Product Comparison: Blink Indoor Camera vs NETGEAR Arlo Pro (VMC4030-100NAS)

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General Specifications
Indoor Camera
Arlo Pro (VMC4030-100NAS)
About the Product
The Blink wireless home security & video monitoring system is the simple and stylish way to protect your home. Blink is easy to set up, just a fraction of the cost of other camera security systems, and has no subscription fees or data storage charges.
Keep an eye on your home, business, or mischievous pets with the NETGEAR Arlo Pro wire-free HD camera security system. Weatherproof, this indoor/outdoor system is equipped with HD camera that record sharp video, even in the dark. Receive alerts on your mobile device when sound and motion are detected, and enjoy free rolling cloud recording.
Key Specs
Field Of View
110 °
130 °
Number Of Cameras
Number Of Channels
Audio Communication
1 -way
2 -way
Temperature Sensor, Motion Sensor
Motion Sensor
Storage Type
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Blink Indoor Camera Home Security System with Motion Detection
  • True wirefree home security monitoring system. Easy setup. Strong sync module reception.
  • Camera is truly wireless. It runs on battery which lasts very long so I don't have to worry about wires. I hate wires so I automatically love this.
  • The resolution is pretty nice, I was able to catch a UPS thief this year steal a package from my front porch, so all good there.
  • Great resolution, good contrast, good sound quality, quick motion detection. Option to run the camera completely wirelessly. Syncs to Blink module quickly. Ability to schedule recording times.
  • The minimum motion sensing delay setting between the events. The minimum delay setting between the events is 10 seconds.
  • I recommend the camera but but first note the field of view is fairly small.
NETGEAR Arlo Pro (VMC4030-100NAS) Add-on Security Camera
  • Wireless signal and wireless power are great conveniences.
  • Good video and still quality (good enough for me, anyway)
  • Motion detection algorithm seems good. I've never had a false alert and have these constantly monitoring for months at a time.
  • Really excellent video quality both daytime and nighttime.
  • 720p is good enough but 1080p wouldn't hurt considering the price point.
  • The setting of the duration of the motion capture doesn't work in schedule mode. It would be really handy if it did.
Size & Weight
2.78 in.
3.1 in.
2.78 in.
1.9 in.
1.18 in.
2.8 in.
2.47 oz.
4.8 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Blink Indoor Camera Home Security System with Motion Detection
  • Fairly small form factor. Easy to use.
  • Love the portability and the nifty idea of powering the sync module at all times so that the cameras themselves use very little juice.
  • Small, light and cute.
  • The size and weight of the camera, allows for many mounting and placement options.
NETGEAR Arlo Pro (VMC4030-100NAS) Add-on Security Camera
  • Compact, beautiful and well made. Install was easy to set up.
  • Its compact size and lightweight is a plus for the easiest mounting I have ever seen.
  • Light and compact, very easy to install, comes with all needed accessories.
  • Compact camera with good resolution. Easy to use. Mounts just about anywhere.
  • The compact, portable, slick cameras and the interface are great.
IP camera
Security Camera
Remote Monitoring
Day/Night Mode
Night Vision
Auto-On Detection
Streaming Video
OS Compatibility
iOS, Android
iOS, Android, Windows, Mac
Works With
Blink Home Monitor App, Amazon Alexa
Alexa, Google Assistant, IFTTT & Stringify
Live Streaming HD Audio and Video, Motion Activated Instant-On Recording, Temperature Monitoring, Schedule automatic on/off monitoring, Compatible with smart-home services, Low-Light Illumination
Enjoy a rolling 7 days of free cloud recordings, Back up your videos by connecting a USB drive to Arlo's base station, Night vision on the cameras illuminates up to 25 feet, 2-way audio, Control a 100+ decibel siren remotely to scare off intruders, Adjustable sound detection, IP65 certified weather-resistant
Night Vision Distance
25 feet
What customers say about "Features"
Blink Indoor Camera Home Security System with Motion Detection
  • No expensive proprietary batteries. The system uses readily available AA batteries.
  • Mounting options included are well designed to give you close to unlimited viewing angles.
  • I can view Live from any camera from anywhere! (I would never have purchased these otherwise.)
  • Has motion sensor to capture videos when there is a motion and camera is armed. This means I don't have to record all junk.
  • Has app and connected to internet so I can see it from anywhere in the world.
  • No motion sensing zone setup. Anything moves anywhere in the field of view will set off recording and alert.
  • You cannot arm/disarm the motion sensing of the individual cameras. Either they are are all armed or disarmed.
  • It does capture based on motion within its range but doesnt have night vision. I have few recordings at night but cant see a thing in there as it pitch dark.
NETGEAR Arlo Pro (VMC4030-100NAS) Add-on Security Camera
  • The cameras are wireless and waterproof, which makes it easy to use them in a backyard, patio or garage.
  • The battery will last for months if you just activate the system when you are not home, as the cameras record just when they detect motion.
  • The system is very easy to set up: you just download the app, power the base station, pair the cameras, position the cameras, and you are done.
  • The app is intuitive to use and makes it easy to have a quick look at what's going on around the house.
  • You can create multiple 'modes'; for each mode, you choose which cameras to activate, their sensitivity, and what to do when motion is detected (notification/siren).
  • Cameras just record when motion is detected, there is no way to record continuously.
  • If you are planning to leave the cameras always on, they will detect a lot of motion and the battery will drain fast.
  • If you are streaming live, the camera will stop recording and you need to manually press the record button, which is not ideal in case something is happening.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
99.00 $

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