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Essential Spotlight

Wireless Security Camera

Item No. VMC2030-100AUS

$159.00 null

Ideal for smaller spaces without sacrificing on video quality, reliability and outdoor durability, Arlo Essential is the must-have protection for every home and family.


  • 1080p video recording
  • Integrated Spotlight
  • Connects directly to Wi-Fi
  • Rechargeable Battery
  • Color Night Vision
  • Arlo Secure trial included
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Watch over your home with powerful, affordable security.

Stay connected to your home from anywhere with live video and audio.
Record videos in full high definition.
Designed to work indoors and out.
Works with Apple HomeKit1, Amazon Alexa, and Google Assistant.
Red Dot Award 2021
Arlo Essential Spotlight Camera

With a paid Arlo Secure subscription, react faster and take immediate action

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Smart phone displaying Arlo app with highlight activity zones
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With a paid Arlo Secure subscription, react faster and take immediate action

Never miss a thing with a high-definition picture.

Capture clear details with 1080p video recording, and see more of your property thanks to the wide 130° viewing angle.

See who’s there in colour, even at night.

Capture the full picture in low light with colour night vision, and use the integrated spotlight to identify unique details.
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Arlo Essential Spotlight Wireless Security Cameras Details





Field of View

130° diagonal

Night Vision

Colour Night Vision, high powered Infrared LEDs (850nm) with IR Cut Filter


12x digital zoom


Full Duplex 2 way Audio


Up to 300 feet line of sight*

Motion Detection

Single Motion Sensor, 110 degree horizontal


Wire-Free motion detection, adjustable up to 23 feet


Automatic email alerts and push notifications

Operating Temperature

-4° F to 113° F (-20° C to 45° C)


Single Microphone with noise and echo cancellation

Battery Life

6 months on one charge*


3.5 x 2.0 x 3.0 in (89 x 52 x 78.4 mm)


0.52lb (236g)



Arlo Essential Spotlight Camera (1)

Wall Mount (1)

Wall Mount Screw Kit (1)

Charging Cable

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Customers have 30 days from date of shipment to receive a refund at full purchase price. Read more on our Terms of Sale page.

View our Limited One-Year Hardware Warranty.

Frequently Asked Questions

All three Essential camera models capture video in 1080p resolution. The Arlo Essential XL Spotlight Camera comes with an integrated extra-large (XL) battery, which provides additional battery life before recharging. Both the Arlo Essential XL Spotlight Camera and the Essential Spotlight Camera include an integrated spotlight and color night vision, while the Arlo Essential Camera (VMC2020) does not include a spotlight and has standard night vision.

Yes. They are fully wire-free and powered with an integrated battery. You can charge it with the included charging cable or connect it with Arlo Essential Solar Panel (VMA3600) to keep your Essential wire-free camera charged. For more information, visit How do I charge my Arlo Essential wire-free camera?.

Depending on usage and environment, the Arlo Essential XL Spotlight Camera battery will last approximately 2X longer than the Arlo Essential Spotlight Camera battery.

No. The battery is fully integrated and cannot be removed. You can recharge the Essential wire-free camera with the included indoor charging cable. For more information, visit How do I charge my Arlo Essential wire-free camera?.

The Arlo Essential Spotlight Camera (VMC2030) and Arlo Essential XL Spotlight Camera (VMC2032) have color night vision. The Arlo Essential Camera (VMC2020) has black and white night vision.

* Battery life varies by model.
** Savings vary by product, while supplies last.
1HomeKit compatibility for Arlo Essential Camera requires connection to a compatible smarthub or base station. Visit here for Smart Hub/Base station compatibility.
2Renewal of an Arlo Secure subscription is required to maintain Arlo Secure features, including cloud storage and activity zones.
4To ensure optimal safety and performance, only use Arlo approved batteries, battery packs, and chargers. Unapproved batteries, battery packs or chargers present a serious risk of battery fire, explosion, battery leakage, and other product hazards. Safe Handling & Usage Guidelines