Arlo Launches The Essential Indoor Camera With All-New Personal Privacy Features

Arlo has announced the availability of its all-new Essential Indoor Camera for those who want superior video surveillance and security, and still maintain their personal privacy with an automated privacy shield that users can set to automatically activate and cover the camera lens.

The Essential Indoor Camera enables users to monitor babies, pets, elderly family members, restaurants, stock rooms and more, with 1080p HD video, a 130-degree diagonal field-of-view, motion and audio detection and full-duplex audio for two-way conversations.

The Arlo Essential Indoor Camera’s unique automated privacy shield is a feature 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 video/audio, and when it is not.


“Arlo holds user privacy in the highest regard and the all-new Essential Indoor Camera further supports that commitment,” said Brad Little, Vice President & Managing Director APAC.

“Unlike competitive indoor monitoring solutions, we designed the Essential Indoor Camera with a clearly visible privacy shield, easily differentiating it from the camera face so users can distinguish at a glance when the privacy mode is activated. This thoughtful design element provides added peace of mind, so users can quickly identify whether or not the camera is capable of recording.”

From a video-quality standpoint, Arlo has engineered the new Essential Indoor Camera with image-based motion and sound detection sensors to seamlessly trigger recording when the camera is armed. High definition, 1080p video quality with enhanced night vision will allow users to capture important details day or night.

The camera features a built-in microphone and speaker, complete with advanced, full-duplex audio for clearer, more natural remote conversations. 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 swiftly and effectively deter an intruder.

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The Arlo Essential Indoor Camera – recognised as a 2021 CES Innovation Award Honoree and recipient of a 2021 TWICE Picks Award – offers a sleek, premium, unibody design for seamless incorporation anywhere inside a home or business.

Available in white, the indoor camera features a versatile, integrated swivel mount that enables users to angle and mount the device on walls or place it on any surface to capture the desired vantage point.

Arlo’s AI and CV service, Arlo Smart, compliments the hardware to deliver total protection. Users receive a complimentary three-month Arlo Smart trial included with their Essential Indoor Camera purchase.

Arlo Smart provides extended 30-day rolling cloud storage of 1080p HD video recordings for added peace of mind. Smarter, customisable notifications enable users to detect people and animals inside the home

Controlled entirely through the Arlo app, users can easily view live streams and recordings, adjust their camera settings or access cloud recordings.

With an RRP of SGD 199, the Essential Indoor Camera is now rolling out in major retailers including Harvey Norman, Challenger, Best Denki and the official Arlo store on Lazada Singapore, Shopee Singapore, Amazon and