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Netgear's smart floodlight watches your yard day and night

Meet the Netgear Arlo Outdoor Smart Home Security Light, a smart floodlight that watches over your yard.

Megan Wollerton Former Senior Writer/Editor
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Meet the new Netgear Arlo Outdoor Smart Home Security Light.


Netgear today added a new device to its Arlo line of products -- the Netgear Arlo Outdoor Smart Home Security Light.

Available in the US only starting in early 2018, Netgear is holding off on sharing pricing information until next year.

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Install the Arlo Outdoor Smart Home Security Light anywhere you'd stick a floodlight or a spotlight light fixture. But rather than being a wired device like the Kuna or Ring's Floodlight Cam, the "weatherproof" Arlo Outdoor light is entirely battery-powered. Netgear also plans to sell a solar panel accessory for $80 to add to the light's expected battery life. 

This device doesn't have an integrated camera, either. Instead, you're supposed to add in an Arlo-brand DIY security camera to work alongside your motion-activated Arlo Outdoor.

Here's an overview of the device:

  • Powered by a rechargeable battery
  • Works with the Arlo app
  • Motion-activated
  • Schedule the light
  • Works with Amazon Alexa and IFTTT

This is a developing story. Check back soon for more information. 

Watch this: Home security smackdown: Which rechargeable camera wins?
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