The Arlo Video Doorbell requires a voltage between 16-24V AC to operate and is designed to replace an existing wired doorbell. However, to install your Arlo Video Doorbell without an existing doorbell or chime, you can use a plug-in AC transformer that provides 16-24V AC, with at least 1A output. Continue reading this article for instructions to install your Arlo Video Doorbell with a plug-in AC transformer.
Note: The installation steps to install the Arlo Video Doorbell with a plug-in AC transformer are different than those provided within the Arlo app. You will need to skip some screens and follow this article instead.
Alternatively, you can consult an electrician to install an appropriate doorbell transformer and chime, with voltage between 16-24V AC, 10VA.
To install your Arlo Video Doorbell, you must have the following items:
The Arlo app provides instructions on how to replace an existing wired doorbell with the Arlo Video Doorbell, so you must skip these screens in the onboarding process.
To skip past the wiring instructions in the Arlo app:
Select the appropriate mounting location for your Arlo Video Doorbell.
Note: Most plug-in AC power adapters are only indoor rated and should not be plugged into an outdoor power outlet. You may need to drill a hole through your home’s exterior wall for the power cable to connect to your Arlo Video Doorbell. Contact a local electrician or contractor if you are not comfortable with this work.
To install your Arlo Video Doorbell: