then. The Arlo Ultra is expected to be available come Q1 2019 where it will be priced at $400 which includes the camera and an Arlo SmartHub, as well as a free one-year subscription to Arlo’s Smart Premier service.