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

General Specifications
Arlo (VMS3130-100NAS)
About the Product
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.
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.
Key Specs
Field Of View
110 °
110 °
Number Of Cameras
Number Of Channels
Motion Sensor
Temperature Sensor, Motion Sensor
Storage Type
Audio Communication
1 -way
What customers say about "Key Specs"
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.
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.
Size & Weight
2.8 in.
2.8 in.
1.7 in.
2.8 in.
2.6 in.
1.33 in.
4.3 oz.
4.2 oz.
What customers say about "Size & Weight"
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.
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.
IP camera
IP camera
Remote Monitoring
Day/Night Mode
Night Vision
Night Vision Distance
25 feet
Auto-On Detection
Streaming Video
OS Compatibility
iOS, Android, Windows, Mac
iOS, Android
Works With
Alexa, Google Assistant, IFTTT & Stringify
Blink Home Monitor App, Amazon Alexa
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
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)
What customers say about "Features"
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.
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.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Other Information
119.99 $

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