Arlo Pro 2 vs Blink XT2: Which Home Security Camera is Better?

Home security is a big concern for everybody today, but not everyone is ready for the cost of some security camera systems, or the installation. Thanks to modern technology, we can now take advantage of wire-free home security camera systems.

We are going to compare Arlo Pro 2 vs Blink XT2, looking at things like their functions, appearance, and value for money. After covering all of the specifics, we will include a comparison chart for quick viewing and some pros and cons.

Arlo Pro 2 vs Blink XT2

Despite being different brands, there are still some things that the Arlo Pro 2 and the Blink XT2 have in common, so we will start there.

Arlo Pro 2 vs Blink XT2 – Similarities

Quick Glance

Name
Arlo VMS4120P-100NAS Pro 2 - Wire-Free Home Security Camera with Siren | Rechargeable Battery, Night Vision, 2-Way Audio, Wall Mount | 1 camera kit
Our pick
Blink XT2 Outdoor/Indoor Smart Security Camera with cloud storage included, 2-way audio, 2-year battery life – 1 camera kit
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Arlo VMS4120P-100NAS Pro 2 - Wire-Free Home Security Camera with Siren | Rechargeable Battery, Night Vision, 2-Way Audio, Wall Mount | 1 camera kit
Blink XT2 Outdoor/Indoor Smart Security Camera with cloud storage included, 2-way audio, 2-year battery life – 1 camera kit
Size
8.93 x 8.69 x 3.96 inches
2.8 x 2.8 x 1.4 inches
Weight
9.2oz
3.15oz
Camera
1080p High Quality
1080p High Definition
Motion Detection
Customizable
Customizable
Batteries
1 rechargeable battery included
2 AA batteries included
Wall Mount Included
2-Way Audio
Weather Resistant
Yes- IP65 rated
Night Vision
Free Cloud Storage
7 days rolling
Hundreds of clips for up to 1 year
Warranty
1 year
1 year limited
Prime status
Name
Arlo VMS4120P-100NAS Pro 2 - Wire-Free Home Security Camera with Siren | Rechargeable Battery, Night Vision, 2-Way Audio, Wall Mount | 1 camera kit
Image
Arlo VMS4120P-100NAS Pro 2 - Wire-Free Home Security Camera with Siren | Rechargeable Battery, Night Vision, 2-Way Audio, Wall Mount | 1 camera kit
Size
8.93 x 8.69 x 3.96 inches
Weight
9.2oz
Camera
1080p High Quality
Motion Detection
Customizable
Batteries
1 rechargeable battery included
Wall Mount Included
2-Way Audio
Weather Resistant
Night Vision
Free Cloud Storage
7 days rolling
Warranty
1 year
Prime status
Our pick
Name
Blink XT2 Outdoor/Indoor Smart Security Camera with cloud storage included, 2-way audio, 2-year battery life – 1 camera kit
Image
Blink XT2 Outdoor/Indoor Smart Security Camera with cloud storage included, 2-way audio, 2-year battery life – 1 camera kit
Size
2.8 x 2.8 x 1.4 inches
Weight
3.15oz
Camera
1080p High Definition
Motion Detection
Customizable
Batteries
2 AA batteries included
Wall Mount Included
2-Way Audio
Weather Resistant
Yes- IP65 rated
Night Vision
Free Cloud Storage
Hundreds of clips for up to 1 year
Warranty
1 year limited
Prime status

Number of Cameras

You can buy kits with various cameras; we will be covering the kits with one camera. The Blink XT2 can connect up to 10 cameras and the Arlo Pro 2 can work with up to 5 cameras or up to 15 with a yearly subscription.

Motion Detection

Through their individual apps, you can customize the motion detection of the Arlo Pro 2 and the Blink XT2. When motion is detected, you will receive a notification on your smartphone.

Picture Quality

The Arlo Pro 2 and the Blink XT2 are able to take still shots as well as record video and watch live streaming. They have 1080p high-quality cameras and with the infrared, they can be used both day and night.

Weather Resistance

Both the Arlo Pro 2 and the Blink XT2 are suitable for indoor and outdoor use as they are water-resistant. The Blink XT2 has an IP65-rated casing.

Two-Way Communication

Not only can you see what is happening outside your home but the Arlo Pro 2 and the Blink XT2 also allow you to communicate with those in front of the camera. You can do this through the apps and the built-in microphones.

There are still quite a few features of the Arlo Pro 2 and the Blink XT2 that are different.

Differences Between Arlo Pro 2 and Blink XT2

Appearance

Blink XT2 Comparison

Although obviously both security cameras, they look quite different, especially in size.

Arlo Pro 2

This is a white camera and slightly rounded. It is 8.93 x 8.69 x 3.96 inches and weighs 9.2 ounces.

Blink XT2

The camera is black and a lot smaller. It measures 2.8 x 2.8 x 1.4 inches and weighs 3.15 ounces, making it more discreet.

The Winner Is- The Blink XT2

Read next – Blink XT vs XT2: Which Home Security Camera is Better?

Batteries

arlo pro 2 home security camera

Both are battery operated which means there are no power cables that need to be installed. We aren’t going to discuss battery life because that will very much depend on how much you use the cameras.

Arlo Pro 2

There are multiple ways to power the camera. It takes one lithium-ion rechargeable battery, or it can be connected to an indoor power source (for indoor use). It can also be connected to the Arlo Solar Panel.

Blink XT2

The camera requires 2 AA 1.5V Lithium batteries or a power adapter for indoor use.

The Winner Is- The Arlo Pro 2

What’s Included

arlo pro 2 Review

In the box of both home security cameras, you will receive everything you need to get you started.

Arlo Pro 2

Along with the camera and base, you will receive a power cable and adapter, a wall-mount and screw set, a rechargeable battery, a quick start guide and a window decal.

Blink XT2

With the camera comes a sync module, 2 AA 1.5V lithium batteries, a mounting kit, a user guide, a USB cable and a power adapter.

The Winner Is- A Tie

Alarms

Blink XT2 Review

As important as it is to catch a video of anyone trying to enter your home, you also want to be warned about it.

Arlo Pro 2

There is a remote-controlled 100-decibel siren that detects motion or sound.

Blink XT2

You will receive an alarm on your phone with a short recording of the activity.

The Winner Is- A Tie

Compatibility

Both of the apps are compatible with Android and iOS.

Arlo Pro 2

You can also use this camera with Alexa, echo, ShowithFire TV and Google Assistant.

Blink XT2

This camera is compatible with Alexa.

The Winner Is- The Arlo Pro 2

Cloud Storage

Blink xt2 security camera

For hassle-free storage of your videos, both have free cloud storage.

Arlo Pro 2

It comes with 7 days of rolling free cloud coverage.

Blink XT2

You can keep hundreds of video clips in the free cloud storage for up to one year.

The Winner Is- The Blink XT2

Pros and Cons

Before our final verdict, here are some pros and cons of the home security cameras.

Arlo Pro 2

arlo pro 2

Pros:

  • The camera has an excellent range
  • Great sound quality
  • Perfect for geofencing

Cons:

  • The picture quality is low

Blink XT2

Blink XT2

Pros:

  • Good value for money
  • Super easy setup
  • Impressive video streaming

Cons:

  • The two-way audio is rather weak

Video Comparison

Arlo Pro 2

Blink XT2

The Final Verdict

We noticed that the picture quality of the Arlo Pro 2 and the Blink XT2 did depend on the strength of the connection. When testing both in the same location, there was very little difference in the images, and we were happy with both.

Today’s winner, and only just, is the Blink XT2. We preferred the smaller size and absolutely loved how easy it was to set up and use. Other things like the additional storage and the fact than you can connect up to 10 cameras on the same system really helped our decision. The Blink XT2 is also a little cheaper so overall, we felt it was better value for money.


Last update on 2020-07-11 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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