Arlo launched its newest product atMonday: a DIY home security system with a keypad alarm and a multisensor that can perform eight separate functions, including detecting motion, leaks, smoke alarms and more.
While Arlo has competed with industry leaders like video doorbells and , the developer hasn't entered the integrated home security system market until now. This new DIY security system puts it into direct competition with a slew of new companies, including security mainstays like and .and with its
The multisensor is a unique device. While most competitors offer a variety of sensors to perform functions around the home -- alerting you, for instance, in case of a door opening, motion being detected, a pipe bursting or a fire starting -- Arlo's device will do all of the above and more. Arlo's multisensor can also detect window openings and tilt, water leaks, light and temperature changes and two types of smoke/CO alarms (it will sense T3 and T4 alarm patterns, but not smoke or CO itself).
The system won a CES Innovation Award. The flexible approach to sensors is certainly unique, but how it affects the overall price and usage of the system remains to be seen; Arlo did not announce pricing or a release window for the new security system.