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How to install the Arlo Doorbell (Wired)

The best method to install the Arlo Doorbell is through the Arlo app. In the following sections, you will find the essential things you need to install the doorbell. And then the step by step guide to install the Doorbell:

Things you need before starting the Arlo doorbell installation

You need the following list of things before starting the installation:

  • Firstly, make sure that the box in which the Arlo doorbell came contains all the accessories.
  • Next, you need the Arlo app.
  • You also need a screwdriver.
  • And you may or may not require a power drill.

In Europe, a doorbell transformer comes along as an accessory with the Arlo Essential Video Doorbell Wired packaging. So in case the doorbell you are using doesn’t run on 16-24V AC, you have to use the doorbell transformer.

Also, ensure the following things before starting the installation:

  • Make sure that the power at the breaker is off.
  • Check the ‘What you need’ section of the packaging and make sure you have all the listed items.
  • And lastly, you also need to install the Arlo Power kit before initiating the installation.

Arlo video doorbell installation Process – wired

To run the Arlo Essential Video Doorbell, you have to connect it to a 2.4GHz wifi network. Then, use the following steps to complete the installation:

  • Foremost, you need to remove the doorbell that you are using currently.
  • Then detach all the wires connected to your current doorbell. And please tap the wires after disconnecting them so they don’t fall inside after disconnecting the existing doorbell.
  • Now you need to install the Arlo Doorbell wired. You can use the mounting wedge that comes along with the box to place the doorbell.
    • Using the mounting wedge, you can change the angle of your Arlo doorbell wired left or right. Thus the mounting wedge allows you to position your doorbell accordingly. 
  • Now you have to turn on the power at the breaker.
  • Next, make certain that the front panel LED of the Arlo doorbell is solid white.
    • In case the LED of the doorbell turns solid amber, it means the doorbell is not getting the proper power supply. Thus check if the doorbell is getting 16-24V AC voltage. You may also have to activate the bypass mode of the Arlo Power Kit if the doorbell fails to get the correct power supply.
    • In case you notice the LED doesn’t light up, maybe the doorbell is booting up. So wait for at least a minute before opting to troubleshoot. However, if the LED fails to light up even after one minute, the doorbell might not be getting the correct power supply. So, in this case, you should turn off the power from the breaker and also recheck the wire.
    • The LED could also blink both amber and white alternatively. This means the operating temperature or Voltage supply is not enough. We suggest you wait for at least 13 minutes so that the doorbell warms up perfectly.
  • And lastly, you have to connect the Arlo Video Doorbell to your WiFi’s 2.4 GHz network using the Arlo app.
  • Thus now your Arlo Essential Video Doorbell is ready to use. 

How to install Arlo video Doorbell Wireless

There are two different ways in which you can install your Arlo Essential Video Video Doorbell. The first one is the installation through a wire-free configuration. And the second way is through a hardwire connection.

In this section, we will walk you through the process of Arlo Doorbell Wireless installation using the wireless configuration.

And it is essential to have the Arlo app for installing the Arlo doorbell wireless.

Now let’s first find out what things you need to start the installation process.

Essential requirements for Installing the Arlo wireless doorbell:

  • First, check that the Arlo Doorbell packaging box contains all the essential items.
  • Then you must have the Arlo app to do the installation.
  • You need to have a smartphone or mobile device to do the installation.
  • Next, you need a Screwdriver.
  • And lastly, you may or may not need the Power drill.

Steps to Install the Arlo doorbell camera using wire-free configuration

There are two different phases in which the installation process takes place. The first one requires you to connect the doorbell with your Arlo account. And in the next phase, you need to mount the doorbell to the wall.

Use the following steps to install the Arlo doorbell wireless using :

  • Foremost you need to charge the battery that you need to install your Arlo Video Doorbell wire-free.
  • Then you need to connect the mobile device that you are going to use for setup to the 2.4 GHz networks of your WiFi.  
  • Next, use the Arlo app’s QR code to connect the Arlo Essential Video doorbell wire-free to your WiFi’s 2.4 GHz network.
  • Then you need to search for a location to place and install your doorbell.
  • Once you find the location, you need to mount the doorbell on that location.
  • Now your Arlo Essential Video Doorbell Wire-free is ready to use.

For Doorbell Wireless installation through hardwire configuration

So if you want to connect your Arlo Essential Video Doorbell to the home’s existing chime and to connect it to the continuous charging, you can do so using the hardware configuration. But to hardwire the doorbell, you have to disconnect it from your account and then add it back to the Arlo app.

However, you need to check the following things to install the doorbell using the hardwire configuration:

  • Firstly, make certain that the Doorbell’s transformer is supplying 8-24V AC voltage.
  • The power at the breaker should be off.
  • Also, check that the doorbell’s packaging contains all the essential items.

Steps to do the hardwire configuration

The following are the basic steps to do the hardwire configuration of your wireless doorbell:

  • Foremost you need to open the Arlo app on your smartphone.
  • Then open the app’s Settings tab and select the My Devices option.
  • Now scroll down on the screen till you find the Remove Device option. Once you find the option, select it.
  • Next, open the Device tab.
  • Go to the button of the Device page, and you’ll find an Add New Device option; select it.
  • Now select your Arlo Doorbell that you want to hardwire.
  • And lastly, follow the instructions given by the app to hardwire the doorbell.

How can you activate the power of the Arlo doorbell homekit?

The first question that may come to your mind is, why do you need a Power kit? The power kit is useful if you are using Arlo Essential Video Doorbell wired, as it provides a consistent power supply to the Doorbell so that it can work all the time. The power kit also prevents the traditional chime from ringing while the incorporated camera is live streaming or recording.  

However, you have to use the Arlo app to install the Power kit as well.

Things you need to install the Power kit

Please check the following list of things before starting the installation process:

  • Firstly, make sure that you actually have the power kit in the packaging of your Arlo Essential Video Doorbell wired.
  • You also have to specify a location for your doorbell chime box.
  • And lastly, you need to have the Arlo app.

How can you check the Compatibility of your Chime Box?

So before initiating the installation process, you should first check if your installation kit is compatible with the Chime box or not. And to check the compatibility, you first have to locate your chime box. The chime boxes are generally placed close to the doorbell.

Now there are three different kinds of chimes boxes:

  • First which is powered by wires only.
  • The second kind is powered by both wires and batteries.
  • And the third kind is just powered by batteries.

Depending upon these things, the power box may or may not be compatible with the power kit.

What kind of Chime boxes are compatible with the power kit?

  • The Wires only Chimebox: if the chime box is able to power between 16-24V AC voltage, it means it is compatible with the power kit of the doorbell.
  • The Chime box with wires and batteries: Such chime boxes are compatible with the Arlo Essential Video Doorbell Wired power kit.
  • The Chime Box with batteries only: Such chime boxes are not compatible with the Arlo Essential Video Doorbell wired power kit.

How to Install the Power Kit?

Use the following steps to install the power kit:

  • Foremost, take out the power kit from the box.
  • Then find your chime box. The chime boxes are usually placed close to the doorbells.
  • Do not forget to turn off the power at the beaker.
  • Then remove the chime box’s cover.
  • Now connect the power kit’s wires to the chime box’s terminals. You will find the instructions to connect the power kit to the chime box in the Arlo app.
  • And lastly, you need to place the power kit in the chime box. You have to place the chime box in a safe place in the power kit. Thus it won’t disturb the other functions of the chime box. The Arlo app may suggest where to place the power kit in the chime box.  

How can you Enable the Bypass mode?

The Bypass mode becomes essential when the Arlo Essential Video Doorbell wired fails to work even when it is getting 16-24V AC voltage. After turning On the bypass mode, the doorbell does not connect to the doorbell chime electrically. And thus, it prevents the doorbell chime from ringing on pressing the doorbell.

When you should Enable the bypass mode:

The bypass mode should be enabled in the following conditions:

  • When the doorbell chime rings randomly and unexpectedly.
  • If you see the amber LED on your Arlo Essential Video Doorbell wired while doing the initial setup.
  • When you upgrade your transformer to get 16-24V AC voltage, your chime cannot provide that much voltage.

Steps to Enable the bypass mode

Use the following steps to activate the bypass mode on your Arlo power kit:

  • First of all, you need to turn off the power at the breaker.
  • Then remove the doorbell chime’s cover.
  • Now you need to find the power kit for your Arlo doorbell.
  • Next, move the power kit’s X switch to enable the Bypass mode.
  • Once you turn on the Bypass mode switch, turn the power on at the breaker.
  • And lastly, you need to turn on the traditional chime settings using your Arlo app. Follow these steps to do so:
  • Open the Arlo app.
  • Then open its Settings tab and select the My devices option.
  • Now you need to specify your Arlo Essential Video Doorbell wired.
  • Then select the Traditional Chime option and then select the None option.   

Thus now, the power kit will bypass the doorbell chime. Therefore the chime won’t ring on pressing the Arlo Doorbell wired.

Arlo Tech Support

You can get in contact with the Arlo Tech support team by visiting the following pages:

You will find several options here to get tech support, like chat, support articles, Arlo community, etc. Plus, you will get the Arlo Doorbell review for all the Arlo doorbells. And in case you are looking for an Arlo Audio doorbell, you find it here.

The other option to get tech support is through the Arlo App. You can download the app on both Android and iOS devices through their app stores.

You can also visit the Arlo Community page https://community.arlo.com/t5/Arlo-Smart-Home-Security/ct-p/Arlo?_ga=2.55484587.1808121880.1633491871-1392466978.1633491871. Here, you will find the answers for the majority of your concerns regarding the Arlo products.

There are also Arlo's social media handles, where you can find the tech support: