How do I mount my Arlo Essential wire-free camera?

You can mount your Arlo Essential wire-free camera on a wall or ceiling. Before you mount your camera, make sure you’ve found a good location for signal strength and motion detection. For more information, visit How should I position my Arlo Essential camera?.

Note: You must follow the instructions in the Arlo app when you first install your Essential wire-free camera. Do not begin mounting your camera before the Arlo app instructs you to during the installation process.

You need the following items to mount your Arlo Essential wire-free camera:

  • A power drill with a 15/64 inch (6mm) drill bit
  • A Phillips-head screwdriver
  • The screw mount that came in the package with your camera
  • A pencil (optional)

Note: We recommend using wall anchors when mounting on drywall, brick, or tile. For help mounting your camera with wall anchors, visit How do I use the wall anchors that came with my Arlo camera?.

To mount your Arlo Essential wire-free camera:

  1. Place the screw mount on the wall or ceiling where you plan to mount your camera.
  2. On the wall or ceiling, mark the location of the three holes from the mount.
    Note: The marks can be used as a guide to drill pilot holes.
  3. Remove the screw mount from the wall.
  4. Use a 15/64 inch (6mm) drill bit to drill three holes into the wall.
  5. Place the screw mount back onto the wall, and align it with the three holes in the wall.
  6. While holding the wall plate over the three holes, use a Phillips-head screw driver to fasten a screw into each hole.
    Note: If you want to mount your camera with wall anchors, visit How do I use the wall anchors that came with my Arlo camera?.
  7. Screw your Essential wire-free camera clockwise into the screw mount.
  8. Tilt and swivel to adjust the angle of the camera.
  9. Twist the thumb screw and the grip clockwise to tighten the camera position.