An Arlo SmartHub or base station is optional. You can connect your Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight Camera directly to your home router. This requires a high-speed 2.4GHz WiFi network. When you connect your Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight Camera to a base station or SmartHub, you can save video and audio recordings to a local USB or microSD device. For more information, visit How do I connect my Arlo device to a base station or SmartHub?.
For more information about the minimum requirements to use your Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight Camera, visit What are the minimum requirements for installing and using my Arlo system?.