What is Arlo Safe and what does it do?
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(Pocket-lint) – Arlo has launched a new app and device in the US that gives people who come home late at night peace of mind.
Arlo Safe extends the company’s security technology outside the home, to provide 24/7 personal safety.
Here we explain what it is and what it does.
What is Arlo Safe?
Arlo Safe consists of an app for iOS and Android that you install on your phone, as well as a device – the Arlo Safe button – that you can place on a keychain or in a pocket and use to instantly alert emergency services from your location.
The app can be used without the button though, with its own one-touch emergency response functionality, as well as a family safety feature to see the current location of family members (who also have the app installed) and send them help if needed.
It also offers accident detection and response functions, which not only alert the emergency services in the event of a vehicle accident, but also automatically record audio and video for help responders get a better idea of what happened.
“With Arlo Safe, we’re leveraging Arlo’s award-winning expertise in smart home security and intuitive, easy-to-use design to deliver the safest, most comprehensive security app available. in tune with our modern, busy lives,” said Tim Johnston, senior vice president of product, Arlo.
What does the Arlo Safe app do?
Arlo Safe’s one-touch emergency response feature allows users to speak directly with live agents, who will stay on the line until help arrives. It will also give services critical information depending on the incident.
The Family Safety feature allows users to send verification requests to family members who have opted in to this feature. It also allows users to set common locations, such as home, school, or office, so that notifications are sent if a family member leaves or arrives.
What is the Arlo Security Button?
The Arlo Safe button is a small device that literally houses a button that the user can press to silently call for help.
How much does the Arlo Safe app cost?
The Arlo Safe app is free to download. Some features are free.
Other features, however, require a monthly subscription, which starts at $4.99 per month for an individual. A family plan costs $9.99 per month, while an Arlo Safe and Secure Pro plan costs $19.99 per month but covers Arlo Safe and features of the company’s home security products.
The Arlo Safe button is available for $29.99. On the other hand, the Arlo Safe family plan includes two buttons and a one-year subscription to the family plan.
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You can learn more on Arlo’s US website.
Written by Rik Henderson.