Arlo pro 3 floodlight cam

Head to Head Arlo vs Ring Floodlight Camera

Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight camera is one of best floodlight cameras in the market with higher resolution and features motion tracking and zooming. How good Arlo floodlight camera is compared with Ring floodlight camera pro?

Most popular Arlo floodlight camera

Previously, Arlo was a pioneer in wire-free cameras, and then followed by similar wire-free products from few vendors and Arlo is still favorite; however in general Arlo is still more expensive compared to others. And today you can find Arlo releases floodlight camera products, and its flagship product is Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight camera.

What Arlo floodlight camera does?

2k with 12x digital zoom

Ring is also very popular with floodlight camera products and so far its products are still come with 1080p resolution. Probably for this reason, Arlo releases a similar product and immediately outperformed Ring with twice resolution as high as Ring.

Arlo Pro 3 floodlight camera

With 2k resolution Arlo pro-3 Floodlight camera provides twice as much detail as images and videos displayed by other cameras with 1080p resolution. In addition, Arlo is also featured with 12x digital zoom. Of course the results from the digital zoom are not as sharp as the optical zoom, especially night vision. However, today’s digital zoom technology is much better in some cameras and Arlo does the digital zoom very good. See also Foscam f41 floodlight camera that also comes in 2k resolution.

The best thing with Arlo floodlight camera that other competing products absent is the automatic tracking and zoom the object when there is motion detection. 

Highlights

  • 2k (2560 x 1440) resolution with H.264 and H.265 supports
  • Wide 160 degree diagonal view angle
  • 12x digital zoom and auto tracking, automatic zoom and track motion detection  
  • Two floodlights LED array 2000lumen with 4000 Kelvin color temperature. Up to 3000lumen with outdoor magnetic charging
  • Comes with built-in siren you can control remotely, and two way audio communications with built-in speaker and microphone
  • Rechargeable battery power, or solar power
  • Works with smart home including Alexa, Philips hue and still more
  • Single band @2.4GHz with 802.11b/g/n wifi standard

How this Arlo product is compared with popular Ring floodlight camera? See also Arlo vs Eufy video doorbell cameras.

Ring Floodlight cameras

There are two new models of floodlight camera released by Ring, Wired plus and Wired pro floodlight cams. Both models have the same technical specs except few differences which can be presented in table 1 below. Table 1 presents you specs comparison between the two Ring floodlight camera models.

Table 1 Ring Floodlight camera models

Ring Floodlight cams modelRing Floodlight Cam Wired PlusRing Floodlight Cam Wired Pro
Camera resolution1080p1080p with HDR
View angle140 degree horizontal 80 degree vertical140 degree horizontal; 80 degree vertical Bird’s eye: 270 degree
Siren105db triggered remotely110 dB controlled remotely
Floodlights2x 2000 lumen LEDs array with  3,000° Kelvin color temperature 2x 2000lm LEDs array with 3,000K color temperature
AudioTwo way audio with built-in speaker and microphones Two way communication with built-in microphone and speaker; and advanced noise cancellation
PowerAC 110~220V hard wiredHardwired (100-240V)
WifiSingle band @2.4GHz 802.11b/g/nDual band 802.11 b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi connection @2.4GHz and 5.0GHz
Motion detection  Advanced motion detection; you can customize motion zones3D motion detection with 270 degree bird’s eye view angle
Smart homesWorks with AlexaWorks with Alexa
Bird’s eye viewN/AYes
Dimension11.7 in x 7.03 in x 9.67 in (29.9 cm x 24.6 cm x 17.9 cm)12.82 in x 7.77 in x 8.5 in (32.6 cm. x 19.75 cm. x 21.7 cm.)
MSRP$179.99$249.99

Both Ring models are designed with the same 1080p resolution, including other specs except for a few additional features applied to the wired pro one.

Bird’s eye

When there is motion detection, besides the usual live view on your mobile screen, it also appears bird’s eye view such as vertical area impressions and traces of people entering your customized zone detection.

Ring claims that the bird’s eye view is the first technology introduced by Ring that is applied to floodlight cameras. This feature is also introduced to new Ring doorbell product. See also the Ring doorbell vs Arlo comparison.

The second difference is the enhancement of audio that comes with advanced noise cancellation. The last difference is the dual band wifi that will be explained later in comparison with Arlo.

Have a look at the following Ring official video introduction:

Arlo vs Ring floodlight cameras

Table 2 below presents you head to head specs and features comparison table between Arlo pro 3 and Ring wired pro floodlight cameras.

Camera resolution

To provide sharper image and video sharpness, make sure to choose floodlight camera with higher resolution, especially if you expect to sustain good quality image when zoom in the object closer.

Both floodlight cameras are enriched with an HDR feature to provide correction of both dark and bright light conditions in a frame to produce balance images. However, the Arlo pro 3 with 4mp (2k) resolution provides resolution that is twice as high as the Ring wired pro which is only 1080p (2mp). In terms of camera resolution, Arlo is superior to Ring.

Ring wired pro floodlight camera

Auto track and zoom

One other advantage that Arlo demonstrates is the auto tracking capability when the camera detects the movement of person approaching the zone detection. And not just auto tracking the person, the camera also gives an auto zoom response to the person to look closer and clearer. Ring wired pro doesn’t have this feature.

Floodlight

Both Arlo and Ring provide the same 2000 lumen brightness floodlight. The brighter floodlight is better. However with Arlo, you can increase the brightness level up to 3000 lumens by installing outdoor magnetic charging. For floodlight brightness Arlo beats Ring.

Bird’s eye

Ring provides a 3d motion detection feature by using a kind of radar technology that allows the Ring wired Pro camera to display such kind of small map of the area of each motion detection on your mobile in a live view screen, a small map image inside the video. This can provide a tracking trace from which direction the person entered your zone detection.

This bird’s eye is a unique feature that other floodlight cameras don’t have.

Dual band wifi

Another better feature offered by Ring wired pro is the dual band 802.11b/g/n/ac built-in wifi adapter. Even though the latest wifi technology is 802.11ax (wifi 6) router is already in place, both Arlo and Ring still backward compatible to connect. However, with dual band support Ring can connect to cleaner  @5GHz radio band instead of @2.4GHz radio band which is prone to signal interference.   

Table 2 Arlo vs Ring floodlight cameras

Floodlight cameraArlo Pro 3 FloodlightRing Floodlight Cam Wired Pro
Resolution2k (2560 x 1440) with H.264 and H.265 supports1080p (1920 x 1080)
WDRHDR digitalHDR (digital WDR)
Lens1/3” 4MP CMOSUnspecified
Field of view angle160 degree diagonal140 degree horizontal; 80 degree vertical Bird’s eye: 270 degree
Zoom12x digital zoom with motion trackingN/A
Night visionColor night vision with floodlight; 2 high power IR LEDs B/WColor night vision with floodlight
Flood light2000lumens  ~ 3000 (with Outdoor magnetic charging) Lumens with 4000K color temperature  (cool white)2x 2000 lumen with 3000K color temperature (warm white)
SirenBuilt-in siren110 dB siren remotely controlled
AudioTwo way with built-in Microphone and speakerTwo way with built-in Microphone and speaker and advanced noise cancellation
PowerRechargeable battery Solar power 5V DC/2AHardwired (100-240V)
Wifi802.11b/g/nDual band 802.11 b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi connection @2.4GHz and 5.0GHz
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.local storage N/A; You can subscribe Ring Protect Plan $3/month each device or $10 / months per household Stored video for 60 days
Smart home supportsAlexa, Reported to work with Leviton, Philips Hue, Sonos, Yale, etcEcolink sensor, GE Lights and Outlet, Leviton light and outlet, Dome siren and First alert alarm; etc, Alexa
Housing protection Dust and water proofWeatherproof
Price (Jul 2020 in Amazon)$229.99$249.99

With 2k resolution, auto tracking and auto zoom to motion detection and possibility to raise the floodlight brightness Arlo Pro 3 floodlight camera is more favorite compared with Ring wired pro floodlight camera. You may read user’s testimonies to help you making decision which one to purchase. Click the link below to read more details in Amazon (#ads).

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