Arlo floodlight camera is one of the best floodlight security camera products on the market today, besides the popular one offered by Ring. On the other hand, Eufy has released similar floodlight camera series which are getting more popular, rivaling the two very popular arlo and ring products with rich features. How can eufy floodlight camera series compete with arlo?
Eufy floodlight camera Series
So far, Eufy has released two floodlight camera models and one newly launched product that will likely become favorite product in the floodlight camera line with its ptz feature. There are few interesting features that make this Eufy series provide more advantage value as opposed to arlo or ring products. On the next few paragraphs will discuss these features and compare them with Arlo.
So there are three floodlight camera models introduced by Eufy available in the market today:
- Eufy floodlight cam
- Eufy floodlight cam 2k
- Eufy floodlight cam 2k Pro
Which of the three eufy products would be a potent competitor to the Arlo floodlight camera? Firstly, let’s look at the comparison of the three eufy products. See also eufy floodlight cam vs ring.
Series Models comparison
Please refer to table 1 below to help you read easily the spec comparison for all the three models of eufy floodlight camera available in the market today.
The last two columns are Eufy Floodlight Camera 2k and 2k Pro, they come with twice as high resolution as the original product with 1080p resolution. All the three series support digital zoom, however the last two 2k products demonstrate better image details with zooming in because the resolution is higher.
While the eufy cam 2 pro is arguably the first floodlight security camera product with PTZ feature that can pan endless 360 degrees horizontally to monitor the entire area with tracking and panning features.
All the three models come with LED array floodlights and the good thing is that you can adjust the brightness up to full brightness level and down to certain level of brightness that disable motion detection. All of this can be done with eufy app with your Smartphone device.
There is richer feature regarding this floodlight on 2k pro series which you can adjust 3 kinds of floodlight settings based on color temperature and brightness, secondly based on schedule and thirdly according to motion detection. In addition, this pro series comes with three floodlight panels instead of two with brighter light up to 3000 lm like arlo pro 3 floodlight cameras with outdoor magnetic cable.
All the three series support human detection with PIR sensor range up to 40ft and 140 degree field of view angle, except the 2k pro series with panning capability covers wider angle up to 360 degree. Unlike the first two series, the 2k pro series is designed with smarter feature with its smart AI technology to recognize the human and then lock and track following where they move within the detection zone.
With event detection, you can review the video footage later since all the three models come with built-in internal memory storage up to 4GB, except the 2k pro version comes with 8GB memory. This local memory storage makes these products different with others that require cloud storage to playback the footage.
Table 1 Eufy floodlight cameras
|Models||Eufy floodlight cam||Eufy floodlight cam 2||Eufy floodlight cam 2 pro|
|Field of view angle||130° vertical / 140 ° horizontal||130° vertical / 140 ° horizontal||360° horizontal, 130° vertical|
|Zoom||Digital zoom by app||Digital zoom by app||Digital pan tilt and zoom by app|
|Night vision||Color night vision||Color night vision||Color night vision|
|Flood light||2 floodlights dimmable up to 2500||2 floodlights dimmable up to 2500||3 tunable floodlights up to 3000 up to 40ft illumination|
|Color temperature||5000 Kelvin||5000 Kelvin||Adjustable from cool to warm, 3000° Kelvin to 5700° Kelvin|
|Object lock and tracking||N/A||N/A||Yes|
|100dB Built-in Siren||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Two way audio with built-in speaker and microphone||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Power: Hard wired to 110-240VAC outdoor wiring||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Connectivity: 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi @2.4GHz||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Storage||Built-in 4GB EMMC memory card on board, 20 Days（45 activations/day）||Built-in 4GB EMMC memory card on board, 20 Days（45 activations/day）||Built-in 8GB Internal memory storage, 30 Days（45 activations/day）|
|Works with Google Voice Assistance & Alexa||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Event alerts: human detection; PIR sensor 40ft 140° ;||Yes||Yes||Human detection. AI lock and track subject with 270°, 40-foot customizable motion detection zones|
|IP65 weatherproof protection||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Dimension LxWxH||7.1 in x 7.9 in x 12.2 in||7.09 in x 7.87 in x 12.2 in||12.2 x 7.87 x 7.09 in|
The most expensive model is eufy floodlight camera 2 pro which is tagged around $300. This is the ultimate model that comes with PTZ feature. To make a fair comparison, we take eufy floodlight camera 2 and compare it with Arlo products. See also head to head Arlo vs Ring floodlight cameras, and also Arlo vs Ring doorbell.
Eufy vs Arlo floodlight camera
Netgear so far introduces one floodlight camera – the Arlo pro 3 floodlight camera with 2k resolution. This should be comparable with eufy floodlight camera 2k series which also comes with the same 2k resolution. We don’t compare eufy cam 2 pro since this product comes with ptz camera, it’s not fair to compare with arlo.
As reference you can use table 2 below for spec comparison between eufy and arlo floodlight cameras to help you make up your mind which one is suitable to meet your business.
Arlo designed the floodlight with a single led array integrated with the camera with a stylist model, you can adjust the floodlight (and the camera) on its axis left and right down and up. Unlike Arlo, eufy comes with two floodlights, each on an axis you can rotate to the desired viewing angle as needed.
Besides, with eufy floodlights you can adjust the brightness up to full 2500lm as needed via your mobile device with the app, and drag it down at a certain low level of brightness it will disable motion detection camera.
Zoom and tracking
One thing that makes a unique difference with Arlo is its motion detection with tracking and zooming in on the moving person who entering your customized motion detection zone. Eufy does not provide tracking and zooming features, but eufy cam 2 pro does minus auto zoom.
Eufy floodlight camera 2k comes with built-in 4GB memory on board to store any event triggered video, not for live video recording. It’s an advantage so you don’t need to subscribe cloud storage.
On the other hand, with Arlo floodlight camera you don’t have local memory storage. However you can connect to compatible Arlo hub station for local memory storage if you have one or you can opt to subscribe Arlo cloud storage with smart services.
One major difference between Arlo and eufy is the battery power on Arlo. With wifi connection, Arlo continues its trade mark tradition as wire-free camera. Of course, the use of floodlight ON will draw quite a lot of power. For this reason, Arlo provides an outdoor magnetic charging option that allows the floodlight brightness to increase up to 3000 lumens.
Now, read the comparison table more detail below to help you make up your mind which one to choose.
Table 2 Arlo vs eufy floodlight camera
|Floodlight camera||Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight||Eufy floodlight cam 2|
|Resolution||2k (2560 x 1440) with H.264 and H.265 supports||2k / 4.0MP|
|Lens||Fixed lens||Fixed lens|
|Field of view angle||160 degree diagonal||130° vertical / 140 ° horizontal|
|Zoom||12x digital zoom with motion tracking||Digital zoom|
|Night vision||Color night vision with floodlight; 2 high power IR LEDs |
|Color night vision|
|Flood light||2000lumens ~ 3000 (with Outdoor magnetic charging) |
Lumens with 4000K color temperature (cool white)
|2 floodlights dimmable up to 2500 with 5000K color temperature|
|Siren||Built-in siren||Built-in 100dB siren|
|Audio||Two way with built-in Microphone and speaker||Two way audio with built-in speaker and microphone|
|Power||Rechargeable battery Solar power 5V DC/2A||Hard wired to 110-240VAC outdoor wiring|
|Wifi||802.11b/g/n @2.4GHz radio band||802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi @2.4GHz|
|Storage||No local memory storage, cloud storage service |
or connecting to hub station with USB storage;
3 months free Arlo Smart Service, including cloud recording, requires paid subscription after 3 months.
|Built-in 4GB EMMC memory card on board, 20 Days（45 activations/day）- for event video alerts only|
|Smart home supports||Alexa, Google assistant and Apple Home kit.||supports Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant|
|Housing protection||Dust and water proof||IP65 weatherproof|
|Price (Jul 2020 in Amazon)||$229.99||$219.99|
With the minus of no local memory storage, Arlo with auto tracking and auto zooming in any person moving within zone detection and battery power camera becomes more favorite and outperforms Eufy floodlight camera. Prices may be different with the current ones, click the product link below to see current price and more spec details in Amazon (#ads).