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Arlo launches Essential Indoor Camera in Singapore with automated privacy shield

By Ken Wong - on 22 Apr 2021, 1:58pm

Arlo launches Essential Indoor Camera in Singapore with automated privacy shield

Close the privacy shield to stop video and audio recording. Image courtesy of Arlo.

Arlo’s new Essential Indoor Camera arrives in Singapore with an automated privacy shield for users who want peace of mind while maintaining a positive security presence.

The Essential Indoor camera takes 1080p HD video and coupled with enhanced night vision, it allows users to capture important details day or night. Users can also see more of the picture with a 130° diagonal field-of-view.

With motion and audio detection, the camera features a built-in microphone and speaker, complete with advanced, full-duplex audio for clearer, more natural remote conversations over connected Wi-Fi.

A built-in siren provides an added safety measure, which can be triggered automatically or manually from the Arlo app, upon motion or audio detection – allowing users to scare any possible intruder.

The app can turn the privacy shield on and off. Image courtesy of Arlo.

The automated privacy shield is designed to ease privacy concerns around having a security camera indoors. When the privacy shield is in the disarm mode, recording, motion and audio detection is disabled and won’t be enabled until the shield is opened by the user via the Arlo app. Users can also signal the privacy shield to open automatically and begin recording by starting a live stream or changing the camera to arm mode. This gives users the power to decide when their camera is monitoring a room and recording both video and audio, and when it isn’t.


Pricing and availability

Alerts can be sent to an Apple Watch or smartphone via the app. Image courtesy of Arlo.

The Arlo Essential Indoor Camera is priced at S$199 from major retailers including Harvey Norman, Challenger, Best Denki and the official Arlo store on Lazada, Shopee, Amazon, and

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