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Essential Indoor

Wired Security Camera (1st Gen)

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Ideal for protecting any room inside your home without sacrificing privacy, the Arlo Essential Indoor Security Camera works over Wi-Fi and features 1080p HD video, two-way audio, a built-in siren and an automated camera privacy shield to safeguard your private moments.

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  • 1080p HD video
  • Automated Privacy Shield
  • Night Vision
  • Connects directly to Wi-Fi
  • Arlo Secure trial included
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Smart security that empowers privacy.

Record video in full high definition.
Privacy shield that gives you control1.
Receive instant alerts when motion is detected indoors and take immediate action.
Stay connected to your home from anywhere with live video and noise-canceling 2-way audio.
Easy to install indoors on shelves, walls, and more.
Connect multiple cameras for a comprehensive home security solution.
Works with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and Apple HomeKit4.
Editor's Choice Winner 2022 Best of Year Winner 2022 Good Design Award Winner 2022 Fast Company Innovation by Design 2021 CES 2021 Innovation Awards Honoree Twice Picks

With an Arlo Secure plan, react faster and take immediate action.

Smart phone displaying Arlo Secure App motion alert detecting motion
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With an Arlo Secure plan, react faster and take immediate action.

Never miss a thing with high definition picture.

View every detail with full HD 1080p video, and take immediate action with two-way audio.

Keep an eye on what matters.

Capture clear details in full high definition, and see more of the picture with a 130° viewing angle.

See at night, even without a light.

Even in the dark, rest easy knowing the Arlo Essential Indoor Security Camera captures video with Night Vision.
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Arlo Essential Indoor Security Camera Details





Field of View

130° diagonal

Night Vision

High powered Infrared LED (850nm) with IR Cut Filter


12x digital zoom


Full Duplex 2 way Audio

Status Lights

2x LEDs (blue and amber)

Motion Detection

Image based motion detection




Wired Only


Automatic email alerts and push notifications

Operating Temperature

0 to 45 degree Celsius


Single Microphone with noise and echo cancellation


2.0 x 1.9 x 4.5 in (52 x 49 x 113.19 mm)


0.27lb (122g)



Power Adapter (1)

Micro-USB Cable (1)

Wall Mount Screw Kit (1)

Arlo Essential Indoor Camera

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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

The Arlo Essential Indoor Camera is a wired camera meant for indoor use only. The Arlo Essential Wire-Free Cameras are wire-free cameras and can be used either indoors or outdoors. For a full list of features and specifications, visit

The automated Privacy Shield closes to cover the camera lens whenever you disarm your camera, ensuring that your moments stay private. For more information, visit How do I use the Privacy Shield on my Arlo Essential Indoor Camera?.

No. You can connect the camera directly to your 2.4 GHz Wi-Fi network. It is optional to connect the camera to one of the following SmartHubs or Base Stations: VMB5000, VMB4540, VMB4500, or VMB4000.

You can use the included mounting plate to mount the camera on a wall, or you can place the camera on a flat surface. For more information, visit How do I wall-mount my Arlo Essential Indoor Camera?.

Yes. The camera comes with a single, high-sensitivity microphone that allows you to speak with a visitor in crystal clear audio.

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2This Arlo Secure service may require a paid subscription after the trial period, and some Arlo Secure services may be unavailable in certain regions. For current information on features that need a paid subscription, visit

3Emergency Response feature available for U.S. subscribers only.

4HomeKit compatibility for Arlo Essential Indoor Camera requires connection to a compatible SmartHub/Base station. Visit here for Smart Hub/Base station compatibility.

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