Product Comparison: NETGEAR Arlo (VMS3130-100NAS) vs NETGEAR Arlo Pro (VMC4030-100NAS)

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General Specifications
Arlo (VMS3130-100NAS)
Arlo Pro (VMC4030-100NAS)
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.
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
Motion Sensor
Motion Sensor
Storage Type
Audio Communication
2 -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.
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
2.8 in.
3.1 in.
1.7 in.
1.9 in.
2.6 in.
2.8 in.
4.3 oz.
4.8 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.
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
Night Vision Distance
25 feet
25 feet
Auto-On Detection
Streaming Video
OS Compatibility
iOS, Android, Windows, Mac
iOS, Android, Windows, Mac
Works With
Alexa, Google Assistant, IFTTT & Stringify
Alexa, Google Assistant, IFTTT & Stringify
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
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
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.
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)
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