Ring and Arlo both offer a variety of video solutions at different price points, and as time goes on they have continued to improve upon their existing lineup. The All-New Ring Stick Up Cam comes in four options: Battery, Plug-In, Solar, and Elite. The Ring Stick Up Cam Battery, Plug-in, and Solar are Gen 3 cameras, whereas the Ring Stick Up Cam Elite is rebranded Gen 2 Ring Stick Up Cam Wired.
The Arlo Pro, on the other hand, is the company’s mid-range offering — falling right in between the Arlo and Arlo Pro 2 cameras.
When comparing the Ring Stick Up Cam vs. Arlo Pro, it’s difficult to give a clear answer as to which camera is “best,” as they excel in different areas. For example, Arlo offers great features like video recording without a subscription, while Ring has better video quality and functions without a base station. Our top pick is the Ring Stick Up Cam Elite, but there are arguments to be made for both brands.
Below we go into detail on what each option has to offer to help give you a sense of which camera might be best for your home. However, feel free to use the navigation bar to jump directly to the sections that interest you most.