How do I install my Arlo Arlo Essential Video Doorbell Wired?

You must use the Arlo app to install your Arlo Essential Video Doorbell Wired. However, you can read this article for an overview of the installation process.

What you need

To install your Arlo Essential Video Doorbell Wired, you must have the following items:

  • The items that came in the box
    Note: These are listed on the quick start guide.
  • The Arlo app
  • A screwdriver
  • (Optional) A power drill

Note: When you purchase an Arlo Essential Video Doorbell Wired in Europe, you receive a doorbell transformer in the package. If your current doorbell does not provide 16-24V AC, then you must use the included doorbell transformer. For help installing the transformer, visit How do I use the transformer that came with my Arlo Essential Video Doorbell Wired?.

Before you begin

Before you install your Arlo Essential Video Doorbell Wired:

Install your doorbell

The Arlo Essential Video Doorbell Wired replaces your existing doorbell. You must connect your Arlo Essential Video Doorbell Wired to a 2.4GHz WiFi network.

To install your Arlo Essential Video Doorbell Wired:

  1. Remove your existing doorbell from the wall.
  2. Disconnect the wires from your existing doorbell.
    Note: Make sure the wires don’t fall inside the wall when you disconnect them from your existing doorbell. You can temporarily tape the wires to the wall to prevent this.
  3. Install your Arlo Essential Video Doorbell Wired with or without the mounting wedge that came in the box.
  4. Turn on your power at the breaker.
  5. Check that the LED on the front of your Arlo Essential Video Doorbell Wired is white.
    • If the LED is solid amber, ensure that your doorbell transformer supplies a voltage of 16-24V AC. If your doorbell transformer is not the correct voltage level, you might need to activate bypass mode on the Arlo Power Kit. For more information about activating bypass mode, visit How do I turn on bypass mode for my Arlo Essential Video Doorbell Wired?.
    • If the LED is off, the doorbell might be booting up. Wait up to a minute before troubleshooting. If the LED doesn’t light after one minute, the doorbell is not receiving power. Turn off the power at the breaker, and recheck the wiring.
    • If the LED is alternating amber and white, the operating temperature or voltage is too low. Wait up to 13 minutes for the doorbell to warm up. For more information about your AArlo Essential Video Doorbell Wired’s operating temperature, visit Are Arlo cameras weatherproof?.
      For more information, visit What do the LED behaviors on my Arlo Essential Video Doorbell Wired mean?.
  6. Use the Arlo app to connect your Arlo Video Doorbell to your 2.4GHz WiFi network.

You are ready to operate your Arlo Essential Video Doorbell Wired.