The Ultra is Arlo’s most advanced security camera to date, closely rivaling the Nest Cam IQ Outdoor. Assuming your home’s Wi-Fi meets Arlo’s minimum requirements for streaming 4K cameras, the Ultra is an awesome camera with video streaming crisp enough to make out even the finest details. It packs in other advanced capabilities, too, like customizable motion zones, person detection and auto-zooming and tracking, all of which worked well during my testing. The main downside is the price — $600 for two cameras and, after one free year of the Arlo Smart subscription service, you’ll have to start paying a monthly fee to keep Arlo Smart and continue to access the Ultra’s most appealing features. Arlo also got rid of the seven-day free cloud storage service it offers on its other cameras, like the Arlo Pro 2. That means you’ll either have to pay for Arlo Smart when that year of free service is up, or opt for Arlo’s local storage option (we’ll get into that more later). Overall, the Ultra is a good camera with a wide field of view and prompt custom alerts, but ditching that seven-day free cloud storage will put off a lot of potential buyers. Still, Arlo’s 4K camera is worth considering if you don’t mind grabbing your footage off of a microSD card — or paying for Arlo Smart. Arlo’s 4K camera I specifically tested the $600 Ultra kit, complete with two 4K cameras, two rechargeable batteries and adapters, a base station, two stands… [Read full story]
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