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Arlo is famous Security camera manufacture based in US , Apart from making high definition and good looking camera they also proud cloud storage incase you prefer to opt for it. in year 2023 they have announced a new model of previous Arlo Pro 4. New version Arlo Pro 5S is a 2K security camera and which looks pretty neat over pro 4 and offers better functions . in this article we will also compare it with other famous model Arlo Ultra 2 which is 4K version to decide which camera is better ?
We will compare these home security cameras for it’s similarities , differences in technical specification, Pixels , design , night vision etc..
before we just into difference let’s see take a quick glance if you are in hurry to decide which camera is for you.
You will get perfect color night vision with All these model of arlo security camera. Colors are pretty good and can easily see the details at night.
Arlo Ultra 2 , Pro 4 and 5S all these security cameras comes with integrated night spot light which when activated ensures that footage will be recorded at night is in color and not washed black and white greyish .
Basic design of these 3 arlo security camera’s remain the same .Camera comes in the case which provides resistance to rain and sprinkles or wind.
It has bottom push button , upon clicking camera pops itself out a little for you to grab and take it out. This function allows you not to keep adjusting the positioning after every charge if you plan to go wireless.
Alro ultra 2 , Pro 4 and Pro 5S all can withstand high temperature , snow, cold , wind , dust very well.
Another cool function these Arlo camera offers is Magnetic charge which stick to the bottom of the camera , which is pretty easy and good quality . You can attach a solar panel with it which will be pretty good if you do not want to worry about charge and power usage.
Arlo Ultra 2 , Pro4 and Arlo 5S all these three version supports magnetic charging.
In this section, we will discuss the difference between the Arlo Ultra 2 (2021 version ) , Pro 4 (2019 version) and the Pro5s ( 2023 version)
Motion range , Field of view and camera
if I am buying Security camera this is one of the most important function that how much area it can cover. too big of blind spot is as good as no security camera at all.
Arlo Pro 4
Arlo Pro 4 is quite old version and with that it has offered 2K resolution is pretty good. The Field of view is decent and its around 160 Degree. Camera colors in day and night are pretty good.
When it comes to motion range detection it uses single motion sensor.
Arlo Ultra 2
This is the category where Arlo ultra 2 blows up Pro 4 and pro 5S. it offers 4K camera resolution . The field of view is higher covering 20 Degree more at 180. Even with higher field of view it doesn’t have fisheye effect so you can be less assured. Camera picture quality is detailed, and in nice color during the day and night.
It also offers Dual motion sensor when it comes to motion range detection.
4K camera of Alro Ulta 2 is so much better. It is one of the very few security camera available in market can offer it . The colors are clean, detailed and picture quality is amazing.
Arlo Pro 5S
Arlo Pro 5S exactly the same in camera. it has offers 2K resolution . The Field of view is d around 160 Degree. Camera colors in day and night are pretty good.
Arlo Pro 5S uses single motion sensor for motion range detection.
The winner : Arlo Ultra 2
Connectivity and Features
In this section will cover how the notifications , Connectivity and functions of these different security camera compared.
Arlo Pro 4
Arlo Pro 4 cameras has a built in wi-fi which allows it to connect it to your home wifi network. You can use the Arlo App to setup notifications and get notified.
After your cloud trail period ends you have 2 options for storage either you get the base station or pay monthly to arlo for cloud storage. Because it has inbuilt WIFI and you do not wish to store you can still use the camera. If you decide to use local base station you will need external thumb drive or hard drive to store the recorded video. you can use arlo app to see the video using home wifi network.
When it comes to App connectivity it works perfectly well with Amazon Alexa, Google Home/ Assistance , HomeKit, and IFTTT.
Arlo Pro 4 has noise and echo cancellation .
Arlo Pro 5S
Similar to Arlo Pro 4 camera Arlo Pro 5S also has built in wifi which allows it to connect to your home wifi network. It has connectivity to the arlo app for notifications.
Same as Arlo pro 4 after your trail period ends you have two options for storage 1) Go for cloud subscription service with monthly charge or 2) local storage hub with your own storage.
Arlo Pro 5s has 1 advantage over Arlo pro 4 is it offers faster video loading, and less buffering with due to 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wifi networks
Arlo Pro 5S also offers noise and echo cancellation.
Arlo Ultra 2
There is a major down point about arlo Ultra 2 is it doesn’t comes with Wi-Fi so you cant connect it with your local wifi home network but only with router and uploading your video to cloud where you need to pay cloud subscription.
if you decide to use local storage hub you can store the videos/ footage using micro SD card but you cant view it through the app as of now.
Notification on Arlo ultra 2 are quite similar to other two cameras. it works well.
Apart from Noise and echo cancellation like arlo Pro 5s and 4 it offers wind noise cancellation. so if you are living in windy area this could be a plus.
The winner : Arlo Pro 5S
Pros and Cons
Before our final verdict, we will go over a few pros and cons of the Arlo Ultra 2 , Arlo Pro 5S and Pro 4.