Arlo IPO: 5 things to know about the Netgear security-camera spinoff

For hardware companies these days, success following an initial public offering depends on an ability to convince investors that the business is about more than just the sale of a physical product.

Arlo Technologies Inc. ARLO, +0.00% is the next company that will have to make that case to Wall Street. The company, which plans to spin out of Netgear Inc. NTGR, -2.19%recently filed IPO paperwork. Arlo makes home-security cameras that can be accessed remotely, and it also sells additional security services.

Hardware companies with IPO dreams can look to Roku Inc. ROKU, +0.59% for recent inspiration.

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