- Wide field of view at 180°
- 300 ft range of view
- 4k resolution capabilities
- Automatic tracking
- Good compatibility
- High price point
- 4k resolution requires a service plan
The Arlo Ultra delivers a hefty suite of features for a premium price of $400. This camera features a 180° field of view, a 300-foot range of view, IP65 weatherproof rating, two-way audio, 4k video resolution capabilities, and automatic tracking and zooming. It also includes one year of the Arlo Smart Premier monitoring service.
The camera comes with wall mounts and a screw kit. Extra accessories are not needed, but access to a power drill and screwdriver may be necessary depending on where you wish to install the camera. Arlo offers a one-year limited hardware warranty and a 30-day money-back guarantee.
Installation of the Arlo Ultra is easy thanks to its use of a magnetic mounting system. The wall mount needs to be attached to the wall with screws, and then the camera connects to the mount using magnets. This camera is wire-free, so you won't need to drill holes for power or video cables. Instead, the camera can be removed and recharged when the battery runs low. The battery holds a charge for 3-6 months, on average. The Arlo Ultra is compatible with Amazon Alexa and the Apple Home kit.
Why we chose it
The Arlo Ultra comes at a steep price, but it boasts some of the most impressive features that we've seen in night vision security cameras. These features include 4k video resolution capabilities, a 180° field of view, a 300-foot range of view, automatic tracking, third-party compatibility, color images during night and day, and an integrated spotlight.
Unfortunately, there are some caveats. The incredible 4k resolution isn't fully available without an Arlo service plan. Without the plan, you can stream your video feed in 4k on your local network, but it requires the service plan to stream at that quality from elsewhere. The service plan is also necessary if you wish to record at 4k video quality.