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Amcrest AD410 Camera Doorbell vs Arlo Essential Doorbell Which One is Better

Amcrest released the ad410 video doorbell upgrading the first doorbell series with higher camera resolution. How well Amcrest ad410 doorbell will compete with the Arlo essential video doorbell?

Amcrest Doorbell

With specialization in security cameras, producing video camera doorbell is not something new for Amcrest. The first video camera doorbell series that Amcrest released was the AD110, which was then followed by the newer AD410 series, of course with some improvements in specs and features in order to compete with similar products that are already widely marketed, such as the Arlo doorbell.

Amcrest AD110 vs AD410

What are the main differences of this ad410 series compared to the previous Amcrest ad110 series? For more details on the differences between the two Amcrest doorbell series, please refer to table 1 below which shows spec and features comparison for Amcrest ad410 vs ad110.

Physically, the ad410 looks more stylish and lighter than the ad110 (see the dimensions and weight of these two series on the table).

Amcrest AD410 doorbell
Amcrest AD410 doorbell

Double resolution

The higher the resolution of a camera, the more detailed the resulting image and less noise, especially when zoomed in. Amcrest ad410 is released with double the resolution from the Amcrest ad110 doorbell series which is only 1080p (2MP) to 4MP / 2K.

Although the resolution is double, the lens used is slightly longer and the aperture (f/2.1) is not smaller than its predecessor (f/2.0), but only slightly different which is certainly not too much difference in absorbing light towards the image sensor.

Wifi

Another difference that is quite different is the wifi adapter that supports dual band compared to its predecessor which only single band. The new wifi routers today already support dual band with a feature of forcing connected devices that support dual band to connect to the 5GHz radio band for a cleaner connection and less signal interference than 2.4GHz radio band.

Table 1 Amcrest ad410 vs ad110

ModelAmcrest AD410Amcrest AD110
Camera resolution4MP / 2K (2560 x 1920) @15 fps2MP / 1080p @20 fps
Lens2.27mm fixed lens f/2.12.0mm fixed lens f/2.0
View angle164 degree140 degree wide view angle
Night visionRange up to 16 ftYes, range up to 16ft
Memory storageMicro SD card 128GB (not included); Optional Smart Home Cloud storageMicro SD card up to 128GB
WeatherproofIP65Yes, IP55
WifiDual band 2.4GHz and 5GHzSingle band @2.4GHz
AudioBuilt-in microphone and speakerBuilt-in microphone and speaker
Power16V ~ 24V AC; Existing doorbell wiring16V ~ 24V AC
Works with AlexaYesYes
Dimension / weight5.0 x 1.7 x 0.9″ / 0.25 lbs4.7 x 2.0 x 1.1″ / 0.66 lbs
Price$154.99$99.99

Note the price difference between Amcrest ad410 series which is 50% more expensive than its predecessor ad110, and it’s reasonable considering there are few improvements in specs and features.

Amcrest vs Arlo doorbell

How will Amcrest ad410 compete with similar products that are quite popular in the market such as Arlo essential? Before we discuss further, it’s good to know that there are two models of Arlo doorbell, the wired Arlo doorbell and Arlo essential wire-free doorbell.

Arlo wire-free essential doorbell
Arlo wire-free essential doorbell

Arlo wired vs Arlo wire-free

There are two versions of Arlo doorbell, one model is wired doorbell and another one is wire-free doorbell. Wire-free doesn’t mean no cables at all, if you still need chime then you still need existing available wiring doorbell and chime. However, you can buy Arlo wireless chime accessories that can connect to your wifi network directly so that when your Arlo doorbell button is pressed, the chime will sound as normally the doorbell in general.

Pay attention to the following table 2 which provides a comparison table between wired Arlo doorbell vs wire-free Arlo doorbell.

The main difference is of course the connection needs to your home internet network. Arlo wired-doorbell requires an existing wiring doorbell, while the Arlo wire-free version uses a rechargeable battery to power the video camera doorbell.

Table 2 Arlo wired vs wire-free doorbell

Arlo ModelArlo Wired ModelArlo Wire-free Model
Resolution2.3MP (1536 x 1536), 1:1 ratio2.3MP (1536×1536), 1.1MP (1080×1080), 720×720, 1:1 ratio
View angle180 degree whole body coverage180 degree whole body coverage
Motion detection rangeAdjustable up to 16.4ft (5m)Adjustable up to 9.8ft (3m)
Power needRequires existing doorbell wiring with power supplyWire-free; connect direct to existing wireless network
Arlo foresight featureYesNo
Base station compatibleVMB5000, VMB4540, VMB4500, VMB4000Coming soon
Dimension1.77 x 5.11 x 0.98 inch / 4.49 x 12.97 x 2.49 cm1.85 x 5.63 x 1.45 inch / 4.69 x 14.30 x 3.68 cm

Now let’s compare the Amcrest Ad410 series with the Arlo Essential Wire-free doorbell and as a reference, please use the following table 3 spec comparison table.

Recording resolution

To be able to compete better with Arlo, Amcrest must be superior in camera resolution and the ad410 series provides twice the camera resolution compared to the Arlo essential doorbell. However, Arlo provides camera with 1:1 ratio with 180-degree view angle that allows your camera to see the entire body of the person standing in front of the door, while Amcrest provides a general ratio.

Built-in Wifi

Both Amcrest and Arlo are equipped with built-in wifi adapter that allows the doorbell to connect to the internet network for remote access and receive alerts whenever there is an event from the doorbell. There is a difference in the built-in adapter from Amcrest and Arlo where the Amcrest ad410 supports dual band. With dual band you can connect to a wifi network with @ 5GHz radio band which is cleaner from signal interference than @2.4GHz radio band.

Storage

To enable the doorbell camera to send snapshots of image alerts, storage is needed either in local memory or on the nvr or base station. Amcrest provides a local micro SD card memory slot that you can install up to 128GB capacity, and you also have the option for cloud storage.

The Arlo doorbell is not equipped with local memory on the camera, but you can store it on Arlo base station and optional Arlo cloud storage. There is a free trial for the Arlo Smart Alert Plan which also includes cloud storage.

Table 3 Amcrest vs Arlo doorbell

Doorbell modelAmcrest AD410Arlo essential wireless doorbell
Camera resolution4MP / 2K (2560 x 1920) @15 fps2.3MP (1536×1536), 1.1MP (1080×1080), 720×720, 1:1 ratio
Lens2.27mm fixed lens f/2.1Unspecified detail; 12x digital zoom
View angle164 degree180 degree diagonal
Night visionRange up to 16 ftHigh power IR LEDs
SirenAlarm function controlled by the appBuilt-in siren triggered by motion detection or manually via the app
Memory storageMicro SD card 128GB (not included); Optional Smart Home Cloud storageNo local memory storage but you connect to Arlo base station; Arlo smart alerts plan includes storage, trial is available
WeatherproofIP65Withstand the heat, cold, rain or sun
WifiDual band 2.4GHz and 5GHzConnect direct to 2.4 GHz WiFi network or connect to Arlo SmartHub / Base Station (VMB4000, VMB4500, VMB4540 or VMB5000)
AudioBuilt-in microphone and speakerBuilt-in one microphone array and speaker
Power16V ~ 24V AC; Existing doorbell wiring8 ~ 24V AC and existing doorbell and chime electrical wiring; Rechargeable battery for wire-free  
Works with AlexaYesWorks with Alexa and Google assistant
Price$154.99$179.99

With Amcrest ad410 doorbell your resolution is 2k, twice the resolution of the Arlo essential doorbell and you can install up to 128GB memory for local storage so you don’t need cloud storage service. Arlo with Arlo smart alert service provides you with full functions of Arlo smart alert and cloud storage.

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