What is the difference between the wire-free and wired version of the Arlo Essential Video Doorbell?

There are two Arlo Essential Video Doorbell, a wired and a wire-free configuration. Read this article for differences between the two configurations.

  • Arlo Essential Video Doorbell Wire-Free (AVD2001). Use solely with battery power or hardwire to trickle charge your doorbell. Hardwiring your doorbell also allows you to ring an existing doorbell chime.
    • Maximum streaming capability: 1536x1536p Full HD
    • Installation: Wire-free or wired (to an existing 8V AC – 24V AC chime) with a removable and rechargeable battery
    • Aspect ratio and field of view: 1:1 and 180-degrees diagonal
    • Direct-to-WiFi Connection: Yes
    • SmartHub or base station compatibility: No
  • Arlo Essential Video Doorbell Wired (AVD1001). Connect to your existing doorbell wiring. Arlo Essential Video Doorbell Wired requires a voltage between 16-24V AC to work.
    • Maximum streaming capability: 1536x1536p Full HD
    • Installation: Wired configuration only
    • Aspect ratio and field of view: 1:1 and 180-degrees diagonal
    • Direct-to-WiFi Connection: Yes
    • SmartHub or base station compatibility: Yes; VMB4000, VMB4500, VMB4540, VMB5000