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There are a lot of great video surveillance cameras on the market, but very few 100% battery-powered (wire-free) cameras. Today we will be taking a look at a couple of them, the Arlo Pro 2 and the all-new Arlo Pro 3.

During the holiday season, home invaders are aware that homeowners are outside of the house more, and many of them will use this time to try to attempt a home invasion. There are several different ways that homeowners can protect themselves from a home invasion, and one of those ways is to invest in some video surveillance equipment. Battery-powered cameras are the latest in home security video technology, as they require little to no wiring and can be installed in a matter of minutes.

Arlo Pro 2 vs Arlo Pro 3 - Features

We will start our discussion today by taking a look at the basic features of the Arlo Pro 2 and Arlo Pro 3. They are both wireless cameras that work by connecting to your home’s WIFI network. The Arlo Pro 2 and Arlo Pro 3 can be powered by a rechargeable battery or by being directly plugged into an AC power source. They both are made from weather proof material that will keep them working in rain or shine. The Arlo Pro 2 and Arlo Pro 3 both have night vision technology, and a 2-way audio feature. Both cameras have a motion detector that will trigger them to start to record when motion has been detected. The Arlo Pro 2 and the Arlo Pro 3 will work with smart home assistants such as Amazon’s Alexa as well.

Our take: When it comes to basic features of the Arlo Pro 2 and the Arlo Pro 3, they have a lot in common. We really like that the Arlo Pro 2 and Arlo Pro 3 are made from weather-proof material which means you can use them for indoors or outdoors. We also really like the fact that they both have a 2-way audio feature that lets you directly communicate with whomever is around your camera. The basic features for the Arlo Pro 2 and the Arlo Pro 3 are pretty standard when compared to other security cameras that are similar to them.

What makes the Arlo 2 different

The Arlo Pro 2 has many specific features that consumers like yourself are looking for. The Arlo Pro has a video resolution of 1080P with a with a 130-degree field of view. The Arlo Pro 2’s night vision technology allows you to capture images up to 23 feet at night. The Arlo Pro 2 has a 3-second look back feature that will allow you to view activity from your Arlo Pro 2 before it is triggered to record. The Arlo Pro 2 includes a Micro USB slot on its base station that allows you to insert a Micro SD card (sold separately) to store your video clips. The Arlo Pro 2 also has a zoom and pan feature that will let you zoom on images up to 8x. The Arlo Pro 2 includes a built-in audible siren that can be customized for when it is triggered.

Our take: The Arlo Pro 2 has many features that many homeowners are looking for in a video surveillance camera. We really like the Arlo Pro 2’s look back feature due to the ability it gives you to see the whole picture for when your Arlo Pro 2 has been triggered. We also really like the Arlo Pro 2’s zoom feature which allows you to capture detailed images. The Arlo Pro 2’s night vision has an exceptional range, and we like the fact you can capture images at a pretty good distance from your Arlo Pro 2.

What makes the Arlo 3 different

The Arlo Pro 3 has a lot of features that makes it stand out from other video surveillance cameras that are out on the market. The Arlo Pro 3 can capture images in stunning 2K HDR and has a field of view of 160-degrees. The Arlo Pro 3 has high-grade night vision technology that allows you capture images in full color even when there is no light unlike the Arlo Pro 2 which can only record images at night in black and white. The Arlo Pro 3 includes an auto track and zoom feature that will track the images it is recording along with allowing you to zoom up to 12x on an image unlike the Arlo Pro 2 that only has an 8x zoon. Just like with the Arlo Pro 2, the Arlo Pro 3 has a built-in siren that can be customized for when it is triggered.

Our take: The Arlo Pro 3 has a lot of features that we like. We really like the enhanced video resolution for the Arlo Pro 3 due to it giving you crystal clear images that many other cameras can’s provide. We also really like the track and zoom feature for the Arlo Pro 3. The full colored night vision technology is another feature we really like.

App, Video Storage and Pricing

You can use the Arlo app for both the Arlo Pro 2 and the Arlo Pro 3. The Arlo app is free to download and works for both Android and Apple Devices. The Arlo app allows you to stream and view live and record video on the go. The app also allows you to customize the features for your Arlo cameras. When your Arlo cameras start to record you will be sent a push notification that this event is taking place. Arlo offers 30 day of cloud storage for all your recorded video clips. If you are looking to purchase an Arlo Pro 2 you will pay around $250 and it includes the Arlo Base Station. The Arlo Pro 3 will cost around 200 without the Arlo Base Station.

The Verdict

The Arlo Pro 2 and the Arlo Pro 3 are really great video surveillance cameras. They both are made from high quality materials which means they are built to last. The Arlo Pro 2 and the Arlo Pro 3 are both easy to setup, and it will only take you a matter of minutes to get everything up and running. Both of these cameras are packed full of features that are meant to keep your home safe, and are 100% wire-free.

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Did you know that Alarm.com cameras are similar to Arlo, and they can be tied in with fully fledged home security systems unlike the Arlo cameras? Arlo is a good option if you’re looking for just stand-alone home surveillance, but if you’re looking for a surveillance system that works alongside a home security system, take a look at our Alarm.com cameras. The great thing about Alarm.com is that you never have to worry about batteries running out, as everything is wired in 24/7.

When you get a home security system along with Alarm.com’s security cameras, the security system comes at a highly discounted price, which means for the price of two or three Arlo cameras, you can get two or three Alarm.com cameras plus and a whole new security system!

To find out more, check us out at Link Interactive and get a quote! We are are one the leading providers of Alarm.com home security in the United States!