Smart security camera maker Arlo has announced a new version of the Arlo Video Doorbell that’s going to be more affordable than its main competitor, the Ring Video Doorbell 3, and more versatile than its predecessor thanks to a built-in battery.

Dubbed the Arlo Essential Wire-Free Video Doorbell, Arlo is planning on releasing the new doorbell camera for $199 (around £150/AU$270) and it's due out by the end of the year.

According to Arlo, the new camera has a 180-degree field of view, a square 1:1 aspect ratio, and HD Video resolution, as well as HDR and night vision.

Other features on the docket include direct-to-mobile video calls using the two-way microphone and speaker, all-weather resistance coating and quick reply messages with pre-programmed responses.

The smart doorbell works wirelessly and doesn’t need to be hardwired into your home, and Arlo says you can expect between three and six months of battery life depending on how frequently the camera captures and responds to visitors.

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