Arlo CES 2021 HonoreeDigital Reviews Network want to extend our congratulations to the team from Arlo Technologies as the all-new Arlo Essential Indoor Camera and the Touchless Video Doorbell (which we’re very excited about in particular) were both named as 2021 CES Innovation Award Honourees in the Smart Home category by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA).

Arlo is one of the leading internet-connected camera brands in today’s market. Think wireless video doorbells, security video cameras and and very handy external sensor activated floodlights which also feature cameras. They are ideal for home security in an age where security is a must, and especially if it ties into the growing home-automation network.


Our editor-in-chief, Kevin, has been a big fan of Arlo products for some time, using the Arlo Pro 2 video cameras and toting them with him as he moved between rentals.

The Essential Indoor camera features an easy-to-control, automated privacy shield that allows families to choose when the camera monitors and records video, providing unparalleled peace of mind. When the privacy shield is in disarm mode, recording, motion and audio detection is disabled and won’t begin until the shield is opened by the user via the Arlo App. Users can also signal the privacy shield to open automatically and begin recording by starting a live stream or changing the camera to arm mode. This video-based motion detection technology puts the power in the hands of the users, giving them the ability to decide when their camera is monitoring and when it is not.

“The CES Innovation Awards highlight the most thoughtful technology and we are pleased our Essential Indoor Camera and Touchless Video Doorbell are in such great company,” said Brad Little, Vice President & Managing Director APAC. “Arlo is constantly working to deliver added peace of mind to our users. Security solutions like the Essential Indoor Camera and its integrated privacy shield prove our ongoing commitment to privacy and home security excellence.”

The Touchless Video Doorbell builds on the success of Arlo’s award-winning video doorbell lineup. The new addition to the lineup of doorbells for the security minded leverages precise “Proximity Sensing Technology” to gauge a visitor’s distance, the Arlo Touchless Video Doorbell zeros in on a visitor’s approach. Once detected, the guest hears an audible chime and sees a visible light, signalling the doorbell has been “pressed” and the homeowner has been alerted – all before they come into physical contact with the device. With COVID-19, fewer shared touchpoints the better, and the the Touchless Video Doorbell is brilliant and innovative design designed to help guests and delivery personnel limit their interaction with communal points of contact, all while keeping the homeowner’s front entry secure.

The Essential Indoor Camera and Touchless Video Doorbell join other Arlo CES Innovation Awards recipients from previous years, including the Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight Wire-Free 2K HDR Security Camera (in 2020) and the Arlo Pro 3 Wire-Free 2K HDR Security Camera and Arlo Ultra 4K Wire-Free HDR Security Camera (in 2019). Products are thoroughly reviewed by CTA for design, functionality, consumer appeal and the general engineering of how the products fares against its competition by a panel of judges comprised of engineers, designers, and members of the tech media.

Additional details on the Essential Indoor Camera and Touchless Video Doorbell will be available closer to launch. Be sure to keep an eye on Digital Reviews Network as we will share all details prior to launch and, hopefully, provide our experiences should we get our hands on these award-winning products.

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