Do I need an Arlo base station to use my Arlo Essential Video Doorbell?

Arlo Essential Video Doorbell Wired (AVD1001). No, an Arlo SmartHub or base station is optional to use the Arlo Essential Video Doorbell Wired. You can use an existing WiFi router to connect the doorbell directly to 2.4GHz WiFi. If you want to connect your device to a SmartHub or base station, you can connect your Arlo Essential Video Doorbell Wired to a VMB5000, VM4540, VMB4500, VMB4000 SmartHub or base station.

Arlo Essential Video Doorbell Wire-Free (AVD2001). No, you can't currently connect your Arlo Essential Video Doorbell Wire-Free to any Arlo SmartHub or base station.