Product Comparison: Blink Indoor Camera vs NETGEAR Arlo (VMS3130-100NAS)

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General Specifications
Indoor Camera
Arlo (VMS3130-100NAS)
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.
The Arlo camera is a 100 Percent Wire-Free, completely wireless, HD smart home security camera – so you can get exactly the shot you need – inside or out. The Arlo camera is weather-resistant and includes motion detection, night vision, and apps. It can capture clips and send you alerts whether you’re at home or away for round-the-clock peace of mind.
Key Specs
Field Of View
110 °
110 °
Number Of Cameras
Number Of Channels
Audio Communication
1 -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 (VMS3130-100NAS) Security System
  • The cameras are wireless and super easy to install. The video is good quality.
  • Wireless - this is a big one and is amazing. However, know that some of the CONs are a direct result of them being wireless. You kind of have to weigh your options - some of the wired cameras (even those from Arlo) may be superior if you can run wires.
  • Good video quality - I have been impressed by the quality of the view during daylight and night vision. Expect about 10 feet of visibility at night (in terms of seeing someone's face - you'll be able to see further).
  • Very easy setup and wire free and video and image are very clear.
  • Slow on connecting on the camera through mobile and pc due to routing request to be connected first at Arlo's server/netgear network instead of direct connection to the camera.
  • Doesn't record 24/7. Only activated by motion. If something happens outside its activation range, you won't see it.
Size & Weight
2.78 in.
2.8 in.
2.78 in.
1.7 in.
1.18 in.
2.6 in.
2.47 oz.
4.3 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 (VMS3130-100NAS) Security System
  • Relatively inexpensive, compact, easy to set up.
  • Good compact small camera size makes it easy to hide it.
  • Compact footprint, good user interface, good app interface, decent resolution.
  • The magnetic mount that comes with is ok, but the weight of the camera makes it tough to get just the right angle.
IP camera
IP 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
All-weather design, Night vision capability, Convenient motion alerts, Create an extensive camera network, Auto-adaptive white/black balance and exposure, Automatic email alerts and push notifications
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 (VMS3130-100NAS) Security System
  • The motion detection is pretty solid as long as you spend some time tweaking the settings for your situation (Playing around with the sensitivity is key).
  • The iOS app is easy to use and only the occasional glitch when wanting to disable the camera sometimes.
  • The setup is easy and I haven't had any glitches with the cam communicating with the base station.
  • The free cloud backup for the last week seems more than adequate for general purposes. A week should be long enough to realize if you need to keep a particular clip, and if you do, you can easily download it in the app and it puts it in the Photos app on your phone.
  • The app has some bugs (for example I found that sometimes if you just change 1 setting, it won't be saved), but so far I've found workarounds for most of the bugs.
  • Live viewing the cameras isn't instant - from the Android app or the website, there is definitely about a 5 second lag time.
  • Battery life is limited - 4-6 months is what I heard, although for my purposes (about 1 minute of recording a day), it looks like it will be on the lower end of that with 4 months. A firmware upgrade out of box stole about ~8% of my total life.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
99.00 $

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