Arlo Pro Security System with Siren

Netgear introduces new wireless outdoor security system, Arlo Pro with siren in addition of original Arlo wire-free outdoor security system.

What this product does

The first generation, the original Arlo is not so rich features as the new Arlo Pro. The concept is still the same which is wire-free outdoor security camera. We know that most home users demand the easiness in installing such a home security camera system for their home, no hassle of running network and power cable from the camera to the base station, router or POE switch.

Arlo is a wire-free outdoor camera ideal for home users with lack of tech savvy about home security system. See also comparison between Amcrest and Arlo outdoor camera system to help you understand the first generation of wire-free Arlo and Amcrest with hassle of power installation in outdoor.

Resolution is HD 720p video recording, HD resolution you can view remotely via your mobile devices. For business purposes this resolution might not enough, however for homes and small businesses this camera is very ideal. For businesses you may also consider outdoor PTZ camera with auto tracking feature such as Sunba and GW Security auto tracking PTZ camera.

Arlo features wire-free is ideal for outdoor placement, no hassle of running data and power cables. Easy to install with magnetic base, even you can easily place the Arlo Pro in a tree to get the ideal field of view angle.

Main features

  • Wire-free camera, no hassle of running both data and power cables
  • 130 degree Wide field of angle
  • 720p HD video resolution
  • Two way audio
  • Weatherproof housing
  • Rechargeable battery
  • Advanced motion detection
  • Night vision up to 25 ft.
  • Local backup storage and free cloud storage
Arlo Pro Security Kits

Arlo Pro Security Kits

Are there any differences between original Arlo and the Pro version? Yes,  will be discussed in the following paragraphs.

Arlo Pro Vs Arlo 1st G

The original version, the first version or Arlo is not as rich as the Arlo Pro version. Both are wireless outdoor camera, while Arlo Q is the specific indoor camera with higher resolution 1080p. See comparison Arlo Q, Amcrest and Vimtag.

There are couple of differences between the two outdoor models. Both model is actually have the same concept of wire-free, the wireless outdoor security camera. To help you understand the differences, take a look at handful spec comparison table as shown in the following table 1.


You can see that both version have the same video resolution of 720p (1280 x 720 pixels). However the Pro version come with wider field of view angle (FOV). The Pro comes with single 130 degree field of view angle as opposed to only 110 degree in first Arlo. 130 degree is wide enough, however it not comparable with most front dash cams which typically come with 150 ~ 170 degree wide angle front view camera such as Dbpower and Ottertooth front dash cams.

Both Arlo versions come with fixed lens, meaning that you have fixed single field of view angle you cannot change. If you require variations of field of view angles Arlo is not your camera, you require Varifocal lens camera such as GW Security and USG.


The original version is not equipped with Audio, but the Pro version comes with two way audio with built-in mic and speaker to allow you speak and listen in two way talking directions via your mobile devices, Android or iOS Smartphones.


The other improvement of the original Arlo is the battery to power the camera. With rechargeable battery is very advantageous, you can recharge the battery as you see low bat on battery indicator. The first Arlo you have to change the battery when the battery is low bat, it comes with four CR123 Lithium battery.

You know that most business class security camera come with POE feature that allows you to run a single network cable to accommodate both power and reliable data cable to the camera such as Lorex, Hikvision and GW Security cameras.

The last difference is  the hardware performance, the processor and speed performance is different while the memory space both flash and RAM are the same capacity.

Table 1 Arlo vs Arlo Pro

  Arlo Pro Arlo 1st generation
Resolution Up to 1280 x 720 pixels Up to 1280 x 720 pixels
Field of angle 130 degree 110 degree
Audio Two way N/A
Battery 2440mAh rechargeable battery with battery level indicator 4x Lithium CR123 with battery level indicator
Processor performance 900MHz ARM Cortex A7

128MB Flash, 128MB RAM

500 Mhz MIPS 74 K processor

128 MB Flash, 128 MB RAM


The new Arlo Pro kits come with base station with smart siren, very loud 100 decibel siren you can control remotely via your Smartphone. Today in the market you have various models of security camera kit you might be confused which bundle is suitable to meet your business need.

Arlo Vs LaView Vs Amcrest

With budget under $900 you have lots of option to purchase such as 8 channel LaView with four 3MP 1080p outdoor camera and 8 channel Amcrest with four 4MP cameras. Both bundle security systems come with higher resolution camera systems compared with Arlo, however they are not wireless outdoor security camera system but POE outdoor camera systems.

Amcrest 8 channel NVR

Amcrest 8 channel NVR

See also comparison Amcrest and Lorex 2K cameras high resolution 2K outdoor POE cameras.

NVR and base station

LaView in this bundle offers NVR system with built-in 8-port POE switch which is capable of connecting up to 8 POE cameras recording video with resolution up to 6MP and so does Amcrest. However Amcrest offers resolution up to 4MP. Both connect the POE cameras using UTP network cable either CAT5 or CAT5e category. With Arlo base station you connect all Arlo cameras wirelessly.


And the good thing is that LaView NVR system is ONVIF compliant and so is Amcrest, meaning that you can connect other ONVIF compliant camera products to the system such as Sunba and GW Security auto tracking cameras.

Compare with Arlo base station, not sure if it is ONVIF compliant since datasheet doesn’t mention it is ONVIF so that it can only work with Arlo cameras.

LaView 8 channel

LaView 8 channel


Arlo Pro in this bundle offers four Arlo Pro cameras with resolution of 720p, HD resolution that is enough for viewing the camera via mobile devices either Android or iOS. This module is ideal for homes or small businesses. However if you require large image details, 720p is not adequate resolution. At least you require 1080p resolution and much better if the cameras offers 2K resolution. Both Amcrest and LaView cameras offer higher resolution video recording, LaView cameras offer 3MP resolution and Amcrest cameras offer 4MP resolution.

Take a look at the following two comparison tables to help you choose which bundle is ideal to meet your need.

Table 2. Arlo Pro Vs LaView 8 Channel

  Arlo Pro LaView
NVR / Base station system
Model VMS4330 LaView 8 channel
Recording resolution 1MP / HD 720p Up to 6MP camera resolution
Connection to camera Wireless 802.11n 8-port POE Switch
Storage USB Disk connect to base station

Free 7 days cloud recording – loop recording

Local storage 4TB Disk – up to 32 TB


# Channel 4 channels 8 channels
Audio 100 decibel Siren Audio In / Out port available
Onvif No Yes
Included camera 4x Arlo Pro camera bundle 4x 3MP bullet camera
Camera resolution 720p 1080p
Field of view (FOV) 130 degree 79 degree
Night vision Yes, range up to 25 ft Yes, 30 IR LEDs range up to 100 ft.
Network 802.11n Wifi 10/100Mbps RJ-45 POE port
Weatherproof IP65 rated IP66 rated
Power Rechargeable batteries 12 VDC / POE
Onvif No Yes
Price $769.98 $713.99


Table 2. Arlo Pro Vs Amcrest

  Arlo Pro Amcrest
NVR / Base station system
Model VMS4330 AMNV40M8-4B-B
Recording resolution 1MP / HD 720p 4MP / 2688 x 1520p
Connection to camera Wireless 802.11n RJ45 port – 8-port POE Switch
Storage USB Disk connect to base station

Free 7 days cloud recording – loop recording

Preinstalled 2TB HDD


# Channel 4 channels 8 channel
Audio 100 decibel Siren Yes, IN/OUT port
Onvif No Yes
Included camera 4x Arlo Pro camera bundle 4x 4MP bullet POE camera
Camera resolution 720p 4MP, 2688 x 1520 pixels
Field of view (FOV) 130 degree 83 degree
Night vision Yes, range up to 25 ft Yes, range up to 98 ft.
Network 802.11n Wifi 10/100Mbps RJ-45 POE port
Weatherproof IP65 rated IP67 rated
Power Rechargeable batteries 12VDC / POE
Onvif No Yes
Price $769.98 $899.00



Arlo Pro security camera system is ideal for homes with wire-free Arlo cameras, no hassle of running network camera cable nor power cable. So they are easy and very flexible to place outdoor to get every possible angle of view you want. With resolution of 720p Arlo is ideal for homes, remote viewing using mobile devices. For businesses that demand larger image details, you may consider Amcrest or LaView.

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