Arlo Arlo Arlo, what have we here then? Well, it's a wireless 4K security camera , announced in November but delayed due to technical bugs . It's now on sale Min time for peak burglary season , hoping to help out the local plod with 4K HDR footage of the criminal fraternity ... or spy a different sort of tit for Chris Packham and the Springwatch team.Is it any good?
On paper the Ultra sounds incredible. It's cable-free, supports 4K HDR, has auto-zoom, tracking and colour night vision , offers 180' viewing, and includes a built-in siren and noise-cancelling two-way microphones for disturbing intruders. It also works with Alexa and Google Assistant.
The high price includes a one-year subscription worth £64 to Arlo's Al-powered cloud service, but it only records remotely in Full HD. For 4K you'll need a further add-on, or you can store locally to micro SO. You 'll need a smart hub wired up to your router for a cable-free connection to the compact, easily concealed camera. Not only does this device have all bases covered in outdoor conditions, but wireless 4K HDR remote recording is light years ahead of the consumer competition.
Price £450/stuff.tv/Arlo Ultra
• 3840x2160 4K•12x digital zoom
•180' view •3 to 6 months' battery life
•89x78x52mm, 331gStuff says★★★★☆
The best picture here, but the tamper threat and price are both turn-offs