Wyze Cam vs. Arlo Pro 2

Wyze Cam vs. Arlo Pro 2

So, what are the differences between the Wyze Cam vs. Arlo Pro 2? 

The big differences are Arlo Pro’s 2 advanced video technology, improved weather resistance, and increased field of view, making it the top smart camera when compared to Wyze.

However, Wyze Cam does offer even more free cloud storage, and continuous video recording via its SD card, making it the better option if you don’t want to deal with any subscription plans.


The Short Version

Wyze Cam = 1080p HD video resolution w/ 15 FPS, live-view on demand & night vision, supports record live-view, 110° diagonal field of view, 8x digital zoom, powered by AC, two-way talk, motion detection & custom motion zone setting, includes motion tagging, person recognition, comes with sound detection, supports a 2.4GHz WiFi network, includes 14-days of free cloud storage, provides free CVR with microSD card, compatible with Google Assistant, Alexa & IFTTT, operating temperature from 32°F to 104°F.

Arlo Pro 2 = Improved video quality of 1080p JHD w/ 30 FPS, live-view on demand & night vision, supports record live-view, wider 130° diagonal field of view, 8x digital zoom, can be powered by rechargeable battery or AC, two-way audio, motion detection & custom motion zone setting, supports motion tagging, person recognition with a subscription plan, sound detection available, supports a 2.4GHz WiFi network, offers 7-days of free cloud storage, duplicates your cloud storage to a USB, no CVR( only w/ Arlo Smart), supports Google Assistant, Alexa & IFTTT, operating temperature from -4° to 113° F.

Which one are you getting?

Wyze Cam 1080p HD Indoor Wireless Smart Home Camera with Night Vision, 2-Way Audio, Works with Alexa & the Google Assistant, One Pack, White - WYZEC2
Sale Arlo Pro 2 - Wireless Home Security Camera System with Siren | Rechargeable, Night vision, Indoor/Outdoor, 1080p, 2-Way Audio, Wall Mount | Cloud Storage Included | 2 Camera Kit (VMS4230P)

Last update on 2020-09-19 at 13:24 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Wyze Cam vs. Arlo Pro 2 — Easy Comparison Chart

Wyze Cam Arlo Pro 2
Dimensions2.2” x 2” x 2”3.1” x 1.9” x 2.8”
Operating Temperature32°F to 104°F /Indoor use only-4° to 113° F /Indoor & Outdoor
Local StorageFree CVR with microSD cardDuplicates your cloud storage to a USB
Night VisionYesYes
Custom Motion ZonesYesYes
Motion DetectionYesYes
Sound DetectionYesYes
Resolution1080p1080p
Live View on DemandYesYes
FPS1530
Record Live ViewYesYes
Field of View110° diagonal130° diagonal
PowerACRechargeable Battery/AC
Two-Way AudioYesYes
Zoom8x digital zoom8x digital zoom
Motion TaggingYesYes
Person RecognitionYesYes / with a subscription plan
Cloud Storage14 days free7 days free
Network2.4GHz2.4GHz
Google Assistant & AlexaYesYes
IFTTTYesYes
ColorMatte WhiteWhite

Wyze Cam vs. Arlo Pro 2 — What’s Different?

Arlo Pro 2

FPS – Arlo Pro 2 sports an advanced 30 FPS, compared to Wyze’s 15.

This, in turn, provides a smoother video quality that offers both a clearer view and the ability to capture quick movements better.

Power Options & Installation – While both Arlo Pro 2 and Wyze Cam can be powered by AC, Arlo Pro 2 also comes with the wireless option of being battery powered providing more flexible more options when it comes to setting up your smart camera.

Lastly, if you wish to cut down on energy costs you can also pair your Arlo Pro 2 with a solar panel.

Local Storage – You can expect to have a back up local storage from both Wyze Cam and Arlo Pro 2, but in different ways.

Arlo uses a USB for local storage that’s plugged into the Arlo base. 

However, you aren’t able to take advantage of the local storage on own, with Arlo you’ll need both an active cloud as well as local storage available, as the videos will be stored in both options unless there’s a power outage, then they will be saved locally and copied into the cloud once a connection is available.

While with Wyze Cam you can simply use an SD card as a local backup, and you can take advantage of the continuous recording function as well!

Cloud Storage –. In terms of cloud storage, Wyze Cam V2 beats Arlo with its 14-days free storage, vs. Arlo Pro’s 7 days.

If you wish to bump that even more, you can opt for the Arlo Smart Plan which comes to $ 2.99 per month and includes 30-days worth of storage.

Field of View – Arlo Pro 2 comes out ahead with its 130° diagonal field of view compared to Wyze’s 110°. 

Thus giving Arlo the stronger edge when it comes to monitoring even more of your property.

Weather Resistance – Wyze Cam V2 can only be used indoors unless it has a protective skin around it. 

But it still wouldn’t be able to handle the low temperatures that Arlo is designed for, allowing it to be used both indoors and outdoors with temperatures ranging from -4° to 113° F.

Design – Wyze Cam V2 is definitely more compact than Arlo measuring at 2.2” x 2” x 2”, vs. 3.1” x 1.9 x 2.8”, making it easier to discreetly set up around the home.

Wyze Cam 1080p HD Indoor Wireless Smart Home Camera with Night Vision, 2-Way Audio, Works with Alexa & the Google Assistant, One Pack, White - WYZEC2
Sale Arlo Pro 2 - Wireless Home Security Camera System with Siren | Rechargeable, Night vision, Indoor/Outdoor, 1080p, 2-Way Audio, Wall Mount | Cloud Storage Included | 2 Camera Kit (VMS4230P)

Last update on 2020-09-19 at 13:24 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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