Re: Introducing Arlo Ultra - FAQ & Resources
Arlo Ultra 4K wire-free security camera delivers the ultimate peace of mind with advanced video and audio quality. Easy to install, the camera displays a wider, panoramic view with enhanced, color night vision. The integrated spotlight lights up the night or helps to ward off unwanted visitors. Advanced noise cancelling technology also minimizes background noise for crystal clear, two-way conversations. Easily connect to other smart home devices with the included Arlo SmartHub. Arlo Ultra Systems also includes 1 year of Arlo Smart Premier service.
For more information about your Arlo Ultra System, and some other helpful resources, check out these articles below:
- What is new in the Arlo Ultra camera?
- Arlo Ultra FAQ
- What are the benefits of 4K in a security camera?
- What is Auto Track and Zoom on my Arlo Ultra camera?
- How do I stream in 4K with my Arlo Ultra camera?
- How does the spotlight on my Arlo Ultra camera work?
- What Arlo subscription do I need to record videos with 4K resolution?
- Is Arlo Ultra backwards compatible with my existing Arlo system?
- What is different about the new mount for my Arlo Ultra camera?
- What are the benefits of the SmartHub?
- How do I adjust the field of view on my Arlo Ultra camera?
If you have any questions about the Arlo Ultra System, post down below and we'll get to each one as soon as we can. If you need any more help on your Arlo Ultra System, visit Arlo Support for more articles and resources.
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My new Arlo Ultra came today. I have been a happy Arlo user since inception, progressing through original, Pro, Pro 2 and now Ultra. I saw there were some early hiccups with Ultra, so any advice before I get started converting over?
New firmware that is now available resolved many of the issues you may have read about and has improved the overall experienced. Setup should go just as smoothly as the rest of your Arlo systems. Please let me know if you experience any issues. I'd be glad to help.
I was able to pair my Ultra cameras to my new smart base, but it is not finding any of my other cameras even though I unpaired from my Pro base and removed pro base from devices. How do I get smart base to find Arlo Pro 2 cameras?
Are you adding the cameras to the SmartHub the same way that you added the Ultra cameras (except selecting pro instead of Ultra in the app)? At what point do you experience the failed sync? What is the LED behavior on the camera?
I got it to work, for some of the older cameras it took a long sync push and several tries to finally get it syncing. It’s frustrating that it searches for base firmwear update every camera add, even though I don’t log out of app.
Can these articles be updated with relative information for the Ultra and it's 4K resolution?
Related, have you considered making a bandwidth calculator for adding multiple cameras and mixing and matching camera models and video resolutions? It would be handy, especially for larger installations (businesses).
Also, when will Ultra accessories be available to purchase? Mainly the Outdoor Power Cable and Outdoor Security Mounts?
Thanks for the feedback! We're always looking for ways to improve these articles.
For Arlo Ultra bandwidth requirements, take a look here: What is the minimum upload bandwidth speed required for Arlo Ultra?
Availability information for Ultra accessories can be found on amazon.com or your local retailer.
Right now I have the Arlo Pro with 3 cameras and the baby monitor. Do the Ultra cameras work with the Pro base station? Or would I need to upgrade the base station in order to used the Ultra cameras?
Just curious how all the devices work with each other.
The Ultra cameras will not sync with your existing Pro base station. You will need a SmartHub for the Ultra camera. As KarenC mentions, there are many benefits to using a SmartHub over your existing Pro base station.
For more information on this, take a look here: Is Arlo Ultra backwards compatible with my existing Arlo system?
Hello James, I have a pro base and 3 cameras and just added an Ultra smart base and single camera to my network. I have both bases plugged in and they seem to operate just as they are supposed to. I like the indoor siren on the pro so I'm keeping it in line with the Ultra, and the Arlo app sees them both. Three cameras with the pro and one with the Ultra. Would my pro cameras get any of the Ultra features if I pair them to the Ultra base (Tracking and zoom) or should I keep them paired with the pro base to keep the siren?
The cameras have different hardware so there's no way to get Ultra features out of a Pro series camera. Keeping them on the existing base is fine unless you want to simplify your setup.
When you say, "it won't recognize one camera", can you be more specific with what you're experiencing?
Do you have the camera synced but you're seeing an offline message? Or are you trying to add the camera and it's not being discovered? What LED behaviors are you seeing on the camera?
Any advice on getting night vision to work on the Arlo Ultra cameras? I have 4 installed outside and my night vision recordings, including live view, are very blurry and impossible to make out features such as fencing/railing/trees etc. in the yard only about 10ft from the camera, this is without the spotlight. When the spotlight illuminates, it is even blacker and nothing can be seen except for the slightest distant light.
Could it be alerting to sound? That setting is under Mode/(name of hub)/Armed/Edit mode/Rules. I think I have that route about right.
My back porch camera seems to keep detecting all the way to the street in front of my house...………..