Arlo has begun rolling out a free update to their two of their most popular home security camera products. The Arlo Pro and Arlo Pro 2. An update that brings Apple HomeKit compatibility, thus, integrating them into Apple’s home automation technology.
Both cameras have always been able to be controlled directly from iOS on the iPhone. However, adding HomeKit support adds convedience, enables voice control with Siri, and more. Also, it means the Arlo cameras can trigger other HomeKit-enabled accessories you may have in your home – automatically.
For example, it will now be possible for HomeKit-enabled lights to automatically turn on if the Arlo camera detects motion. Or get a notification via the Home app when the camera detects motion when you are away from home. And you can now activate certain features using your voice with Siri, Apple’s voice assistant build into many Apple products.
“Knowing HomeKit support continuously resonates with our users, we wanted to expand those offerings to our wire-free camera solutions. By optimizing the compatibility to work with both the HomeKit ecosystem, as well as the Arlo app, our users now have added convenience.”
Tejas Shah, SVP Product and CIO
HomeKit is Apple’s home automation technology, built into a range of its platforms via the Apple Home app and Siri. Which is available on iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, Mac, and HomePod.
The free software update is rolling out now to Arlo’s most popular base station models, VMB4000 and VMB4500. Arlo has also confirmed the Arlo Ultra security camera range will gain HomeKit support in Q4, 2019.
For more information on Arlo and HomeKit including how to update and get connected, head over to the Arlo website.