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Best Value for Money Ezviz vs Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight Camera

If you want to have a floodlight camera that functions with full features without having to subscribe to cloud storage, then Ezviz offers the Ezviz lc1c floodlight camera with local memory storage. You can compare with Arlo pro 3 floodlight camera or Ring that doesn’t feature local storage to store video footage.

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What this Ezviz LC1C does

The Ezviz LC1C is a combination of an outdoor security camera with motion activated floodlight to illuminate your front yard with a bright light. This 2000 lumen bright floodlight can be triggered automatically when the PIR sensor detects motion detection. Or you can manually toggle the floodlight through the app on your mobile device with the app including the 100db siren if you need to trigger it on.


Ezviz designed the two floodlights to be placed on the left and right side of the security camera and the PIR-sensor with flexible axis so that you can adjust the direction of the light as needed, can be rotated either horizontally or vertically. And what’s unique about this floodlight is that you can adjust the brightness via the app as needed up to 2000 lumens, quite bright like other floodlight cameras in general such as Arlo or Ring. See also comparison between Arlo and Ring floodlight cameras.

Ezviz LC1C Floodlight camera
Ezviz LC1C Floodlight camera

Local storage

Like home wifi camera in general, this Ezviz lc1c floodlight camera is equipped with memory slot for micro SD card memory up to 256GB. You can review what happened with video footage you missed stored in this local memory storage in the camera.

Can this product compete with most popular Arlo pro 3 floodlight camera? Let me compare Ezviz lc1c with Arlo, and before that read the following highlights of this product.


  • Full HD 1080p floodlight security camera with H.265 video compression
  • Wide 120 degree diagonal view angle
  • PIR motion activated floodlights with 270 degree PIR sensor with customized zone detection
  • 2x SMD LEDs array 2000 Lumen (+/- 10%) with 3000K color temperature, you can toggle manually by the app or auto – adjustable brightness by the app
  • Starlight color night vision and shift to B/W video with IR LEDs when no ambient light with range up to 82 ft(25m)
  • 100dB built-in siren and two way audio communication with built-in speaker and microphone
  • 802.11b/g/n single band @2.4GHz with dual internal antenna
  • Available memory slot Micro SD card (up to 256 GB) and optional cloud storage
  • No option for solar power or battery power

Now, let’s compare head to head spec and feature comparison between Ezviz and Arlo.

Arlo vs Ezviz Floodlight Camera

As a reference you can use table 1 below that presents spec comparison for Arlo vs Ezviz floodlight cameras to help you make a decision which one to purchase.

Recording resolution

Ezviz lc1c can’t beat the resolution offered by Arlo because Arlo pro-3 comes with twice as high resolution as most floodlight cameras in general which only have 1080p resolution, including this ezviz lc1c. In addition, the Arlo with 2k resolution supports 12x digital zoom which allows you to zoom in object in distance more detail and is sharper than zooming in on camera with 1080p.

However, Arlo supports only H.264 encoding compared with Ezviz which supports H.265 besides H.264. H.265 compression format is up to 50% more efficient than H.264 compression.

Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight camera
Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight camera

Motion detection

Ezviz lc1c combine both standard motion detection and PIR sensor with wide 270 degree coverage. This ensures the accuracy of motion detection so as to ensure that only the most important matter triggers an alert to your phone and automatically triggers the floodlight at night and if necessary you can toggle the siren.

One thing that ezviz cannot do is motion detection which then activates auto tracking following the people who are moving in your customized zone detection and at the same time automatically zoom in so that it can provide a clearer and closer picture.

You may also subscribe Arlo secure plan which offers you richer features including animated preview, object detection (such kind of AI technology to differentiate a person, vehicle, animal or package) and fast emergency responses.

Memory local storage

Ezviz lc1c is equipped with a micro SD card memory slot that allows you to install memory card up to 256GB capacity, which is very large to store video footage that you need to store including video alert snapshots. See also new Reolink Floodlight camera with two cameras lenses and local memory.

Arlo is not equipped with memory storage on the camera. Besides the cloud storage option, if you have other Arlo wire-free cameras with a base station with disk storage then you can store your video data on the base station. This Arlo floodlight camera can connect to your wifi network directly without going through the base station like other Arlo wire-free cameras.

Floodlight Arrays

Both floodlight cameras are equipped with floodlight arrays with a brightness of up to 2000 lumens. However with Arlo pro 3 can go up to 3000 lumens with additional outdoor magnetic charging. Arlo’s floodlight arrays packed in one bar and only aimed at one common view angle. The Ezviz lc1c is equipped with two floodlight arrays, each of which can be rotated on their axis to adjust the viewing angle as needed.


Unlike Ezviz lc1c that only supports hard wired power (110 ~240AC), Arlo gives you options to add solar power in addition of rechargeable battery and DC power. Installing outdoor where power outlet is not available is sometimes frustrating to install, but with Arlo you are not.

Comparison table

So look at the following spec comparison table for Arlo pro 3 floodlight camera vs Ezviz to help decide which one is suitable to meet your need.

Table 1 Arlo vs Ezviz floodlight camera

Floodlight cameraEzviz L1C1 floodlight cameraArlo Pro 3 Floodlight camera
Resolution1920 × 1080, Full-HD Frame Rate: 25fps with HDR2k (2560 x 1440)  with HDR
CompressionSupports H.265 encodingSupport H.264 only
Field of view angleHorizontal: 103°; Vertical: 57°; Diagonal: 121°160 degree diagonal
Zoom8x Digital zoom with app12x digital zoom with motion tracking
Motion detectionPIR motion activated floodlights and motion detectionMotion detection with customized zones,
auto tracking and zoom
Night visionStarlight Color night vision and B/W with IR LEDs range up to 82 ft (25m)Color night vision with floodlight 2 high
Flood light2x SMD LEDs 2000Lumen (+/- 10%) with 3000K color temperature – adjustable brightness2000~3000 Lumens (3000 lm when you
use outdoor magnetic charging)
with 4000K color temperature
SirenBuilt-in siren 100db, trigger manually or autoBuilt-in siren triggered automatically or
manually via the app
AudioTwo way audio with built-in Omni-directional microphone and loudspeaker with noise suppressionTwo way full duplex with built-in Microphone
and speaker with echo and noise cancellation
PowerHard wired (100 ~ 240v)Rechargeable battery Solar power 5V DC/2A
Wifi module802.11 b/g/n @2.4GHz with 2T2R dual antennas with power amplifier802.11b/g/n
StorageSupports Micro SD card (up to 256 GB) and optional cloud storageNo local memory storage, cloud storage
service is available or connect to hub station
with USB storage 3 months free Arlo Smart Service, including cloud recording, requires paid subscription after 3 months.
Works with  Works with Google assistant and AlexaApple HomeKit1, Amazon Alexa, and Google Assistant.
IP ratedIP65 weatherproofDust and water proof
Dimension10.55 in x 7.32 in x 7.28 in (268 mm x 186 mm x 185 mm)8.60 in x 7.5 in x 3.1 in (218.5 mm x
190.5 mm x 77.9 mm)
Weight1469 g (3.24 lbs)650 gr (1,4 lbs) with battery
Price (Aug 2021 in Amazon)$120.00$229.99

Arlo pro 3 floodlight camera is tagged with higher price almost twice as much as Ezviz lc1c floodlight camera. Prices are sometimes fluctuating by days or weeks. Click the product link below to see current price and read more detail in Amazon (#ads).

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