While it might look the same and fit the same covers, the all-new Arlo Pro 5 2K launching in Australia represents a look forward for Arlo and Arlo customers with new battery saving technology and an all-new Arlo Secure app.

Most notably, in a world of rising prices and budget pressure, Arlo has released their newest camera with a lower price as the company looks to reset their entire range pricing to suit the 2023 market.

The new Arlo Pro 5 2K (Known overseas as the Pro 5S) will be available for $329 from today, a good $40 less than the Arlo Pro 4 when it launched two years ago.

Critically, there are some big advances in technology under the hood that offer a 30% greater battery life, as well as dual-band WiFi support which should mean faster video loading when viewing your camera.

Brad Little, Arlo’s APAC Vice President of Sales says “The Arlo Pro 5 is one of the most secure and reliable security cameras Arlo has engineered to date. Integrating three wireless technologies into one extremely compact form factor ensures users are better equipped to ‘protect their everything’. Supporting the overall Pro 5 experience, is the intuitive Arlo Secure app that ensures frictionless access to the most comprehensive monitoring tools available

In addition to the new WiFi and Battery capabilities, enabling the new Arlo Pro 5 in your existing system will also enable an app upgrade to the Arlo Secure app. It’s a new look, faster and more responsive design but critically it’s future ready.

Setup to allow for automations via Matter devices, as well as working hand in hand with the Arlo Security system.

Lot’s to take in, and after less than a week of use there’s no doubt I found the Arlo Pro 5 a touch faster to setup, and it’s certainly responsive in-app. A lot to learn and understand about the new-look app though!

Here’s a full list of Arlo Pro 5 features:

  • Dual-Band Wi-Fi Support: Automatically connect to the strongest network available between 5GHz or 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi for the strongest possible connection
  • Increased Battery Life: Up to 30% longer battery life than the Pro 4 allowing users to charge their camera less often.
  • 2K Video with HDR: High-performance lenses ensure crystal-clear detail in every picture
  • 160-Degree Viewing Angle: Keep an eye on what matters most with a wider field of view
  • Integrated Spotlight: Light up the night and ward off unwelcome guests
  • Built-In Smart Siren: Trigger the siren remotely or automatically during an event
  • Colour Night Vision: See videos in colour rather than traditional black and white
  • Two-Way Audio: Listen and speak to visitors with crystal clear, full duplex audio that reduces wind and noise
  • Wire-Free and Weather-Resistance: Easily install indoors or outdoors
  • Magnetic Connections: Easily add on accessories such as a solar panel charger, waterproof outdoor charging cable, and XL capacity battery/housing
  • Platform Compatibility: Works with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and IFTTT for easy interaction, automation, and control