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


General Specifications
Brand
Blink
NETGEAR
Model
Indoor Camera
Arlo (VMS3130-100NAS)
Origin
China
Vietnam
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
Connectivity
Wireless
Wireless
Resolution
1280x720
1280x720
Field Of View
110 °
110 °
Number Of Cameras
1
1
Number Of Channels
1
1
Audio Communication
1 -way
Sensors
Temperature Sensor, Motion Sensor
Motion Sensor
Storage Type
Cloud
Cloud
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
Height
2.78 in.
2.8 in.
Width
2.78 in.
1.7 in.
Depth
1.18 in.
2.6 in.
Weight
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.
Features
Type
IP camera
IP camera
Remote Monitoring
Yes
Yes
Day/Night Mode
Yes
Yes
Night Vision
No
Yes
Auto-On Detection
Yes
Yes
Streaming Video
Yes
Yes
OS Compatibility
iOS, Android
iOS, Android, Windows, Mac
Works With
Blink Home Monitor App, Amazon Alexa
Alexa, Google Assistant, IFTTT & Stringify
Extras
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)
Certifications
RoHS, CE
CE, RoHS
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
99.00 $

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