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

Read this article if you want to install your Arlo Essential Video Doorbell Wire-Free in a wire-free configuration. If you want to hardwire your doorbell, visit How do I hardwire my Arlo Essential Video Doorbell Wire-Free?.

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

What you need

To install your Arlo Essential Video Doorbell Wire-Free, 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 mobile device (smart phone or tablet)
  • A screwdriver
  • (Optional) A power drill

Install your doorbell

The Arlo Essential Video Doorbell Wire-Free installation process takes place in two phases: connecting the doorbell to your Arlo account, and mounting the doorbell to your wall. You must use the Arlo app to install your doorbell. These instructions provide a brief overview of the installation process.

To install your Arlo Essential Video Doorbell Wire-Free:

  1. Charge the battery that came with your Arlo Essential Video Doorbell Wire-Free.
    For more information, visit How do I charge my Arlo Essential Video Doorbell Wire-Free?.
  2. Connect your mobile device to your 2.4 GHz WiFi network.
    For help getting connected, visit How do I connect my mobile device to a 2.4 GHz WiFi network to set up my Arlo camera?.
  3. Use the QR code in the Arlo app to connect your Arlo Essential Video Doorbell Wire-Free to your 2.4 GHz WiFi network.
    If the doorbell doesn’t connect, visit My Arlo Video Doorbell wasn't found during setup; what do I do?.
  4. Find a good place and position to install your doorbell.
    For more information, visit How should I position my Arlo Essential Video Doorbell Wire-Free?.
  5. Mount your Arlo Essential Video Doorbell Wire-Free.
    For help mounting your doorbell, visit How do I mount my Arlo Essential Video Doorbell Wire-Free?.

You are ready to operate your Arlo Essential Video Doorbell Wire-Free.