Today, Arlo has begun rolling out HomeKit support for two of the Arlo base stations. These updates enable HomeKit support for Arlo Pro and Arlo Pro 2 security cameras, and fulfill a promise from the company in January.
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At CES this year, Arlo announced that it would make HomeKit support available for Arlo Pro and Pro 2 sometime during the first quarter. While it missed the Q1 deadline, the update is now available.
Owners of Arlo Base Station VMB4000 and Arlo Base Station VMB4500 should have a new update available through the Arlo application on iOS. When you install this update, you will be able to use the Arlo app to access the HomeKit code and add the Pro or Pro 2 cameras to the HomeKit.
Adding HomeKit support to Pro and Pro 2 means you can access live video streams from your camera directly in the Home app. This places the video right alongside the other HomeKit accessory, meaning you don't have to visit the Arlo app quite often.
Note that iOS 13 adds a new HomeKit Secure Video functionality that will record your smart camera video and upload it to iCloud. This is a separate feature from generic HomeKit support, and Arlo is not yet on the list of manufacturers planning to support the functionality. The current manufacturers that signed up to support HomeKit Secure Video include Logitech, Eufy, Netatmo and Robin.
Unfortunately, owners of the Arlo Ultra 4K, which we reviewed in May, still have to wait for home support. There is currently no timetable for when Arlo can launch support for the newer Ultra cameras.
Arlo Pro and Pro 2 users can now head to the Arlo app on iOS now to update the base station and start taking advantage of HomeKit support.  OnlyBrush Smart Dental Travel Kit "width =" 750 "height =" 151 "/>
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