Arlo Pro 2 vs Amcrest Outdoor Wireless Security Camera System

Netgear offers new Arlo Pro 2 with 1080p resolution with recording unit, one of best outdoor wireless security camera system products in the market. How good and how valuable is it compared with Amcrest 4k security camera system kit?

Note: Netgear offers new generation of 4k resolution wire-free camera – Arlo Ultra

Arlo Pro 2

Like the previous original Arlo Pro, Arlo Pro 2 is a wire-free full HD (1080p) wireless outdoor camera. What is the difference between standard Arlo Pro and Arlo Pro 2? The main differences between the two is shown in the following table 1. See also Arlo Pro first generation – click here Arlo pro security system.

Arlo Pro 2 vs Arlo Pro

There are three main spec and feature differences between the models, the resolution, the capability of upgrading to record continuously and the activity zone feature. The other features and specs are the same.

Arlo pro 2 is a wire-free wireless outdoor security camera, it is powered by rechargeable battery in addition of DC power you can plug-in to the power line in case you require continuous recording and or customizing activity zones.

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The Arlo Pro 2 is not designed with memory local storage, however you can connect USB hard disk to the base station for recording footage. In addition you have a free rolling 7 days cloud storage.

Table 1 Arlo Pro 2 vs Arlo Pro

ModelArlo Pro 2Standard Arlo Pro
Upgrade to non-stop recordingYes, when plug-inNo
Activity ZoneYes, when plug-inNo

Most business class outdoor security cameras do not come with internal memory storage because they are supposed to connecting to the recording unit. However many cameras are designed to be able to work standalone in addition of connecting capability to recording unit  such as Amcrest IP4m-1056, Reolink and Lorex 4mp security cameras, or the newer models of 8mp cameras – Amcrest IP8m-2493, HIkvision and Lorex 4k cameras.

Arlo Pro 2 kit


  • Wire-free wireless outdoor camera
  • Full HD 1080p resolution
  • 130 degree wide field of view angle
  • Night vision supports
  • Two way audio supports
  • Motion and audio detection with alerts
  • Activity zones feature
  • IP65 rated weatherproof
  • Free 7-days rolling cloud storage

Now, let’s compare how good this security camera kit is suitable compared with Amcrest 4K security camera with NVR unit to meet your business need.

To learn more spec’s details and manufacturer’s description you may follow the spec details link end of page including current price and rating in Amazon.

Arlo Pro 2 vs Amcrest

Arlo is offered bundled with the kit, a base station with two or four cameras. Now let’s compare with Amcrest 4k security camera system kit with four wireless outdoor security cameras. Table 2 shows you spec and feature’s comparison table between Arlo Pro 2 kit and Amcrest kit. You may select which one is best outdoor wireless security camera system to meet your need.

Amcrest 8 channel 4K system

Camera resolution

Arlo Pro 2 is designed with 1080p (1920x1080p / 2mp) resolution @30 fps, on the other hand Amcrest IP4M-1026W offers higher resolution up to 4mp (2688x1520p) @30 fps. Both models are wireless outdoor security cameras.

See that Amcrest is twice as higher resolution than Arlo Pro 2. However, the field of view angle is only 118 degree compared with Arlo Pro 2 with 130 degree view angle.


Unlike the previous models of Arlo, Arlo Pro comes with built-in Mic and speaker for two way audio communication. Amcrest IP4m-1026W is designed without audio feature.

Night vision

Both cameras feature night vision, however different distance of range illumination. Amcrest can illuminate night vision up to 98 ft as opposed with only 25 ft offered by Arlo.

Now take a look at the following spec comparison table between Arlo Pro 2 kit and Amcrest 8 channel kit.

Table 2 Arlo Pro 2 vs Amcrest kit

 Arlo pro 2 with 2 camerasAmcrest NVR with 4 cameras
ModelVMS4230P  Arlo VMB4000 wifi base station with two Arlo pro 2 camerasNV4108-HS 8Ch wifi NVR with 4x IP4M-1026W
Storage base stationTwo USB ports for USB disk storageSATA disk up to 6TB
VGA& HDMIN/AYes, VGA and HDMI video output
SirenYes, built-in 100+dB outputNo, available 1x RCA IN and OUT port interface for speaker connection
OnvifNoYes, Onvif compliant for third party cameras
Camera resolution1080p @30 fps4-MP / 1520P Video (2688x1520p) at 30fps (2MP/1080p at 30fps)
Camera FOV130 degree118 degree
Zoom8x digital zoomIntelligent digital zoom
Night vision850nm LEDs range up to 25 ft30 IR LEDs range up to 98 ft
AudioYes, two way audio with built-in Mic and speakerN/A
WeatherproofYes IP65 ratedYes IP67 rated
Price$444.00 with 2 cameras , add-on camera is $202 each$529.99 with four cameras

Click the following links to learn more details including spec and manufacturer’s and current price and rating and shop in Amazon:


Arlo Pro 2 kit offers you compact design with wire-free, ideal for outdoor with various mount options. Amcrest offers you twice as high resolution as Arlo and longer distance of night vision, however Amcrest is not powered by battery for wire-free.

Now you judge which one is suitable to meet your business need. With the same number of 4 cameras Amcrest offer you much cheaper price. See also product comparison between Arlo and Reolink Argus.

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