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If you need surveillance in a remote location, then you need a cellular security camera and an active data plan. There are only two cameras on the market that fit the bill for this; the Arlo Go 2 and Reolink Go Plus. While they may appear similar on the surface, there are a lot of differences to get into. Let's go!
Arlo Go 2 vs Reolink Go Plus: 4G/LTE Head to Head
To purchase the unit, the Reolink Go Plus comes in a bit cheaper than the Arlo. You also need to consider monthly subscription costs as Arlo Secure is central to the Arlo offering and without it some of the camera features (like smart motion detection) are limited. Reolink offers all cameras features unconditionally, and there is optional cloud storage you can purchase if you like.
The Reolink Go Plus battery has a much larger capacity than Arlo, at 7800mAh vs 3660mAh - So you should get a longer charge out of the Reolink camera.
While both cameras offer 4G/LTE data, the Arlo can also communicate on 2.4GHz Wi-Fi if you want to repurpose it in the future.
Reolink Go has a higher camera resolution at 4MP compared to 2MP while Arlo can provide full-color night vision with its integrated spotlight (However the lumen output of 850 is not massive, as the camera is battery powered).
Both cameras have Android and iOS apps, while the Reolink Go footage can be viewed on Reolink's Windows and Mac desktop apps.
Key Features in Common
Both cameras have fixed lenses, two-way audio, infrared night vision, and motion-activated recording.
They each have optional solar panels you can install, to avoid needing to go back to the location to recharge the battery.