The Arlo Q has been one of the best selling and most reliable indoor cameras on the market for the past three years. In 2016, Netgear released the Arlo Q Plus. What’s the difference between Arlo Q vs Arlo Q Plus? See below for our review of these indoor security cameras (read our outdoor camera reviews) and how to determine which is right for you.
The truth is, there are two fundamental differences between the Arlo Q vs Arlo Q Plus: the Arlo Q Plus can be powered through an ethernet port, and it comes with a SD card slot so you can manually store images and video.
Arlo Q Features
The Arlo Q (and Q Plus) are indoor, motion-activated cameras. Each comes with 1080p HD and night vision capabilities. Some users have mounted these cameras outside and noted success, but they have to be protected from any precipitation and it’s not recommended. The Arlo Q has two way audio, so you can yell at your dog if he’s getting into the trash, or he could yell at you if you haven’t come home on time. Arlo Q and Arlo Q Plus can link up to five cameras per account.
Arlo Q Price: $147.95
Arlo Q Video
The Arlo Q does have free, seven day cloud storage and streams video 24/7. You can check in from your smartphone at any time and communicate through the Arlo Q’s built in speaker and mic. You can set your Arlo Q to motion or sound detection, and the 130 degree view angle ensures you’ll always be able to keep track of the things that are most valuable to you. The Arlo Q Plus’ SD storage capabilities opens up your storage options and allows you to store as much video and you want without fear of losing anything.
Why Arlo Q Plus?
As mentioned, the hard storage option is perfect for those who want to keep track of more data and not rely on cloud connection to access their video. The ethernet port also allows for secure connection to your home or office network and allows you to power your camera with a single cord (the Arlo Q requires a power adaptor).
Arlo Q Plus Price: $199.95
Arlo Q vs Arlo Q Plus: Conclusion
In the end, it’s all about what you want in your camera. For anyone who doesn’t want to rely on the cloud for accessing their video, or want a quicker, more powerful connection, the Arlo Q Plus might be the right choice. These are some of the best cameras on the market, and you should consider the Arlo Q or Arlo Q Plus for your home or office smart camera.
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