When it comes to choosing the right smart camera for your home, there are a lot of factors to take note of such as video and audio quality, software, smart home integration, and local storage capabilities.
While a lot of smart cameras include attractive subscription plans, especially when it comes to cloud storage, it’s also useful to have the option of sufficient local storage as an option, if you prefer not to opt for any additional plans.
All these cameras feature local storage via a USB or an SD card. Please note that having local storage doesn’t necessarily mean that the cameras will record 24/7 to local storage. Most of the cameras will only record motion-triggered activities. If you’re looking for a continuous video recording to local storage make sure to check out our take on Top 5 Smart Continuous Video Recording Cameras where we break down cameras with local & cloud CVR support.
So let’s get right into it, and see which smart camera suits you better!
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The smart camera market has exploded over the past few years and we now have a wide variety of options at different price points. The Arlo Ultra and Nest Cam IQ Outdoor are definitely on the higher end of the spectrum, offering premium features for a premium price. While both cameras have a lot to offer, we do feel that the Arlo Ultra is the better buy.
Arlo and Nest are both brands with a large lineup of products, and both have a reputation for quality. While the Arlo Ultra has some perks that Nest doesn’t offer such as support for 4K video, local backup storage, and a built-in siren, both of the cameras in this comparison are quality products. With that said, with the Arlo Ultra packing in more features at a lower price-point, the Nest Cam IQ Outdoor is a bit of a hard sell.
Below we break down the Arlo Ultra vs. Nest Cam IQ Outdoor and discuss what each camera brings to the table. Read on for the full picture, or jump right to the sections you care about most using our navigation bar.
Since the release of Arlo Ultra, it’s quite clear that it’s one of the most advanced options on the market for home video monitoring. Arlo has already proven with their Arlo Pro and Arlo Pro 2 that they can provide a premium experience, and the Arlo Ultra is one of the first smart cameras to record security footage in 4K. That quality comes at a price, but for many the improvements may be worth it…or not? Well, it’s time to find it out.
Below we compare the Arlo Ultra vs. Arlo Pro 2 to hopefully help make the shopping process a little bit easier. Read on below for a comprehensive review, or jump right down to a specific section using our navigation bar.