How do I hardwire my Arlo Essential Video Doorbell Wire-Free?

You can optionally hardwire your wire-free Arlo Essential Video Doorbell if you want it to be connected to your home’s existing chime, and to connect the doorbell to continuous charging. To hardwire your doorbell, you must first remove it from your account, then re-add it to the Arlo app.

Follow these instructions if you initially set up your doorbell in a wire-free configuration, and you now want to hardwire it.

Before you begin

Before you hardwire your wire-free Arlo Essential Video Doorbell:

  • Ensure that your doorbell transformer's voltage is between 8-24V AC. For more information, visit How do I measure the voltage of my doorbell transformer?.
  • Ensure that your power is off at the breaker.
  • Ensure that you have all the items that came in the box with your wire-free Arlo Essential Video Doorbell.
  • If you’re uncomfortable hardwiring your doorbell alone, contact a local electrician for help.

Hardwire your doorbell

To hardwire your wire-free Arlo Essential Video Doorbell:

  1. Launch the Arlo app on iOS or Android.
  2. Tap Settings > My Devices.
  3. Scroll to the bottom, and tap Remove Device.
  4. Tap the Devices tab.
  5. At the bottom of the Devices tab, tap Add New Device.
  6. Select your Arlo Essential Video Doorbell Wire-Free.
  7. Follow the app instructions to hardwire your doorbell.