The Arlo security system keypad can be activated with a touch of the phone

The Arlo security system keypad can be activated with a touch of the phone

At CES 2022, the company introduced a security system that includes an all-in-one multi-sensor with eight monitoring functions. It can detect motion (including door and window openings), water leaks, light and temperature changes, as well as sounds made by T3 and T4 smoke alarms. Each sensor is about an inch wide and connects to a modular hub that includes a backlit keypad and NFC connectivity so that you can use your phone to activate and disarm the system. The hub is also compatible with Arlo’s various security cameras and its Secure subscription service.

Many security systems come with break-in sensors that you can attach to your windows and doors to keep an eye on for intruders. One of the devices’ shortcomings is that they usually only have one monitoring function. If you move and wind up with too many of one sensor and not enough of another, this can cost you more money in the long run. Arlo, a security camera company, may have an elegant answer to this issue.

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  • The Arlo Security System will go on sale sometime in the first half of 2022, according to a statement the company shared with The Verge. It promised to disclose more information, including details on pricing, closer to release. The company didn’t have anything to say about the Security System’s smart home integrations today, but it did announce that it will support the Matter standard moving forward. At its simplest, the promise of Matter is that you’ll be able to buy a device and use it with the voice assistant of your choice and easily connect it to your existing home network.