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Arlo Security Cameras Will Soon Detect Packages, Cars, Animals

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In the near future, Arlo security cameras will be able to detect animals, vehicles, and packages, the company announced Wednesday.

Arlo plans to roll out these new artificial intelligence-powered detection capabilities to its Arlo Smart subscription service later this year.

The upcoming Package Detection feature will let you watch on your smartphone as packages are delivered to your front door. Arlo says its technology will alert you “the moment your camera locates and identifies a parcel.” The Vehicle Detection feature will notify you when a car or truck parks on or near your property, and Animal Detection will keep you informed about any animals in your yard.

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“The introduction of Animal, Vehicle and Package Detection to Arlo Smart marks the next generation of precise AI and video analytics offerings,” Pat Collins, SVP of Arlo products, said in a statement. “By leveraging the power of Arlo’s advanced AI and computer vision capabilities, our users can enjoy added peace of mind and convenience to tailor their notifications to only the important events they truly care about.”

Arlo Smart plans start at $ 2.99 per camera per month; the service works with all of the company’s security cameras. When the new Animal, Vehicle and Package Detection features arrive, Arlo Smart subscribers will gain access to them at no extra cost.

Arlo Smart subscribers already get real-time alerts about people who enter their camera’s view. Arlo says its AI and computer vision technology ignores movements of other objects like swaying tree branches, so you don’t get a bunch of false positive alerts.

Subscribers can also set up “Cloud Activity Zones” to monitor specific areas. Notifications include thumbnail clips of the action; you can simply press and hold to view the clip without even needing to launch the app.

The Arlo Pro 2 outdoor security camera system earned an “excellent” rating in PCMag’s review, and our coveted Editors’ Choice award.

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