FAQ - Arlo Essential Wire Free Video Doorbell (AVD2001B)

Nov 9, 2021

Get quick answers to your questions about the Arlo Essential Wire-Free Video doorbell (AVD2001B).

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Q : Do I need an Arlo Base Station / SmartHub to connect to the Video Doorbell ?

A : No, you do not need the Arlo Base Station or Smart Hub to set up and connect to the Video Doorbell. The Arlo Essential Wire-Free Video Doorbell can be paired and synced directly to your home WiFi network, providing you updates and alerts through your logged-in smartphone app.


Q : Can I allow my family members to view or access the Arlo Essential Wire-Free Video Doorbell notifications?

A : Yes, multiple members of your home account can access and receive notifications at the same time. Through your account settings online, you can add and remove accessibility to your home Video Doorbell to family members or tenants using the 'Grant Access feature'.

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Q : How long does the battery last for the Arlo Essential Wire Free Video Doorbell?

A : The in-built battery can last up to 6 months.


Q : Is the Arlo Essential Wire Free Video Doorbell weather proof?

A : Yes the Wire-Free Video Doorbell is weatherproof - Rain or shine. No need for any special housing or coverings of any sort!