78 overall score
Arlo Q Wired
33 Scoring Factors Researched in this Comparison

Arlo Q Wired Review

Section Scores
Technical
90
80 (avg)
Alerts
95
81 (avg)
Storage
74
82 (avg)
Features
72
75 (avg)
Design
89
80 (avg)
What makes it better?
Arlo Q Wired Average Pet Camera
Has a better field of view (130° wide-angle view vs. 110° diagonal)
Has better connectivity (2.4GHz & 5GHz WiFi vs. 2.4GHz WiFi / Ethernet)
Has cloud storage (Free rolling 7-days vs. 6-months free)
Has better zoom (8x vs. Yes)
Has more frames-per-second (15 FPS vs. N/A)
Has a better rotation range (Pan 350° Tilt 80° vs. Doesn't rotate)
Has a siren (N/A vs. No)
Has local storage (w/USB flash drive vs. No)
Can record 24/7 (Yes vs. w/subscription)
Has better night vision (Up to 30 ft vs. Up to 25 ft)

Technical

Video Resolution

Arlo Q Wired: 1080p HD
Average Pet Camera: 1080p HD
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Video resolution is important for how clear you see things on your screen. It shows the number of pixels or dots that are displayed for video at any given height. The more pixels, the clearer things will be.

Frames Per Second

Arlo Q Wired: N/A
Average Pet Camera: 15 FPS
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The frame rate is the number of frames that are captured per second by the camera sensor. The more frames per second, the smoother video will appear to viewers.

Field of View

Arlo Q Wired: 130° wide-angle view
Average Pet Camera: 110° diagonal
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Field of view is the width and height of the area that a camera can see. It's not more technical than that, really!

Rotation Range

Arlo Q Wired: Doesn't rotate
Average Pet Camera: Pan 350° Tilt 80°
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Smart pet cameras with rotation feature help you eliminate any blind spots. Just rotate your smart camera left or right to find your pet sleeping on the armchair.

Internet Connectivity

Arlo Q Wired: 2.4GHz & 5GHz WiFi
Average Pet Camera: 2.4GHz WiFi / Ethernet
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Between the 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies, the 5GHz will be faster to load live video feed on your phone. An Ethernet connection is also faster than 2.4GHz, but slower than a 5GHz wavelength connection. So, if you're looking for a fast video load speed, 5GHz is the best option.

Power

Arlo Q Wired: Plugged-In
Average Pet Camera: Plugged-In
This is how you power the camera. Normally, all the cameras require an outlet to power on.

Battery Back-up

Arlo Q Wired: No
Average Pet Camera: No
Some smart cameras come with a back-up battery to stay on in case of power outage.
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90
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90

Alerts

Motion Alerts

Arlo Q Wired: Yes
Average Pet Camera: Yes
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Every time the smart pet camera detects movement, you'll get a notification on your phone, so you can check straight away the live feed.

Sound Alerts

Arlo Q Wired: Yes
Average Pet Camera: Yes
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Just like motion alerts, some cameras can send notifications whenever they detect sound.

Bark/Meowing Notifications

Arlo Q Wired: No
Average Pet Camera: No
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Some cameras have advanced sound detection.

Motion Zones

Arlo Q Wired: Yes
Average Pet Camera: Yes
With motion zones you can specify certain areas you want to keep a close eye on. You'll get motion notifications only when there's motion in those areas.

Pet Detection

Arlo Q Wired: w/subscription
Average Pet Camera: w/subscription
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Some cameras are smart enough to distinguish between people and pets movement.

Movement Auto-tracking

Arlo Q Wired: No
Average Pet Camera: No
Focus on your loved ones with an auto-movement tracking feature. The camera will rotate automatically and follow the movement of your pet wherever they go within camera's field of view.

Siren

Arlo Q Wired: No
Average Pet Camera: N/A
You can use your smart pet camera like a smart security camera. With a siren built-in, you can scare off intruders and uninvited guests.
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Our Score
97

Storage

Local Storage

Arlo Q Wired: No
Average Pet Camera: w/USB flash drive
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Local storage allows you save all the video history locally on an SD card or a USB. In case your router starts acting up, it's good to have local storage as a backup.

Cloud Storage

Arlo Q Wired: Free rolling 7-days
Average Pet Camera: 6-months free
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Some cameras offer cloud storage so you can review the video history from your camera later. However, it almost always comes at additional cost.

24/7 Non-Stop Recording

Arlo Q Wired: w/subscription
Average Pet Camera: Yes
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With non-stop recording you won't miss a single move. You can always look back in video history to check who exactly ripped sofa pillows into small pieces.

Subscription

Arlo Q Wired: Optional
Average Pet Camera: Optional
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Some brands lock additional features or cloud storage behind subscription. It's always better to check if there's any subscription required to save video history or use motion alerts.

NAS Support

Arlo Q Wired: No
Average Pet Camera: No
One more convenient way to store video history instead of paying for cloud subscription.
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92

Features

Zoom

Arlo Q Wired: 8x
Average Pet Camera: Yes
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The smart pet cameras use digital zoom. This enlarges the pixels so you can see more. The zoom will focus on a certain area of your screen, but there are no new pixels being added. This might make the image look blurry.

Night Vision

Arlo Q Wired: Up to 25 ft
Average Pet Camera: Up to 30 ft
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Night vision is the ability to see clearly during nighttime or low-light conditions. While most of the smart pet cameras offer black & white night vision, there are some cameras that offer colored image.

Two-way Audio

Arlo Q Wired: Yes
Average Pet Camera: Yes
With two-way audio, you can talk to your pets even when you're miles away! Hear them reply back and share your love by supporting them with your voice from afar.

Live View

Arlo Q Wired: Yes
Average Pet Camera: Yes
Check out what your pet is doing right now with a live view mode.

Laser For Playing

Arlo Q Wired: No
Average Pet Camera: No
Does your cat love playing with a laser? Well, good news! Some of smart pet cameras have a built-in laser toy so you can play with your furry friend even when you're not at home.

Alexa Compatibility

Arlo Q Wired: Yes
Average Pet Camera: Yes
With Alexa compatibility you can control the cameras with your voice and add the camera to a list of your smart home devices.

Google Assistant Compatibility

Arlo Q Wired: No
Average Pet Camera: No
You can use Google Assistant to control the camera with your voice.

HomeKit Compatibility

Arlo Q Wired: No
Average Pet Camera: No
You can use Siri to control the camera with your voice.

In-app Vet Chat

Arlo Q Wired: No
Average Pet Camera: No
Is your pet acting weird? Consult with a vet right from a smart pet camera app for quick recommendations and support.

Time Lapse

Arlo Q Wired: No
Average Pet Camera: No
Create entertaining time lapses of your pets shenanigans.

Snapshot Notifications

Arlo Q Wired: No
Average Pet Camera: No
Get a notification with a snapshot of detected motion. It can save you time checking false motion alerts.

Home & Away Modes

Arlo Q Wired: No
Average Pet Camera: No
If you chose home mode, you won't get any motion/sound notifications.
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Our Score
91

Design

Dimensions

Arlo Q Wired: 4.45 x 5.99 x 4.93 in
Average Pet Camera: 2.39 x 2.13 x 3.22 in
Dimensions can help you visualize how big or small the camera is. If you want it to be less noticeable, it's better to opt for a smaller size.

Color

Arlo Q Wired: White
Average Pet Camera: White
Most of the smart pet cameras come in white, which makes it easy to mix them with your home's decor.

Mounting Options

Arlo Q Wired: Stand / Screws
Average Pet Camera: Magnetic
Before buying a smart pet camera, it's good to think in advance about the placement of the camera. Some cameras only allow stand option, while others can also be mounted on a wall. So heads up!

Usage

Arlo Q Wired: Indoors
Average Pet Camera: Indoors
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While most of the cameras are for indoor use only, there are a few that can operate outside as well.

Warranty

Arlo Q Wired: 1-year limited warranty
Average Pet Camera: 1-year limited warranty
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In case of camera malfunction, it's good to have warranty to be able to replace it.
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Design
Scores
Our Score
100
Our Score
90
Our Score
89

Full Comparison Chart

Arlo Q Wired Average Pet Camera
Technical
Video Resolution 1080p HD
Arlo Q Wired
1080p HD
Pet Camera
Frames Per Second N/A
Arlo Q Wired
15 FPS
Pet Camera
Field of View 130° wide-angle view
Arlo Q Wired
110° diagonal
Pet Camera
Rotation Range Doesn't rotate
Arlo Q Wired
Pan 350° Tilt 80°
Pet Camera
Internet Connectivity 2.4GHz & 5GHz WiFi
Arlo Q Wired
2.4GHz WiFi / Ethernet
Pet Camera
Power Plugged-In
Arlo Q Wired
Plugged-In
Pet Camera
Battery Back-up No
Arlo Q Wired
No
Pet Camera
Alerts
Motion Alerts Yes
Arlo Q Wired
Yes
Pet Camera
Sound Alerts Yes
Arlo Q Wired
Yes
Pet Camera
Bark/Meowing Notifications No
Arlo Q Wired
No
Pet Camera
Motion Zones Yes
Arlo Q Wired
Yes
Pet Camera
Pet Detection w/subscription
Arlo Q Wired
w/subscription
Pet Camera
Movement Auto-tracking No
Arlo Q Wired
No
Pet Camera
Siren No
Arlo Q Wired
N/A
Pet Camera
Storage
Local Storage No
Arlo Q Wired
w/USB flash drive
Pet Camera
Cloud Storage Free rolling 7-days
Arlo Q Wired
6-months free
Pet Camera
24/7 Non-Stop Recording w/subscription
Arlo Q Wired
Yes
Pet Camera
Subscription Optional
Arlo Q Wired
Optional
Pet Camera
NAS Support No
Arlo Q Wired
No
Pet Camera
Features
Zoom 8x
Arlo Q Wired
Yes
Pet Camera
Night Vision Up to 25 ft
Arlo Q Wired
Up to 30 ft
Pet Camera
Two-way Audio Yes
Arlo Q Wired
Yes
Pet Camera
Live View Yes
Arlo Q Wired
Yes
Pet Camera
Laser For Playing No
Arlo Q Wired
No
Pet Camera
Alexa Compatibility Yes
Arlo Q Wired
Yes
Pet Camera
Google Assistant Compatibility No
Arlo Q Wired
No
Pet Camera
HomeKit Compatibility No
Arlo Q Wired
No
Pet Camera
In-app Vet Chat No
Arlo Q Wired
No
Pet Camera
Time Lapse No
Arlo Q Wired
No
Pet Camera
Snapshot Notifications No
Arlo Q Wired
No
Pet Camera
Home & Away Modes No
Arlo Q Wired
No
Pet Camera
Design
Dimensions 4.45 x 5.99 x 4.93 in
Arlo Q Wired
2.39 x 2.13 x 3.22 in
Pet Camera
Color White
Arlo Q Wired
White
Pet Camera
Mounting Options Stand / Screws
Arlo Q Wired
Magnetic
Pet Camera
Usage Indoors
Arlo Q Wired
Indoors
Pet Camera
Warranty 1-year limited warranty
Arlo Q Wired
1-year limited warranty
Pet Camera

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