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Arlo joins the matter club

At the CES electronics trade show, Arlo announced its support for the new smart home standard matter (link). The US company, known for security solutions such as cameras and video doorbells, wants to participate in the development of the standard. This gives the product area an important advocate. According to all that is known, cameras will not yet be included in the first matter specification (v. 1.0). Version 1 is more about lamps, thermostats, shutters, smart locks and sockets. To initiate new device groups or functions, enough supporters must be found in the circle of manufacturers (see interview with Florian Deleuil from Netatmo).

However, the launch lineup for the matter product groups is expected to include sensors. In particular, motion detectors, opening contacts, smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) sensors have already leaked out in various conversations. And here’s where things come full circle: in addition to its matter activities, Arlo unveiles a new wireless alarm system at CES (link). The Arlo Security system works with special multi-sensors. They can report motion, opening, brightness, temperature, smoke/CO and water leakage wirelessly to a control center (Image below). This makes the solution a hot candidate for matter integration.

A candidate for matter: the new Arlo Security System. Image: Manufacturer

The system is also said to work seamlessly with existing Arlo products such as cameras and doorbells – a subscription to the paid Arlo Secure Plan is required to use all features.


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