Amcrest ASH26 Floodlight Outdoor Camera

Amcrest add another model of security camera with spotlights to illuminate surrounding to get clearer and sharper image detail, today Amcrest add Amcrest ASH26 outdoor wifi security camera with bright floodlight up to 2,000lumens. How good this product is compared with Arlo Pro 3 floodlight?

Amcrest ASH26 floodlight outdoor camera
Amcrest ASH26 floodlight outdoor camera

Amcrest ASH26

The main obstacle for a security camera to get a good image detail at night or when lighting condition is very low is how to add light around the frame so that your camera can record objects in more detail, if necessary recorded with color night vision. The first generation of Amcrest ip security camera with light addition is Amcrest ACD2W outdoor security camera with spotlights. Today, Amcrest introduces new model of security camera with light addition – the Amcrest ASH26 outdoor security camera with floodlight. See also Hikvision vs Dahua color night vision camera.

Full HD @30 fps

Amcrest acd2w and its newer model Amcrest ash26 are both embedded with ½.7” 2MP image sensor with resolution up to 1080p @30 fps, real time frame rate.   

The main difference between the two Amcrest models is the additional light on each of the camera, with Amcrest ACD2W is equipped with a spotlight; the Amcrest Ash26 is equipped with two floodlights. Both camera models are designed with the same resolution of 1080p @ 30 fps. You can compare with Arlo Pro 3 floodlight which comes with higher resolution, 2K (2560×1440) twice as high resolution as Ash26. Have no idea what the frame rate is, typically wire-free camera with battery powered come @15fps to save the power. Amcrest ash26 is not a wire-free camera, but plug-in to 110~240V AC power so delivering frame rate @30 fps is possible.  

Amcrest floodlight
Amcrest ASH26 with 48pcs LEDs floodlight

Floodlight

Amcrest ASH26 is equipped with two panels of LED arrays, where each panel has six groups of LED arrays; each array consists of 4 LEDs. So these two floodlight panels contain two times of 24pcs LEDs, so there are a total of 48pcs LEDs in ASH26 security camera delivering up to 2,000 lumens light with 3000K light temperature. This bright 2,000lm light can illuminate surrounding of your property to help your camera to receive enough light to produce color night vision.  

If you compare it with Arlo Floodlight, Arlo is equipped with a floodlight design that blends with the camera module in the middle and provides the same light of 2,000lm. However, when you add optional Arlo outdoor magnetic charging can provide 50% brighter light up to 3,000lm.

With Ash26 you have 3 option modes the way the camera works with the floodlight:

The first option is automatic mode. When night falls, the floodlights will automatically ON until the daylight comes and the camera provides color night vision. The second option is manual by turning floodlight On/ Off, if there is enough ambient light up to around 0.03Lux then the camera can still provide color night vision, and if it drops to 0.15Lux then it changes to B / W night vision. And the third option is motion-activated mode, when there is motion detection the floodlight is on and you can also trigger sirens via your mobile device if necessary to deter the evil intentions of uninvited guests.

Unlike Amcrest floodlight with three modes, Arlo is designed with two modes, motion-detection and manual On / Off, but under normal circumstances Arlo provides B / W night vision with two high power IR LEDs.  When you turn on floodlight manually, floodlight will stay On for up to 20 minutes by default (you can customize via the app) if you don’t turn it off manually.

Highlights

  • Full HD 1080p resolution @30 fps with H.264 / H.265 support
  • ½.7inch 2MP (1920 x 1080p) image sensor   
  • Fixed lens 2.8mm with 114 degree horizontal view angle, 137 degree diagonal
  • PIR detection up to 33ft distance 270 degree coverage
  • Built-in Floodlight with 2000lm brightness and 3000K temperature with three working modes: motion-activated, manual and automatic modes
  • Comes with built-in 110dB siren remotely activated
  • Two way audio with built-in Microphone and speaker for listen and talk to guest
  • Micro SD Card slot up to 256GB, connect to NVR system and Amcrest smart home cloud service
  • Wifi connection with 802.11b/g/n with internal dual band antenna 2×2 MIMO up to 328 ft open field (100m)
  • IP65 rated weatherproof

Cons

  • No IR LED for normal night vision

This product is powered by 110~240V AC, so Amcrest ASH26 is confident with continuous floodlight to illuminate your property all night with color night vision, or you can set it in event-triggered  mode. This product is tagged with cheaper price than Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight.

Amcrest vs Arlo Floodlight

To make it easier for you to see the difference between these two products, use table 1 below as a reference to see the features of each product as we have discussed above.

Should you prefer wire-free model, Arlo Pro 3 would be your choice, however you cannot make the floodlight stays on all night long for color night vision except trigger manually or motion-detection trigger. Amcrest ASH26 allows you to set automatic that turn the floodlight On when darkness come.

Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight
Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight

With couples of advantages and disadvantages each of the product, with a price difference of around $ 40, it can be your consideration in choosing which one is suitable to meet your business needs.

Table 1 Amcrest vs Arlo Floodlight camera

Camera modelAmcrest ASH26Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight
Recording resolutionFull HD 1080p @30 fps2k / 4MP (2560×1440) HDR
Lens2.8mm fixed lens with 16x digital zoom1/3” image sensor with 12x digital zoom
Field of view angle114 degree horizontal160 degree diagonal
Floodlight2,000lm, triggered manually, automatic or motion detection2000lm, light color temperature 4,000K with Arlo Outdoor Magnetic Charging cable up to 3,000lm
SirenYes, 110dBYes, built-in siren
AudioListen and Talk Using the Built-In Speaker & Microphone; Two Way Audio.2-way audio with built-in microphone and speaker
Local memory storageclass 10 Micro SD card up to 256GBN/A, optional cloud storage, hub station
HousingIP65 weatherproofWeather resistant
PowerAC100~240VRechargeable battery Solar cell power  
Event modeMotion detection with 270 degree PIR sensorMotion detection 
Price (Jul 2020)$179.99$220.99

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Should you require 8 channel camera system kit with color night vision, consider Swann or Annke 8 channel 4k color night vision kit. For wire-free camera system, you may also consider TP-link Kasa KC310 s2 vs Blink – affordable wire-free camera instead of Arlo cameras.

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