Amcrest IP4M-1028

Amcrest IP4M-1028 vs Arlo Wireless Outdoor Camera

Newer model of high resolution wireless outdoor camera offered by Amcrest – IP4M-1028 in addition of Amcrest IP3M-956 and the wired model is Amcrest IP4M-1026.

In this article

  • Amcrest IP4M-1028 Review
  • Amcrest vs Arlo wire-free cameras

Why wireless outdoor camera is preference choice for some reasons? No wires is the main reason, even though you still need to provide power to the camera. However, Arlo offers free-wire camera for outdoor / indoor. How good it is compared with Arlo?

Amcrest IP4M-1028

Amcrest IP4M-1028 is designed with fixed lens with wireless connection to your home wifi network.

Recording and playback

You can record the video with high resolution of up to 2688×1520 pixels @30 frame per second. Playback can be performed with local micro SD card storage or connect to Amcrest NVR system such as Amcrest NV4108 NVR or Foscam 8 channel NVR system or connect to Amcrest 16 channel NVR system or connect to ONVIF Laview 16 channel NVR system kit.

Night vision

Amcrest IP4M-1028 is day and night camera, comes with 30x IR LEDs to illuminate darkness up to 98 ft (30m), enough when you place the camera on the ceiling at the porch or at any outdoor location facing to the front side. In businesses you may consider PTZ camera with long distance coverage such as Amcrest IP2M-850 that can reach up to 100m (320 ft).


The placement of the camera outdoor is prone to any harsh weather environment including water, snow or wind and even vandalism. Amcrest IP4M-1028 is designed with well constructed housing, well sealed with IP67 rated weatherproof and IK10 vandal resistant.

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Amcrest IP4M-1028 4MP Wifi outdoor camera


  • Wireless dome camera, powered by latest Ambarella chipset
  • Fixed position camera with 2.8mm lens Sony IMX322 image sensor
  • superior HD 4MP @30 fps recording resolution
  • 118 degree wide field of view angle
  • Support night vision (30 IR LEDs) with range up to 98 ft (30 m)
  • Record and playback using an Amcrest or ONVIF NVR, FTP, or Blue Iris
  • Support local micro SD Card storage, cloud service is also available
  • Intelligent motion detection and alerts
  • Remote view with free Amcrest View app
  • ONVIF compliant
  • IP67 and IK10 vandal resistant housing

With wireless connection this camera is ideal for outdoor placement, no hassle of running UTP network cable to the network. Just connect to your home wireless network easily with WPS secure connection.

Click here to learn more detail Amcrest IP4M-1028

Amcrest IP4M-1028 vs Arlo VMC4030

Arlo VMC4030 is wire-free design wireless outdoor camera. it’s very practical, easy to install at everywhere even hang down on the tree using versatile twist mount. The camera is powered by dry battery so you don’t need to provide power outlet or any power adapter.

Arlo wireless security camera
Arlo indoor – outdoor wireless camera

You have options of mount type including magnetic mount, twist mount, wall mount and more. If you compare with Amcrest IP4M-1028 wifi camera or any wireless outdoor camera, Arlo is preference because it is easy to install anywhere.


The apparent difference is the recording resolution between the two products. See that Amcrest offers 4MP (2688x1520p) resolution @30 fps while Arlo gives you only up to 720p. field of view angle is almost the same, wide angle more than 110 degree covering nearly the front view.

Night vision

Both cameras support night vision, but Amcrest is ideal for businesses with longer distance range of Infra red up to 98 ft as oppose to only 25 ft, nearly 4 times as long as Arlo.


Amcrest IP4M-1028 supports local memory SD Card storage to help you playback the footage, or you can connect to NVR system storage. Cloud storage is also available with free 4 hours cloud storage, any options are available.

Arlo doesn’t support local memory storage but includes free basic cloud storage for 7 days just for motion trigger recording.

With Arlo you require a base station to allow you connect multiple cameras up to 5 units. And generally Arlo cameras are offered with base station and kit, they come with bundle of base station plus two Arlo cameras or more. Or combination of Arlo cameras and Arlo Pro with siren base station.

Comparison table

Take a closer look at the following spec comparison table between Amcrest IP4M-1028 and Arlo wire-free IP camera.

Table 1 comparison between Amcrest and Arlo

ModelAmcrest IP4M-1028Arlo VMC4030
Recording resolution4MP (2688 x 1520P) @30 fps1.3MP (1280 x 720p) @30 fps
Field of angle118 degree110 degree
Compression formatH.264H.264
Night vision30 IR LEDs range up to 30m (98ft)850 nm LEDs: illuminates up to 25 feet
Works with AlexaNoYes
Storagemicro SD Card; FTP; NVR; and free 4 hours cloud storage; Additional 7-day, 15-day, and 30-day storage plans are available starting at $6 per monthNo local memory storage

7 days of motion-triggered cloud recordings for free for basic plan

The Arlo Basic plan is included with every camera, for up to 5 cameras per account

PowerVDC adapterFour (4) Lithium CR123 Photo with battery level indicator

To learn more spec and manufacturer’s description as well as current price and rating in Amazon, click the link below:


For small to medium business purposes that demand high resolution image detail, Amcrest IP4M-1028 is ideal for outdoor and connect to high bandwidth NVR system. Arlo is ideal for homes, retail business with versatile mount and resolution is not critical.

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