Arlo was the well known outdoor smart camera, and now the popular indoor camera from Nest to Canary to Ring to Oco has announced the plug and play smart outdoor version. Each of them comes with good functions to beat out their rivals. I pick up the Nest Cam Outdoor, Canary Flex and Arlo Pro (an impressive upgrade by the Arlo brand) for making the comparison.
Nest Cam Outdoor vs Arlo Pro vs Canary Flex Outdoor Cameras
Note: For Alert, Nest Cam Outdoor always record and it is more secure, while Arlo Pro and Canary Flex begin recording upon motion.
|Device name||Nest Cam Outdoor||Arlo Pro||Canary Flex|
|Power||You must plug Nest Cam into power outlet.||Rechargeable battery or power outlet. You will have Solar power as an add-on accessory as soon.||Rechargeable battery or power outlet.|
|Memory||3 hours of footage for free||7 days per 1Gb free, upto five cams, local storeage||24 hours free footage, divided among all cams.|
|Video Quality||1080p resolution, 130 deg field of view. You can see thing clearly within large viewing areas.||720p, 130 deg field of view||720p, 113 deg field of view|
|Sound||Two way voice||It doesn’t support two way voice, but this feature will be coming soon.||Two way voice|
|Temperature Capacity||-4 deg to 104 deg Fahrenheit. Perfect for people who live in a colder climate.||-4 to 113 deg Fahrenheit. Good enough for most locations.||14 to 122 deg Fahrenheit. You can use Canary Flex to handle the extreme heat.|
|Pros and Cons||Pet motion doesn’t alert you, but it is not good for harsh weather.||Good storage (7 day video playback for free with up to 5 cameras or 1GB memory supported). If you have multiple Arlo Pro cameras, you can view control multiple base stations to view your all video in one place through the Arlo app. But it requires a base station.||Works with Verizon and 360 swivel. You can quickly adjust or move the camera by magnetic mounts.|
|Where to buy||Order Nest Cam Outdoor.||Order Arlo Pro Security System with Siren.||Order Canary Flex|