Arlo Essential | Affordable 1080p HD Security Camera | Arlo
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See the essential details, day or night.

Capture clear details in full high definition and see in color at night. Set your wire-free camera up in just a few simple steps and keep an eye on your home from anywhere.

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100% Wire-Free
No power cords or wiring hassles
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Clear Details in Full HD
Record video in 1080p
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Weather Resistant
Withstands heat, cold, rain or sun
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Motion Alerts
Receive alerts on your phone
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Integrated Spotlight
See in color at night

Complete Connected Home Security System

Works with Amazon Alexa IFTTT Icon Google Assistant Icon
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Motion detection alerts

Take quick action and view live video, sound the siren, or call a friend directly from your phone.

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Weather-resistant design

Designed to withstand heat, cold, rain and sun.

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Simple installation

Set up your camera in a few easy steps thanks to its 100% wireless design. Connect direct to wifi - no base station required.

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2-way audio

Hear and speak to visitors in real time with high quality audio via the Arlo app or using your smart assistant.

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Deter intruders
with built-in siren

Set the siren to sound automatically during an event or trigger it remotely from the app.

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Capture clear details in full high definition

Record video in 1080p, and see more of the picture with a 130° viewing angle.

See in color,
even at night

Ward off intruders and view unique details in color with the integrated spotlight.

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Multiple power options

Power your camera with the optional Solar Panel1, or recharge it with the included cable2.

Unlock more complete security with an Arlo SMART subscription 3

Access premium AI features including Activity Zones, person, vehicle, animal and package detection and 30-day cloud storage.

Total compatibility for more complete home security

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Technical Specifications


  • Resolution


  • Format


  • Field of view

    130° diagonal

  • Night Vision

    Illuminates up to 25 feet, Dual 850nm LEDs

  • Zoom

    12x digital zoom

  • Audio

    Speaker and Microphone

  • Range

    Up to 300 feet line of sight*

  • Motion Detection

    Single Motion Sensor, 110 degree horizontal

  • Night Vision

    high powered Infrared LEDs (850nm) with IR Cut Filter

  • Wireless

    Wire-Free motion detection, adjustable up to 23 feet

  • Notifications

    Automatic email alerts and push notifications

  • Operating temperature

    -4° F to 113° F (-20° C to 45° C)


  • Regulatory

    FCC, IC, CE

Dimensions & Weight

  • Camera

    3.5 x 2.0 x 3.0 in (89 x 52 x 78.4 mm) - .72lb (331g)


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