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


General Specifications
Brand
Blink
NETGEAR
Model
XT
Arlo Pro (VMC4030-100NAS)
Origin
China
Vietnam
About the Product
With the Blink XT, you can now protect your entire home, inside and out, with the same video-first security that you have come to love. Blink is easy to set up, just a fraction of the cost of other home monitoring 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
Connectivity
Wireless
Wireless
Resolution
1280x720
1280x720
Field Of View
110 °
130 °
Number Of Cameras
1
1
Number Of Channels
1
1
Audio Communication
1 -way
2 -way
Sensors
Temperature Sensor, Motion Sensor
Motion Sensor
Storage Type
Cloud
Cloud
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Blink XT Home Security Camera System
  • Picture quality is pretty good, especially for something powered by a pair of AAA batteries.
  • Image quality during day is excellent. Night time usage isn't crystal clear, but I live in a dark area and still amazed at what I can see!
  • No wires to deal with--great when you live in a house that can't easily run cabling or power.
  • The resolution is clear day and night. Actually captures people walking onto my porch, not as they're walking away (like the Ring did).
  • Picture in night mode is sub par for a 1080P camera (my $60 960P Amcrest camera's perform much better night mode).
  • No ability to zoom in which renders the 1080P resolution pretty worthless.
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
Height
2.8 in.
3.1 in.
Width
2.8 in.
1.9 in.
Depth
1.33 in.
2.8 in.
Weight
4.2 oz.
4.8 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
Blink XT Home Security Camera System
  • It's really, really easy to set up. Cameras are really small and light.
  • Very compact and inconspicuous. Love the no-wires feature. Would be perfect if it had live view.
  • Like the easy set up and compact size of the unit. Picture is clear and sharp.
  • The camera is compact, and easy to mount interior and exterior.
  • Super easy set-up, color and clarity are great, night vision is very good, wireless compact device.
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.
Features
Type
IP camera
Security Camera
Remote Monitoring
Yes
No
Day/Night Mode
Yes
Yes
Night Vision
Yes
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, Weatherproof (IPX65)
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 XT Home Security Camera System
  • Snapshot option and live view. Easy to set times for arm/disarm.
  • Reliable connection during the week plus I have it (much less bandwidth demanding than Ring doorbell for example for the same picture quality).
  • Can choose between battery operation or microUSB power.
  • WIFI Range--very good. I have one camera at the front of the house and the other camera about 100 feet away on the front of the garage.
  • This is a big one - no motion zones. This severely limits placement of the camera.
  • Live view takes too long to load (over 10 seconds at times).
  • Cameras do not handle shooting into bright light--for example, my front porch is 8 feet deep and sometimes the cameras have a static white balance and people can appear dark once they come onto the porch.
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)
Certifications
RoHS, CE
RoHS, CE
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
119.99 $

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