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Arlo Doorbell with a camera combined

I really like my Arlo cameras but I’m giving constructive criticism. I was hoping you would release a doorbell, however the new doorbell is going to be poorly received.  I want a doorbell with a camera combined. I don’t want to have purchase an $80 doorbell and a $150 camera to go with it. There is a lot of competition in this area. Please combine a camera and doorbell so I only have to by one device. I’ll be the first to purchase one. Thank you for listening.  

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I agree with Britautoguy, the new audio doorbell is a disappointment when compared to other smart doorbells.  I wanted Arlo to release a camera doorbell not an audio-only doorbell.  Why would a person spend $80 on an audio doorbell and then at least another $150 to $200 for an Arlo Camera (excluding $20 exterior mount) when a person can get a Ring 1080p Video doorbell for $150 (mounting equipment included).

 

Also, imagine if someone does not have an Arlo camera, but only has the audio doorbell.  All a malicious person has to do is play a recording of a baby crying to get the person to open the door.  Without a camera the homeowner would have no way to know if there really was a baby crying outside or not.

 

Same thing goes for the Arlo Security Lights.  I have wanted Arlo to release an Arlo camera with built-in lights, not have to get two separate devices and attach two separate things to the outside of my house.  Again, Ring already has wireless cameras with built-in lights for less money than an Arlo Pro 2 camera.

 

All of this plus the abject failure of the 2.6 Arlo app, and I have gone from an Arlo devotee and promoter to trying out competitors.

 

Whoever is in charge of product development needs to be fired.

Community Manager

The Arlo Audio Doorbell is designed to complement your Arlo camera system. Keeping the doorbell and camera separate lets you combine an Arlo Audio Doorbell with any Arlo wire-free camera of your choice. You also have the freedom to place your Arlo wire-free cameras anywhere around your front door so you can see more than what’s directly in front of your doorbell button.

Aspirant

I, like others, would like to see an integrated camera and doorbell so that I may use it in addition to a separate camera hidden in the shrubs for the sidewalk. This combination would also keep customers from having to put additional holes in their framework. I decided to not purchase the doorbell and an additional camera during Black Friday, which would have been my 5th camera, as I have hopes there will be a product in the works.  I'll gladly save my last camera allowance for the integrated doorbell. 

Fledgling

This is a needed feature. Without the camera you are forcing me to consider a competitors product. Having a camera doorbell should be a must have in the product line. It performs a different function compared to what you currently offer. 

 

Also, the doorbell should be able to ring on all Alexas' in the house.

 

Novice

I bought the Arlo doorbell without reading the instruction or watch or review online.  I found out that the Doorbell does not have a camera so I am very dissappointed.  This will be a great product if the Doorbell have the camera included.  I will re-turn the Doorbell and hope the manufacture will release the doorbell with a camera.  Since the audio Doorbell isn't work well with the existing camera if you IPhone is locked when you recived the call and you have to switch back and for to view the video.  Thumb down for the new Arlo Doorbell.

Novice

Alro audio DoorBell desgin is a step down in comparision with your compititor.  

Arlo team need to come up a Doorbell with camera included because I will not spend $80 to buy a Doorbell, camemar and the Base to use the Doorbell video function.  It is a stupid idea!

Novice

Understanding that Arlo’s audio doorbell is supposed to be combined with a camera if one wants to see wh o’s ringing, but I would really want to see Arlo introducing a Doorbell that has a camera integrated so I can use my existing camera for a different place. Arlo team, are you working on this and when can we expect to see it coming to market?

Thank you!

Community Manager

The current design allows for the most flexibility in camera placement to get the perfect angle depending on the specific environment for your doorbell setup. If you'd like to see an alternate design in the future, visit the Arlo Idea Exchange and post on the existing threads there supporting this idea.

 

JamesC

Novice
I agree that a camera is needed in the doorbell. I would like to have the straight forward view of the camera feature in a doorbell. This way you have another view of people coming to the door.
Fledgling

I also agree, the camera needs to be at a level we can see someones face, a camera embedded in the doorbell would be best for us.   I already own 3 three Arlo Pro cameras but can't position any to view someone at the front door from the angle we want.