VMK3200-100NAS is very popular home wireless outdoor security cameras combination of indoor Arlo Q and outdoor Arlo wire-free cameras.
Arlo wireless outdoor security cameras are patented wire-free IP camera, no clutter of wires like those traditional IP cameras with UTP network cable or analog camera with coaxial cable and power cable, for example Amcrest and Lorex security system kits or 16 channel Amcrest and Hikvision Kits . With the elimination of network and power cable clutter, you can place the camera outdoor easily. No hassle of running the network cable and providing power outlet outdoor. You can place the camera in area where providing power and network cable is not possible such as on a tree. You can place the Arlo camera in the best position to get the best viewing angle possible to meet your business need.
Arlo VMK3200-100NAS consists of three wire-free Arlo wireless outdoor security cameras plus Arlo Q HD indoor camera. Arlo provides video resolution of HD 720p, appropriate resolution for homes that can be viewed via the palm of your mobile devices either Android or iOS Smart-phones, either locally or remotely from all over the world when you are on the go. Arlo is IP66 weatherproof rated, so you can safely place the camera outdoor without worrying of getting caught in the rain or snow.
720p and 1080p
For businesses such as in the parking area or in plants, resolution of 720p probably is not enough for you when you require to get larger image detail to view. In this case you may consider outdoor PTZ camera with 3MP or 4MP high resolution with multiple times optical zoom factor to let you zoom in with much better image detail without noise. See also HD Outdoor dome model cameras.
Arlo Q is not like the original Arlo with wire-free, it’s like other home cameras such as Amcrest ProHD or Vimtag or Foscam R2. It is designed for indoor, need a power input either AC adapter or Arlo Q Plus with POE supports. With POE support, the Arlo Q requires a single CAT5e or CAT6 UTP network cable for both video data and power cable. Unlike original Arlo with 720p resolution, Arlo Q offers higher resolution up to 1080p.
Combination of outdoor and indoor is ideal for large homes or small businesses such as retail stores and small office. For larger scale of businesses you may consider 16 channel HD NVR system.
Arlo Vs Amcrest 8 Channel
Arlo cameras are more expensive compared with some models of IP camera systems or DVR systems to provide similar tasks for large homes or small businesses. Have a look at similar models of security camera system such as Amcrest Tribid HDCVI 8 channel DVR system and compare it with Arlo camera system.
Arlo VMK3200-100NAS is different technically with Amcrest HDCVI surveillance system. Arlo camera is technically an IP camera while Amcrest cameras in this bundle are analog cameras. With Arlo, you need the included base station to work something like wireless NVR system, even though new generations of Netgear wireless routers support Arlo cameras.
Amcrest Tribid HDCVI is a 8-channel DVR with coaxial cable infrastructure, however you can still add up to two ONVIF IP cameras to connect to the DVR system with computer network infrastructure and work side by side with the analog cameras in this Tribid HDCVI system.
Arlo VMK3200 kits consists of three original Arlo IP cameras with resolution of 720p weatherproof outdoor camera, wire-free camera plus one Arlo Q indoor 1080p camera. If you compare with Amcrest cameras you will find that all the included 8x cameras are analog cameras with HD 1080p resolutions and IP66 rated heavy duty metal housing weatherproof cameras for outdoor or indoor.
Both models come with cameras with night vision support. Each of Amcrest cameras consists of 27 IR LEDs illuminating up to 65 ft distance as opposed to only 25 ft on Arlo. On the other hand, Arlo cameras offer wider viewing angle up to 130 degree compared with Amcrest cameras which only offers view angle up to only 75 degree.
For small businesses, Amcrest offers local storage up to 3TB pre-installed, this space can store your full 8x cameras full resolution @1080p continuous recording for 360 hours. Or you can manage low resolution and motion detection to store the recording up to 30~50 days.
Amcrest doesn’t offer you free cloud storage. On the other hand Arlo offers you free lifetime rolling 7-days cloud storage, and when this is not enough you may upgrade.
Take a look at the following spec and features comparison table between Arlo and Amcrest to help you understand the differences if any.
Table 1 Spec comparison table Amcrest Vs Arlo
|Arlo VMK3200-100NAS||Amcrest Tribid HDCVI 8 Channel Kits|
|Model||Wireless outdoor indoor IP security camera with Smart base station||HDCVI outdoor analog security camera with 8 channel DVR|
|Included Camera||3x Arlo wire-free 720p weatherproof |
1x Arlo Q 1080p wireless / POE camera
|8x 2.1MP 1920x1080p IP66 heavy duty metal bullet camera – BNC connection|
|Night vision||Yes, |
Arlo: 850 nm LEDs: illuminates up to 25 ftArlo Q:
|Yes, 27x IR LEDs distance up to 65 ft (20m)|
|Viewing angle||Arlo: 110 degree |
Arlo Q: 130 degree
|Storage||Arlo Q: SD Card slot for local storage as backup||DVR storage – preinstalled 3TB HDD|
|Cloud storage||Free lifetime rolling 7-days cloud storage – upgrade options available||N/A|
|Remote view||Yes, Arlo free app||Yes, QR Code scan DVR with Amcrest view app|
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Arlo wireless outdoor security cameras offer you easy to install surveillance system for homes or small businesses with wire-free 720p resolution outdoor cameras plus 1x 1080p indoor camera. Amcrest offers you more economical solution with DVR system and 8x analog HD 1080p resolution of IP66 rated weatherproof cameras, however you need to do hard works with cabling.