Arlo Audio Doorbell and Arlo Audio Chime 

Image of author
There are a number of video door bells on the market, here something different a door bell that probably still allows your original bell to function but it also allows you to communicate with the caller from your SmartPhone which could be with you miles away or in your lounge and the caller never needs to know if you are there or not, so cold callers cannot test their patter on you.

Arlo Smart Audio Doorbell
click image to enlarge

If you want video views of your callers then Arlo also has a range of offerings, but here I am looking at a door bell that works both locally and via the internet.

It is 9x4.5x2.5cm and as such is less noticeable as anything more than just a door bell.

If you already have a mains doorbell then you probably can just remove that and put this in its place and in a good percentage of cases the original bell or chime will still function.

I was also sent an Arlo Chime which just plugs into any mains socket and when the Arlo door bell is pressed this will sound. So in a larger property you can move the chime if you are working somewhere like the loft or garage where you would not normally hear the doorbell.

However this also sends a message to your SmartPhone and you can speak to the caller and they will not know that there is no one in at your home.

However if it happens to be that courier that you had been previously been waiting in for you could get it left with a neighbour or arrange a day when you know you will be in.

The signal from the doorbell goes to the Arlo base station that is connected to your router and that sends the tone to your SmartPhone.

In the Arlo Audio Doorbell box are the doorbell fitting screws and even wire extenders – if needed – as well as a double headed screwdriver and ‘AA’ batteries for the doorbell.

The Arlo Chime is a 13amp plug back with a bell attachment on it with the overflow of size above the plug so it will even fit in a skirting board socket.

I will discuss the base station in a subsequent review as it came to with an HD wireless camera which will form another review.

The small landscape 12x9cm Quick Start Guide gives you all the information you require which includes how to download the required App from the iOS or Android store. A QR code gives you access to a video showing how to do everything. The font is clear and easy to read even if your sight is less than perfect.

This is something that anyone with a tiny amount of DIY experience can do themselves.

You do need the Arlo base station to get the remote ability from your doorbell.

Both the Arlo Audio Doorbell and the Arlo Chime are boxed with the word Accessories and this alone should tell you it’s not the complete package. So look out in the next few weeks for the Wire Free camera that does have the base station in the box.

For more information on the Arlo Audio Doorbell, Chime and Video visit the Arlo web site. The prices of the two items from Amazon are £79 for the door bell and £49 for the door chime.

Follow us on Twitter!!

add to Digg this review

Reviews by related category

What our readers said!


Comment by Jason A. Kaye, May 27, 2019 18:54

The experts of this company always understand the students and their homework issues. So, they provide best primary homework help service in doing their assignment in numerous subjects. The service ninjaessays reviews
not only helps the students in resolving their issues of academic assignment, but also provides some time for meditation and relaxation. This company has become a renowned website in worldwide academic industry.

Comments are switched off for this article

If you like this article then why not link to it from your site!

Use a text link, or download an image


Our current Free Prizedraw!!

Why join GadgetSpeak?

Well - there are lots of reasons to join, depending on you and your interests :

  • Member prize-draws
  • Real reviews - by real people
  • Membership is free
  • Email summary of the weeks reviews
  • Share your product feedback with others
  • Keep in touch with all that's new in gadgets
  • Full of great ideas as the Christmas deadline looms!

Convinced? Come along and join in the fun!


Invite friends and family to GadgetSpeak

Why not invite friends or family to join in the fun?

Help us make GadgetSpeak the place to come for free and impartial reviews of the latest gadgets!

Start inviting your friends along!