CES 2020: New Smart Home Products From Ring, Arlo, Abode, And ADT

CES 2020 is, as always, the place to go for new smart home devices. That means we’re seeing accessories announced by every company we can think of, with four of them catching our eye today.

With announcements from Arlo, Ring, and more there is a ton to get through. So with that said, let’s get into it.

Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight

Arlo has announced its first wire-free floodlight camera and it’s managed to pick up an award as a CES 2020 Innovation Award Honoree, too. The device has powerful LEDs that light up the area when motion is detected, and there is a camera that can capture 2K HDR video. That video can also be recorded if needed.

There’s even a built-in siren if you want to make some noise and the whole thing is powered by rechargeable batteries. Arlo says the Pro 3 Wire-Free Floodlight will be available this Spring, costing $249.99.

Abode Smart Camera

Abode is a name that’s known for offering smart home gear that supports HomeKit, and it’s at it again with the newly announced Outdoor/Indoor Smart Camera.

With advanced computer vision capabilities built-in, abode customers can opt-in to have their Outdoor/Indoor Smart Camera understand when an authorized user is approaching or inside the residence vs. an unauthorized user, stranger, or intruder. This functionality is at the sole discretion of the user and can be toggled on or off at any time to manage a personalized database of known and unknown users. When integrated with an abode system, users can leverage CUE, abode’s advanced automation engine, to define and trigger smart home and security scenes using information provided by the abode Smart Outdoor/Indoor Camera including the advanced computer vision capabilities.

The company hopes to have the camera ready by March, with an expected price of around $199. That isn’t confirmed yet, however.

Ring Access Controller Pro

Ring might not be everyone’s favorite company right now, but it’s announced a new Access Controller that will allow existing Ring cameras to keep tabs on deliveries and keep tabs on access to gated homes. It’s available now and costs a whopping $299. And, obviously, it works with Amazon Key, too.

Ring Access Controller Pro – Cellular: $299

Ring Lighting

Ring might be known for making doorbells, but it’s trying its hand at lighting now as well. Those lights include an A19 bulb and a smaller PAR 38 model, although they won’t be ready for sale until April.

There’s also a new trio of solar-powered lights including a floodlight that is motion-activated.

  • Ring Solar Floodlight -​ Motion-activated smart light perfect for illuminating the driveway, yard, and walkways. The device features a combined 1,300 lumens, 45-foot maximum motion detection range, as well as adjustable mounts and settings.
  • Ring Solar Steplight -​ Motion-activated safety light that can illuminate stairs, decks and porches for brightened security where you need it most. When connected to the Ring Bridge, users can adjust brightness, motion sensitivity, and create custom light schedules, including dusk to dawn glow for continuous light that brightens when motion is detected.
  • Ring Solar Pathlight -​ Motion-activated smart light for walkways, driveways, and other high-traffic areas. Like the Ring Solar Steplight, when connected to the Ring Bridge, users can adjust brightness, motion sensitivity, and create custom light schedules, including dusk to dawn glow for continuous light that brightens when motion is detected.

ADT Cameras

Security firm ADT now has three new DIY security products to share after taking over the LifeShield product brand. All three products are now available as part of the new “Blue by ADT” line and are some sort of camera.

Each costs $199.99 and they can all recognize people based on their faces. Users can talk to people via them and custom zones are available for setting up alerts as well. Oh, and everything supports HomeKit, too. Or at least it will come Q2 2020.

One of the products is a doorbell that works via a wired connection and records 1080p video. It has night vision support and is obviously waterproof. The other two cameras are indoor and outdoor options, although they both look almost the same. Inside they both support microSD cards up to 128GB and they both record at 1080p. But the indoor camera is capable of keeping tabs on fire and carbon monoxide, so it can alert you if there’s an issue. It’s also a wired camera.

The outdoor camera is wireless, although ADT isn’t yet saying how long we can expect the battery to last.

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