Arlo CES 2022 – new Arlo Security system, all-in-one sensor and Matter support
Arlo CES 2022 has shown an entirely new Security System Controller, an all-in-one sensor and reaffirmed that it would be one of the first to support Matter – IoT interoperability standards.
First, the sensor. It detects motion, tilt, water, light and temperature change and detects T3 and T4 smoke/CO alarm patterns. It is just over 25mm wide and can go anywhere as it is battery-powered.
This links to a new security hub with an integrated keypad. We understand that this hub can link to existing Arlo Smart Hubs and its Wi-Fi-only cameras and accessories. It offers central control built-in features such as a siren, motion and smoke/CO alarm sensor. It has an integrated backlit keypad and NFC technology to quickly arm/disarm the system with a tap of their mobile device.
We engineered the Arlo Security System to complete Arlo’s ecosystem and to address pain points common with other solutions. The system’s standout all-in-one multi-sensor means they can use one intelligent sensor for various use cases. The system seamlessly works with existing Arlo security camera devices in a user’s household to layer on important information for complete, whole-home peace of mind – a benefit not available with competitive offerings.Tim Johnston, SVP of Product at Arlo.
IoT connectivity – the ability to talk to and work with other brand devices – is a dog’s breakfast. The closest we have come is Google Home compatible devices, but that is not perfect either.
Matter is an organisation of hundreds of companies creating, maintaining, and delivering open, global standards for the Internet of Things (IoT). In essence, it should allow smart devices to talk to each other as long as they are Matter certified.
Matter makes it easier for device manufacturers to build devices compatible with smart home and voice services, including Amazons Alexa, Apples HomeKit/Siri, Google Assistant, Samsung SmartThings, etc. In addition, these ecosystems need to be interoperable as well. The first Matter protocol will run on existing networking technologies such as Ethernet, Wi-Fi, Thread, and Bluetooth Low Energy.
- Simplicity – Easy to purchase and use. Simplifying connected experiences.
- Interoperability – Devices from multiple brands work natively together. Providing greater compatibility.
- Reliability – Consistent and responsive local connectivity.
- Security – Maintaining secure connections. Robust and streamlined for developers and users.
- Flexibility – Matter makes it easy for users to simultaneously set up and control their devices with multiple ecosystems.
We are thrilled to affirm our partnership with Matter and be at the forefront of guiding the specification as it takes shape. Innovation is at the core of Arlo’s DNA. Collaboration with Matter members to advance the integration between Internet of Things devices – ultimately delivering home security solutions that are highly intuitive, secure, and simple to use – is the driving force behind our commitment.Tejas Shah, Chief Information Officer and SVP of Software and Services at Arlo
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