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Arlo program Works with Arlo connects smart devices with each other

Arlo program Works with Arlo connects smart devices with each other

During the CES, Arlo unveiled the ‘Works with Arlo’ compatibility program, which aims to achieve complete smart home security. The program ensures that the company’s security cameras connect to third-party devices, such as lamps. For this purpose, Arlo has entered into collaborations with various parties.

The company has already found a number of partners with Philips Hue, Sonos, Bose, Danalock, Jasco, Yale, LIFX, Leviton and Schlage for Works with Arlo. However, it is expected that other parties will join the list later on. According to Arlo, this growth is welcome as the smart home ecosystem of users grows. In addition to lamps and cameras, these include, for example, sound systems and smart locks.

Usefulness of connection

An important part for Works with Arlo will be the recently announced Arlo SmartHub, which serves as the core of the smart home. This allows the devices to connect to each other wirelessly. In this way, the user should be able to easily manage the compatible devices, i.e. third party products as well as Arlo equipment, via the Arlo app.

Within the Arlo app, users can also create automated repetitive events. In this way, the inter-connection of the devices becomes even more effective, since concrete steps can be taken for the security of the house. Arlo cites as an example that at night all outdoor cameras are switched on, the doors are locked and the lights are switched off. If a device then detects an unusual action, a warning signal follows on the smartphone. The user then takes action himself.


Arlo gives parties a badge when they complete the compatibility program, to inform users about the functionality. Thereafter, Arlo will continue to monitor the products, so that the experience remains good for Arlo users. The company takes into account customer feedback and the down- and up-time of devices and services, among other things.

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