Other features include two-way noise-cancelling audio so you can hear and communicate with visitors, pre-recorded messages you can play to guests, Alexa and Google Assistant compatibility and a built-in smart siren. On top of wireless battery-powered functionality, you can also wire it directly as with the original Video Doorbell.
It comes with a three-month trial to Arlo’s Smart subscription service, offering motion detection that can tell the difference between a “person, package, vehicle or animal,” according to Arlo. Users also receive 30-day rolling HD video recording, access to emergency services and more. The Arlo Essential Video Doorbell costs $200 and is set to arrive later this year.