Good deal – The Arlo Ultra Pack 1 cam “4 stars” surveillance camera at €249.99 (-31%)

Arlo launches its new outdoor security camera, the Arlo Ultra. Full of assets including a flash, an alarm and a speaker, it promises undeniable image quality thanks to the integration of 4K UHD or HDR.

The Arlo Ultra is an excellent video surveillance solution with quality images day and night and a fairly fast reaction time; the integrated flash which avoids the purchase of additional equipment; the alarm; the microSD port of the SmartHub offering local storage of videos… In addition, the multiplicity of options present on the device makes it possible to have a use adapted to the needs of each one. However, there are a few downsides including 4K UHD which only works live and on devices that have it; or automatic HDR that you can’t force manually. Finally, we are very disappointed with its paid cloud to store its images in the manufacturer’s cloud. Despite everything, the Arlo Ultra is one of the best outdoor cameras in our comparison.

Points forts

  • Quick and easy installation.
  • MicroSD on the Hub.
  • Excellent image quality day and night.
  • Many customization options.
  • Fairly good speaker and microphone.
  • Integrated alarm.
  • Built-in flash.

Weak points

  • Connection with docking station required for operation.
  • We get a little lost in the application.
  • Paid cloud.
  • 4K UHD only available in live stream.
  • Auto HDR.

NB: The reported price drop is calculated by comparing the lowest price of the day with the average of the lowest prices charged by all merchants for the product last month, with security rules to exclude prices from shops whose the VAT policy is not clear (known as “grey” shops, typically in the case of imports from China).

An alternative

Bosch transforms the test with its first home camera. The solution offered by the German manufacturer delights us on many criteria. By its design to begin with, not very identifiable, but also its simplicity of configuration, its free proposal to the cloud and especially its image quality in broad daylight as in night mode. No false note on the board; Bosch even adds two welcome features like private mode and 360° vision, in which the lens automatically follows the tracked subject. Hats off Bosch!

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