What do the LED behaviors on my Arlo Essential Video Doorbell Wired mean?

The LED behaviors on your Arlo Essential Video Doorbell Wired vary, depending on whether you have set it up.

LED behaviors during setup

  • Solid amber. The doorbell is not receiving enough power.
  • Alternating amber and white. The operating temperature or voltage is too low. Wait up to 13 minutes for the doorbell to warm up or the internal battery to charge. For more information about the operating temperature of Arlo devices, visit Are Arlo cameras weatherproof?.
  • Off. The doorbell is not receiving power.
    • Check that the power at the breaker is on.
    • Check that the wiring to the doorbell is secure.
  • Flashing white. The doorbell was pressed and is discovering a WiFi network, SmartHub, or bases station. If your doorbell fails to discover a WiFi network, visit My Arlo Essential Video Doorbell Wired wasn’t found during setup; what do I do?.
  • Flashing amber. A WiFi error has occurred, or your doorbell failed to scan the QR code on the Arlo app when connecting to a 2.4GHz WiFi network. Make sure that both your Arlo Essential Video Doorbell Wired and your mobile device are connected to the same 2.4GHz WiFi network. For help connecting to a 2.4 GHz WiFi network, visit How do I connect to a 2.4 GHz WiFi network?.
  • Solid white. The doorbell is powered on and ready for setup.

LED behaviors after setup

After you set up your Arlo Essential Video Doorbell Wired, you can configure whether the LED flashes when certain events happen. Access your Arlo Essential Video Doorbell Wired’s device settings to turn the LED on or off.

  • Slow breathing white. The doorbell detected motion.
  • Solid white. The doorbell is connected to a call.
  • Fading white. The call from the doorbell ended.