How to Install Arlo Doorbell: A Step-by-Step Guide

How To Install Arlo Doorbell

Are you looking for a way to improve your home’s security? One solution is to install the Arlo Doorbell. This smart doorbell is a great addition to any home, with features like two-way audio, motion detection, and live video streaming. If you’re wondering how to install Arlo Doorbell, you’ve come to the right place. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the process step-by-step.


Connecting the wires to the new doorbell is an important step in the installation process
Connecting the wires to the new doorbell is an important step in the installation process

Before you can install your Arlo Doorbell, there are a few steps you need to take to prepare.

Check compatibility

The first thing you need to do is check if your current doorbell is compatible with the Arlo Doorbell. The Arlo Doorbell requires a wired doorbell system with a voltage between 16V AC and 24V AC, and a 10VA transformer. If your existing doorbell system does not meet these requirements, you’ll need to have a professional electrician install a new transformer.

Purchase necessary equipment

Once you’ve confirmed compatibility, you’ll need to purchase the necessary equipment. You’ll need an Arlo Doorbell, a Phillips screwdriver, and a drill with a 1/8-inch drill bit. If you don’t already have a doorbell chime, you’ll also need to purchase one.

Download Arlo app

Before beginning the installation process, you’ll need to download the Arlo app. This app is available for both Android and iOS devices and can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play. The app allows you to set up your Arlo Doorbell and manage your settings, including notifications and video recordings.

Remove Existing Doorbell

Now that you’ve prepared for the installation, it’s time to remove your existing doorbell. Follow these steps carefully:

Turn off power

The first step is to turn off the power supply to your doorbell. This is important for your safety and to avoid damaging the wiring. Locate the circuit breaker that controls the power supply to your doorbell, and turn it off.

Disconnect wires

Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the screws that hold the cover plate of your existing doorbell in place. Once you’ve removed the cover plate, you should see the wiring behind it. Carefully disconnect the wires from the doorbell. You may need to use a wire stripper to remove the insulation from the ends of the wires.

Remove mounting screws

The next step is to remove the screws that hold the doorbell mounting bracket in place. Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the screws and gently remove the mounting bracket from the wall. Be careful not to damage the wires or the wall during this process.

Arlo Doorbell Installation

Now that you’ve removed your old doorbell, it’s time to install your new Arlo Doorbell. Follow these steps carefully:

Attach mounting bracket

Begin by attaching the mounting bracket to the wall where your old doorbell was located. Use the screws that came with your Arlo Doorbell to secure the bracket in place. Make sure the bracket is level before tightening the screws.

Connect wires to new doorbell

Next, connect the wires from your old doorbell to the Arlo Doorbell. The Arlo Doorbell has two terminals for wiring. Use a Phillips screwdriver to loosen the screws on the terminals and insert the wires. Tighten the screws to secure the wires in place. If your old doorbell had a separate chime box, you’ll also need to connect the wires from the Arlo Doorbell to the chime box.

Mount Arlo Doorbell to bracket

Once you’ve connected the wires, it’s time to mount the Arlo Doorbell to the bracket. Line up the screw holes on the back of the Arlo Doorbell with the screws on the mounting bracket. Use a Phillips screwdriver to tighten the screws and secure the Arlo Doorbell in place.

Connecting to Wi-Fi

Once you’ve installed your Arlo Doorbell, you’ll need to connect it to your Wi-Fi network. Follow these steps to connect your doorbell to Wi-Fi:

Follow app instructions

Open the Arlo app on your smartphone or tablet and select the “Add Device” option. Follow the on-screen instructions to connect your Arlo Doorbell to your Wi-Fi network. You’ll need to enter your Wi-Fi network name and password to complete the process.

Connect to Wi-Fi network

Once you’ve entered your Wi-Fi network information, your Arlo Doorbell should connect to your network automatically. If it doesn’t, try resetting your Wi-Fi router and Arlo Doorbell and try again.

Test connection

Once your Arlo Doorbell is connected to your Wi-Fi network, it’s time to test the connection. Press the doorbell button to make sure the chime sounds and that you receive a push notification on your smartphone or tablet. If you don’t receive a notification, check your app settings and make sure notifications are enabled.


Congratulations, you’ve successfully installed your Arlo Doorbell! By following the steps outlined in this guide, you’ve improved your home’s security and added a convenient feature to your doorstep.

If you encounter any issues during the installation process or have problems with your Arlo Doorbell after installation, don’t hesitate to reach out to Arlo’s customer support team. They’re available 24/7 to assist with any questions or concerns you may have.

Remember to test your Arlo Doorbell regularly to ensure it’s functioning correctly and to replace the batteries as needed. With proper maintenance, your Arlo Doorbell will provide you with peace of mind and added security for years to come.