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Essential 2nd Gen

Wireless Security Camera

Item No. VMC3050-100NAS

$99.99 $69.99 (Save 30%)

Introducing the 2nd Generation Essential Camera, now offered in both 2K and HD options. Experience exceptional smart home security with unbeatable value and price.


Product includes: 30-day trial of an Arlo Secure Plan. Paid Subscription required to maintain premium features after trial. Learn More.

  • Available in 2K or HD
  • 130° Field of View
  • Integrated Spotlight
  • 2-Way Audio
  • Indoor & Outdoor use
  • Battery Powered
  • Color Night Vision
  • Arlo Secure Plan Trial included
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Everyday security for every home.

No matter what your budget is or the size of your property, you deserve the best security. That's why we designed the Essential—a camera that helps every home become safer with a 130° Field of View, Integrated Spotlight, Color Night Vision, and more. Choose from 2K or HD camera options for round-the-clock protection.
IOT Breakthrough Award
Essential Outdoor

Available in 2K

or HD video

Integrated Spotlight with Color Night Vision

Rechargeable
battery

Easy wire-free
installation

All the details are essential.

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Illuminate the scene with the 
Integrated Spotlight.

See details in the dark with Color Night Vision.

Save time from charging with a long-lasting rechargeable battery.

Weather-resistant to withstand the elements.

See, listen, and talk to visitors 
from anywhere. 

Activate the Integrated Siren to ward off unwelcome guests.

girl leaving home protected by Arlo Essential camera

Set up in minutes.
It's that easy to install.

Step 1

Download the Arlo Secure App and charge your camera.

Step 2

Drill and secure the mounting plate to the wall. Slide the camera on and lock it into place.

Step 3

Adjust your camera's angle for the perfect view.

Arlo Secure

Reach your security’s full potential with an Arlo Secure plan.

Get 30-Day Video History, Smart Interactive Notifications, and more – plans as low as $7.99/month.

Arlo Secure

Reach your security’s full potential with an Arlo Secure plan.

Get 30-Day Video History, Smart Interactive Notifications, and more – plans as low as $7.99/month.

Access 24/7 Emergency Response
Manage your security in one place
Get details of the whole story
Automate your security system
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  • Access 24/7 Emergency Response 1

    Get immediate help from police, fire, or medical responders with one tap.

  • Manage your security in one place 1

    Personalize your dashboard with security widgets to take action quickly.

  • Get details of the whole story 1

    See who armed/disarmed your system and when it occurred in the past 30 days.

  • Automate your security system 1

    Conveniently schedule when your security system is armed or disarmed.

Specs

Maximum Video Resolution

Up to 2560x1440 (2K)

Image Sensor

4 Megapixels

Video Modes

2K, 1080p, 720p

Video Features

Color Night Vision

Lens Field of View

130-degree diagonal

Digital Zoom

12x

Sensor Size

1/2.7 inch

Spotlight

Yes, 6200K, 42Lux@1M

Motion Detection

PIR motion detection

Night Vision

dual 850nm LED

Audio

Speaker and Microphone, 2-Way Audio

Microphone

Yes

Siren

Yes

Status Lights

Yes, RGB

Connectivity

2.4GHz Wi-Fi

Range

up to 300 feet line of sight

Battery Life

4 months**

Indoor Or Outdoor Use

Indoor and Outdoor

Camera Mount Type

Wall mount

Minimum Operating Temperature

-4° F (-20° C)

Maximum Operating Temperature

113° F (45° C)

Min home upload speed

2 Mbps

Maximum Video Resolution

1920 x 1080

Image Sensor

2 Megapixels

Video Modes

1080p, 720p, 480p

Video Features

Color Night Vision

Lens Field of View

130-degree diagonal

Digital Zoom

12x

Sensor Size

1/3 inch

Spotlight

Yes

Motion Detection

PIR motion detection

Night Vision

dual 850nm LED

Audio

Speaker and Microphone, 2-Way Audio

Microphone

Yes

Siren

Yes

Status Lights

Yes, RGB

Connectivity

2.4GHz Wi-Fi

Range

up to 300 feet line of sight

Battery Life

4 months**

Indoor Or Outdoor Use

Indoor and Outdoor

Camera Mount Type

Wall mount

Minimum Operating Temperature

-4° F (-20° C)

Maximum Operating Temperature

113° F (45° C)

Min home upload speed

2 Mbps


(1) Arlo Essential Outdoor Camera
(1) Indoor USB Charging Cable
(1) Wall Mount and Screw Kit
(1) Quick Start Guide

(2) Arlo Essential Outdoor Cameras
(1) Indoor USB Charging Cable
(2) Wall Mount and Screw Kits
(1) Quick Start Guide
(1) Arlo Security Decal

(3) Arlo Essential Outdoor Cameras
(1) Indoor USB Charging Cable
(3) Wall Mount and Screw Kits
(1) Quick Start Guide
(1) Arlo Security Decal

Frequently Asked Questions

No. A subscription is not required for your security camera to work after the 30-day trial period. Without a subscription, you will continue to receive notifications when motion is detected and be able to view your camera's live video feed. However, a subscription is required to maintain premium features like Video Cloud Storage, Interactive Notifications, Video Object Detection, and more. Visit http://www.arlo.com/arlosecure for a full list of features that require a paid plan.

Arlo Essential Outdoor HD and Arlo Essential XL Outdoor HD camera models capture video in 1080p resolution. Arlo Essential Outdoor 2K and Arlo Essential XL Outdoor 2K capture video in 2K resolution. The Arlo Essential XL Outdoor 2K and Essential XL Outdoor HD cameras come with an integrated extra-large (XL) battery, which provides additional battery life.

No. The battery in your Arlo Essential Outdoor Camera is fully integrated and cannot be removed. You can recharge the Arlo Essential Outdoor Camera with the indoor charging cable that is included with the camera. For more information, visit: How do I charge my Arlo Essential Outdoor Series Camera?

Yes. The Essential Outdoor cameras are fully wire-free and powered with an integrated battery. However, you can use the Arlo Essential Solar Panel (2nd Generation) and Arlo Essential Outdoor Charging Cable (2nd Generation) to charge your camera. For more information, visit: How do I charge my Arlo Essential Outdoor Series Camera?

Yes. All four versions of the Arlo Essential Outdoor Camera include color night vision.

Your Essential Outdoor Camera comes with an adjustable screw mount that you can use indoors or outdoors. You can also visit Arlo.com to search for additional mounting accessories. For more information about mounting your camera, visit: How do I mount my Arlo Essential Outdoor camera?

* Images and animation may be simulated.

** Battery life will vary with settings, use, activity captured and environment.

*** Discount applied in cart. Cannot be combined with other promotions. Excludes Essential 2nd Gen cameras, Video Doorbell 2K/HD, Go 2, and security bundles. While supplies last, additional exclusions may apply.

1This 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 www.arlo.com/arlosecure.

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